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The Richebourg Bed

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: The Richebourg Bed Reply with quote

This plaque was originally located above a hospital bed in Greenock Royal Infirmary.

It was paid for by the families of the two men named on the plaque. The two were boyhood friends who enlisted on the same day and were killed on the same day.



MACPHERSON, HUGH
Rank: Private
Service No: 2932
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Mary Jane Macpherson of Monfode, Greenock.

ALLAN, GEORGE WALDO
Rank: Private
Service No: 3310
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the Rev. Charles Allan, M.A., and Margaret Allan, of Duneira, Greenock. A Medical Student.

Hugh Macpherson is commemorated on a grave in Greenock Cemetery.




The information panel from the Inverclyde Great War exhibition gives a little more information, although it doesn't confirm which hospital the bed was located in:

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