Bandagehem: A name coined in the war for a certain hospital station in Flanders. Two others were named Dosinghem and Mendinghem. The names are specimens of official humour, and were suggested apparently by place-names on the Northern France and Belgian border, such as Blaringham (near Aire) a rest billet, and Ebblinghem.
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.16.
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