Visiting

Visiting

On 14 August 1915, the Alloa Journal reported:

RELATIVES VISITING WOUNDED

Cheap Travelling Vouchers

The War Office has issued the following:

"In addition to the free railway warrants which are issued at the discretion of the medical officers in charge of hospitals to enable necessitous relatives to visit soldiers who are in grave condition in hospitals in the United Kingdom, it is notified by the War Office that vouchers to enable relatives who wish to visit officers or soldiers in hospital to travel at single fare for the double journey are also issued under the following conditions:

(a) that the journey is not less than 30 miles in the outward direction;

(b) that the tickets issued do not exceed two full tickets.  

The issue of these vouchers is entirely at the discretion of the medical officers in charge of the hospitals, and only one visit will be allowed in each case unless the medical officer in charge considers a second visit desireable."

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Wounded soldiers showing the suits they wore, described as blue with bright red ties.