Stretcher bearers

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number ART12660
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 41.6 x 78.8 x 18.7 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description bronze
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery
Maker Gilbert, Charles Webster 'Web'
Bowles, Leslie
Gregory, E J
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1922
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Two German prisoners of war lifting stretcher with Australian soldier, who is covered with his greatcoat. Prisoners of war were often used to assist walking wounded or carry stretchers from the front line on their way to the prison camp.