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Offline artyhughes

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Platoon Medical Orderlies
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:29:56 PM »
I was recently talking about military medical orderlies,it brought to mind the medical orderly of the mortar platoon in Malaya.His name and rank was Private Southworth,Pte Southworth suffered a serious head injury when we where returng from a patrol in an open vehicle which was involved in a traffic accident.Pte Southworth was a National Serviceman an above average caring medical orderly and a 1st class soldier.I never saw Pte Southworth again after he was taken away by ambulance and have often wondered what had become of him.

Offline rafboy

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Re: Platoon Medical Orderlies
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 11:24:19 AM »
The good news is that from the casualty list attached it looks like he survived the accident.
Cliff
« Last Edit: May 15, 2020, 11:30:06 AM by rafboy »
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

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Re: Platoon Medical Orderlies
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 06:23:55 PM »
Many thanks Cliff,I know that he survived I was thinking more on the lines what did he do on discharge into civilian life,did he pursue a medical career he showed great interest in all things medical.