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In the New York Times archive I chanced upon a report of an accident involving two RFC men burnt to death on the 24th December '17 at Hicks Field, Fort Worth, Texas when their plane crashed to the ground, having hit a "side slip" at 200ft, and caught fire after the fuel tank ruptured. The NYT report names them as 2nd Lieut. Reinbooth of Bury St. Edmunds and Cadet Manson of Canada. Investigation revealed that the article had got the facts slightly wrong with the CWGC records showing that the airmen involved were 2nd Lieut. Lawrence Rainboth of Ontario, and Cadet Manson of Bury St Edmunds. Manson is buried at Fort Worth (Greenwood) Memorial Park, USA and Rainboth at Aylmer (St Paul's) Roman Catholic cemetery in Canada. The CWGC historical notes for Fort Worth (Greenwood) Memorial Park gives the following which explains their presence in the USA:

"In 1917 and 1918, units of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force were stationed at the Fort Worth flying field under a reciprocal arrangement between the American and Canadian air services. Fort Worth Greenwood Memorial Park contains a Royal Air Force Plot, marked by a central memorial, in which are buried 11 Commonwealth airmen of the First World War."

(oddly, the CWGC photograph of the plot appears to show 12 CWGC headstones; the twelfth, unless I'm mistaken, is just showing to the right of the memorial)

This set me wondering as to how many other Commonwealth casualties might be buried in the USA; it doesn't look as if it's possible - at least I've had no luck - to search for burials in US - unless the cemetery or casualty name is known - using the CWGC site (either directly, or indirectly by using Geoff's 14-18 search engine). Has anyone else come across details of Commonwealth casualties buried in the USA or have any idea of possible numbers?

NigelS

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Not Great War but the graves of Airmen killed in training at Mesa City Arizona in WW2 are honoured every year by the local school kids. There are 23 graves.

There are 16 Cemeteries in New York with CWGC graves.

Aye

Malcolm

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Thanks Malcolm, a quick scan though on those shows the majority to be, as would be expected, Canadian & Naval men (Royal & Merchant & reserves, Marines etc), fewer RFC/RAF and even fewer Army (mostly, it seems, post Armistice with addresses in the US, so possibly in many case dying after returning home)

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One of "my" men is Butcher John Sharkey (Mercantile Marine Reserve) of HMS "Virginian", died 23/03/1918 and buried in Brooklyn Holy Cross Cemetery. I found out recently that his grave is looked after the the Canadian office of CWGC, and they kindly provided me with a picture of his headstone.

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Nigel

Sorry for delayed reply (holiday intervened!).

There are 472 cemeteries in the USA containing Commonwealth War Graves from both WW1 and WW2.

They contain 992 graves.

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Here is the entire list of all cemeteries containing CWGC burials for the USA>

