Red Cross Men


WW1 Australian Red Cross - Men

 
Australian Men who served with The Red Cross

20 Australian men are currently known to have served Overseas with the Red Cross 

or men who Served in an Australian Unit / Hospital

AWM Photo C05037
Despatching Red Cross goods to France, from the Australian Red Cross at Old Bailey in London.


AWM Photo C05032
Packing Red Cross Comforts at the Australian Red Cross Depot in London.












Records that have been Searched 

Red Cross WW1 Service record Archives search

The British Red Cross has only just started to index their Service records 

- so this  index will be updated as they release more batches

so far the have done

    • Surnames A to E 
IWM - Lives of the First World War Entry archives search


Note: on Record searching
Records were searched using the following words criteria
        Australia
        New South Wales
        Victoria
        Queensland
        South Australia
        Western Australia
        Tasmania
        Australian  # note this might turn up men who have had  
        some connection to Australian units / hospitals but they might not necessarily be             Australian born




Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry

IWM - Lives of the First World War Entry
 

British Red Cross - Men
20 men

Name

Birth Place

Unit name

Rank on Medal Card

Medals & Other notes

RTA = return to Australia

ALDINGTON, RALPH JOHN 
( MR ) 

 Deepdene Wood, Ford Bay Longueville, N.S.W. AustraliaBritish Red Cross Service 

Motor Launch

Motor Launch Engineer, engaged in Australia

Mesopotamia

 Engineer



Alan John 
Alington
Engineer
Basra
 
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry

Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918

ANDREWS, GEORGE THOMAS  c/o Constable Wheatley Smith, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

British Red Cross Service 

Genoa
 Orderly

George Thomas 
Andrews
Stores Orderly
Genoa
 
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry

Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918

BAKER,  ROBERT COLLERY  Terlinga Pirron Yoloak Victoria AustraliaBritish Red Cross Service 

L.M.A.C. Bolongne

Motor Ambulance Department
 Motor Ambulance Department


Robert Colley
Baker
Chauffeur



Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry


Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918

 
BEAN,   JACK W.B. 
( MAJOR)
 Brentwood, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania

British Red Cross Service 

Coombe Lodge, Great Warley
During Major Bean's leave in England he paid several visits to the hospital & acted as anaethetist !

Coombe Lodge Primary Auxiliary military Hospital . Signed at bottom of 2nd page M. de B.

Essex

 Major, RAMC (Australian)
anaethetist
 
Red Cross Service Record

BENBOW,  THOMAS ALEXANDER PALMER 
( DOCTOR ) 
 "Talora", Ararat, Victoria, AustraliaBritish Red Cross Service 

Re-engaged as Medical Officer for Lord Onslow's Hospital at Clandon Park Re-engaged as Medical Officer for France 

Periods of contract:- 1st Contract (Serbia) from Oct 29/14 to June 13/15 

2nd Contract (Clandon) from June 14/15 to Dec /15 

3rd Contract (France) from Nov 22/16 to Nov 27/17

Medical Personnel

 Surgeon



Thomas Alexander Palmer
Benbow
Medical Officer

Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry
 

Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918

BENINGTON, HAROLD Brookfield, Moira, Co. DownBritish Red Cross Service 

Friends Ambulance Unit

H.M. Hospital Ship "Western Australia"

 Orderly

Harold
Benington
Orderly
Hospital Ship

Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry
 

Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918


BLACKWOOD, GEORGE RUSSELL  ( MR ) Melbourne Club, Melbourne, AustraliaBritish Red Cross Service 

Prisoners of War Department
Packing & Financial
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry
 


BLATCH,  WM. E  The Cottage, Thornwood Lodge Kensington W.8

 British Red Cross Service 

Australian Red X

The British Red Cross Society Motor Ambulance Department
 William Blatch
Chauffeur
 
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry

Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918


BROWN,  ARTHUR EDWARD ( MR ) Colac, Victoria, AustraliaBritish Red Cross Service 

The King George H.

returned to Australia

 Res: Med: Officer


Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry



 
BURY,  JW.  St. Aubyne, Wyong Mosmans, N.S.W. AustraliaBritish Red Cross Service 

Motor Launch

Motor Launch Engineer, engaged in Australia

Mesopotamia

 Engineer 
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry


CLARKE,  MR REGINALD MORLEY  c/o Bank of New South Wales, Threadneedle St. London  British Red Cross Service 

(late Capt R.A.M.C. - 2 years service)

Res. Medical Officer at Lady Cooper's Hospital

Hants

 Res. Med. Officer
 Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry


CLERY, ARTHUR AGAR ALEXANDER  9 Springfield Rd, West Hill, Portishead Glos. British Red Cross Service 

Uffculme F.A.U. Hospital, Moor Green, Birmingham

1. Haxby Rd. Hosp. York 

2. Uffculme Hosp. Birmingham 

3. H. M. Hosp. Ship "Glenart Castle" 

4. H. M. Hosp. Ship "Western Australia" 

FRIENDS AMBULANCE UNIT


 Orderly


Arthur Agar Alexander
Clery
Orderly

Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry
 

Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918

COLEMAN, NEVILLE GODDARD ( MR )  65, Edgerale, Hew, AustraliaBritish Red Cross Service 

