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Field Hospital Co. No. 1,
Second Division, A. E. F.
August 20, 1918.
 
From: The Commanding Officer.
To: Headquarters, 2nd Division, American Expeditionary Forces (Through military channels).
Subject: Operation Report called for in Memorandum No. 59. (March 16 - May 13, 1918)
 
EXTRACT
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1. Pursuant to instructions of the Director, Field Hospital Section, Second Division, A.E.F., submit the following from diary of this company:

The organization moved to Fontaine Brillante, arriving March 16th, 1918, where, in co-operation with the French Ambulan[ce], 3/17, a triage for both serious and slightly wounded French and American soldiers was operated until our departure from that sec[tor] May 12, 1918. This being a quiet sector at the time, our admissions numbered 1041. Our evacuation was done by Ambulance Co No. 1, to HOE, Souilly, Central Hopitalier, Maujouy; gassed cases being sent to Rambluzin, and moderate and severe cases wounded to Petit-Monthairon. On April 8th, while the major portion of the company was on duty temporarily at C.H. Maujouy, leaving some ten men and one officer at Fontaine-Brillante, 266 gassed cases were received suffering from the effects of yperite; 101 of these oases were treated in hospital by Field Hospital Co. No.1; with no fatalities. The Company being ordered back to Fontaine-Brillante from C.H. Maujouy in order to care for these patients.

On May 12th, 1918, the Division was relieved and transferred to the vicinity of Bar-le-Duc for rest and replacement. During the German offensive on the Somme we were transferred to the vicinity northwest of Paris pending orders for active duty.

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Hdqrs., 2nd Div., A.E.F.,
Received: 21 AUG 1918
APM.
(Sgd) F. B. Evans
F. B. Evans,
Captain, MRC, USA.
APM. Commanding.
 
Field Hospital Co. No. 1,
Second Division, A.E.F.
August 20, 1918.
 
From: The Commanding Officer.
To: Headquarters, 2nd Division, American Expeditionary
Forces (Through Military channels).
Subject: Operation Report called for in Memorandum No. 59.
 
EXTRACT
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On May 31st following the new German offensive in the vicinity of Chateau-Thierry we were ordered to proceed to Bezu-le-Guery, and operate a sorting station, handling all sick and wounded, including gassed cases, of the Division. Two triages were operated, one for seriously wounded cases and another for walking cases and slightly wounded. We also constructed shower baths for gassed cases, each man being bathed and reclothed before evacuation. At the peak of the offensive 1212 cases were received, dressed and evacuated during a period of eighteen hours. On June 16th six extra officers and fifty enlisted men were assigned to the company for temporary duty.

During the month of June the number of sick, wounded and gassed totalled forty-six hundred men. Our evacuation points were La Ferte (Field Hospital Co.No.23), Luzancy (Field Hospital Co. No. 15 and 16), at the beginning of our tour of duty at Bezu-le-Guery all cases went to Meaux. Transportable wounded were sent to Evacuation Hospital No. 7 at Chateau Montanglaust, near Coulommiers.

 
Hdqrs., 2nd Div., A.E.F.
Received: 21 AUG 1918
APM.
(Sgd) F B Evans
F.B.Evans,
Captain, MRC, USA.
Commanding.
 
Records Of The Second Division (Regular) Volume 8; Operation Reports — War Diaries
Second Division Historical Section, The Army War College, Washington, D. C.
 
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