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Boer war medical

Postby grapeshot » 12 Oct 2017 14:10

Medical Corps in the Boer War

I’m looking to fined out what helmet /shako plates, cape badge, collar badge and shoulder title the medical services and corps wore in the Boer war and photoof them if possible please, any help would be gratefully received.

this is some of my interesting research so far,

Australian Army Medical Corps;

http://straskye.tripod.com/pages/documents/raamcbadges.pdf

http://australianmilitarymedicalcollective.weebly.com/pre-federation-uniforms.html

The Canadian;
The Militia Medical Service was established in 1899, The Militia Medical Service was redesignated as a Corps on 2 July 1904

RAMC
The Medical Staff and Medical Staff Corps were joined in 1898 to become the RAMC, where there any units still using the Medical staff title in the British army at the time of the Boer War?

An interesting link for the Army Hospital Corp.

http://www.maltaramc.com/regmltgar/ahospc.html

All the best.
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Re: Boer war medical

Postby QSAMIKE » 12 Oct 2017 17:31

Here is a Cap Badge for you from the Boer War Period......

SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTABULARY

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Re: Boer war medical

Postby QSAMIKE » 12 Oct 2017 17:37

And Another........

TRANSVAAL MEDICAL STAFF CORPS

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Re: Boer war medical

Postby RobD » 12 Oct 2017 19:27

For info on insignia, suggest you join http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/
You could start by posting on the South African badge forum - there is a wealth of expertise - you'll see an expert called Milmed, he's a very good place to start.
For info about ABW medics, and photos of Boer War medics, see if you can get your hands on a copy of:
Healers, Helpers and Hospitals: A History of Military Medicine in the Anglo-Boer War by J. C. de Villiers

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