Paignton has practically lost its American colony - 16 January 1919

Abridged from the Paignton Western Guardian 16 January 1919

Paignton has practically lost its American colony, all soldier patients having left the Redcliffe and Esplanade Hotels for some weeks, while less than half a dozen cases remain at Oldway, the first war hospital to be opened in the district. The Redcliffe and Esplanade Hotels will shortly reopen.

Capt. G. Warren Bachman, Medical Corps, U.S., who is now Commandant at Oldway came to Europe early in 1915, and held a commission as Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical corps, serving in France for one year at Base Hospital No. 22. In 1916 he was called to the American Hospital at Paignton as surgeon since then he has held the responsible posts of Assistant Chief Surgeon and last year become Chief Surgeon.