The Richebourg Bed

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Reference WMO/284621


McLean Museum

16 Kelly Street


PA16 8JX


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque for a (now lost) endowed bed, at the now closed Greenock Royal Infirmary
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THE RICHEBOURG BED/To the cherished memory of/HUGH MACPHERSON aged 22 years,/Associate of Glasgow Institute of/Accountants and Actuaries/AND/GEORGE WALDO ALLAN aged 20 years,/Student of Medicine at Glasgow/University./Privates in 9th Battalion Highland Light/Infantry (Glasgow Highlanders) who fell/together in action at Richebourg, France,/on 17th May 1915//Devoted companions from boyhood, they/promptly volunteered together for service/in this great crisis, not counting their/lives dear to themselves, that they might/serve their Country in the cause of/Right and Liberty

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