'Joint War Committee Ambulance Depot at Etaples in Northern France' by Ernest Proctor

Maker and role
Ernest Procter (b.1886, d.1935): Artist
Production date
1918

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'Joint War Committee Ambulance Depot at Etaples in Northern France' by Ernest Procter. Procter was the son of a staunch Quaker which explains his choice to become an orderly with the Friends Ambulance Unit attached to the Red Cross as a conscientious objector. He appears on the Joint War Committee List of Personnel published Jan 1917 and was in France before that date. A record card exists and he is listed in 'For Dauntless France'. Members of the FAU staffed three motor convoys working with the French army, Sections Sanitaires Anglaises Nos 13, 14, 19 with 77 cars and 143 drivers. They also helped staff hospital ships and hospitals in France and Belgium. Painting is in gouache.
Collection Type
Objects
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Inscription
Handwritten: signed and dated, 1918
Ernest Procter, 1918
Catalogue Number
1531/1
Associated Person and Role
Joint War Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John of Jerusalem in England
Subject Place
Subject Date
1939-1945

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