111 wounded arrive at Oldway - 14 June 1917

Abridged from the Paignton Western Guardian 21st June 1917

On Thursday evening (14th June) a large convoy of wounded soldiers arrived at Paignton by Red Cross train for Oldway Hospital. There were 40 cot cases and 71 walking cases, 111 in all, which completely filled up the vacant beds in the hospital. The task of conveying the wounded men to Oldway was accomplished in less than an hour, members of the Fire Brigade again acting as stretcher bearers, while ambulance cars and private motor motors were requisitioned. The usual voluntary staff at Oldway and Boy Scouts lent valuable assistance.