44 wounded arrive from Southampton - 15 September 1916

Abridged from Paignton Western Guardian 21 September 1916

The vacant beds at Oldway, to the number of 44, were filled on Friday night by the arrival of a convoy of wounded by a Red Cross train from Southampton. All the cases were “cots,” and judging from what one could see there were some severe cases among them. Members of the Paignton Fire Brigade, who are now experts at the business, carried the stretchers from the train to the ambulance, and a good supply of the latter conveyances soon transferred the patients to the Hospital, where the usual staff promptly gave them every attention.