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First Field Dressing - Military wound - compression bandage

From the Collection of Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch Cnr Merri & Liebig Streets Warrnambool Victoria

Description
The 'First Field Dressing' has a khaki cotton cover with a single stitched opening flap on the right hand end of the cover. The 'Contents' and 'Directions for Use' are written on the front exterior as follows:
FIRST FIELD DRESSING
TO OPEN:
Outer. Cotton
Break thread holding flap
Inner. Waterproof Covers
Tear apart at the uncemented corner (indicated by arrow).
CONTENTS:
Two dressings in Waterproof Covers,each consisting of gauze stitched to a bandage and a safety pin.
Directions for Use - Take the folded ends of the bandage in each hand, and, keeping the bandage
taut, apply the gauze pad to the wound and fix the
bandage. one dressing to be used for each wound.
In each case of head wounds when respirators have to
be worn, care should be taken to adjust the pad so
that it does not interfere with the fit of the facepiece.
DO NOT HANDLE THE GAUZE OR WOUND
Size
10cm wide, 8cm deep and 3cm high
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Object Registration
0047
Keywords
uniform
Historical information
donation source and providence unknown - common item issued to individual soldiers and carried in a pouch on their individual webbing.
When Made
OCTOBER 1942 - Manufacture: Johnson & Johnson Pty. Ltd., Sydney
Significance
As an historic army
It is also in very good condition.
Inscriptions & Markings
See physical description
Last updated
15 Apr 2019 at 1:58PM