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mindful45

L Cpl C A Robinson 3309

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mindful45

One suggestion may be to contact a paper in NSW - I am thinking of doing this.....well they may be interested, so I shall see what I can do on that side of things.

 

I am on Ancestry so maybe I will be able to contact someone that way too....

 

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david murdoch

Here are his siblings as per Ancestry family tree. One brother Claude had a son who was killed at the fall of Singapore. The other who died in 1916 does not appear to be war related.

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mindful45

Impressive work. I still haven't heard anything back from the Cullingworth History Society. I will give it a few more days and then I shall see if I can find a paper in NSW and contact them......they may be interested, it will give them something different to explore, instead of all those devastating fires. No idea if this will be successful, but trying doesn't hurt.

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mindful45

Ok, I have heard back from the CWGC, they are amending their records regarding his middle name, it will no longer read Alexander then...so we have done something positive there. ;) 

It appears that they exhumed his body, which is not something they normally do, so it was a little unusual, as the cemetery was overgrown and the grave was hard to get access to. Now it seems that they got permission to do so from a surviving relative, so I assume there must be somebody around. I will clarify this, so that we know for sure that there is family who are aware that his grave has been moved and that there is someone still able to remember him. Apparently there was a non disturbance agreement that was reached regarding the grave.

 

I hope you find this of interest!

 

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mindful45

Ps the CWGC has said that they were in contact with a family member in 2012.....

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Good work mindful45,

The view of the graveyard on Streetview did indeed suggest  it was overgrown and it's understandable that the grave could not easily be maintained there.

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mindful45

Thanks, I am still pondering the merits of contacting a newspaper in NSW - just in case...…..I heard back from Cullingworth, and the history society there was unable to find any family members...….so we know someone was around in 2012....hmmm....

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sadbrewer

Have you tried Bradford City Council?....they were very helpful in finding the whereabouts of the grave of my wife's grandfather....I realise you know where the grave is but there might be other information available.

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mindful45

Interesting suggestion - I hadn't thought of that.....Thanks, I shall give it a go.

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mindful45

Update time - I have contacted the Glenn Innes Examiner, and the Inverell Times in NSW in the hope that they may print an article about Colin with the aim of locating any relatives who may still be out there. These papers are for the areas of Deepwater and Inverell which are (1) where Colin resided with his wife Alice however briefly and where she continued to live once he went overseas and (2) where Colin was born respectively.

 

No idea if I will hear back from Australia or whether the papers will be interested, but I have given it a go.

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