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There are two memorials in section 2H: John McCaughey and Joseph Phillips
John McCaughey is buried at La Neuville-aux-Larris Military Cemetery. Aged 19, John was the son of the late Mr & Mrs McCaughey, 25 Dempster Street. The La Neuville-aux-Larris cemetery was begun by French African troops in June 1918. John’s body would have been brought in after the armistice.
Joseph Phillips is remembered at Thiepval Memorial. Joseph was the son of John S and E Phillips of 11 South Street in Greenock. A family story tells of Joseph leaving with three friends to join up. Only one came back. He was the brother of John, Queenie, Cissie, Reah, Isa and Mary. The family were well known locally as owners of cycle shops. His mother is remembered as wearing black after his loss and not ever getting over his death. The 1st Battalion KOSB were fighting at Beaumont Hamel, as part of the Somme Battle when Joseph was killed.
Head up and round to Section V, the section at the top of the wide boulevard.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock Cemetery WW1 Memorials Walk