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trivia - oldest gravestone with CWGC listing

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:32 pm    Post subject: trivia - oldest gravestone with CWGC listing Reply with quote

I saw this stone and wondered if it was the oldest gravestone with a CWGC listing? First burial is from 1859 with a 1918 CWGC listed addition.



grave is posted here http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=393

I'm sure someone will come up with an older one. Smile

\Paul
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: trivia - oldest gravestone with CWGC listing Reply with quote

spoons wrote:

I'm sure someone will come up with an older one.


Bet they won't Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to know if there's a prize before I go looking . . . . .! Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll find a prize for you....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?p=12735#12735

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to have to disqualify that one since neither of them are buried there.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'm providing a prize I can make up the rules! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly have older military inscriptions myself, but it's the CWGC listing that gets you.

Just a thought, we couldn't have done this a year ago. Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drum roll...................................... I found one.

Oldest inscription 1828.

Name: MACKAY, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 46
Date of Death: 07/06/1917
Service No: 65952
Additional information: Son of the late Robert and Margaret Mackay; husband of the late Isabella MacLean Mackay. Born at Gruids, Lairg.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: AUCHNESS BURIAL GROUND
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

impressive!
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