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On 15/11/2017 at 21:59, BereniceUK said:

Berenice, would you mind if I had a copy of the Brindley Ford photos to put on the Macclesfield Reflects website, where Sarah Ann Wiggin is also commemorated? http://macclesfieldreflects.org.uk/1918/11/02/wiggin-sarah-a/

Thanks.

 

 

Brindley Ford, Staffordshire.

 

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Jim Strawbridge

An update of my photograph requirements

 

United Kingdom

ABERDEENSHIRE, Kirton, Peterhead

ANGLESEY, Holyhead, Maeshyfryd
ARGYLLSHIRE, Appin

BERKSHIRE, Wokingham

BRECKNOCKSHIRE, Beaufort

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, Radclive, Wycombe

CAMBRIDGESHIRE, Caldecote

CARDIGANSHIRE, Cardigan, Lampeter, Llandre

CARNARVON, Portmadoc

CARMARTHENSHIRE, Abergwili, Ammanford, Carmarthen, Llandovery

CHESHIRE, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Handbridge

CLWYD, Gwersyllt

DENBIGHSHIRE, Gwersyllt, Gwyddelwern, Llangwyfan, Llanrwst

DERBYSHIRE, Shirebrook, Taxal, Winster
DEVONSHIRE, Plymouth, St. Budeaux, Withycombe

DORSETSHIRE, Holt

DURHAM, Chester-le-Street, Jarrow, Pelton, Willington

ESSEX, East Ham

GLAMORGANSHIRE, Aberdare, Cardiff, Crynant, Ebbw Vale, Llandaff, Llandough, Llanharry, Neath, Pontypridd, Southerdown, Swansea, , Ton Petre, Ystalyfera, Ystrd Mynach

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, Berkeley, Cheltenham, Charlton Kings

GWENT, Ebww Vale

GWYNEDD, Bangor, New Quay
HAMPSHIRE, Alverstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton (Old Cemetery)

HUNTINGDONSHIRE, Brampton, Kimbolton

IRELAND, NORTH, Co. Antrim (Belfast), Co. Fermanagh (Killadeas), Co. Leinster (Kenagh), Co. Londonderry (Coleraine, Londonderry), Co. Tyrone (Edenderry, Strabane)

ISLE OF LEWIS, Tolsta Chaolais

ISLE OF MAN, Marown

KENT, Ashford, Beckenham, Crayford, Dover, Eltham, Folkestone, Gillingham, Margate, Rochester, Swanscombe, Tunbridge Wells

LANCASHIRE, Ainsdale, Ashton in Makerfield, Blackburn, Bolton, Chadderton, Eccles, Healey, Liverpool (Kirkdale), Pendlebury, Tyldesley, Wigan

LINCOLNSHIRE, Blyton, Lincoln, Mumby, Sausthorpe, Willoughby
LONDON/MIDDLESEX, Abney Park, Brompton, Camberwell, Camden, Ealing, East Ham, East Sheen, Erith, Hampstead, Hampton, Harrow, Havering (Romford), Highgate (including unmarked plot), Islington (unmarked plot), Kensal Green, Kensington, King's Cross, Lambeth, Norwood x 2, Plaistow, St. Pancras, Wandsworth (Earlsfield), West Ham, Willesden

LOTHIAN Edinburgh x 2,

MONMOUTHSHIRE, Abersychan, Govilon

MONTYGOMERYSHIRE, Welshpool

NORFOLK, Downham Market

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, Deene

NORTHUMBERLAND, Haydon Bridge

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, Cuckney, Nottingham
PERTHSHIRE, Dunblane

POWYS, Newtown
SHROPSHIRE, Edgmond
STAFFORDSHIRE, Bradley, Brindley Ford, Chasetown, Newchapel, Ocker Hill, Ogley Hay, Tettenhall, Tipton, Uttoxeter, Walsall, Walton-on-the-Hill, West Bromwich

SUFFOLK, Kessingland, Ipswich
SURREY, Betchworth, Bramley, Brookwood, Chessington, Chiddingfold, Esher, Farnham, Kingswood, Shirley, Sunbury on Thames, Walton-on-the-Hill, Witley
SUSSEX, Arlington, Horsham
WILTSHIRE, Chippenham

YORKSHIRE, Altofts, Burley in Wharfdale, Halifax, Horsforth, Ingleton, Kippax, Leeds (Beckett Street), Low Moor, Redcar, Sheffield, Skipton, Staithes

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, St. Johns), Nova Scotia (Fox River, +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, Wilkes-Barr), Texas (El Campo, San Antonio), Virginia (Fredericksburg), Washington (Washington), West Virginia (Clarksburg), Wisconsin (Superior)

