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Dwight J. Murray

It appears that Mr. Murray was at Red Cross Hospital at the same time my grandfather was. My Grandfather arrived on the October 5, 1918. Mr. Murray probably around October 3, 1918:

“1 Oct he was started on the move again, and on the 3rd he went over the top. He crawled to a first aid station with a machine gun bullet in his foot. He was sent to a Red Cross Hospital, No. 5, in Paris, and remained until 7 Mar, when he was sent to Chignan Court…”

From “SW Washington Servicemen and women World War 1”,

Red Cross Hospital No. 5

(My grandfather stayed here when he was wounded)

“American Red Cross No. 5 was situated on the race tracks of the Bois tie Boulogne and was entirely under Red Cross tents. It accommodated twenty-five hundred patients. Each ward consisted of from one to three tents, with from forty to seventy-eight beds. We went on duty the following morning, and were extremely busy. The nurses were all glad to welcome even twelve nurses, for the convoys were coming in every other day. There was one convoy which I especially remember. It was the admission of eighteen hundred boys in one morning, all gas cases. The convalescent patients volunteered to act as orderlies and saved us from a trying predicament; we were at the time short of corpsmen.”

From History of American Red Cross nursing by Lavinia L. Dock, page 74 of 153
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