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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Arthur, 68, left the Durham Light Infantry in 1960 after serving as a musician and stretcher-bearer during conflicts in Cyprus and Egypt.
The ceremony was held at Gibson Court Medical Centre in former stretcher-bearer Mr Young's home town of Boldon Colliery, South Tyneside.
Scottish troops are well represented in this French movie, with Gary Lewis cast as a priest who serves as a frontline stretcher-bearer.
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.
One of our old stretcher-bearers went mad and started to undress himself.
Walcott and his stretcher-bearers were pelted with missiles with the Arsenal striker smiling broadly.
Volunteer stretcher-bearers, some of whom had been in other parts of the colliery when the explosion occurred, brought the bodies one and a half miles to the pit bottom.
Her story includes the circumstances that led people, from surgeons to stretcher-bearers, to leave home and put themselves in danger, and the important developments in medicine that they initiated to deal with their harsh situation.
It wasn't long until enemy prisoners, and stretcher-bearers with wounded GIs, began coming back, all stepping over the mortar victim, still sprawled on the bridge.
Shankland, a lieutenant at the time, was decorated for bravery in Passchendaele in October 1917; he had already been awarded the DCM in 1916 for rescuing stretcher-bearers under fire.
The book also reflects on lesser-known and more personal aspects of the war, such as the work of stretcher-bearers, army chaplains, and burial parties.