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Royal Navy medical treatment at Sea and on land 1914-19

(This collection is a work in progress)

Medical officers serving in the Royal Navy were required to submit detailed records of the health, treatment and survival rates of their charges to the Admiralty throughout the war.

Each larger ship had its own dedicated Medical staff although some smaller groups of vessels had to share a surgeon, however, all surgeons kept a log throughout the war.

Some of these ledgers survive to this day and offer a fascinating insight into the ailments and injuries that were caused in wartime and the treatment on board an active ship/unit of the time.

These are not just Ships medical logs but also contain Royal Naval Air Service base station registers and even Transport auxiliary records also where the patients were Navy staff

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Rank
  • Ship or Base name
  • Service
  • Dates of Admission and Discharge
  • Diseases
  • Remarks

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: National Archive reference ADM 101 series

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