Marjorie Shirley Lovell was born on August 30th, 1916 and graduated from Barnstable High School’s in 1933. She later went on to graduate from the Boston Children’s Hospital of Nursing in 1937. She worked as a night supervisor at the hospital for four years until she enlisted in the Armed forces. In 1942 she received orders for active duty at Camp Edwards as a reserve nurse. That same year she got shipped out to England as Lieutenant of the Army Nurse’s Corp and served in the invasion of Northern Africa, Sicily, and Italy. On February 2, 1945 Marjorie died in a crash into the Italian Alps. The plane crashed due to heavy fog and low visibility. Her remains were brought back and buried at Woodside Cemetery in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. Marjorie McBride was the only woman honored as veteran who gave her life for our country and our town. The memorial stone for Lieutenant Marjorie Lovell McBride is located on Millway near the Cobb Hill Cemetery, overlooking Barnstable Harbor.
Organization Responsible for Installation:
The Town of Barnstable
Memorial War Era(s):
48 Millway Barnstable, MA 02630
Published on May 12, 2020