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Brought to the top again - here are my latest requirements

 

United Kingdom

ABERDEENSHIRE, Kirton, Peterhead

ANGLESEY, Maeshyfryd
ARGYLLSHIRE, Appin

BERKSHIRE, Sulham St. Nicholas

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, Radclive

CAMBRIDGESHIRE, Caldecote

CARDIGANSHIRE, Lampeter

CARMARTHENSHIRE, Abergwili

CARNARVONSHIRE, Phwllheli

CHESHIRE, Altrincham, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Sale, Macclesfield

CORNWALL, Falmouth

DENBIGHSHIRE, Gwersyllt, Gwyddelwern

DERBYSHIRE, Linton, Shirebrook, Taxal,
DEVONSHIRE, Plymouth, Willand

DURHAM, Chester-le-Street, (for Hartlepool see below under Yorkshire), Pelton

ESSEX, East Ham

FIFESHIRE, St. Andrews

GLAMORGANSHIRE, Crynant, Llandaff, Llandough, Llantwit Major, Southerdown, Swansea, Ystalyfera,

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, Berkeley, Oldbury on Severn

GWYNEDD, Boduan, Llanbedrog, New Quay, Pwllheli
HAMPSHIRE, Alverstoke, Curdridge, Southampton (Hollybrook Memorial and Old Cemetery)

HUNTINGDONSHIRE, Kimbolton

IRELAND, NORTH, Co. Antrim (Belfast), Co. Londonderry (Coleraine, Dunboe, Londonderry), Co. Tyrone (Edenderry, Minterburn - when Emily Gray's CWGC headstone installed)

ISLE OF LEWIS, Tolsta Chaolais

ISLE OF MAN, Marown

KENT, Ashford, Beckenham, Crayford, Folkestone, Gillingham, Swanscombe, Tunbridge Wells

LANARKSHIRE, Airdie

LANCASHIRE, Ainsdale, Ashton in Makerfield, Blackburn, Bolton, Chadderton, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Eccles, Liverpool (Kirkdale), Pendlebury, Sale, Walkden, Westhoughton, Wigan

LINCOLNSHIRE, Billinghay, Blyton, Kirton in Lindsay, Lincoln, Mumby, Sausthorpe, Whaplode Drove, Willoughby
LONDON/MIDDLESEX, Abney Park, Acton (unmarked plot), Camberwell, Camden, East Ham, East Sheen, Frierns Barnet, Hampstead, Hampton, Harrow, Havering (Romford), Highgate (including unmarked plot), Islington (unmarked plot), Kensal Green, Kensington, Norwood x 2, Plaistow, St. Pancras, Wandsworth (Earlsfield), West Ham, Willesden

LOTHIAN Edinburgh x 2, Loanhead

MONMOUTHSHIRE, Abersychan

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, Duston
NORTHUMBERLAND, Haydon Bridge

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, Cuckney, Nottingham
OXFORDSHIRE, Oxford

PERTHSHIRE, Dunblane
SHROPSHIRE, Edgmond
STAFFORDSHIRE, Burton-upon-Trent, Chasetown, Lichfield, Ocker Hill, Ogley Hay, Tettenhall, Tipton, Uttoxeter, Walsall, West Bromwich

SUFFOLK, Kessingland, Ipswich
SURREY, Bramley, Brookwood, Burgh Heath, Chessington, Chiddingfold, Guildford, Kingswood
SUSSEX, Arlington, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Horsham
WARWICKSHIRE, Selly Oak, Smethwick
WILTSHIRE, Chippenham (2)

YORKSHIRE, Altofts, Barnsley, Eston, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Low Moor, Redcar, Scarborough, Sheffield, South Anston, Staithes, Wakefield

WORLD
ARMENIA, Erivan
AUSTRALIA, Western Australia (Albany, Denmark x 2), New South Wales (Kogarah, Manley, Millthorpe, Milton x 2, Rockwood, Rookwood, Waverley x 2), South Australia (Terowie), Tasmania (Holbart), Victoria (Castlemaine, Langley, Swanwater)
BELGIUM, Brussels, Froyennes,
CANADA, Alberta (Edmonton), New Brunswick (Sackville), Newfoundland (B
rigus), Nova Scotia (12), Ontario (Brantford, London, Paris), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, Souris), Quebec (Gatineau, Hull)

