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