Birmingham (Elmwood) Cemetery USA Alabama

Mobile (Magnolia) Cemetery USA Alabama

Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe USA Alabama

Tallasse (Rose Hill) Cemetery USA Alabama

Fort Richardson Post Cemetery USA Alaska

Lowell (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Arizona

Mesa City Cemetery USA Arizona

Phoenix (Greenwood) Memory Lawn USA Arizona

Prescott National Cemetery USA Arizona

Tucson (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Arizona

Alto Mesa Cemetery, Palo Alto USA California

Banning (San Gorgonio) Memorial Park USA California

Burbank (Valhalla) Memorial Park USA California

Clayton (Live Oak) Cemetery USA California

Colma (Cypress Lawn) Memorial Park USA California

Colma (Holy Cross) Cemetery USA California

Colma Greenlawn Memorial Park USA California

Colma Woodlawn Memorial Park USA California

Fall River Mills Cemetery USA California

Fresno (Chapel of Light) Columbarium USA California

Fresno (Mountain View) Cemetery USA California

Gardena (Roosevelt) Cemetery USA California

Glendale (Forest Lawn) Memorial Park USA California

Inglewood (Park) Cemetery USA California

Lancaster Cemetery USA California

Long Beach (Sunnyside) Cemetery USA California

Los Angeles (Chapel of the Pines) Cemetery USA California

Los Angeles (Holy Cross) Cemetery USA California

Los Angeles National Cemetery USA California

Oakland (Mountain View) Memorial Park USA California

Oakland (St. Mary's) Cemetery USA California

Sacramento (East Lawn) Cemetery USA California

San Bruno (Golden Gate) National Cemetery USA California

San Diego (Fort Rosecrans) National Cemetery USA California

San Diego (Greenwood) Memorial Park USA California

San Diego (Mount Hope) Cemetery USA California

San Francisco (Mare Island) Naval Cemetery USA California

San Francisco National Cemetery USA California

San Gabriel Cemetery USA California

Santa Barbara Cemetery USA California

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery USA California

Sierra Madre Cemetery USA California

Colorado Springs (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Colorado

Denver (Fairmount) Cemetery USA Colorado

Denver Crown Hill Cemetery USA Colorado

Denver Golden Hill Jewish Cemetery USA Colorado

Walsenburg Masonic Cemetery USA Colorado

Manchester (St. James) Cemetery USA Connecticut

New Britain (Fairview) Cemetery USA Connecticut

New Haven (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Connecticut

New Haven (St. Lawrence) Cemetery USA Connecticut

New London (Cedar Grove) Cemetery USA Connecticut

Rockville (St. Bernard's) Cemetery USA Connecticut

Seymour Union Cemetery USA Connecticut

Stamford (Long Ridge Union) Cemetery USA Connecticut

Stratford (St. Michael's) Cemetery USA Connecticut

Washington (Mount Olivet) Cemetery USA District of Columbia

Arcadia (Oak Ridge) Cemetery USA Florida

Bradentown (Adams) Cemetery USA Florida

Fort Lauderdale (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Florida

Jacksonville (Oak Lawn) Cemetery USA Florida

Key West Catholic Cemetery USA Florida

Miami (Woodlawn Park) Cemetery USA Florida

Pensacola (Barrancas) National Cemetery USA Florida

St. Augustine National Cemetery USA Florida

Tampa (Woodlawn) Cemetery USA Florida

Vero Beach (Crest Lawn) Cemetery USA Florida

Albany (Crown Hill) Cemetery USA Georgia

Americus (Oak Grove) Cemetery USA Georgia

Atlanta (Greenwood) Cemetery USA Georgia

Brunswick (Palmetto) Cemetery USA Georgia

Savannah Laurel Grove Cemetery USA Georgia

Honolulu National Cemetery, Oahu Island USA Hawaii

Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Oahu Island USA Hawaii

Boise (Morris Hill) Cemetery USA Idaho

Benld Cemetery USA Illinois

Bloomington (Scogin Hill) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Elmwood) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Forest Home) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Mount Carmel) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Mount Greenwood) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Mount Hope) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Mount Olivet) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Oak Woods) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Oakridge) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (St. Adalbert's) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (St. Mary's) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago (Woodlawn) Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago Calvary Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery USA Illinois

