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First Field Dressing HC135

A brown cotton cover with instructions printed on it. Inside there is two dressings which are a gauze pad stitched onto a long bandage wrapped in a sterile packet. These are wrapped in wax paper with two safety pins.

First field dressings were carried by soldiers in the wound dressing pocket of the trousers or jacket. A dedicated pocket meant dressings were located quickly and those attending the wounds were encouraged to use the casualties dressing first.

date: 1941 WW2

manufacturerT. J. Smith & Nephew Ltd., Hull, England

maximum dimension:
 Jacket 580mm, Waistcoat 580mm


subject area: 140mm


subject themes: War, Military, Conflict, Uniform, Men, Health, Medicine, Health


handling collection number: HC135

First Field Dressing HC135
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