Surgeon's case

Historical note: 

This surgeon's case, in the style of British campaign furniture of the 19th and early 20th centuries, was used in British and Commonwealth Field Ambulance and Casualty Clearing Stations.

The letter 'I' on the lid indicates that this set was considered suitable for service in British Imperial India.

The trays and instruments are made of stainless steel to allow them to be sterilised in a portable autoclave. Compact and robust, it contains a wide variety of instruments that would equip a surgeon to treat a range of life-threatening battlefield injuries. Made by JH Montague of 69, New Bond Street, London.

Materials: 
wood, stainless steel
Category: 
Equipment
Themes: 
Medicine
Conflict: 
First World War
Location: 
London
Story: 
Field Ambulance
Production Date: 
early 20th century

On this day

On this day
17 February

1900 — Troops of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles formed part of major attack at PAARDEBERG, South Africa. This attack led to the surrender of GEN. Piet Cronje and 4000 of his troops. This was the last major action of the BOER WAR

1970 — 8 RAR and 1st Armoured Regiment were engaged in the Battle of LONG HAI, Vietnam. 8 RAR was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation including Cross of Valour with Palm Unit Citation by the South Vietnamese Government for this action.