William Robinson Canada Royal Scots Grays Robinson family photo

William Robinson Canada Royal Scots Grays

Taken at Le Touquet hospital, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France in .

A member of the Royal Scots Grays, Private William Robinson, being tended to in a Canadian hospital in France during WW I (Le Touquet). Thirty five Canadian nurses helped convert a luxurious hotel i ... show more

A member of the Royal Scots Grays, Private William Robinson, being tended to in a Canadian hospital in France during WW I (Le Touquet).

Thirty five Canadian nurses helped convert a luxurious hotel into the first hospital in France that was completely staffed by Canadians. There, in the spring of 1915, 1,100 Canadian soldiers, victims of chlorine gas at the second battle of Ypres, passed through the wards on their way back to Britain.

This was probably one of those soldiers, although he belonged to the Royal Scots Grays, a British unit, and there is no date on the photo.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service

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