This is an excellent article explaining what reality was like on the battlefield. Imagine not being able to tend to your wounded friend, who would have to wait for the stretcher bearers! Attack at all cost!
Many conscientious objectors were allowed to play in a non-combatant role as a stretcher bearer, not participating in the slaughter, but providing aid and comfort to the wounded.
The bravery and dedication of the stretcher bearers who risked life and limb to rescue wounded and dying soldiers is recognized in this painting by Brian Lorimer.
This is a room box with poppies in the foreground using Brian Lorimer’s painting as backdrop.