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We are a group of history enthusiasts that portray members of the Guards Division of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) during the First World War. Representing all foot regiments of the famed Guards Division, we strive to bring this fascinating part of history alive for ourselves and members of the public. Other members of our unit portray the the Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the Division. We are part of the Great War Association based in Newville, Pennsylvania.
The Black Watch RHR of Canada Living History Association is dedicated to preserving the heritage of this proud regiment and sharing our knowledge with the public. We endeavor to preserve this heritage through by the common Canadian soldier through educational programs for the public, the schools and other historical enthusiast. We are based in the Northeast corner of the States, but we have members as far away as California. Please take some time to learn a little more about us.
As a group of historical reenactors we seek to accurately portray a First World War Canadian Casualty Clearing Station. Our unit consists of individuals committed to a high standard of authenticity.
Canadian Nursing Sisters were not nuns. They were trained professional nurses and Commissioned Officers in the Canadian Army Medical Corps.
Medical Officers, Dentists, Medical Orderlies, Stretcher Bearers, and Chaplains rounded out the medical staffing roster of a Casualty Clearing Station.
There was also always on hand a corps of labourers in the form of VD convalescents. These men had contracted venereal disease but were deemed fit for duty at the Casualty Clearing Stations in a variety of support roles. It was this body of men who loaded and unloaded the wagons and light rail cars and who set up and dismantled these mobile field hospitals. Among other things they also dug latrines and ensured adequate drainage on site.