53 Infantry Brigade medical instructions 21 October 1917

53 Infantry Brigade medical instructions 21 October 1917

SECRET. B.M.
53rd Inf. Bde. No. S.C. 22
Copy No: – 2
POELCAPPELLE OPERATIONS II.
Medical arrangements already issued are cancelled, and substituted by the following which come into force on “Z” day.
1. The O.C. 56th Fd. Ambulance will be responsible for evacuation of the wounded in the forward area.
2. Bn. Medical Officers will arrange location of Regtl. Aid Posts.
Collecting Post: – THE TANKS V.19.c.7.1.
Relay Posts: – (i). U.30.d.2.8.
(ii). U.29.d.7.4.
(iii). MON de RASTA C.5.a.8.1.
(iv). PALACE FARM C.4.d.6.4.
Advanced Dressing Stn: – MINTY FARM C.10.c.2.7.
Divisional Walking Wounded Collecting Post: – RUDOLPH FARM C.3.d.5.*.
XVIII Corps Main Dressing Stn: – DUHALLOW C.25.d.3.0.
XVIII Corps Walking Wounded Collecting Post: – IRISH FM. C.27.a.2.6.
3. Scheme of Evacuation.
(a). Walking sick and wounded will be sent by the duckboard track to RUDOLPH FARM and thence will be conveyed by petrol train and horsed ambulances to IRISH FARM.
(b). Lying and sitting sick and wounded will be brought to Reg. Aid Posts by Reg. Stretcher Bearers, thence they will be conveyed by a series of relays of R.A.M.C. bearers. The route will be
(i) By hand to U.30.d.2.8.
(ii). By push tram to MINTY FARM C.15.c.9.5.
The XVIII Corps are responsible for evacuation of wounded from MINTY FARM.
4. Personnel.
The O.C. 56th Fd. Amb. will be responsible for the evacuation of sick and wounded in the forward area. He will have under his command the 56th F. A. Tent Division and the bearer division of the 54th, 55th, and 56th F.A’s. 8 R.A.M.C. bearers will be attached to each R.M.O. to carry between the Reg. Aid Post and the foremost R.A.M.C. Post. All horsed ambulances, Ford Cars and wheeled stretchers in the Div will be at the disposal of O.C. 56th F.A. The tent Divs. of 54th and 55th F.A’s are working under the XVIII Corps.
5. Various.
The greatest care must be taken to avoid waste of stretchers and blankets; a serious shortage in their supply is threatened.
6. Sick from the Area West of the Canal.
In event of casualties from bombs West of the Canal, Ambulance Cars will be found at the following points:-
(i). DUHALLOW. (ii) BRIELEN. (iii) GWALIA FARM (iv) C.S.C. Depot.
S.J. Price,
Captain,
Staff Captain, 53rd Inf. Bde.
21st Oct. 17
Copy No 1. G.O.C. 13 11th R. Fus. 25. War Diary.
2. B.M. 14. 54th T.M.B. 26. War Diary.
3. S.C. 15. 55th T.M.B. 27. File.
4. Supply O. 16. 54th M.G.C.
5. B.T.O. 17. 151st Coy. A.S.C.
6. Norf. R. 18. 56th Fd. Amb.
7. Suff. R. 19. 79th Fd. Coy R.E.
8. Essex R. 20. Bde. Dumps O.
9. R. Berks. R. 21. 54th Inf. Bde.
10. M.G.C. 22. 55th Inf. Bde.
11. T.M.B. 23. 18th Div “G”.
12. 7th Queens R. 24. 18th Div “Q”.

SECRET.
53rd Inf. Bde. No. S.C. 21
The following Amendments are made to ADMINISTRATIVE INSTNS. issued under 53rd Inf. Bde. No. S.C./Y/2. Dated 9th Oct 17.
1. Ammunition (S.A.A. & Grenades).
Para: 2 delete.
Para:3 delete and substitute the following:-
PHEASANT DELTA
Snipe H. BULOW FARM. FARM. HOUSE.
S.A.A. 180.000 rds. 12.000 rds. 66.000 rds.
No. 5 Grenades. 84 “ 500 rds. 850 “
No. 23 “ 200 “
No. 24 “ 260 “ 160 rds 160 rds 100 “
No. 20 “ 60 “
No. 26 “ 180 rds.
T.M.C. “ 96 “ 84 “
V.P.A.1” White 150 “ 600 rds.
Water Tins. 32 tins

Battn. H.Q. Battn. H.Qrs. S.A.A. Reserves.
V.19.a.7.2. 60.000 rds
V.19.a.2.6. 60.000 rds
2. Supply Arrangements.
Para: 4 delete, and substitute:-
(a). 2280 Barrage Rations at Fd. Div. Dump TRAM TERMINUS.
(b). 890 Barrage Rations at Brigade Dump CAT HOUSE.
(c) 440 Barrage Rations at DELTA HOUSE.
3. Water.
Para: 1 delete.
Para:2 delete “400” and read “930 Petrol Tins filled”.
After Para: 2 add:-
“210 Petrol Tins filled at Div. Emergency Dump TRAM TERMINUS.
165 do DELTA HOUSE.
21 do Bde Tram Terminus Dump marked with RED flag.
S.J. Price,
Captain,
Staff Captain, 53rd Inf. Bde.
21st Oct. 17
Copy No 1. G.O.C. 13 11th R. Fus. 25. War Diary.
2. B.M. 14. 54th T.M.B. 26. War Diary.
3. S.C. 15. 55th T.M.B. 27. File.
4. Supply O. 16. 54th M.G.C.
5. B.T.O. 17. 151st Coy. A.S.C.
6. Norf. R. 18. 56th Fd. Amb.
7. Suff. R. 19. 79th Fd. Coy R.E.
8. Essex R. 20. Bde. Dumps O.
9. R. Berks. R. 21. 54th Inf. Bde.
10. M.G.C. 22. 55th Inf. Bde.
11. T.M.B. 23. 18th Div “G”.
12. 7th Queens R. 24. 18th Div “Q”.

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