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Jim Strawbridge
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Hello everyone.

Can someone please help me? I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am writing a history of shell shock in the CEF.

Can someone please photograph the Buxton, Derbyshire EMPIRE Hotel?

Can someone please photograph (if it is still around) the Grandville (alt sp. Granville) Hotel in Ramsgate, Kent?

The Buxton hotel is apparently undergoing major costly rennovations.

Thanks,

Please post and/or PM any images that you take.

John :)

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Dear Jim,

MacLean, H.F.M. Women's Legion, ;Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery; plot CI. 831 (died 7/4/18)

Martin, Marjorie Traill, QMAAC, ; Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery; plot K. 150 (died 17/5/18)

Wright, Elsie May, QMAAC, ;Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery; plot F. 756 (died 23/12/18)

Mixed success. I called into the administration office for Edinburgh Council cemeteries at Mortonhall. The staff were very helpful, provided a map of Warriston and told me that MT Martin had no grave stone. The marker for HFM MacLean was a small cross, now broken and lying on the ground but fortunately engraved side up. Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery (EM Wright ) is privately owned and the Council could not supply a map or locations. This cemetery is near Hibernian FC ground at Easter Road so maybe a Hibee out there could check that one. This (from Google) appears to be the address of the company: Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery Co. Ltd, 204a Piersfield Terrace, Edinburgh EH8 7BN 0131 620 7025.

It was sad that there was no marker for MT Martin. I though she would have been entitled to a CWGC stone at least but perhaps there was some reason for this.

Jim, I'll send on my pictures once I get to my own computer and get them downloaded.

Kevin

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Jim, I was just going through photos I took in October - one's of a memorial in Dannevirke, NZ. At the bottom of the photo I took of the town memorial I just noticed it says:

Nurse Mabel Whishaw

Would you like a copy of that?

Allie

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Australia 8 (Adelaide (SA), Beechworth (Vic), Canberra, Coburg (Vic), Queanbeyan (NSW), Swanwater (Vic), Melbourne, Sydney (NSW),

Jim,

I have just sen this thread. Who are ladies you need in Canberra and Queanbeyan? I will be in Beechworth next April.

Regards

Chris

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I'll do the Adelaide ones if you like. PM me with thew details.

Chris Henschke

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I'll do the Adelaide ones if you like. PM me with thew details.

Chris Henschke

Thank you crunchy (Chris). You wrote to me direct too and I have answered with my Beechworth, Canberra and Queanbeyan needs.

Chris Henschle - my needs in Adelaide are Mary Florence STAFFORD, AANS who is buried in Adelaide (West Terrace) Cemetery, Torrens Park; Light Oval. plot 55. SE

More good news. Adrian Wright has provided me with my needs for Greece that means that I now have another country ticked off.

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Staff Nurse Stafford headstone photographed. Email sent.

Chris Henschke

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Jim,

Marjorie Traill Martin QMAAC

During an unexpected visit to Edinburgh at the weekend, I had a few minutes to revisit Warriston. Your contact was right and the council office wrong. There is a memorial at, more or less, the location given by the council but unfortunately it is broken. The cross has fallen backwards out of the plot and down a slight slope behind which helps explain why I missed it the first time, that and having been told there was no memorial to begin with. When I get back to my own computer I'll send you on the pictures, probably later in the week.

Kevin

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Jim,

You should have Clara McMillan, Jean Robertson, Elizabeth Rothery and Emma Rohrman by now. Had trouble getting them loaded and sent - I have the technical aptitude of a mule. Hope they arrived OK.

Have a great Christmas

Regards

Chris

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Kevin

Pleased that you found Marjorie Traill Martin. Thank you for the photograph safely received. Sounds like another bit of vandalism by cemetery owners to make them safe to meet insurance requirements. This does make me cross. Many of these memorials are works of art and to have them virtually destroyed at the whim of the insurance industry is wrong. Part of our heritage is disappearing and no-one in official circles seems to care.

