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[Medical Staff Corps]

Source: The Illustrated London News, Nov. 17, p.594

On Tuesday morning a considerable number of men, accompanied by their wives and families—the former belonging to the newly-formed Medical Staff Corps—arrived at the Waterloo terminus of the London and South-Western Railway, in order to proceed to Southampton and there to embark for the hospital at Scutari. It was at first believed that the wives were to be allowed to accompany their husbands; but on arriving at the terminus it was found that such was not the case, when a pitiable scene took place : the women and children began to cry, and it was with great difficulty that they could be removed from the doors of the carriages. The parties were, however, after much trouble, taken off the platform, when the train departed, the men being vociferously cheered by those at the station.