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Loading an ambulance at Ramsgate Town Station

Loading an ambulance at Ramsgate Town Station


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Loading an ambulance at Ramsgate Town Station

Loading a stretcher into an ambulance at Ramsgate Town Station in March 1916. A large group of men are assisting lifting a stretcher holding a patient up to move it into the top of the ambulance. They include military personnel, NCOs and an Officer. On the right a boy scout is watching proceedings. This photograph is in the archive collection related to the Quex Park VAD Hospital. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Major Powell-Cotton was the VAD Transport Officer for the Isle of Thanet area, responsible for organising the transport of patients from the stations to the local hospitals. Date: 1916

Media ID 14305208

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Ambulance Archive Assisting Closed Commandant Cotton Detachment Founder Hannah Include Lifting Loading Major Move Ncos Opened Patient Percy Personnel Powell Proceedings Ramsgate Related Stretcher Watching


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