Chicago Memorial Park USA Illinois

Fairhaven Cemetery USA Illinois

Geneva (West Side) Cemetery USA Illinois

La Salle (St. Vincent's) Cemetery USA Illinois

Rowe Cemetery USA Illinois

Urbana (Mount Hope) Cemetery USA Illinois

Weldon Nixon Township Cemetery USA Illinois

Clay City (Beech United Methodist) Cemetery USA Indiana

Covington (Mount Hope) Cemetery USA Indiana

Greendale Cemetery USA Indiana

Hammond (Oak Hill) Cemetery USA Indiana

Indianapolis (Crown Hill) Cemetery USA Indiana

Kokomo (Crown Point) Cemetery USA Indiana

Lafayette (Spring Vale) Cemetery USA Indiana

Lafayette (Temple Israel) Jewish Cemetery USA Indiana

New Albany National Cemetery USA Indiana

Plymouth Cemetery, (Marshall) USA Indiana

Valparaiso (Graceland) Cemetery USA Indiana

Bennett (Inland) Cemetery USA Iowa

Clearlake Cemetery USA Iowa

Des Moines (Glendale) Cemetery USA Iowa

Des Moines (Laurel Hill) Cemetery USA Iowa

Des Moines (Masonic) Cemetery USA Iowa

Keokuk National Cemetery USA Iowa

Oskaloosa Forest Cemetery USA Iowa

Ottumwa Cemetery USA Iowa

Waterloo (Calvary) Cemetery USA Iowa

Augusta (Elmwood) Cemetery USA Kansas

Fort Scott National Cemetery USA Kansas

Morganville Norwegian Cemetery USA Kansas

Pittsburg (Highland Park) Cemetery USA Kansas

Topeka (Mount Calvary) Cemetery USA Kansas

Lexington Cove Haven Cemetery USA Kentucky

Louisville (Zachary Taylor) National Cemetery USA Kentucky

Louisville Cave Hill Cemetery USA Kentucky

Miracle Cemetery USA Kentucky

Chalmette National Cemetery USA Louisana

New Orleans (Greenwood) Cemetery USA Louisana

Shreveport (Greenwood) Cemetery USA Louisana

Lake Charles (Graceland) Cemetery USA Louisiana

Bethel (Riverside) Cemetery USA Maine

Bowdoinham (Bay View) Cemetery USA Maine

Bridgewater South (Smith) Cemetery USA Maine

Caribou (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Maine

Gardiner (Libby Hill) Cemetery USA Maine

Harrington (Forest Hill) Cemetery USA Maine

Houlton (New Evergreen) Cemetery USA Maine

Lewiston (Mount Hope) Cemetery USA Maine

Milo (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Maine

Portland (Calvary) Cemetery USA Maine

South Portland (Forest City) Cemetery USA Maine

St. Francis (St. Paul's) Church Cemetery, (Aroostook) USA Maine

Windham Centre (Morrell) Cemetery USA Maine

Baltimore (Cedar Hill) Cemetery USA Maryland

Baltimore (Lorraine Park) Cemetery USA Maryland

Baltimore (Oak Lawn) Cemetery USA Maryland

Baltimore (Philadelphia Road) Russian Cemetery USA Maryland

Baltimore (Woodlawn) Cemetery USA Maryland

Brentwood Fort Lincoln Cemetery USA Maryland

Auburn (Hillside) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Avon (St. Michael's) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Boston (Fairview) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Boston (Forest Hills) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Boston (Mount Hope) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Boston (New Calvary) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Brookline (Holy Hood) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Cambridge (Mount Auburn) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Cambridge Cemetery, (Middlesex) USA Massachusetts

Everett (Woodlawn) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Fall River (Notre Dame) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Fall River St. Patrick's Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Hingham (St. Paul's) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Lowell (Edson) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Lowell (West Lawn) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Lynn (St. John's Church) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Lynn (St. Joseph's) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Malden (Holy Cross) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Marlborough (St. Mary's) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Mattapan (Mount Hope) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Methuen (Elmwood) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

New Bedford (Oak Grove) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Newton Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Randolph (St. Mary's) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Salem (Green Lawn) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Saugus (Riverside) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

South Attleboro (Newell) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Southborough Rural Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Springfield (St. Michael's) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

West Roxbury (Mount Benedict) Roman Catholic Cemetery USA Massachusetts

West Roxbury (St. Joseph) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Weston (Linwood) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Woburn Woodbrook Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Worcester (Hope) Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Worcester (St. John's) Roman Catholic Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Worcester Rural Cemetery USA Massachusetts

