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FortyTwa



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Three names on one stone Reply with quote

There's probably a perfectly logical explanation for this but can anyone tell me why three apparently unrelated individuals - different surnames, units, dates of death - come to share a single stone in the Eastern Necropolis in Dundee

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apanderson



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not as unusual as you might think.

The Western Necropolis, Lambhill Cemetery & St. Kentigern's in Glasgow have similar stones - some with up to 6 names.

Have a look here: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=129

I think it would simply be a matter of filling up existing CWGC Lairs Confused

The first time I came across a stone like this I was a bit surprised - especially as the dates of death were in no 'set' order. Possibly the first name would be in the standard position, then additional names added either above or below - wherever space permitted. They were obviously produced well after the last death, so why the 'order' of first death being the top name on the stone isn't necessarily the case - who knows?

Anne
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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne
If I remember correctly were these men who had died in, for example, Stobhill Military Hospital????
Could this be the same kind of thing? From a very quick look at scotlandspeople it appears that they died in Angus (but not Dundee).
Was there a Military Hospital nearby?

Ken
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite possibly Ken - I can't remember!

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FortyTwa



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Anne & Ken. Just I'd never seen one in these parts before.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I remember correctly Stracathro Hospital Nr Brechin was a military hospital.

See link
http://www.caledonius.co.uk/brechin/Page48.html

but thats WWII, not WWI
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