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R E and M McArthur Civilians - Help needed please

 
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gourdongirl



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: R E and M McArthur Civilians - Help needed please Reply with quote

Hi Guys
I was approached the other day when I was in Warriston Cemetery in Edinburgh by a guy looking for the graves of Ronald Egbert and Morag McArthur who were aged 5 and 7 when they were killed when a German bomber dropped "its load" on Crewe Place Edinburgh on 29th Sept 1940.

Their parents were Alexander McArthur, who died in 1967 and Margaret or Elizabeth McArthur who died in 1975. (He said Elizabeth, but CWGC have Margaret!)

He is looking for their graves as he is doing some research on them and so far hasn't had any luck finding where they were buried, so I said I would ask on this forum to see if any one might know the answer.

Here are the CWGC entry but it doesn't state cemetery.

McARTHUR, RONALD EGBERT
Initials: R E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 7
Date of Death: 29/09/1940
Additional information: of 27 Crewe Place. Son of Alexander McIntyre McArthur and Margaret Ford Brown McArthur. Died at 27 Crewe Place.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: EDINBURGH CITY, SCOTLAND

McARTHUR, MORAG ELIZABETH
Initials: M E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 5
Date of Death: 29/09/1940
Additional information: of 27 Crewe Place. Daughter of Alexander McIntyre McArthur and Margaret Ford Brown McArthur. Died at 27 Crewe Place.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: EDINBURGH CITY, SCOTLAND


Thankx in anticipation.

BTW I wasn't in the cemetery on my own, my hubby was with me, to make sure I was safe!!!!!!!

Shona
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In certain parts of Warriston I think your hubby would need you for him to be safe...

Cheers

Adam
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gourdongirl



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL Adam, yes I've been a few cemeteries like that!!!!!!

Shona
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Shona,

I don't think the place of burial of any Civilian Casualties are listed. (None that I've ever found anyway).

It would be a case of checking with the Cemetery Records in Edinburgh to see if they were definately buried in Warriston, and if so, they should be able to supply details of Sections/Lairs etc.

Anne
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ADP



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Shona,

From The Scotsman, Tuesday 1st October 1940

    McARTHUR - At 27 Crewe Place, Edinburgh, on 29th September 1940, RONALD, aged 7 years and MORAG, aged 5 years, beloved children of ALEXANDER and MARGARET McARTHUR. Service at Warriston Crematorium at 1.30 on Wednesday, 2nd October.

ADP
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a digital copy of the Warriston Crematorium register available to view at the crematorium

Regards

Adam
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gourdongirl



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankx guys, your help is much appreciated. I will now pass this information on.

Shona
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