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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Father and Son Reply with quote

Morag has posted a grave photo from Lanark (St. Mary's) R.C. Cemetery where the stone is engraved with the details of a father, JOSEPH ROURKE, Air Mechanic 1st Class (98616) Royal Air Force. Date of Death: 02/11/1918
and his son, VINCENT PETER ROURKE, Rifleman (3251006) 9th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Date of Death: 08/07/1941
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?p=26412#26412

is this unique???
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:42 am    Post subject: Father and Son Reply with quote

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is this unique???

Father and son from two wars in the same grave might be, but unlikely given the numbers involved in WW1, but this sort of burial is not unique. There are many examples in the UK, usually brothers of double comemoration at the same grave.
There are even married couples buried / commemorated by CWGC in war graves like this.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Jim said, there are a lot of such examples. In fact the one given has only one of them actually buried.

You will find two pairs similar on the first page of http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=707

However this example in Girvan http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=808 has a father and son, both actually buried in the grave, with a CWGC gravestone.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Father and Son Reply with quote

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However this example in Girvan http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=808 has a father and son, both actually buried in the grave, with a CWGC gravestone.



What is the surname?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Father and Son Reply with quote

kinnethmont wrote:
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However this example in Girvan http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=808 has a father and son, both actually buried in the grave, with a CWGC gravestone.



What is the surname?


Sorry, Henderson (page 2)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at my first posting, I didn't make it clear that I was referring to a Father and Son buried together (like Paul's example of the Hendersons at Girvan) and not to examples where a parent or sibling is buried elsewhere.
So the Rourkes are unique-ish.

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