Famous People - Ambulance Drivers in WWI

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Can you name the notable figures who served as ambulance drivers during World War I?

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Jean _____French writer and film director known for 'La Belle et la BĂȘte' and 'Les Enfants Terribles'; ambulance driver for the Red Cross.
E. E. _____American poet known for his unique syntax and punctuation, author of 'in Just-' and 'anyone lived in a pretty how town', ambulance driver in France during the war.
Walt _____American animator of 'Steamboat Willie' who joined the Red Cross as a driver, serving in Europe immediately following the Armistice.
John _____ (2 wds)American writer best known for his 'U.S.A.' trilogy, volunteer ambulance driver in Paris and Italy.
Dashiell _____American author of 'The Maltese Falcon'; ambulance driver in Camp Meade, MD until his discharge for tuberculosis.
Ernest _____American author of 'A Farewell to Arms', which was based on his experiences driving an ambulance on the Italian front.
Jerome K. _____English writer of the classic humorous travelogue 'Three Men in a Boat', ambulance driver for the French Army at the age of 56.
Ray _____American entrepreneur responsible for the success of McDonald's; trained as a Red Cross ambulance driver, though the war ended before he was sent to Europe.
Archibald _____American poet appointed Librarian of Congress by FDR, author of 'Ars Poetica' and 'You, Andrew Marvell'; served as ambulance driver and later artillery captain in WWI.
John _____British poet laureate known for 'Sea-Fever' who was in charge of a motorboat ambulance service at Gallipoli.
W. Somerset _____British author of 'Of Human Bondage' and 'The Moon and Sixpence', ambulance driver for the British Red Cross.
Maurice _____French composer of 'Bolero' and 'Pavane for a Dead Princess'; ambulance driver on the Western Front during the war.
Robert W. _____Canadian poet known for Yukon-themed poetry such as 'The Cremation of Sam McGee', Ambulance driver for American Red Cross.
Ralph _____ (2 wds)English composer of 'Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis' and 'The Lark Ascending'; volunteer in a Royal Army Medical Corps ambulance brigade.

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