stretcher-bearer


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stretcher-bearer

(strĕch′ər-bâr′ər)
n.
One who helps carry a stretcher or litter.
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From the beaches of South Shields to the trenches, serving as a stretcher-bearer in the Australian army, his ingenuity saved hundreds of lives.
One of our badly wounded men was taken to a lone farmhouse; McGregor, a stretcher-bearer, volunteered to stay the night with him.
Pte Kirkpatrick was a stretcher-bearer with the 3rd Field Ambulance, 1st Division Australian Imperial Force, having moved to Australia aged 17.
Arthur, 68, left the Durham Light Infantry in 1960 after serving as a musician and stretcher-bearer during conflicts in Cyprus and Egypt.
Scottish troops are well represented in this French movie, with Gary Lewis cast as a priest who serves as a frontline stretcher-bearer.
The ceremony was held at Gibson Court Medical Centre in former stretcher-bearer Mr Young's home town of Boldon Colliery, South Tyneside.
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.
We would tag them so the stretcher-bearers could retrieve the wounded first and then go back for the dead.
Club secretary Wendy Turner said: "When the Airedales found a body that still had life about it, they lifted something such as a cap and ran back to the stretcher-bearers and guided them out to where the person was."
Tomorrow, ignore the BBC and the insignificant people who will be attending these commemorations and think of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, stretcher-bearers, nurses, doctors et al who served in the Great War, and contemplate over the dignified silence that their heroic and brave service in the "war to end all wars" was all in vain, because politicians and heads of state perpetuated a state of war again and again in the past 100 years and will continue to do so in the future.
PELTED: Theo Walcott gestures to show the score as his stretcher-bearers try to protect themselves from coins (inset) hurled by Spurs fans