This dressing packet was a standard part of a soldier’s. Much like its name suggests, It was meant to be used to dress a man’s wounds if a medical professional wasn’t close at hand.
Packs usually contained 1-2 dressings, with safety pins to fasten them.
Featured above are two first field dressing packets within the Royal Newfoundland Regiment’s collection (currently on display). The first (2009-074) was owned by Sgt. Thomas Hammond (#360), manufactured in London in 1916. The second, marked with an orange arrow, (2007-248) was produced in Montreal in 1941.