Oil painting of a Royal Army Medical Corps carrying party moving up the line, presumably to a Regimental Aid Post or Dressing Station. Water is carried in a 2 gallon petrol tin (still with its red warning paint) by the man second from left, a stretcher is slung over the shoulder of the man standing second from right, and other men carry supplies in sand bags. The infantryman on the far right is perhaps acting as a guide.
Personnel of the RAMC were identified by small red Geneva crosses on white circles sewn directly to the uniform. Other men engaged in medical duties wore a white armband with similar cross.
This painting conveys something of the difficulty of keeping aid posts supplied and medical equipment clean in the forward areas.
By Haydn Reynolds Mackey, 1918.
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