Canvas and leather pouch, containing 6 packets of dressings, used by Belgian Army during 1st World War, made by A. Fontaine, Brussels, Belgian, 1914-1918
Used by the Belgian Army during the First World War, this medicine pouch was probably carried by a stretcher bearer giving emergency treatment to wounded soldiers. The canvas pouch is filled with six packets of dressings for wounds and is marked with a red cross. It would have been attached to a belt and worn round the waist.
The words “Adolphe Fountaine” and “Brussels, Belgium” are printed on the pouch lid indicating who made it and where.