EGYPT, Alexandria

FRANCE, Chaumont, Estaires (2), Ecrouves (Muerthe-et-Moselle), Gironde, Hemévez (Normandy), Lamalou, Le Havre, Mentone, Mouleydier (Dordogne), Pys, Saint Amand les Aux, Sallanches
GUAM

INDIA, Bombay (3), Chennai, Deolali, Peshewar, Quetta, Trimulgherry
IRAQ, Amara, Baghdad (2), Basra (3)
IRELAND, Co. Clare (Ennistymon), Co. Donegal (Letterkenny), Dublin (Deansgrange, Drumcondra, Glasnevin and Dublin),
Co. Leinster (Kenagh), Co. Limerick,
MACEDONIA, Skopje
MALAWI, Blantyre

NEW ZEALAND, Oamaru
PAKISTAN, Karachi, Rawlpindi

POLAND, Warsaw
SERBIA, Belgrade, Kragujevac
SIBERIA, Tomsk

SRI LANKA, Kanatte

U.S.A. California (Fairfield, Pacheco, Redlands, San Andreas), Colorado (Pueblo, Wheat Ridge), Columbia, District of (Washington x 2), Harvard, Connecticut (Windsor), Illinois (Beardstown, Cairo, Evanston, Marion, Shelby County), Indiana (Argos, Farmersburg, Lafayette, Lebanon, Livonia, Roanoke), Iowa (Ames, Anamosa, Davenport), Kansas (Peabody), Massachusetts (Boston x 2, Foxborough), Mississippi (Natchez), Missouri (Jefferson City), New Jersey (Cresskill, Swedesboro, Trenton), New York (Bellevue, Brooklyn, Oneonta, Poughkeepsie, Rockland, Suffern), Ohio (Kent,), Pennsylvania (Allentown, Bedford, Fallsington, Newtown, Philadelphia, Pottstown, Reading, Ridgway, Rockledge, Scranton, Tamaqua, Wilkes-Barr), Texas (El Campo, San Antonio), Virginia (Fredericksburg), Washington (Washington), West Virginia (Clarksburg), Wisconsin (Superior)

 

on - Cheshire (Macclesfield), Devonshire (Willand), Glamorgan (Llandaff), Hampshire (Old Cemetery), Hertfordshire (Knebworth), Isle of Lewis (Tolsta Chaolais), Kent (Folkestone), London (Eltham, Greenwich, Lewisham), Lanarkshire (Airdrie), Lothian (Edinburgh), Staffordshire (Walsall), Surrey (Chessington), Warwickshire (Selly Oak), Australia (Victoria - Castlemaine), New Zealand (Oamaru)

off - Co. Down (Bangor), Derbyshire (Ockbrook, Whaley Thorns), Hertfordshire (Aldbury, Essendon, Knebworth, Welwyn), London (Eltham, Nunhead, Woolwich), Norfolk (Sherringham), Suffolk (Lowestoft, Rushmere), The Orkneys (Hoy), Bordighera (Italy)

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Radlad
5 hours ago, Jim Strawbridge said:

 

WALKDEN - Elizabeth Ann TUDGE, nurse. She died early July 1918 and is buried in St. Paul's churchyard, Walkden. Photo of grave marker required. Out of interest her name is on the memorial at St. John the Baptist church, Little Hulton - about 1.5 miles away.

 

 

Elizabeth Anne Tudge ,aged 37, was buried on 9/7/18 at St.Pauls. Her abode at the time of death is given as Blackleach Row, Hilltop, Walkden. ( this was a row of colliers cottages serving Blackleach colliery and is situated right on the border of Little Hulton and Walkden. They were demolished in 1946.)

St.John the Baptist is on Hilltop Road and serves Little Hulton parish but the Church itself stands just on the border actually in Walkden. It has no graveyard. It would have been Elizabeth Anne's local church and is very close to her home.

 

Incidentally, another Elizabeth Tudge ,aged 75, of 51 Worsley Road , Little Hulton was buried at St.Pauls in the same month. Possibly her mother? Tudge is however quite a common name in that area.