Chris

All photographs safely received. Many thanks.

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Jim

About to send you the photographs of Katharine Ferrars Kinnears grave at Malo les Bains Communal Cemetery.

For anyone wishing to visit this cemetery,the CWGC guidance could be better.The cemetery is in a maze of streets and it would be better to turn left into the Avenue Gaspard Malo from the Bd de la Republic as it passes from the Dunkerque town centre through the Place de Europe.Turn first right into the Rue de Roubaix,crossing the Rue du General Hoche,then on 50 metres to the junction of the Rue de Roubaix and the Rue L Pasteur where the cemetery is located behind large wooden gates.

A good fix on the cemetery is the large white water tower which dominates the cemetery in its north western corner.

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Jim

About to send you the photographs of Katharine Ferrars Kinnears grave at Malo les Bains Communal Cemetery.

For anyone wishing to visit this cemetery,the CWGC guidance could be better.The cemetery is in a maze of streets and it would be better to turn left into the Avenue Gaspard Malo from the Bd de la Republic as it passes from the Dunkerque town centre through the Place de Europe.Turn first right into the Rue de Roubaix,crossing the Rue du General Hoche,then on 50 metres to the junction of the Rue de Roubaix and the Rue L Pasteur where the cemetery is located behind large wooden gates.

A good fix on the cemetery is the large white water tower which dominates the cemetery in its north western corner.

Thank you, Frank. Safely received.

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Paul Goodwin has kindly provided with some photographs of Scottish War Memorials where women's names are listed. This has prompted me to see what outstanding needs I still have for Scotland and the northernmost English counties. These are headstone photographs that I know that I need but there will be VADs and others where I don't know where they are buried and memorials where I am unaware that female names are included. But the list is fairly short so I would be delighted if anyone who lives nearabouts can help me out so that I can complete Scotland.

SCOTLAND

Airdrie War Memorial, name believed to be on the war memorial. Agnes C. MACDONALD

Argyllshire, Kilbride Parish Churchyard, In North-West corner, Joan Glassfurd DALTON, QAIMNS

Ayrshire, Dalbeattie Cemetery, plot 4A. 1st Extn. 23, Jeannie Turnbull WRIGHT, QMAAC

Clackmannanshire, Dollar Cemetery, Isabella Dingwall COUSINS, BRCS

Clackmannanshire, Tillicoultry Cemetery, A. 221, Bessie Sim HUNTER, WRNS

Dumbartonshire, Dumbarton Cemetery, 1st Bart. B. Vault 3. E, Lelia Mathilda Samuelson (Lady), VAD

Inverness-shire, Alvie Parish Churchyard, In South-East corner, Jessie GRANT, QMAAC

Inverness-shire, Daviot Parish Churchyard, South of Church, Evelyn Mary MACINTOSH, WRNS

Lanarkshire, Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery, plot B.924, Margaret Hodge CHALMERS, WRAF

Midlothian, Inveresk Parish Churchyard, C. 12. North, M.E.J. CONSTABLE, QMAAC

Midlothian, West Calder War Memorial, name on the third panel of the war memorial. Sarah O'KEEFE, WRNS

Perthshire, Crieff Cemetery, Old ground. plot 460A, Mary WATSON, QAIMNS

Perthshire, Blair Atholl, Kathleen STEWART, VAD

Perthshire, Comrie Cemetery, plot 407 (3), Margaret Brown STALKER, QAIMNS

West Lothian, Uphall Cemetery, plot 1. 33, Elizabeth Simpson, TFNS

ENGLAND (northern counties)

Cumbria, Ulverston cemetery, Tamar WATSON, VAD. Also the Ulverston War Memorial as her name is thereon.

