American Red Cross announce withdrawal of their staff in Europe by 1 October - 26 August 1915

Abridged from Paignton Western Guardian 26 August 1915

The American Red Cross feels that it can render better services by continuing simply to furnish surgical hospital and medical supplies to the belligerent nations, and it will probably do this for the entire duration of the war, withdrawing the units, and thus saving the expense of keeping such units in Europe. The personnel in Europe comprises 63 surgeons, 217 nurses and 12 sanitary commission, there being two units at Oldway Hospital. The complete sets of surgical instruments and laboratory equipment are to be presented to the hospital as a donation from the American Red Cross Society.