 

ON - Cardiganshire (Penmorfa 9/17), Derbyshire (Winster 9/17), Devonshire (St. Budeaux 11/17), Withycombe 11/17), Co. Durham (Jarrow, Willington 2/18), Huntingdonshire (Brampton 9/17), Kent (Dover 10/17, Rochester 9/17), Norfolk (Downham Market 11/17), Northamptonshire (Deene 12/17), Surrey (Esher 1/18, Farnham, 9/17), Yorkshire (Burley in Wharfdale, Darton 11/17, Halifax 12/17, Horsforth 9/17, Ingleton 2/18, Leeds 11/17, Sandal 12/17)

OFF - Berkshire (Sulham St. Nicholas 1/18), Gloucestershire (Badgeworth 1/18), Oldbury on Severn 1/18), Hampshire (Curdridge 12/17, Hollybrook Memorial 12/17), Lancashire (Walkden 3/18), Lincolnshire (Kirton in Lindsay 2/18), London (Acton 2/18), Staffordshire (Lichfield 2/18), Yorkshire (Darton 12/17, Hartlepool 12/17, Kirkburton 12/17, Sandal 1/18, Wakefield 12/17)

 

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Gardenerbill

Hi Jim,

Paid a visit to Ashton-Upon-Mersey Church this morning photos to follow. I will probably post some here a little later as well.

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Jim Strawbridge

Thank you, Gardener Bill. I will look at the photos in due course. The website article I had already found. I had all of the information save for the bit about showing bulldogs. Her mother seems to have retired down here near me in South Devon as she was living in Torquay when she died aged 74.

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simon2

Hi Jim,

 

I must sincerely apologise.

I was in the process of visiting Berkeley and Oldbury for you but was called away on an overseas contract quite a few months ago

and since being back, and I have to be quite honest, forgotten my commitment.

 

If you could send me your requirements for Gloucestershire, as I have noticed a couple of additions, I can spend some time over the next

couple of weeks.

 

Best regards,

 

Simon.

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Phil Evans

Jim,

 

I came across this memorial to Hazel Bessie Burrell yesterday.

Other than the obvious census info etc, I couldn't find anything out about her. The family were in Thornton Heath in 1911 and the memorial, which I assume stands on the family grave, is in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

 

The full text reads:

TO THE
LOVED MEMORY
OF OUR ONLY DAUGHTER
HAZEL B. BURRELL
WHO DIED AT COBLENZ ON 17 MAR. 1920
WHILE SERVING WITH THE RHINE ARMIES
AGED 22 YEARS

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Strawbridge
21 hours ago, simon2 said:

Hi Jim,

 

I must sincerely apologise.

I was in the process of visiting Berkeley and Oldbury for you but was called away on an overseas contract quite a few months ago

and since being back, and I have to be quite honest, forgotten my commitment.

 

If you could send me your requirements for Gloucestershire, as I have noticed a couple of additions, I can spend some time over the next

couple of weeks.

 

Best regards,

 

Simon.

 

Hello Simon, These are my current Gloucestershire needs :-

 

MANGOTSFIELD, DOWNEND - photograph of the grave of Alice Maud DANN, VAD, died 27th July 1916, aged 44. I have a photograph lifted off Find A Grave but without copyright it is of no use to me. So another one required. Christ churchyard.

BADGEWORTH - Mabel Whitmore Henrietta FISHER, died 22nd May 1916, aged 50. Photograph of grave required. Holy Trinity churchyard.

CHELTENHAM - Gladys Mary GILLER, VAD, died 10th July 1917, aged 24. Photograph of grave required. Cheltenham Burial Ground, section Q, plot 10330.

BRISTOL - Kathleen M. INGLIS, QMAAC, died 30th November 1918, aged 26. Her grave in Arnos Vale Roman Catholic Cemetery (Holy Souls) is recorded as L.G.3.1. This is believed to be unmarked and I would welcome a photograph of the plot so that others who would like to pay their respects can find it. I already have a photograph of her name on the memorial wall.

OLDBURY ON SEVERN - Phoebe Elizabeth MEADOWS, VAD, died 20th May 1918, aged 28. She is buried in St. Ardila churchyard, grave B14. A photograph of her grave required.

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simon2

No problem Jim leave it with me.

 

Regards,

 

Simon.

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Jim Strawbridge
21 hours ago, Phil Evans said:

Jim,

 

I came across this memorial to Hazel Bessie Burrell yesterday.

