Canvas and leather medicine pouch, Brussels, Belgium, 1914-1918
Used by the Belgian Army during the First World War, this medicine pouch was probably carried by a stretcher bearer giving emergency treatment to wounded soldiers. The canvas pouch is filled with six packets of dressings for wounds and is marked with a red cross. It would have been attached to a belt and worn round the waist. The words “Adolphe Fountaine” and “Brussels, Belgium” are printed on the pouch lid indicating who made it and where.
Related Themes and Topics
Remedies and bandages used to dress or cover a sore, wound, or other lesion.
Glossary: medicine pouch