Belding (River Ridge) Cemetery USA Michigan

Benton Harbour (Chrystal Springs) Cemetery USA Michigan

Campbell Hills Cemetery USA Michigan

Cheboygan (Calvary) Cemetery USA Michigan

Deerfield Cemetery USA Michigan

Detroit (Acacia Park) Cemetery USA Michigan

Detroit (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Michigan

Detroit (Forest Lawn) Cemetery USA Michigan

Detroit (Hebrew Memorial) Park USA Michigan

Detroit (Mount Olivet) Cemetery USA Michigan

Detroit (Roseland Park) Cemetery USA Michigan

Detroit (Woodlawn) Cemetery USA Michigan

Detroit (Woodmere) Cemetery USA Michigan

Detroit Oak View Cemetery USA Michigan

Fenton (St. John's) Cemetery USA Michigan

Flatrock Oakridge Cemetery USA Michigan

Flint (Grace Lawn) Cemetery USA Michigan

Houghton (Forest Hill) Cemetery USA Michigan

Lansing (Deepdale) Cemetery USA Michigan

Mount Pleasant (Riverside) Cemetery USA Michigan

Otsego (St. Margaret's) Catholic Cemetery USA Michigan

Owosso (Oak Hill) Cemetery USA Michigan

Petoskey (St. Francis) Cemetery USA Michigan

West Adrian (United Church of Christ) Cemetery USA Michigan

Aurora (Forest Hill) Cemetery USA Minnesota

Credit River Catholic Cemetery USA Minnesota

Dassel Protestant Cemetery USA Minnesota

Detroit Lakes (Egelund) Lutheran Cemetery USA Minnesota

Fort Snelling National Cemetery USA Minnesota

Fosston (Kingo) Lutheran Free Church Cemetery USA Minnesota

Hawley Cemetery, Clay USA Minnesota

Minneapolis (Hillside) Cemetery USA Minnesota

De Soto (Milton Rogers) (White) Cemetery USA Mississippi

Laurel (Hickory Grove) Cemetery USA Mississippi

New Albany Cemetery USA Mississippi

Vicksburg National Cemetery USA Mississippi

Bethel (Cosby) Cemetery USA Missouri

Fairfax (Pleasant Ridge) Cemetery USA Missouri

Kansas City (Elmwood) Cemetery USA Missouri

Kansas City (Green Lawn) Cemetery USA Missouri

Meadville Cemetery USA Missouri

Saint Joseph Memorial Park USA Missouri

Saint Joseph Mount Auburn Cemetery USA Missouri

St. Louis (Bellefontaine) Public Cemetery USA Missouri

St. Louis (Jefferson Barracks) National Cemetery USA Missouri

St. Louis (Oak Grove) Cemetery USA Missouri

St. Louis (Park Lawn) Cemetery USA Missouri

Tindall (Proctor) Cemetery USA Missouri

Butte (Mount Moriah) Cemetery USA Montana

Custer County Cemetery USA Montana

Dooley Cemetery USA Montana

Alliance Cemetery, Nebraska USA Nebraska

Duncan (St. Stanislaus) Cemetery USA Nebraska

Kearney Cemetery USA Nebraska

Loup City (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Nebraska

Concord (Blossom Hill) Cemetery USA New Hampshire

Lebanon (Valley) Cemetery USA New Hampshire

Manchester (Pine Grove) Cemetery USA New Hampshire

Manchester (St. Augustine's) Cemetery USA New Hampshire

Portsmouth Naval Cemetery USA New Hampshire

Thornton (Pine Grove) Cemetery USA New Hampshire

West Manchester (St. Joseph's) New Cemetery USA New Hampshire

Asbury First Presbyterian Church Cemetery USA New Jersey

Brielle Cemetery USA New Jersey

Englewood (Brookside) Cemetery USA New Jersey

Hamilton (Greenwood) Cemetery USA New Jersey

Jersey City Bay View-New York Bay Cemetery USA New Jersey

Kearny Arlington Cemetery USA New Jersey

Linden (Rose Hill) Cemetery USA New Jersey

Merchantville (Calvary) Cemetery USA New Jersey

Newark (Holy Sepulchre) Cemetery USA New Jersey

North Bergen (Flower Hill) Cemetery USA New Jersey

Orange (Rosedale) Cemetery USA New Jersey

Paterson (Cedar Lawn) Cemetery USA New Jersey

Paterson (Laurel Grove) Cemetery USA New Jersey

Red Bank Fairview Cemetery USA New Jersey

Tinton Falls Monmouth Memorial Park USA New Jersey

Totowa (Holy Sepulchre) Cemetery USA New Jersey

Trenton (Ewing) Church Cemetery USA New Jersey

Albuquerque (Mt. Calvary) Cemetery USA New Mexico

Roswell (South Park) Cemetery USA New Mexico

Albany (Graceland) Cemetery USA New York

Albany (St. Agnes) Cemetery USA New York

Amityville Cemetery USA New York

Bedford Village (St. Matthew's) Church Cemetery USA New York

Bethpage Cemetery USA New York

Bloomingdale (Brookside) Cemetery USA New York

Brooktondale Central Chapel Cemetery USA New York

Buffalo City Forest Lawn Cemetery USA New York

Canaseraga Cemetery USA New York

Cape Vincent (Riverside) Cemetery USA New York

Ellenburg (Riverside) Cemetery USA New York

Ellisburg Cemetery USA New York

Farmingdale (Pine Lawn) (St. Charles) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Long Island USA New York