Other than the obvious census info etc, I couldn't find anything out about her. The family were in Thornton Heath in 1911 and the memorial, which I assume stands on the family grave, is in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

 

The full text reads:

TO THE
LOVED MEMORY
OF OUR ONLY DAUGHTER
HAZEL B. BURRELL
WHO DIED AT COBLENZ ON 17 MAR. 1920
WHILE SERVING WITH THE RHINE ARMIES
AGED 22 YEARS

 

 

 

Hello Phil,

Totally new to me. Thank you.

Jim

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seaJane

Jim, 

 

Do you have 

Harriet Barton, Commandant, 38/Devon VAD 

and 

Phyllis Maltby, Nurse, 38/Devon VAD?

 

I photographed their names on the memorial inside Budleigh Salterton Church this morning and can send if you wish.

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Jim Strawbridge
21 hours ago, seaJane said:

Jim, 

 

Do you have 

Harriet Barton, Commandant, 38/Devon VAD 

and 

Phyllis Maltby, Nurse, 38/Devon VAD?

 

I photographed their names on the memorial inside Budleigh Salterton Church this morning and can send if you wish.

 

Hello Jane,

Both women are in my Register. I took photographs of their names on the Budleigh Salterton War Memorial myself but this was a free-standing memorial outside in the town. So I would appreciate copies of the entries and a note in which church you found them. Thank you, Jim.    jimstrawbridgecoinsale AT gmail.com

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seaJane

Hi Jim,

 

Photos sent, one of each panel and one of the memorial as a whole.

 

Regards

 

sJ

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Jim Strawbridge
On 12/28/2017 at 15:02, seaJane said:

Hi Jim,

 

Photos sent, one of each panel and one of the memorial as a whole.

 

Regards

 

sJ

 

Safely received. Thank you.

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simon2

Hi Jim.

 

Just an update on my quests.

 

Alice Maud Dann - Downend / Christ Church.. I popped into Christ Church on Sat but to my amazement the whole site, church and grounds is

fenced off and padlocked. Should have checked before I went but apparently due to major refurbishment it has been closed since early Oct

until Jul 18. I have been in contact with the local diocese who is looking at letting me in at a prearranged time to get my photos.

Mabel Whitmore Henrietta Fisher - Holy Trinity.. photos complete and will send tomorrow evening.

Gladys Mary Giller - Cheltenham Cemetery.. getting photos this week.

Kathleen Mary Inglis - Holy Souls.. The lady is buried in a common grave and there is a slight chance that the plot cannot be located as no

burial map exists. A lady at the local diocese is helping to locate the grave and if she does I will pop over and take the photos.

Phoebe Elizabeth Meadows - St Ardila.. photos complete and will send tomorrow evening.

 

Best regards,

 

Simon.

 

 

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Jim Strawbridge
14 hours ago, simon2 said:

Hi Jim.

 

Just an update on my quests.

 

Alice Maud Dann - Downend / Christ Church.. I popped into Christ Church on Sat but to my amazement the whole site, church and grounds is

fenced off and padlocked. Should have checked before I went but apparently due to major refurbishment it has been closed since early Oct

until Jul 18. I have been in contact with the local diocese who is looking at letting me in at a prearranged time to get my photos.

Mabel Whitmore Henrietta Fisher - Holy Trinity.. photos complete and will send tomorrow evening.

Gladys Mary Giller - Cheltenham Cemetery.. getting photos this week.

Kathleen Mary Inglis - Holy Souls.. The lady is buried in a common grave and there is a slight chance that the plot cannot be located as no

burial map exists. A lady at the local diocese is helping to locate the grave and if she does I will pop over and take the photos.

Phoebe Elizabeth Meadows - St Ardila.. photos complete and will send tomorrow evening.

 

Best regards,

 

Simon.

 

 

 

Simon, Well done with progressing these. I don't think that you can blame yourself for not checking the availability of Christ Church. Like "no-one expects the Spanish Inquisition" (Monty Python quip) so no one could have thought that the church would be closed. In the scheme of things Kathleen Inglis is unfortunate. I have looked at the CWGC Graves Registration Report Form. Katherine Inglis is laid next to Private W.P. Fitzgerald (Royal Defence Corps) who is in grave LG 3.2. I have been trying to work out the CWGC abbreviations (anyone have a list ? - cannot see in Williamson, only part covered on the CWGC website). If Kathleen 's M.W. means Memorial Wooden (temporary wooden cross) then that would explain why there is no grave marker now. But I have no idea what CHS re Fitzgerald means but if it is a permanent grave marker then Kathleen's grave should be findable as next to his. We do know that she is in what was known as "the War plot" in the cemetery.

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Phil Evans

Jim,

 

According to CWGC, MW is "Military Memorial Wooden" and would, as you say, point to the original temporary grave marker.

