70 wounded arrive for Oldway - Sunday 7 May 1916

Abridged from the Paignton Western Guardian 11 May 1916

On Sunday, when there were about a hundred vacancies at Oldway, a convoy of 70 wounded men arrived by amulance train during the evening. There were some rather bad cases among them, including some of gas poisoning. Members of the Fire Brigade as usual carried out the task of stretcher bearing from the train to the ambulances which conveyed 32 cot cases, while the “sit ups” were taken by the G.W.R. motor bus and two private cars. A few of the Boy Scouts rendered useful assistance both at the Station and on the ambulance cars. There was the usual busy scene at Oldway, where the permanent staff is segmented by volunteers on the arrival of wounded