Section P

Greenock Cemetery WW1 Memorials Walk

Section P

Scotland PA15 1BQ, United Kingdom

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You are now in Section P where Alexander McCurry, Isabel Meldrum, & Robert Fraser Scott are remembered.

Alexander McCurry of the MGC is remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial. Commissioned in 1917 from Queen’s University, Belfast Officer Training Corp, Alexander first went to the Western Front on the 1st April 1918. He was reported missing at Mount Kemmell on the 25th April. He was 20 years old.

Isabel Meldrum is buried at Greenok Cemetery. “An impressive and almost unique funeral took place this week from Greenok West Station to the cemetery. It was that of Sister Meldrum, 3rd Scottish Territorial Hospital, Stobbhill, youngest daughter of the late Captain Meldrum, shipowner, Greenok. Sister Meldrum was an old Greenok Academy pupil. She received her training at the London Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, and was engaged in private nursing when she was mobilised at the beginning of the war and posted at Stobbhill where ever since she had been steadfast and devoted to her duty until death claimed her after a few days illness. Conscientious in her work, faithfulness and loyalty to her country were her chief characteristics. She would spare herself no trouble when off duty in procuring flowers or treats for the soldiers, and in doing little acts of kindness to make them happier. Her funeral, which took place with full military honours, was accompanied by Miss Thomson, Matron of the 3rd Scottish Territorial Hospital; Colonel Napier, her own ward doctor; the chaplain, sisters, nurses and a contingent of wounded soldiers from Stobhill, her relations, and old personal women friends. The pall bearers were six ward sisters and her own sisters. The coffin was covered with the Union Jack. There were many beautiful wreaths, including those from staff and soldiers at Stobhill. The firing party was from Fort Matilda. A faithful and true sister and friend, much sympathy is expressed for those she has left to mourn her loss. It is understood that there will be a memorial service at Stobbhill.”

Robert Fraser Scott of the 13th London regiment is buried at Rue-du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie. Born 1888, Robert was the fourth son of Mr & Mrs JE Scott 53 Guntersone Rd, 52 Coal Exchange, London and Clyde House, Greenok. He was killed at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, 8 days after landing in France. He is remembered on the Greenok Academy War Memorial.

Move further up the road, or through this section to Section W. Section W will trigger as you enter. It is this side of the Esplanade, or wide path.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock Cemetery WW1 Memorials Walk


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