CHS is not in their online glossary, but I have taken it to be "Commonwealth Head Stone", or similar and referring to a CWGC headstone.

 

Looking at the CWGC documentation for both Fitzgerald and Inglis, Kathleen would appear to have originally been on the list for a CWGC headstone, but it didn't happen and she is commemorated on the Screen Wall.

 

Phil

 

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Jim Strawbridge
45 minutes ago, Phil Evans said:

Jim,

 

According to CWGC, MW is "Military Memorial Wooden" and would, as you say, point to the original temporary grave marker.

CHS is not in their online glossary, but I have taken it to be "Commonwealth Head Stone", or similar and referring to a CWGC headstone.

 

Looking at the CWGC documentation for both Fitzgerald and Inglis, Kathleen would appear to have originally been on the list for a CWGC headstone, but it didn't happen and she is commemorated on the Screen Wall.

 

Phil

 

 

Thank you, Phil. I knew that her name was on the Screen Wall. I know the reasons for it but it seems such a shame that Screen Walls should be used at all if the whereabouts of the graves are actually known. If I were family and wishing to visit the grave I would hate to be in a cemetery where one knows she is buried but can only genuflect to a stone slab.

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simon2

Hi Jim,

 

Just another update;

Alice Maud Dann - Downend / Christ Church.- Pending will be done in the next 2 weeks.

Kathleen Mary Inglis - Holy Souls. - As above

Gladys Mary Giller - Cheltenham Cemetery. - slight delay on this one. I went to take the photo but there is weather damage to

cedar trees close by and has covered the grave and broken others. In the pic the cross is for the name GILLER ( Gladys's parents

and sister ) as well as the one which is laying flat and broken (Mary, Thomas and Frances GILLER ). Glady's grave is underneath

the branches next to the cross. It will be cleared shortly and then I will have access.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Simon.

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Jim Strawbridge

Ouch. What a shambles. At least you know exactly where she is for a revisit.

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chaz

Jim. called into Cheriton road cemetery at Folkestone today. a lot (15,000+) graves none in identified plots, was going to contact them on return. and possibly drop in in March with location , then the wife nosied at Google and found this...

http://www.fofc.uk/

registers are under lock and key, but there is a section for WW1 and wW2 on the news part of the web site. under projects they are going to do some work on interesting groups. so may be worth dropping them a line to see if they want to do a section on the VAD's.

you could contact the admin, on the contact page and see if he can photo for you.

failing that, we are back down in March and as its reasonably easy to find, if they can get their layout, under the resources tab sorted then can call in again.

 

Florence Francis and Agnes MacDonald mentioned under

http://fofc.uk/QR/qrairraid.htm

there is a picture of Agnes stone and a memorial plaque for the air raid

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Jim Strawbridge
19 hours ago, chaz said:

Jim. called into Cheriton road cemetery at Folkestone today. a lot (15,000+) graves none in identified plots, was going to contact them on return. and possibly drop in in March with location , then the wife nosied at Google and found this...

http://www.fofc.uk/

registers are under lock and key, but there is a section for WW1 and wW2 on the news part of the web site. under projects they are going to do some work on interesting groups. so may be worth dropping them a line to see if they want to do a section on the VAD's.

you could contact the admin, on the contact page and see if he can photo for you.

failing that, we are back down in March and as its reasonably easy to find, if they can get their layout, under the resources tab sorted then can call in again.

 

Florence Francis and Agnes MacDonald mentioned under

http://fofc.uk/QR/qrairraid.htm

there is a picture of Agnes stone and a memorial plaque for the air raid

 

The Registers may be under lock and key but I assume that these are just the CWGC registers. They are readily available (I have one here) but they do not show a cemetery plan. Perhaps I should do what you suggest and contact Friends of Folkestone Cemetery.

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Phil Wood
On 8/14/2017 at 12:03, Phil Wood said:

Jim,

 

As it happens I have a transcript of the Sulham burial register and you may be in luck:

 

BURTENSHAW / Winifred Helen / 23 Oct 1919 / 34 / Sulham / V.A.D. B.R.C.S.- died 21 Oct - buried with military honours

 

WILDER / Augusta Mary / 15 Aug 1918 / 56 / Whitchurch, Hillside / died 11 Aug

 

I would expect there to be headstones for such luminaries, hopefully still legible.  I shall investigate!

 

Phil

 

I hadn't forgotten!

 

 

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DavidOwen

Jim

 

I occasionally visit a well known farm shop (Uncle Henry's) which is in Kirton in Lindsey, if you can let me know the details for there and for Blyton (which is not too far from there) I shall see what I can do for you.

 

Not sure when the next trip will be though (hopefully not too long the sausages are fantastic!)

 

Regards

 

David

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