Granville (Mettowee Valley) Cemetery USA New York

Greenburgh Mount Hope Cemetery USA New York

Greene (Sylvan Lawn) Cemetery USA New York

Hawthorne Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven USA New York

Hewlett (Trinity) Churchyard USA New York

Hudson (Cedar Park) Cemetery USA New York

Kensico-Sharon Cemetery USA New York

Lewiston (Riverdale) Cemetery USA New York

Liberty Cemetery USA New York

Lockport (Glenwood) Cemetery USA New York

Lockport Cold Springs Cemetery USA New York

Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale USA New York

Malone (Morningside) Cemetery USA New York

Massena (Pine Grove) Cemetery USA New York

Monsey Cemetery USA New York

New York City (Woodlawn) Cemetery USA New York

New York City Bronx (St. Raymond's) Cemetery USA New York

New York City Brooklyn (Betholom Fields) Cemetery USA New York

New York City Brooklyn (Holy Cross) Cemetery USA New York

New York City Brooklyn (Holy Trinity) Cemetery USA New York

New York City Brooklyn (The Evergreens) Cemetery USA New York

New York City Brooklyn Greenwood Cemetery USA New York

New York City Cedar Grove Cemetery (Flushing) USA New York

New York City Cypress Hills Cemetery USA New York

New York City Cypress Hills National Cemetery USA New York

New York City East Elmhurst (St. Michael's) Cemetery USA New York

New York City Flushing (Mount Hebron) Cemetery USA New York

New York City Middle Village Lutheran Cemetery USA New York

New York City Ridgewood (Linden Hill) Cemetery USA New York

New York City Woodside Calvary Cemetery USA New York

New York City-Mount Lebanon Cemetery USA New York

Niagara Falls (Oak Wood) Cemetery USA New York

Patchogue (Cedar Grove) Cemetery USA New York

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery USA New York

Rochester (Mount Hope) Cemetery USA New York

Rochester (Riverside) Cemetery USA New York

Rome Cemetery USA New York

Saranac Lake (Pine Ridge) Cemetery USA New York

Schenectady (Parkview) Cemetery USA New York

Schenectady (Vale) Cemetery USA New York

Syracuse (Morningside) Cemetery USA New York

Utica (Forest Hill) Cemetery USA New York

Verona Mills Cemetery USA New York

Vestal (Vestal Hills) Memorial Park USA New York

Watervliet (St. Patrick's) Cemetery USA New York

Winthrop Cemetery USA New York

Youngstown (Oakland Rural) Cemetery USA New York

Asheville (Riverside) Cemetery USA North Carolina

Canton (Sunsburst) Cemetery USA North Carolina

Cape Hatteras (U. S. Coast Guard) Burial Ground USA North Carolina

High Point (Oak Wood) Cemetery USA North Carolina

Morehead City (Bay View) Cemetery USA North Carolina

Ocracoke Island (British) Cemetery USA North Carolina

Wilmington (Oak Dale) Cemetery USA North Carolina

Wilmington National Cemetery USA North Carolina

Bowdon Lutheran Cemetery USA North Dakota

Erie Cemetery USA North Dakota

Milton Icelandic Cemetery USA North Dakota

Walhalla St. Boniface Cemetery USA North Dakota

Akron (Glendale) Cemetery USA Ohio

Akron (Rose Hill) Burial Park USA Ohio

Canton (West Lawn) Cemetery USA Ohio

Chauncey (Nye) Cemetery USA Ohio

Chillicothe (Grandview) Cemetery USA Ohio

Cleveland (Calvary) Cemetery USA Ohio

Cleveland (Mayfield) Cemetery USA Ohio

Columbus (Agudath Achim) Cemetery USA Ohio

Columbus (East Lawn) Cemetery USA Ohio

Columbus (Green Lawn) Cemetery USA Ohio

Columbus St. Joseph's Cemetery USA Ohio

Dayton National Cemetery USA Ohio

East Cleveland Protestant Cemetery USA Ohio

East Palestine Cemetery USA Ohio

Mansfield Cemetery USA Ohio

Middleport Hill Public Cemetery USA Ohio

Springfield (Calvary) Cemetery USA Ohio

Toronto Union Cemetery USA Ohio

Waynesville (Miami) Cemetery USA Ohio

Bartlesville (White Rose) Cemetery USA Oklahoma

Henryetta (West Lawn) Cemetery USA Oklahoma

Mcalester Oakhill Cemetery USA Oklahoma

Miami (Grand Army of the Republic) Cemetery USA Oklahoma

Ponca City (Independent Order of Foresters) Cemetery USA Oklahoma

Tulsa Memorial Park Cemetery USA Oklahoma

Albany (Willamette) Memorial Park USA Oregon

Portland (Lincoln) Memorial Park USA Oregon

Allentown (Sacred Heart) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Ardmore (St. Paul's) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Berwick (Pine Grove) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Bradford (Oak Hill) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Cheswick (Deer Creek) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Columbia (Mount Bethel) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Corry (St. Elizabeth's) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Dushore (St. Basil's) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Freedom (Oak Grove) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Monongahela Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Morrisville Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Mount Airy (Ivy Hill) Protestant Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Mount Carmel Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

