Call of duty for soldiers in pain

A GLIMPSE of the dangers faced by the medical corps during World War I was clearly conveyed in a letter from the front from a Dandenong medic.
On 5 October 1916 the Journal printed a letter from Private Alan Titcher, who served with the medical corps in France, sent to his father R.A Titcher of Dandenong.
“We heard there were some of our wounded lying out in No Man’s Land, which is the space between our trenches and the Huns,“ Private Titcher wrote.
“One of our doctors wanted to take a party out to see if we could get any of them.
“I volunteered, but the authorities would not allow us to go as they considered that it meant certain death for us to go over the parapet.
“I felt it was my duty to go out and do what I could.
“It was wonderful to see the way our boys bore the pain of their dressing. Never a murmur from any one of them!“

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