 

Gravestones still exist in the graveyard but some have been flattened and utilised as footpath material. One of my great uncles ( ex WW1 RAMC ) is buried there.

 

I shall put feelers out amongst my local history contacts and visit all the sites this month

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Incorrect layout

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Jim Strawbridge

Marriage: 27 Jun 1908 St John the Baptist, Little Hulton, Lancashire, England
Charles Samuel Tyldesley - 24 painter bachelor of Gower Street
Betsy Tudge - 24 spinster of Black Leach
    Groom's Father: Charles Tyldesley, joiner
    Bride's Father: William Tudge, collier
    Witness: Elizabeth Ann Tudge; James Tyldesley
    Married by banns
    Register: Marriages 1876 - 1914, Page 204, Entry 407
    Source: Original Parish Register held at Manchester Central Library

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Scritch

Hi Jim,

 

Just wondered what you needed from Linton and Ockbrook in Derbyshire, as I should be able to help you out with some photos if I can. I also wondered if you knew about the grave of Sister Isabel Potter who is buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's, Chellaston, Derbyshire?

 

Kind regards

Richard

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Jim Strawbridge
20 hours ago, Scritch said:

Hi Jim,

 

Just wondered what you needed from Linton and Ockbrook in Derbyshire, as I should be able to help you out with some photos if I can. I also wondered if you knew about the grave of Sister Isabel Potter who is buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's, Chellaston, Derbyshire?

 

Kind regards

Richard

 

Hello Richard,

 

LINTON  Mary Agnes HINCKS, VAD, died 17th April 1920 and is buried in plot 519, Christ Church churchyard, Linton. A photograph of her grave headstone required. She was aged 70. I don't need it, but it might help to find her, if you know that her husband, Philip Henry Seymour Hicks, is buried in plot 511 nearby.

 

OCKBROOK Margaret Helen HASSE, VAD, died 16th October 1918 aged 30. She is buried in Ockbrook Moravian Church, burial ground, Ockbrook. A photograph of her grave headstone required.

 

Regards, Jim

 

ps. I am aware of where Isabel Potter is buried and I have a photograph of her grave already.

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stevem49

Jim

Where did the information on grave location for Bertha Larner come from?

No, 7345 in section 8 as far as I could see. I found 7359 and thought great but they did not go down to 7345.

I did find some headstones of young ladies from great war period with similar headstone, so probably died whilst working at Birmimgham University which was turned into a hospital.

They were in an area near the WW1 Garden of Remembrance - C8ab, C8a and C8. A number of men's CWGC headstones near this area but a large space of nothing!

Of the three headstones - one unreadable, one Lander,Dec 19?? and Martha Bendall March 1914.  8,8a and 8ab would be the correct years by the looks of civvy graves. The headstone numbers did not match though.

If you lady worked at the hospital set up in Uni, I have photos of the place as I went to carol service there in December. 

I will send the photos I have but if you have anymore info, I will try again as it is less than a mile from my Granddaughters accomadation.

 

 

 

Steve

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Jim Strawbridge
14 hours ago, stevem49 said:

Jim

Where did the information on grave location for Bertha Larner come from?

No, 7345 in section 8 as far as I could see. I found 7359 and thought great but they did not go down to 7345.

I did find some headstones of young ladies from great war period with similar headstone, so probably died whilst working at Birmimgham University which was turned into a hospital.

They were in an area near the WW1 Garden of Remembrance - C8ab, C8a and C8. A number of men's CWGC headstones near this area but a large space of nothing!

Of the three headstones - one unreadable, one Lander,Dec 19?? and Martha Bendall March 1914.  8,8a and 8ab would be the correct years by the looks of civvy graves. The headstone numbers did not match though.

If you lady worked at the hospital set up in Uni, I have photos of the place as I went to carol service there in December. 

I will send the photos I have but if you have anymore info, I will try again as it is less than a mile from my Granddaughters accomadation.

