stretcher-bearer


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stretcher-bearer

a person who helps to carry a stretcher, esp in wartime
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When a sentry spied a wounded British soldier in a shell-hole close to the German front line, Private Heaviside was on stretcher-bearer duties and ran out into no man's land with water and first aid.
But when stretcher-bearers arrived to rescue him he refused to leave, sending another wounded man back in his place.
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. Through his letters home to Grania he describes the horrors of WW I.
"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.
1917 PRIVATE MICHAEL WILSON HEAVISIDE: 20 October 1880-26 April 1939, Durham Light Infantry Fontaine-les-Croisilles, France, 6 May 1917 Durham-born Michael Heaviside enlisted in the army after the death of his mother and saw action in the Second Boer War as a stretcher-bearer.
Robert, of Paisley, was a private and stretcher-bearer with the 51st Highland Division.
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.