Document - ?German Ruses', 13th Australian Field Ambulance, World War I, 1914-1918 Document Reg. No: ST 40580 23

Single-page information sheet detailing ?German Ruses? that may be employed in recently evacuated areas, particularly those left deliberately. The information provides instructions for how these traps may be identified and neutralised, however, caution is advised and most of the instructions relate to identifying possible traps and contacting the ?experts.?

Part of the collection of World War I memorabilia donated by Sergeant John Lord (#6252), although it is believed that not all of the material relates to his own war service.

John Lord was 19 years old when he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces in June 1915. Originally part of the 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, 11th Reinforcement; Lord was transferred to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance upon its formation in February 1916. He subsequently moved to the headquarters of the Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, in December 1918 where he seems to have spent the remainder of the war. Although listed as ?effective abroad,? Lord returned to Australia on 30 October 1919, and was discharged from service on 12 March 1920. He died in 1951.
Single, typed page.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, german armed forces, medical corps
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Typed along the top of the page: 'O.C., / 13th. Aus. Field Amulance. Read on Parade [hand-written] / GERMAN RUSES... [Extensive text]'
Date Written: 1916-1919
Compiled By: Sergeant John Lord

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