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Graves at Netley 1919


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These are wonderful photos. May I reuse them on my Netley site please? If so, who do I credit them to?


Thank you for posting them.

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A wonderful photograph. The cemetery is so interesting each time I visit.

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Yes do use them. They were taken by my great Uncle. Thomas Howard Wilcox, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1919/20.

The first one of the funeral. The patients could not attend the funerals, only the officers. So I think my Uncle must have hidden some where to take this picture. I made me laugh as when I knew him he was very round and I couldn't imagine him being able to hide.

He went back in 1969 I think to find to grave of Capt R F Gill, but was unable to find it. I don't know anything about the names on other photograph but probably have photographs of them but with no names on them.

I am still going through his thing so if i find any more i will let you know.


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Hi Pete

If you come across Capt R F Gill s grave when you visit could I be cheeky and ask you to take a picture. It would be great to put it with my Uncles things. I think they were great friends while at Netley.



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There is a Captain Ransford GILL RAMC buried in Netley CWGC Cemetery, died 6.3.1920.Grave Officers 2024.

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As Sotonmate says, Captain Rainsford Gill is buried in the Officers section at the cemetery:


Capt. Rainsford F. GILL MD


Died March 6th 1920

  In His 56th Year


He Never Spoke Ill Of Anyone



Rainsford Foster Gill's parents were Charles and Emma Gill. He was born in London in 1864.


In 1914 Rainsford was on a ship going to Southampton from Natal. He was a physician age 50.

netley 17th july 2010 670.jpg

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Here are photos of the 3 graves with their Commonwealth war grave headstones.


293143 Private


Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 26th September 1919 Age 22


Dearly Loved


Son of John and Marjory McLachlan, of 69, Burnside St., 3, New City Rd., Glasgow.


278547 Pte R. BLACK

Argyll & Southern Highlanders

Died 8th May 1919




S/28500 Private


The Black Watch

Died 22nd February 1919




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Thanks for the photographs. Do you have any photographs of these people as i have pictures that could be them but no names on them.

I will put copies in the folder with my Uncles records. Now i know why he couldn't find Capt Gill, it looks like he was in the wrong place in the cemetery.

Thanks Again Mouse

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I think I have found the family of Capt R F Gill on ancestry and will pass copies of both the grave pictures to them.


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Hello again, no I don't have any photos as yet, but you never know what may turn up in time. Some lovely people are always sending me photos and stories, so maybe one day, there will be photos to go with many more of the graves in the cemetery.


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