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(From Nottingham Evening Post)
Last week's article on plans for a memorial at First World War battle site the Hohenzollern Redoubt, prompted medical historian PAUL SWIFT to recall the bravery of a city doctor When Kaiser Wilhelm began his march west in 1914, Nottingham doctor Joseph Wilkie Scott took his skills to war. He also took tremendous courage and a determination to bring help and relief to the hundreds of wounded and dying men who would come into his care through four years of bloody warfare.
Wilkie Scott joined the Royal Army Medical Corps 1/7th Sherwood Foresters (Robin Hoods) in 1913. He was mobilised in August 1914 and for the next four-and-a-half years he served in France, including two years in the trenches. Finally he was in charge of the medical division of a base hospital.
In the history of the Robin Hoods, 1914 to 1918, two incidents …