stretcher-bearer


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stretcher-bearer

a person who helps to carry a stretcher, esp in wartime
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That night, he and two other stretcher-bearers carried the wounded soldier safely back to their own lines.
The next day, along with a stretcher-bearer, he returned to the battlefield to rescue a fallen soldier.
Erskine, the Quaker, offered to serve as a stretcher-bearer, but the British Embassy refused to repatriate people not prepared to join the armed forces.
Two weeks after their wedding in 1915, Jim is sent to the trenches of France and Belgium as a stretcher-bearer.
He was a stretcher-bearer and used to say 'no-one knows what it was like.
The only soldier to receive the VC and four gallantry awards was a stretcher-bearer L-Cpl William Harold Coltman, 1/6th Bn North Staffs who received the VC, DCM and bar, MM and bar.
Duffy, who was going over as a stretcher-bearer, said that the Big Pot who had issued that order in the first place should have immediately risen to the rank of a Field-Marshal.
Join on page face com/ Stephen Mountain, a year 6 student, said: "My grandfather was a stretcher-bearer during World War II , and this really brought it to life.
He enlisted as a stretcher-bearer with the 3rd Field Ambulance, 1st Division Australian Imperial Force, and joined the battle against the Turks at Gallipoli in 1915.
The horrors of war he witnessed as a stretcher-bearer on the battlefields between Bulgaria and Macedonia prompted nostalgia for his homeland; the The letter contains the first draft of his first war poem Anfon y Nico i Landwr, which reflects his longing for the Welsh countryside.
A clearly inexperienced stretcher-bearer rushed to Gladstone's assistance, but only managed to make the situation worse.
Then the Government found him work herding cows, helping a horse uproot trees, dungspreading and harvesting sugar-beet and wheat, before serving as a stretcher-bearer in Germany.