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Boughey VC Memorial
« on: Sunday 15 June 08 08:43 BST (UK) »
Anyone out there know the whereabouts of a Memorial Plaque dedicating a bed at Victoria Hospital Blackpool in memory of 2Lt Stanley Henry Parry Boughey VC.  It was last seen 3 or 4 years ago in the Mortuary at Victoria Hospital and has disappeared.  The plaque, bed and a some of money was dedicated on behalf of the 'People of Blackpool'.

Both the Hospital board and Blackpool Council have been singularly unhelpful.  Can anyone shed any light at all on this?   Mike

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Re: Boughey VC Memorial
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 June 08 19:49 BST (UK) »


He was a scout Mike ! ... wonder if the Scouts have it ??

2nd Lt. Stanley Henry Parry BOUGHEY.
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Scout in Blackpool District
For most conspicuous bravery, 13.2.18

Just as an aside .... there's a book called  'The Scouts Book of Heroes'  ... it has 60 pages of names of recipients of awards and more detailed accounts of a number of actions including all the VC's !!

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Re: Boughey VC Memorial
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 June 08 20:07 BST (UK) »


BOUGHEY, Stanley Henry Parry. (Reg No. 107).
Second Lieutenant 1/4th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers.
London Gazetted on 13th February 1918.
Born on 9th April 1896 at Ayrshire, Scotland.
Died on 4th December 1917 near Ramleh, Palestine. (Died of wounds).
Memorial at Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 1st December 1917 at El Berf, Palestine, when the enemy in large numbers had managed to crawl opt to within 50 yards of our firing line and with bombs and automatic rifles were keeping down the fire of our machine-guns, Second Lieutenant Boughey rushed forward alone with bombs right up to the enemy, killing many and causing the surrender of a party of 30. As he turned to go back for more bonds he was mortally wounded at the moment when the enemy were surrendering.
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Re: Boughey VC Memorial
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 June 08 20:19 BST (UK) »

I was wondering if it got lost in the move ... but I just reread your post ... it was seen 3-4 years ago ... but who saw it ??  :-\ how about getting in touch with one of these people ??

http://www.bfwhospitals.nhs.uk/departments/comms/docs/2007/0702Cleaning%20Awards.pdf

Victoria Hospital (Blackpool)

The hospital was originally located on Whitegate Drive, and was opened in 1894

The New Victoria Hospital in Whitegate Drive (now the Health Centre) received its first Casualty on August 25th. The new Hospital was maintained by voluntary subscription, one scheme being started by the Trades Council, by which members of the different branches in the town paid a voluntary contribution through their branch of two pence per week, this scheme was soon taken up in different firms in the town, by deducting the two pence from the employees wages, which in several cases was sixpence as the person was paying through both their branch and their employment.

The hospital was subsequently moved to East Park Drive.The foundation stone of the new building was laid by Lord Derby on 9th June 1933.

1914
The Great War commenced (August 4th). Blackpool was used as a training Ground for troops and also the headquarters of the Royal Army Medical Corp. (R.A.M.C.) Hospital beds erected in the old race-course grandstand at Squires Gate, under Doctor Winder of South Shore.
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Re: Boughey VC Memorial
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 June 08 20:45 BST (UK) »
My goodness me Annie!  What sort of breakfast cereal do you eat!  You know nearly as much as me. This is another case of the finding going on for some time!

I have pictures of the memorial and all write-ups. I've seen the Scout memorial to Boughey at Waddecar Scout Centre and I've been in touch with the Scouting organisations , who have been very helpful. I've also been in touch with a relation of him, but no joy so far!

This may be another challenge for the Gazette if I can get them interested!  Thanks again for your efforts and prompted by you I'll get back in touch with the Hospital.  Thanks again. Mike

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Re: Boughey VC Memorial
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 17 June 08 21:14 BST (UK) »


Breakfast of strong coffee my friend ... opens up the blood vessels !!  :D

Well my thought was - that if you could get in touch with the domestic in the mortuary - he maybe able to give you a lead !!   :D 

Annie  :)



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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 17 June 08 22:19 BST (UK) »
I most certainly Will. Keep taking the tablets.  Mike

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Re: Boughey VC Memorial
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 26 August 08 11:39 BST (UK) »
Hi Mike
         I have the Boughey cott, it is on the wall in my home , I purchased it from a car boot sale 2 years ago. Its located in Kirkham.
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 27 August 08 19:32 BST (UK) »
Sam. What a result!  Its in safe hands!  I'll call you tomorrow - Thursday.  Apologies for delay - I'm just back from Arnhem. Mike