Military, medical field dressing; The Darton Gibbs Co.; 1900; RX.1998.39.7
Military, medical field dressingAbout this object
Calico bag containing a Firs Field Dressing from the War Office Medical Division. Instructions for use are printed on the bag.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
Anglo Boer War (South African) 1899-1902
Donated as part of a wider collection of war memorabilia in 1998.
Made in village of Oldbury, Birmingham, West Midlands
organic, vegetal, fibre, cottonInscription and Marks
cloth bag printed with following:
WAR OFFICE. MEDICAL DIVISION
FIRST FIELD DRESSING
Tear Black Thread in centre
of long stitch. Apply first,
Wool Pad; second, Gauze;
third, Waterproof. Fasten
lightly with Bandage and Pins.
If two wounds, put pad on one, gauze on other, and divide waterproof.
THE DARTON GIBBS Co,. OLDBURY
l 110mm x h 70mm x d 35mm
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