 

 

 

Steve

 

Bertha Larner served as a nurse of the VAD at Bristol Military Hospital and died there in 1918. She was buried in Birmingham because her home was at 25 Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham. A map of Lodge Hill Cemetery is here :- https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Lodge-Hill-Cemetery/179244#/  This shows section 8 as having graves from number 7300 to 8049. I don't know where I obtained the grave number from but I am confident that it is correct. If you have not found a grave marker for her in section 8 I would guess that she does not have one (yet). Assuming that graves were laid out numerically then the 7345 that you found is 14 graves away from a grassy spot that does not have a grave marker. If you can work this out then a photograph of the unmarked plot would be welcome. The In From The Cold team will no doubt be looking to have her commemorated by the CWGC in due course under the new criteria where VADs who worked in military hospitals are eligible. So if you can identify the plot it would be helpful to them, too.

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stevem49

Hello Jim

As an IFCP volunteer, I wondered why she was not on yet! and I was going to put her forward but will leave it to you. I had the map and as you say she should be there. The cemetery is very good and they have maps on each entrance

The first row has all 73** numbers and I counted both ways. The plots with no headstone did not work out to 7345. The row behind had all 74**. I knew I was in the correct area but no luck.  The top end of the 73** row also has newish graves/headstones, so I hope they have not started reusing them!  I actually found 8445 and logically it should have been in front. 

I will visit next time on a weekday, so I can check with the office. Also take my rake (lots of leaves and water solution to check every stone) I only had an hour yesterday whilst Granddaughter did her grocery shopping :) There are also some trees growing over graves so I may have to don jungle gear.

I will let you know how I get on.

I am still awaiting a reply on Smethwick.

 

Best Regards

 

Steve

 

 

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stevem49

good news

Lady from Smethwick will arrange to meet me and Selly Oak are going to find grave and put a marker on it. I will arrange for a couple of weeks time when I take Granddaughter out for lunch.  Apparently Smethwick is overgrown and dangerous! (do I get danger money :D )

Steve

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Alisonmallen62

Hi Jim further to my earlier response about Mary Hicks/Hincks in Linton my husband and daughter visited in daylight today and I had a look round in the dark after work! Unfortunately none of us found Mary nor her husband's grave.  However for a village as small as Linton we were all surprised at the size of the graveyard. I have left a message with the vicar and I will return later this week and look again.  There has been a lot of clearing and space made for new graves plus some of the old stones seem to have been moved.  I guess if they are in a mess they could well have been disposed of.  There were some stones hidden so once I have spoken to the vicar I will return with hedge cutters!  As it is only a couple of miles away and I just noticed someone else volunteering my trip may save them a visit.  Will be in touch hopefully with info later today or tomorrow

Alison

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Alisonmallen62

Update and the Linton church Warden is making checks for me so will find info soon

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maxi

Jim

 

I have sent some of the photos requested to you.

 

Regards

 

Maxi

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Alisonmallen62

Jim where did you find the info and grave reference for Mary Hicks please?  I spoke to the church warden who has been there for forty years and said there are no graveyard plans or records and when enquiries were made previously about other graves a search of Linton's elderly and their knowledge was all that was available.  The council has nothing apparently. Previous to the current warden the former had looked after burials and grounds for seventy years and again kept no record as it was in his head.  He has long since passed but was able to locate everyone in there! I am meeting with the warden on Saturday who is a very nice helpful person and invited me for a cup of tea then is quite keen to help me locate this gravestone or the plot at least.  He does feel nothing has been moved but topple tests have put some graves flat so could be that it is covered over.  Also he does think maybe Mary and husband are in unmarked graves. Also odd she is not buried with him.  Will update on the weekend.

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Jim Strawbridge

steven49 - sorry, no danger money. Just the warm glow inside for a job well done.

Alisonmallen62 - the name is HINKS, not Hicks.Mary Agnes Hincks married Philip Henry Seymour Hincks in 1875. Her death was registered in the second quarter 1920. She was aged 70. She was buried on the 19th April 1920 by the local vicar, Rev. E.F.F. Despard. He also officiated at the burial of Philip Henry Seymour Hincks who died three months prior to Mary on the 27th January 1920 (plot 511 in the same churchyard). He was aged 68. He, too, as H.S. Hincks, had been engaged by the British Red Cross Society as a home worker. The fact that I know who officiated at the funerals suggests that the information came from the burial register.

maxi - photographs safely received. I will come back direct to you over the next couple of days.