Motor Launch

Motor Launch Engineer, engaged in Australia

Mesopotamia

 Engineer 
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry


COLLINS, CAPT. Australia House. Strand. W.C.2British Red Cross Service 

Member of B.R.C.S. War Committee

  
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry


COOK,  ROY C. 
( MR )
 Bridge Street, Queenscliff, Victoria, AustraliaBritish Red Cross Service 

Motor Launch

Motor Launch Engineer, engaged in Australia

Mesopotamia

 Engineer
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry
 


COOPER, JOSEPH HOWARD ( MR  ) Late of Chetwynd, Springdale Road, Killara, Sydney. Now at Chigwell, Claremont, Tasmania

British Red Cross Service 

in red ink: Card made by Record Office as no other card is in the J W C Personal Index. Change of address from Miss Bushby 11 July 1922 Stamped: British Red Cross and Order of St. John. Record Office

Joseph Howard 
Cooper
Orderly
Dunkirk

Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry
 

Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918

COOPER, THOMAS ERIC  Chetwynd, Springdale Road, Killare, Sydney, AustraliaBritish Red Cross Service 

Hon. R Coventry, Personnel
 Thomas Eric
Cooper
Orderly
Dunkirk


Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry


Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918

 
CURRIE,  JOHN D. 
( MR)
 23 Dailinghurst Road, Dailinghurst, Sydney, Australia NOW Dec 1921. 19, Arthur St., Randwick, Sydney, N.S.W

British Red Cross Service 

Motor Launch

Late of Wentworth Falls. N.S.W. Motor Launch Engineer, engaged in Australia

Mesopotamia

 Engineer
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry
 


DAUM,   JOHANNES MATTHEUS (MR) 

 28 Brookgreen, Hammersmith, W.6 British Red Cross Service 

Voluntary driver for Australian Branch B.R.C.S (Stores Dept Old Bailey) Head office 36 Grosvenor Place

Owner driver to County Director Col. J.F. Badeley

London
 Section Leader
Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry
  
DRYSDALE,  ANDREW HOWARD  c/o Union Bank of Australia, 71 Cornhill. E.C.3British Red Cross Service 

Boulogne

The British Red Cross Society Motor Ambulance Department

 driver


Andrew Howard
Drysdale
Chauffeur

Red Cross WW1 Service record Entry
 

Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918





References: 


British red Cross - WW1 Service Records Index 
The British Red Cross Service  Records for Over 90,000 people who volunteered for the British Red Cross at home and overseas during the war.
The personnel records for surnames starting with A through E are currently available.
         It covers both in England and Overseas Placements 



Imperial War Museum 


Find my Past - British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918


The British Red Cross Register of Overseas Volunteers contains details of over 17,000 individuals who served overseas with the British Red Cross during the First World War, in a variety of territories. These included many French and Belgian locations such as Rouen, Etaples, Dunkirk and Boulogne. However, the records also cover service in a number of other places, including Malta, Salonica, Basra, Egypt and Italy.

The register includes members of the following departments:

  • British Red Cross Society - The record also includes the names of the staff at the various Red Cross Headquarters buildings in London, about 850 people.

  • Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU) – An ambulance service created by Quakers. Quakers are pacifists and conscientious objectors to war. In order to help with the war effort during the First World War they created the FAU to help save lives by driving ambulances.

  • First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) – Also known as Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps, set up field hospitals, soup kitchens, troop canteens and drove ambulances. They were a mounted unit, as stated by the use of Yeomanry in the name. The women trained on horses to evacuate casualties or provide immediate first aid in the battlefields.

  • Liverpool Merchants’ Hospital – Also known as Liverpool Merchants’ Mobile Hospital or No. 6 Hospital British Red Cross, funded by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and staffed by Liverpool volunteers. In April 1918, C.S. Lewis recovered from wounds he received at the Battle of Arras at the Liverpool Merchant Hospital in Etaples, France. The hospital features is his novel, Spirits in Bondage.

  • Order of St. John Ambulance – In 1914, the Order of St. John Ambulance joined forces with the British Red Cross Society to create the Joint War Committee to assist in providing medical care overseas during the First World War.

  • Scottish Women’s Hospital – Created by the Scottish Federation of Woman’s Suffrage Societies, they operated fourteen fully equipped hospitals.

  • Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) – Volunteers trained in first aid, nursing, hygiene and sanitation, but their roles also expanded into ambulance driving and administrative duties.



For dauntless France ( online Book )
an account of Britain's aid to the French wounded and victims of the war
compiled for the British Red Cross Societies and the British Committee of the French Red Cross by Laurence Binyon, with preface by His Excellency Paul Cambon and with illustrations by Edmund Dulac, A. N. Cotterell, Mrs. Wilfrid De Glehn, Herbert Ward, and William Rothenstein.
Published 1918 by Hodder and Stoughton in London, New York.



Indexing by Jennifer Baker
Copyright Jennifer Baker - Looking for the Evidence 19th Jan 2015
Page created 19th Jan 2015
Status - Indexing Work in Progress as Surname batches are released by the British  Red Cross Archives

Last updated 26th jan 2015