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REPATRIATION OF DEAD - STRETCHER MARKINGS


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A friend of mine believes that up to the end of 1914 some bodies were repatriated from the BEF, in this case to Glasgow and that they were taken to a subterranean room in Glasgow Central Station wrapped in a blanket on a stretcher. The stretcher was marked half way down the canvas with a  X in a white circle. He believes a stretcher is preserved on site.

Has anyone heard of this and does the marking have any significance?

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Couple of possible archive sources:-

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/railway-records

http://www.railarchive.org.uk/research.htm

 

The records might also reside with whichever company operated that particular line.

(I was in Glasgow Central last September and if there is anything preserved I didn't see it signposted. According to Wiki the station is managed by Network Rail, so I suppose you could ask them, but ... ).

 

ATB

 

sJ

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