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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

Medical Staffs Volunteer to Remain

Medical Staffs Volunteer to Remain

As the stretcher cases were left in the caves of 7 General Hospital and in the wards of other temporary hospitals, more than the required number of medical personnel volunteered to remain and become prisoners of war with them; so much was this the case that Colonel Kenrick had to issue an instruction that additional medical officers and nursing orderlies would not remain unless given a direct order by superior authority to do so.