New Bedford (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

New Bloomfield (Bloomfield) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

New Castle (Castle View) Burial Park USA Pennsylvania

North Braddock (Monongahela) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Oakmont (Verona) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (Eden) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (Mount Moriah) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (Northwood) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (Oakland) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (St. Denis) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Pittsburg (Calvary) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Pittsburg (St. Mary's) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Saltsburg (Edgewood) Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Tidioute Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Watsontown Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

West Philadelphia Cathedral Cemetery USA Pennsylvania

Cranston (Pocasset) Cemetery USA Rhode Island

Cranston (St. Ann's) Roman Catholic Cemetery USA Rhode Island

Newport (Island) Cemetery USA Rhode Island

Providence (Swan Point) Cemetery USA Rhode Island

Providence North Burial Ground USA Rhode Island

Beaufort National Cemetery USA South Carolina

Camden (Quaker) Cemetery USA South Carolina

Charleston (Magnolia) Cemetery USA South Carolina

Charleston (St. Lawrence) Cemetery USA South Carolina

Brookings (Greenwood) Cemetery USA South Dakota

Rapid City (Mountain View) Cemetery USA South Dakota

Yankton (Sacred Heart) Cemetery USA South Dakota

Athens (Short Creek) Church Cemetery USA Tennessee

Chattanooga National Cemetery USA Tennessee

Memphis (Forest Hill) Cemetery USA Tennessee

Corpus Christi (Rose Hill) Memorial Park USA Texas

El Paso (Fort Bliss) National Cemetery USA Texas

El Paso (Fort Bliss) National Cemetery USA Texas

Fort Worth (Greenwood) Memorial Park USA Texas

Granbury Cemetery USA Texas

Kerrville Garden of Memories USA Texas

Memphis (Fairview) Cemetery USA Texas

Orange (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Texas

Palestine (New Addition Annexe) Cemetery USA Texas

Salado Cemetery USA Texas

San Antonio (Fort Sam Houston) National Cemetery USA Texas

Terrell (Oakland) Memorial Park USA Texas

Salt Lake City Cemetery USA Utah

Barton (St. Paul's) Cemetery USA Vermont

Derby Line Cemetery USA Vermont

East Richford Cemetery USA Vermont

Newport (Main Street) Cemetery USA Vermont

Arlington National Cemetery USA Virginia

Bedford City Cemetery USA Virginia

Creeds (Oak Grove) Cemetery USA Virginia

Hampton National Cemetery USA Virginia

Lynchburg Presbyterian Cemetery USA Virginia

Newport News (Green Lawn) Cemetery USA Virginia

Norfolk (Forest Lawn) Cemetery USA Virginia

Norfolk (St. Mary's) Cemetery USA Virginia

Petersburg (Blandford) Cemetery USA Virginia

Petersburg (Poplar Grove) National Cemetery USA Virginia

Portsmouth (Cedar Grove) Cemetery USA Virginia

Portsmouth (Evergreen) Memorial Park USA Virginia

Richmond (Hollywood) Cemetery USA Virginia

Bremerton (Ivy Green) Cemetery USA Washington

Colville (Highland) Cemetery USA Washington

Everett (Evergreen) Cemetery USA Washington

Kennewick (River View Heights) Cemetery USA Washington

Olympia Masonic Memorial Park USA Washington

Omak Memorial Cemetery USA Washington

Ritzville Memorial Cemetery USA Washington

Seattle (Calvary) Roman Catholic Cemetery USA Washington

Seattle (Forest Lawn) Cemetery USA Washington

Seattle (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery USA Washington

Seattle (Washelli) Cemetery USA Washington

Seattle Wright Private Columbarium USA Washington

Spokane (Fairmount) Cemetery USA Washington

Spokane (Greenwood) Cemetery USA Washington

Spokane (Riverside Park) Cemetery USA Washington

Tacoma (Calvary) Cemetery USA Washington

Weston Machpelah Cemetery USA West Virginia

Amherst (Greenwood) Cemetery USA Wisconsin

Big Falls Cemetery USA Wisconsin

East Troy (Oak Ridge) Cemetery USA Wisconsin

Ladysmith Riverside Cemetery USA Wisconsin

Lake Mills (Kroghville) Cemetery USA Wisconsin

Milwaukee (Forest Home) Cemetery USA Wisconsin

Milwaukee (Holy Cross) Cemetery USA Wisconsin

Racine (Graceland) Cemetery USA Wisconsin

Sheridan Municipal Cemetery USA Wyoming

