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Any Pals near Headford, Galway?


museumtom

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I am looking for a headstone that should exist as part of an IFCP update and would very much appreciate if someone could take a picture of the headstone (that should exist)in Cloghanover Cemetery of WARD, PETER FRANCIS. A doctor but also an Officer of the RAMC. he is remembered on the Brookwood Memorial but does not show where he is buried. He was killed in a car accident.

Any help would be very much appreciated and should end in this In From The Cold solider being recognised.( My people are from Galway but I live in Tipp, a zillion miles away)

Thanking ye in advance.

Tom.

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Good man Murrough. I don't know where in the cemetery he is, but he is there. From what I know Cloghanover Cemetery is in or near Headford.

Cheers.

Tom.

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Excellent!!

Kind regards.

Tom.

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a family tree on the web and another on Ancestry have him born 18th August 1887 and buried in Cloughanover Cemetery.

Son of Thomas Jennings Ward and Maria Lydon.

1901 census

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Headford/Caherlustraun/1399922/

1911 family :

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Headford/Cordarragh/546844/

1911 Med Student in Dublin

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Glasnevin/Ellsmere_Terrace__Circular_Road_North/13464/

28 at time of death

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MFHF-YHS/p1

His promotion to Captain appeared as a name amongst a long list in the 31st July issue of the BMJ, page 75

http://www.bmj.com/content/2/2848/S49.full.pdf?sid=07f11a22-a83a-4737-88f8-acbbd81f5219

Nothing found in the online Medical Registers or the London Gazette. No obituary found in the online BMJ records. Irish Times seems to have a possible story but I don't have a subscription.

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Morning Murrough

On Behalf of IFCP I would like to thank you for your help

If there any cemetery contact details at the entrance I would be grateful for those

Chris

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Hi Tom, I have the pics for you, if you can pm your email I will send later.

Chris, there were no contact details at the cemetery and nobody about that I could ask, its a pretty rural location, but a small extension has been added in recent years and the this part is still used.

Regarsd,

murrough.

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Murrough

Would like to thank you for obtaining the grave pictures; hopefully these will get him his CWGC status

Cheers

Chris

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Well done Damien, I sent them to Chris with you to get the credit, well done!!

I knew he was there, but the pics were needed to confirm it.

Máith an fear.

Regards.

Tom.

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Can I just pay tribute to the four of you lads, this is the great strength of this forum, and its great to see a story unfolding like this in front of our eyes.

Maith sibh go leir,

Fearghal.

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