Photographs of DLI stretcher bearers
Regarding the group photograph:
The man seated in the centre of the picture is a soldier of the Durham Light Infantry; it seems that he has lost his cap badge and replaced it with the DURHAM part of a shoulder title.
He is flanked by a Canadian, standing on the left, and a Bombardier of the Royal Field Artillery on the right. This last one is wearing the ribbons of the Queens and King’s South Africa Medals.
Article about the research of Emily Mayhew into stretcher bearers during the First World War:
Spartacus Educational page on stretcher bearers:
“The Stretcher Bearer” by Tommy Crawford, 15th DLI, on Poetry by Heart website:
“To the Stretcher Bearer” by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy (Woodbine Willie) on Poem Hunter website:
Contributed by John Sheen | Durham County Record Office