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You missed a couple..... New ones added recently.

Cadillac Maple Hill Cemetery, Michigan

Dalhart Memorial Park Cemetery, Texas

Also, West Adrian (United Church of Christ) Cemetery, Michigan has undergone the slight name change to Adrian (West Adrian) United Church of Christ Cemetery!

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Battlefield Photographer & Terry - Thanks for the list and the additions & revisions.

I came across a set of photos of the memorial, a plaque giving further details of the RFC's presence there, and the graves at Forth Worth at:

http://flickr.com/photos/46749779@N00/510000222

and these confirmed that there are twelve burials: the twelfth, is not listed on the CWGC records because he died in 1975; the details given with the picture are:

Robert M Herbert

Lieutentant

Royal Flying Corps

22 September 1895

18 February 1975

along with the touching explanation for his burial there: Robert Herbert requested internment at Greenwood cemetery to rest with his friends.

I have been unable to trace a UK birth or death for him, so he may, like some of his fellow aviators who are buried in this plot, have been a Canadian or American who had enlisted in the RFC/RAF.

Rather eerily the first time I ran through the names on the headstones I only listed eleven names, and it wasn't until I scanned through them the second time that I discovered the name that I'd missed was Herbert's; Yesterday (22nd September) was the 113th anniversary of his Birth. RIP

NigelS

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Nigel

Robert M Herbert was an American, born in New York. His name appears amongst the list of passengers aboard the SS Sicilian which arrived at St John's, New Brunswick on 30th December 1918 having left Liverpool on 17th December. His home adress was 15t Seaman Avenue, New York. There was the following handwritten note by his name: 'Joined British Army Nov 22 1917'.

He died in Jacksonville Florida on 18th February 1975.

Here is his WWII Draft Registration Card:

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The man In Lexington Kentucky is John Benjamin French a black man who served in Canadian Forestry Corps. I had Ottawa CWGC replace his badly deteriorated headstone a few years ago. He was a boot black and jockey who died of TB in Montreal n 1920. Several years later it was decided it had to be service related.

The man in Louisville Cave Hill is John Henry Hartley, MGC. I did a Stand To! article on him. He was here training troops when he died age 37. The men at Camp Zachary Taylor , named for a Kentuckian who was President, bought a very nice stone engraved with his details and the Rupert Brooke some corner of a foreign field language.

I need to know about the man in Louisville Zachary Taylor Cemetery. Terry, have you got that? Somewhere I have the CWGC accounting of all US burials.

In that cemetery is Willie Sandlin of Leslie County in the eastern Kentucky coal fields/mountains where I am from. He's Kentucky's only WW1 MOH recpient. After the war the people of tha dirt poor remote county bought a farm for him and unlike the Tennessee people who bought one for Alvin York paid it off. He was buried there but when his widow moved to Louisville she took him with her.

Honest to God he was from Devil's Jump Branch of Hell For Certain Creek.

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Paul

There are three Commonwealth War Graves in Louisville Zachary Taylor - all WW2

Geoffrey Stephen LANE Lancashire Fusiliers

William Henry MACE Lancashire Fusiliers

Frank STILL Royal Engineers

All died on 20.03.44

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The above three are all buried in a collective grave, William was from my home town and forms part of ongoing research re WW2 local casualties, there was an article on him in the local paper, dated 6.5.44, which i have not yet obtained that may answer some queries. Possible initial suggestion is that they were on a flight within India / Burma theatre of operations, which also contained US crew and crashed. All remains being repatriated to US as impossible to seperate?

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Drummy

If the story of mixed remains in an air crash is correct, then the burial in the USA is understandable.

