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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.

Further reading:
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

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