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Kenny.bell

Jim, Kirton Peterhead? 

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Jim Strawbridge
On 12/04/2019 at 23:26, Dragoon said:

Hi,

I can do St Bureaux and Plymouth

 

Chris

 

Hello Chris, I gave you my Plymouth and St. Budeaux requirements in a direct message on the 21st January 2018. I heard no more from you. The same requirements are still outstanding, Regards, Jim

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Dragoon
46 minutes ago, Jim Strawbridge said:

 

Hello Chris, I gave you my Plymouth and St. Budeaux requirements in a direct message on the 21st January 2018. I heard no more from you. The same requirements are still outstanding, Regards, Jim

Ah, yes you did! I got one of them but a couple of others to look for, my bad Jim, thought there were new ones on the list.

I'm around St B way soon so I'll have a look for that one again,and I've a list of names to take photos of on the hoe memorial so I'll look for that one, sorry for the mix up Jim.

 

Chris 

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Jim Strawbridge
1 hour ago, Kenny.bell said:

Jim, Kirton Peterhead? 

 

Hello Kenny,

KIRTON, Fraserburgh - Agnes May Rettie MITCHELL, hospital nurse, died 1st December 1916, aged 36. She is buried in Kirton Cemetery.

PETERHEAD, Aberdeenshire - Bella Jane BRUCE, was interred in grave A/92, Peterhead Cemetery in November 1918. There are five members of the Bruce family in the same grave. This is a speculative one as the name of B.J. Bruce is on the York Minster panels. With no first names it is a matter of finding the right one. I could not find her death registered in England or Wales during the war time period. But two in Scotland. The other is Barbara Jane Will BRUCE who was interred on the 2nd November 1918 in NIGG Churchyard, Aberdeenshire (Nellie Bruce in the same grave). I am hoping that a headstone will give a clue as to the right one. I did a Google as to how far between Peterhead and Nigg and found it was140 miles apart (I heard Sean Connery in my head saying "Shurly Shum Mishtake"). You have to tell Google that Nigg is in Aberdeenshire before it will put you right. Small place. It says that Nigg is an area of Aberdeen, Scotland, south of the River Dee. The area has a bay known as the Bay of Nigg or Nigg Bay, immediately south of a coastal golf course, and a farm that is also a visitor attraction, known as Doonies Farm. Depending on how you plan to get to Peterhead perhaps you can manage both. But shall understand if you manage neither. Regards, Jim

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bostonwayne

Catherine Hedley Rodgers.
Worker 45131.
Hostel (Gateshead) Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps.
Age 27 who died at home on 9th November 1918.
Born Jarrow 1891.
Enlisted Newcastle.
Daughter of the late David and Mary J. Rodgers. 
 What do you know about this lady Jim. There is a request for a photo on find a grave and I am going to look on Friday as this churchyard is near my daughters 

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Jim Strawbridge
13 hours ago, bostonwayne said:

Catherine Hedley Rodgers.
Worker 45131.
Hostel (Gateshead) Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps.
Age 27 who died at home on 9th November 1918.
Born Jarrow 1891.
Enlisted Newcastle.
Daughter of the late David and Mary J. Rodgers. 
 What do you know about this lady Jim. There is a request for a photo on find a grave and I am going to look on Friday as this churchyard is near my daughters 

 

I have census information and not a lot more. There is a memorial in Grangetown, about five miles east of Middlesborough, and close to the steelworks, which contains 138 names of which one is female. The wording is simply "Nurse Rodgers V.A.D." QMAAC and VAD work was very similar and because of the geographical location being relatively close it is assumed that this relates to Catherine. Someone once told me that her name was on the Jarrow War Memorial but I don't believe this to be the case.

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bostonwayne

Have you already a photo of her grave 

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Jim Strawbridge
20 hours ago, bostonwayne said:

Have you already a photo of her grave 

 

Yes, I do. But always happy to get another so that I have a choice when it comes to publishing.

 

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bostonwayne

Ive sent you emails from Sheffield

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Gardenerbill

Hi Jim,

Spent the day in Chester today and stopped off at Old Overleigh Cemetery. Successfully located Lily Harriett Selby's grave. Photos to follow by email.

 

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PRC
On 06/03/2019 at 10:58, Jim Strawbridge said:

 

Peter,

The name of Susanah Hall was only placed on the Reedham War Memorial in 1995. I have a photograph of it from a newspaper article but, by it's nature, is not the best so if you have one it would be appreciated. As for Violet Meal, that is one that I have. The CWGC adopted her grave in 2014 but as the existing headstone is extant and in quite good order I don't think that they will consider adding their own.

Regards,

Jim

 Here's the relevant panel from the Reedham Memorial for Susannah Hall. I've e-mailed you some images of the same thing. Three of her brothers, Ernest, John and James are listed on other faces.

 

The Army Register of Soldiers Effects records that she died of pneumonia. The photo link will take you through to more biographical details.

 

40837351883_755eed9a18.jpgReedham War Memorial - Great War Panel 2 by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

Cheers,

 

Peter

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Jim Strawbridge

Thank you to Bostonwayne, Gardnerbill and PRC for the outstanding photographs that I needed. Much appreciated.

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