21st October 1918 Monday

Another Senior Medical Officer Posting

All material produced or reproduced here and throughout this work is the sole copyright of the author and the family of Doctor D.C.M. Page MC.

“Next day – Monday 21st October, – I was summoned to the A.D.M.S. Office, and was told that I had been appointed S.M.O., Vologda Force with my headquarters at Obozerskaya on the Archangel-Petrograd Railway. It seemed to me to be a ticklish job that I was in for, as I had ten other M.O’s. (British, French, Russian and American) under me, as well as the supervision of an ambulance train, an operating centre, an hospital, baths, laundry etc. I had dinner with Cat. Kennedy, and Capt. Evans, the Sanitary Officer, who was with the 38th (Welsh) Division in France as a Sanitary Sergeant.”

Modern map showing the route of the Railway from Archangel to Obozerskaya. The line branching left to the North West towards Onega didn't exist at the time. © OpenStreetMap contributors

Modern map showing the route of the Railway from Archangel to Obozerskaya.
The line branching left to the North West towards Onega didn’t exist at the time. © OpenStreetMap contributors

Find out about our connection with Dr Page and an introduction to his diary here

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *