Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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VAD Manpower composition

Men's detachments comprised of  

One Commandant

 Medical Officers

One Quartermaster


Four Section Leaders

Forty Eight Men

Ladies Detachments comprised of

One Commandant ( Could be male or female)

One Quartermaster (Could be male or female)

One or two Lady Superintendents ( Usually a trained Nurse)

Four women qualified as cooks

Twenty women including two trained nurses