 

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stevem49

JIm

The Selly Oak reference was not for the grave. The ladies in the office sent the foreman out to find  7345 with no success. It was actually the number for the reference book and from that they found that she is in B13 grave 538 and she was buried on 3 November 1918 aged 25 years. 

I have arranged to do both Selly Oak and Smethwick on Wednesday 25 January.  The lady from Smethwick thinks that we may only find the area and not the grave site though.

I will report back after the visits, hopefully with photos :)

 

Steve

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Guest Ethan

Hey Jim, 

 

If you need any photos of the Waterloo region in Canada I am here to help. 

 

Ethan

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Alisonmallen62

Hi yes sorry I realise what the name was its the predictive text curse.  I will have a more in depth chat on Saturday and I did say to the warden that if there were grave references there must be a plan/register but perhaps it got lost along the way.   Cheers

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Jim Strawbridge

Stevem49 - thank you for putting in the time to find that I gave you a register entry number and not the grave plot reference. I could only pass on what I knew so I am most grateful for your tenacity in finding out where Bertha Larner is.

 

Ethan - Here are the places where I still need photographs in Canada. Please let me know if any are close to where you are.

 

CANADA, Alberta (Edmonton), New Brunswick (Sackville), Newfoundland (Brigus), Nova Scotia (12), Ontario (Brantford, London, Paris), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, Souris), Quebec (Gatineau, Hull)

 

Alisonmallen62 - understood and thank you for keeping going.

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tootrock

My daughter lives in Glamorgan, so if you could give details of the Southerndown and Llantwit Major requests I will see what I can do.

Nearer home, who are you looking for in Bexhill-on-Sea?

 

Martin

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Jim Strawbridge
On 13/01/2017 at 12:09, tootrock said:

My daughter lives in Glamorgan, so if you could give details of the Southerndown and Llantwit Major requests I will see what I can do.

Nearer home, who are you looking for in Bexhill-on-Sea?

 

Martin

 

Martin,

 

SOUTHERNDOWN - Ellen Mariana BOOKER, VAD, died 22nd February 1917 and is buried in St. Bride's Major churchyard. A photograph of her headstone (or plot, if unmarked) is required.

LLANTWIT MAJOR - Eva Martha Davies, VAD, died 15th June 1918 is buried in St. Illtud churchyard. A photograph of her headstone (or plot, if unmarked) is required. Her name is also on the Llantwit Major war memorial so a photograph of her name on that is also required.

 

BEXHILL-ON-SEA - The name of Elise/Elsie RIDGER is on the Bexhill on Sea war memorialat St. Mary Magdelene Roman Catholic Church. A photograph of her name on it required.

 

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Andy Wade

Jim, do you already have one of QMAAC Frances Hildred Mitchell who is buried in Utley Cemetery, Keighley? I have a grave photo and one of her:
More info here:

http://menofworth.wikispaces.com/Mitchell%2C+F+H

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Alisonmallen62

Hi found Mary Hincks grave which had been overgrown by a hedge will forward photos asap

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Alisonmallen62

Photos sent to your email Jim

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TheMasseyShaw

Hello Jim

Let me know what you need in Middlesex and I'll see what I can do in my travels.

Regards

Nick

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Jim Strawbridge

ANDY WADE - Thank you for the offer of a photograph of Frances Mitchell's grave. You sent one to me a while ago !!  Reoffer appreciated, though.

 

ALISONMALLEN62 - Well done for your tenacity in tracking the grave down. Photographs safely received with grateful thanks.

 

THEMASSEYSHAW - Thank you for the offer, Nick. These are the locations of my LONDON/MIDDLESEX needs. Abney Park, Acton (unmarked plot), Camberwell, Camden, East Ham, East Sheen, Frierns Barnet, Greenwich, Hampstead, Hampton, Harrow, Havering (Romford), Highgate (including unmarked plot), Islington (unmarked plot), Kensal Green, Kensington, Lewisham, Norwood x 2, Nunhead, Plaistow, St. Pancras, Wandsworth (Earlsfield), West Ham, Willesden.  It would be less time consuming for me if you let me know which locations you are likely to be able to reach. Then I can give you more specifics.

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