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The Resource Courage and compassion : a stretcher-bearer's journey from no-man's land and beyond, Don Farrands QC

Courage and compassion : a stretcher-bearer's journey from no-man's land and beyond, Don Farrands QC

Label
Courage and compassion : a stretcher-bearer's journey from no-man's land and beyond
Title
Courage and compassion
Title remainder
a stretcher-bearer's journey from no-man's land and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Don Farrands QC
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the true story of a young Australian soldier whose life of opportunity was challenged by trauma and salvaged by strength. Nelson Ferguson, from Ballarat, was a stretcher-bearer on the Western Front in France in World War I. He survived the dangers of stretcher-bearing in some of Australia's most horrific battles: the Somme, Bullecourt, Ypres and Villers-Bretonneux. In April 1918, at Villers-Bretonneux, he was severely gassed. His eyes were traumatised, his lungs damaged. Upon his return home, he met and married Madeline, the love of his life, started a family, and resumed his career teaching art. But eventually the effects of the mustard gas claimed his eyesight, ending his career. Courageously enduring this consequence of war, he continued contributing to society by assisting his son and son-in-law in their stained-glass window business. Advances in medicine finally restored his sight in 1968, allowing him to yet again appreciate the beauty around him, before his death in 1976. The story of this Anzac will stir your soul. It is a story of war and bravery, pain and strength, hope and miracles
Biography type
individual biography
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Farrands, Don
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Farrands, Don
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  • Ferguson, Nelson Harold
  • Ferguson, Nelson Harold
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Blind artists
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Disabled veterans
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
Courage and compassion : a stretcher-bearer's journey from no-man's land and beyond, Don Farrands QC
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published as the 'Glass soldier: not all of him shall die' in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-392)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251727603
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
392 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922488305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
Label
Courage and compassion : a stretcher-bearer's journey from no-man's land and beyond, Don Farrands QC
Publication
Note
First published as the 'Glass soldier: not all of him shall die' in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-392)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251727603
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
392 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922488305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles

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