lance-sergeant love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An acting sergeant; a corporal advanced to assist the officers of a troop or company.


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  • Western Cape police spokesman Captain John Sterrenberg said an off-duty police lance-sergeant was killed after visiting a friend in Manenberg on Saturday afternoon.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1994

  • He quoted the case of a Witwatersrand detective lance-sergeant working a

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1994

  • A police lance-sergeant was shot with a shotgun at 1pm at the parking area near the Golden Acre in the city centre, and a peace observer, June Humphrey, was stabbed during pitched battles as mobs looted shops.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1993

  • As the fall set in camp was broken up, and my regiment was to occupy the west block of the permanent barracks, and my reward for the part I had taken during the drill season was promotion to the rank of lance-sergeant, and to my great delight I was occasionally called upon to instruct a squad of recruits.

    A Soldier's Life Being the Personal Reminiscences of Edwin G. Rundle Edwin George Rundle

  • Army life suited Alfred and promotion came quick, and by the time the unit received orders for active service in South Africa he had gained the rank of lance-sergeant.

    unknown title 2009


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