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Brainybri

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My grandfather-in-law, a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery, says in his personal diary, on a couple of occasions, that he accompanied an officer to the battery on the front line, "as an orderly". What did this involve? Why would a driver be chosen for this role?

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Hello Brainybri

It refers to someone accompanying an officer as a note taker or horse holder or general dogsbody. It has more specific meanings in other contexts.

Ron

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