Northumberland, Morpeth (S.S. Mary and James) Churchyard, plot 1st Extn. G. 7, Lucy Ann READMAN, WRNS

Northumberland, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (St. Andrew's And Jesmond) Cemetery, plot N. U. 23, Barbara Ramsey TODD, QMAAC

Northumberland, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (St. Andrew's And Jesmond) Cemetery, plot Q. U. 364, Jemima WILSON, QMAAC

Northumberland, Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery, plot H. U. 58, Georgina DRYSDALE, WRNS/WRAF

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My thanks to Adrian Wright who has provided my last requirement for Greece. I find it strange that whilst pals of this Forum have helped me get headstone photographs from all over the world (Belgium complete, Malta complete, France just a couple in the outposts, Egypt well under way, Australia and New Zealand ticking along) I am having difficulty getting those from the UK. Paul Goodwin has been a brick and helped with some Scottish memorials but despite the comprehensive listing given above - zilch. Is there no-one on the GWF who lives just a couple of miles from any of these locations who could pop along and get them for me?

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Jim,

We have a visit to Pitlochry planned for March. If you could provide some details on the location of KATHLEEN STEWART VAD I'm sure we could get up to Blair Atholl.

Kevin

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Jim,

We have a visit to Pitlochry planned for March. If you could provide some details on the location of KATHLEEN STEWART VAD I'm sure we could get up to Blair Atholl.

Kevin

Kevin, You have picked one out where I can't give a grave position. Kathleen Stewart has a grave which is not cared for by the CWGC. She only just made it onto the York Minster panels as a late entry. What I know is that she was appointed matron by the Welsh Hospital Committee on the 15th July 1918 and died of influenza and pneumonia three months later. A memorial service took place at the Garrison Church, Netley and she was interred at Blair Atholl on Wednesday, 23rd October 1918. From my gazetteer Blair Atholl doesn't seem that large. I am just hoping that there is only one cemetery and that the graves were laid out in date order and that you will find her in that way. Thank you for the offer which is much appreciated.

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Jim,

I was able to visit Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery last week and I managed to photograph the stone of Elsie May Wright. I'll send the pictures in a couple of days.

Kevin

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Jim,

I was able to visit Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery last week and I managed to photograph the stone of Elsie May Wright. I'll send the pictures in a couple of days.

Kevin

Hello Kevin, The photographs of the headstone safely received with thanks. Jim

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Jim,

I tried to send you this message to your e-mail address but the message bounced both times - maybe something wrong?

Jim,

I'm glad the photos were OK. I took a chance last week when I

visited the cemetery as it is privately owned and I had made no prior

arrangements. I was intercepted at the gate by a man I presumed to be

the foreman of a crew preparing a new grave near the entrance. When I

explained what I wanted he could not have been more helpful. He went

to his office, located EM Wright on his site map and escorted me to

the location. He was interested in your project and in the next half

hour or so showed me some of the interesting memorials on the site

which was well kept with little of the damage I saw at Warriston or

Dalry. I'm going to Aberfeldy next month and hope to get your Blair

Atholl lady then.

Regards

Kevin

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KEVIN

Nothing wrong with my in box so far as I know. Have another go, please.

ROLAND

Delighted to have your approach. Reading has been a vacuum. I have travelled up from South Devon and done some in Berkshire but the metropolis of Reading I have so far steered clear of and was steeling myself for a summer visit. If you are able to get some of these for me I shall be most grateful. The ones that I need in Berkshire are :-

Newbury War Memorial; Lorna FERRIS, Serbia Relief Fund

Reading Cemetery; 26. 15098; Ellen CLARK, WRAF

Reading Cemetery; A/C. Screen Wall; Agnes Mary FRANSHAM, QMAAC

Reading Cemetery; 41. 11967; Elizabeth HOLLIDAY, WRAF

Reading Cemetery; 80. 16489; Annie NEISH, VAD

Reading Cemetery; 3. 13308; Alice Maud RUSSELL, QAIMNS

Reading Cemetery; 55. 14973; Mary Florence Alice SPARKES, WRAF

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