Other formats

    TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

Siting of New Zealand Medical Units

Siting of New Zealand Medical Units

When 2 NZ Division entered the line on 22 October, 5 Field Ambulance, under Lieutenant-Colonel McQuilkin, opened an MDS as already mentioned. A Company 5 Field Ambulance, under Major Dempsey, was placed under the command of 5 Infantry Brigade to run an ADS. One company (also A Company) from 6 Field Ambulance, under Major R. A. Elliott, provided an ADS for 6 Infantry Brigade. An ADS for 9 Armoured Brigade under command, and one for 3 Echelon 9 Armoured Brigade, were provided by sections of 166 British Light Field Ambulance. The remainder of 6 Field Ambulance and 166 British Light Field Ambulance were held in reserve; 4 Field Ambulance, under Lieutenant-Colonel R. D. King, which was at Maadi Camp with 4 Brigade, came forward on 26 October to open a Divisional Rest Station near Gharbaniyat.

page 382

To 5 MDS were attached 2 NZ Surgical Team and a surgical team from Light Section 1 NZ CCS under Majors D. McKenzie and S. L. Wilson respectively. From their site on the Cairo-Alexandria road, 1 CCS under Lieutenant-Colonel Hunter moved on 4 October to the medical centre at Gharbaniyat.