December 1915 - June 1916 Early days in France

The 130th (St John) Field Ambulance arrived in France on Saturday 4th December 1915 and spent their first 6 months or so in Theatre on the Neuve Chapel sector of the Western Front as one of the Divisions of the XI Corps - 1st Army. The units of the 38th (Welsh) Division spent the first few weeks in France being instructed in the art of trench warfare by the more experienced units of XI corps but were soon thrown into the front line on their own. 

For convenience, this part of the Unit's history has be separated into calendar months, each of which can be accessed from the pop-up side menus.