A hundred soldiers arrive for Oldway 4 January 1915

Abridged from the Paignton Western Guardian 7th January 1915

Late on Monday night a hundred wounded soldiers arrived at Paignton for Oldway. They were part of a batch brought over by the Esturia, and the long ambulance train dropped some at Exeter and Torre. Forty cot cases were among the hundred, and several of the non-stretcher cases had to be carried to the waiting motor buses, these apparently suffering from frost-bite. One poor fellow had his left leg off, and there were other bad cases. Among the arrivals was a Paignton man, named Walter May, of the Devons. The work of carrying the stretchers to the ambulances and other vehicles was expeditiously performed by the Fire Brigade members, men of the R.A.M.C. billeted in the town and several others. This makes a total of 200 at Oldway. Several have recently left the Hospital convalescent.