stretcher-bearer


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stretcher-bearer

a person who helps to carry a stretcher, esp in wartime
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Joynt was to observe on 16 April 1918, `I put the matter to a stretcher-bearer, Morgan, a man who was always ready for an adventurous job quite outside the normal work of picking up wounded men and cog them in on a stretcher, very often under heavy machine gun fire This stretcher job alone was dangerous enough to satisfy an ordinary man, but Morgan was no ordinary man.
As I love sculpture, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the piece, Noel carrying a wounded comrade with his arm over his shoulder and the stretcher-bearer helping with his arm outstretched and hand poised ready to lift the twisted heel of the injured man.
My understanding my Granddad was a stretcher-bearer on the battlefield.
My understanding is that my grandad was a stretcher-bearer on the battlefield.
They may not be aware that in WWI a young soldier told his commanding officer that his conscience would not allow him to kill another person - but he hastened to add that he would volunteer for stretcher-bearer duties.
Noreen Hill, from Warrington, is the great-niece of the stretcher-bearer, Private William Ratcliffe, depicted on the statue.
Pte Kirkpatrick was a stretcher-bearer with the 3rd Field Ambulance, 1st Division Australian Imperial Force, having moved to Australia aged 17.
Kenrick might have become an accountant himself, but his experiences as a stretcher-bearer in the Army Medical Corps during World War II in the Gold Coast (Ghana) and later with the Eighth Army and the Parachute Brigade in Italy, highlighted, very vividly, the need for doctors.
In the killing fields of the Western Front, William was a stretcher-bearer, going out into No Man's Land to recover wounded soldiers as bullets whizzed past his ears.
From the beaches of South Shields to the trenches, serving as a stretcher-bearer in the Australian army, his ingenuity saved hundreds of lives.
Arthur, 68, left the Durham Light Infantry in 1960 after serving as a musician and stretcher-bearer during conflicts in Cyprus and Egypt.