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MILITARIA: EQUIPMENT

Object Name

Stretcher

Date Made

1914-18 (circa)
1914-18 (circa)

Description

First World War stretcher. This canvas stretcher has curved metal brackets underneath each corner for resting the stretcher on the ground. Stretcher bearers were more than just porters who transported the injured, they were given First Aid training and provided medical assistance to the wounded often at great personal risk.

Materials

wood, canvas

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Down: Bangor
Bangor

Date Collected

2014
2014

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2014.268

Copyright

National Museums NI