Monifieth Red Cross Hospital

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Autograph album of the Monifieth Red Cross Hospital containing notes and messages from wounded soldiers who were treated there during the First World War.

Administrative / Biographical History

At the outbreak of World War I, the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John of Jerusalem combined to form the Joint War Committee in order to secure buildings, equipment and staff so as to provide many temporary hospitals for wounded soldiers returning from the war.

In all, there were over 3000 Auxiliary hospitals which were administered under County Directors. They were usually staffed by a Commandant, a Quartermaster, a Matron and members of the local Voluntary Aid Detachment, who were trained in first aid and home nursing.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to Dundee University Archives by David Johnstone 13th May 2005.

Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Jennifer Johnstone 2006.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

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