Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War

The role of the RAMC

The RAMC operated the army’s medical units and provided medical detachments for the units of infantry, artillery and other arms. The Corps was assisted in its work by voluntary help from the British Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance, the Friends Ambulance Unit, the Voluntary Aid Detachments and hundreds of private and charitable ventures.

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The badge of the Royal Army Medical Corps as cut into a war grave headstone. With thanks to Jasmic at flickr for the use of this image

The units of the RAMC

The links below will take you to pages describing the various units operated by the RAMC.

The casualty evacuation chain

Field Ambulances

Casualty Clearing Stations

Hospitals in France and Flanders

Military hospitals in the British Isles

The Command Depots

The location of the Main Dressing Station of the 11th Australian Field Ambulance between November 1917 and February 1918. Australian War Memorial image C04592.

The location of the Main Dressing Station of the 11th Australian Field Ambulance between November 1917 and February 1918. Australian War Memorial image C04592.

Books

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Links

Other Regiments and Corps

Army Medical Services Museum

Barbara Janman’s website on the RAMC

Scarletfinders: Sue Light’s website on military nursing