The rule applied when casualties of Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth nationalities are involved and cannot be seperated is that the remains are dealt with under the regulations of the country from which the majority of casualties came.

If these three were mixed with a larger number of US troops, they would have been dealt with by the US system which allowed repatriation and hence their removal to the USA for burial. The more famous example of this are the British war correspondents who died in just such circumstances in Burma and are buried in Arlington National Cemetery in the USA.

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This is a handy document from the CWGC that shows the number of burials per country under care as well as the contact information to reach the CWGC office in that specific country:

CWGC Statistics by Country

You won't find that document unless you know where to look, so thought it should be shared.

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The above three are all buried in a collective grave, William was from my home town and forms part of ongoing research re WW2 local casualties, there was an article on him in the local paper, dated 6.5.44, which i have not yet obtained that may answer some queries. Possible initial suggestion is that they were on a flight within India / Burma theatre of operations, which also contained US crew and crashed. All remains being repatriated to US as impossible to seperate?

Are you referring to Orde Wingate and the crew he died with in Burma?

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?p...;GRid=1117&

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Are you referring to Orde Wingate and the crew he died with in Burma?

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?p...;GRid=1117&

The CWGC records for Drummy's three men gives their burials in a common grave, at Louisville Zachary Taylor reference: Sec. E. Coll. grave 249/250.

As these men are also in a common grave, it does possibly suggest similar circumstances to the death of Orde Wingate, his ADC, two war corresponents & the five American personnel buried together at Arlington, with the bodies unable to be individually identified, but are there any American (or other non Commonwealth) personnel buried in the same grave at Louisville, is there any way of easily finding out? there are probably too many graves in this cemetery to run through and identify possibilities using Find-a-grave (at least not without spending a considerable amount of time searching for other burials who diedon the same day); One major difference between this and Wingate's death is that these three men are all from the ranks, and likely to have been on more routine duties(?)

NigelS

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  • 3 weeks later...

Slightly earlier than the remit of CWGC, but here's a grave in Lincoln, Massachusetts of some soldiers killed during the retreat from Concord on April 19, 1775.

As you can see, they are commemorated by the local Minutemen every April 19 (the original "Patriot's Day" before that term started being used for 9/11, and still a Massachusetts state holiday).

Nick

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This is an extremely interesting topic.

I live in Dallas, Texas, and plan to visit the following Texas cemeteries in the New Year (that'll give time for the Xmas & New Year traffic to disappear):

Trip 1:

Bridgeport

Ft Worth

Granbury (CWGC says one WW1 grave is there)

Trip 2:

Cushing McKnight Cemetery

Palestine (New Addition Annexe)

Terrell

If anyone has any comments, suggestions, etc., I'd be delighted to make sure I get all the right photographs.

The other Texas cemeteries are out of range of me for a 1-day trip (Texas IS a BIG place).

Tom.

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This is a handy document from the CWGC that shows the number of burials per country under care as well as the contact information to reach the CWGC office in that specific country:

CWGC Statistics by Country

You won't find that document unless you know where to look, so thought it should be shared.

That link seems to be broken-- I only get a 404 message. Please relink.

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That link seems to be broken-- I only get a 404 message. Please relink.

I found the same broken link.

It may be because the CWGC revamped their website a few months ago.

I managed to get a 'list' by using the "Find a Cemetery" tab.

This then asks for which country, and for the US gives you 33 pages of cemetery information, with about 10 per page.

You can open individual cemetery links and get more details of the individual burials.

Hope this help.

Tom.

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Trip 1:

Bridgeport

Ft Worth

Granbury (CWGC says one WW1 grave is there)

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Tom.

I have completed Trip 1 and have photos of the cemeteries and CWGC graves.

Lt Herbert is also buried there, having requested to be buried with his comrades.

Kindest Regards,

Tom Lang.

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Additional photos of Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Ft Worth, Texas:

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Some more, including Lt Herbert's WW1 Registration Card:

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Graves 1 thru 12 - Gravestones at Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Ft Worth, Texas.

I numbered the graves in my photos (from left to right around the Memorial) 1 to 6 (front row) and 7 to 12 (back row).

I visited the cemetery a couple of days after the Memorial Day holiday in the US. The wreaths and flowers were already there.

It was an unusually grey and windy day in Texas.

I purchased the Remembrance Crosses and Poppies from the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, and placed 1 on each grave.

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