Historical information

This believed to be a WW1 era Field Medical Box, on the front Red Cross there is very faint writing left that should read “Field Medical”, on each end there is also very faint lettering which should read ,”F.M.P.”

Physical description

Field Medical Box rectangular shape, blue green canvas lining on outer with leather corners & edges, rope handles each end, lid fold down has steel hinges that fold over a plate/latch/ring design and can be locked, on front side is a large white square with a Red Cross centre, there a Red Cross on the lid right hand side, inside is a cane basket in, the lid has been written on by hand.

Inscriptions & markings

On lid in blue hand written, “62298/12/17”, “6545 - 66 - 019 - 9838”, “Surg Instr & Supply set Combat Medical Officers E - 27”