During the First World War, the British armed forces suffered over 11 million casualties, including illness and injury as well as battlefield wounds.  Throughout the war, they were cared for by both voluntary organisations, such as the British Red Cross Society, and the military medical services, the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).

This website will introduce you to the story of medical caregiving in the British military during the First World War, focusing on the process of medical evacuation from the front line to the Base Hospital.  You will be introduced to the different types of caregiver, including stretcher bearers, nurses and surgeons, as well as finding out more about different types of transport used in evacuation and the sorts of wounds men suffered on the battlefield.  The site also contains resources for classroom activities to extend knowledge and understanding of First World War medical evacuations.

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This site was researched and designed by Hannah Dent, Samantha Mercer and Kathryn White with support and advice from Dr Jessica Meyer and Professor Alison Fell. Funding was generously provided by the Footsteps Fund.