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1st (Renfrewshire) V.B. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Greenock 1 month 4 weeks ago #78093

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In Wellpark Mid Kirk, Greenock; the church was the Mid Kirk until 1996, when it united with Wellpark West United Church. The plaque is sited above a door, and, because of a light hanging from the ceiling a few feet in front of it, it's only possible to get a front-on photo at an angle.




THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY
THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED
OFFICERS, AND MEN, OF THE
1
ST (RENFREWSHIRE) VOLUNTEER BATTALION
PRINCESS LOUISE'S ARGYLL, AND
SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS,
IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE PATRIOTIC SELF-SACRIFICE
OF THEIR COMRADES OF THE BATTALION,
WHO DIED WHILE ON ACTIVE SERVICE
IN SOUTH AFRICA,
DURING THE CAMPAIGN
1899 - 1902.
"To faithful warriors cometh rest."

TROOPER GEORGE RANKIN BENSON, I.Y.
DIED OF WOUNDS AT ABERDEEN, CAPE COLONY.

CORPORAL DAVID RICHMOND AITKEN,
A. & S.H
DRS., DIED OF ENTERIC, AT PRETORIA.

TROOPER FRANCIS LOUIS RODOLPH LAURENT,
I.Y., DIED OF ENTERIC AT PRETORIA.

TROOPER ROBERT CALDERHEAD, I.Y.,
DROWNED NEAR WEPENER.

TROOPER ALEXANDER SCORGIE, S.A.C.,
DIED OF ENTERIC, AT MARTIN'S RUST.




Here you can see how close is the light to the plaque.


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