A hundred sick and wounded arrive at Paignton 4 February 1915

Abridged from the Paignton Western Guardian 11 February 1915

On Thursday afternoon a hundred sick and wounded soldiers from the front arrived at Paignton Station by an ambulance train. Lieut.-Col. Gunning, the Commander of Oldway Hospital and Mr. J.H. Cooper were amongst those who were present on the platform. The less serious cases left the train first, and afterwards the cot cases, of whom there were 25, were carefully removed to the cars for conveyance to the Hospital. Paignton firemen, and some of the R.A.M.C. acting as stretcher bearers. Generally speaking, the men looked as happy as could be expected under the circumstances, and bore their pain with this customary fortitude.