Treating the sick and wounded in Luton

Wounded soldiers would initially have been treated close to the front line, at aid stations, bearer posts and casulty clearing stations. 

Patients of Wardown Park Hospital outside front porch

More seriously wounded soldiers would spend time in larger base hospitals, and in some cases could be sent back to the UK to heal closer to home and family. Also, soldiers became ill or were wounded during the course of training, and would often be sent to local military or Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) hospitals. to rest and recover.

Luton had a number of medical establishments during WWI, the one we know most about is Wardown V.A.D. Hospital.

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