Captain Harry Sherwood Ranken VC

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Reference WMO265914

Address:

Old Parish Church

Kirkgate

Irvine

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Bronze Plaque with a relief portrait in an oval cartouche at top centre, on a green veiled marble pattress. (c IWM register)
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND THE DEAR MEMORY OF/CAPTAIN HARRY SHERWOOD RANKEN/CHEVALIER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR M.B. , CH. B.,(GLAS.), M.R.C.P. (LOND.)/ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS/ATTACHED TO THE 1ST BN. KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, 60TH/WHO DIED AT BRAISNE IN FRANCE OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION/3RD SEPT. 1883-25TH SEPT. 1914/CROIX DE CHEVALIER/FOR GALLANTRY DURING THE OPERATIONS/BETWEEN AUGUST 21ST. AND 30TH 1914/VICTORIA CROSS/FOR TENDING THE WOUNDED IN THE TRANCHES UNDER RIFLE/AND SHRAPNEL FIRE AT HAUTVESNES ON SEPTEMBER 19/AND ON SEPTEMBER 20 CONTINUING TO ATTEND TO WOUNDED/AFTER HIS THIGH AND LEG HAD BEEN SHATTERED

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