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*sparkle*



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:26 pm    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote

Hello,

I have just joined after finding out about here from the scottish war memorials forum, so thought I would say hello.

I was a Lochrutton Kirk yesterday taking pictures of family graves (on any other forum I suppose that may sound a bit weird....) and I stumbled across a war grave.

So Ive just to figure how to get the picture on here and figure out who he was.

Have I to wait five days before I can post pictures? Or is it acceptable to link from another host site?

Tracey
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tracey,

Welcome aboard!

I think the 5/5 rule is no longer the case - one way to find out though!!

Anne Laughing
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spoons



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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Lochrutton is about as out of the way as they come. The WW1 memorial is on the outside wall, any idea if there was ever a WW2 memorial?

\Paul
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*sparkle*



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shall attempt to post a picture tonight as I downloaded them last night and they are on my PC.

Spoons - yes Lochrutton is a bit out of the way. We were there until about 9pm so saw a beautiful sunset from the side of the hill. The drive up is slightly daunting (steep with overgrown branches), but theres a little car park at the top so its actually not as bad as it first appears. I took a picture of the WW1 war memorial too. I shall check, but I am sure there were a couple of men listed on there from WW2 (added at the bottom)

The war grave is for D. Muirhead.

While I'm on here, is this list that I found while googling someone on here? If so, its great as it indicates that the grave I found is the only one at Lochfoot.
http://www.cast.org.uk/dagwargraves.htm

Tx
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spoons



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*sparkle* wrote:
While I'm on here, is this list that I found while googling someone on here? If so, its great as it indicates that the grave I found is the only one at Lochfoot.
http://www.cast.org.uk/dagwargraves.htm

Tx


No, not one of us, that site is run by Chris something or other, he has kindly added a link to our site at the bottom of the page but he has not joined as far as I know. He did this work at the behest of the local council taking it straight from the CWGC lists.
Of course we are also interested in all graves with military inscriptions whether listed on CWGC or not so that is very many more than on the CAST list.

\Paul
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*sparkle*



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite new to all this, so, as I understand there are 'official' graves which are looked after by the CWGC with very distinctive headstones; and there are also private family graves.

Is there a method to finding the private graves or it it just a case of record them if and when you find them?

In that case, is it people's graves who died during the war, or would you include people like my Uncle who died in 1924 after a pretty miserable time following the war due to his injuries. I'm not worried who is included/excluded but I am curious as to where the line is drawn. Smile

Saying that, I'm presuming this has already been discussed somewhere that I haven't found yet, so apologies if this is the case.

Thanks

Tracey
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry about feeling confused - it won't take you long to get the jist of things. (says she who seems to be always confused about one thing or another!! Laughing )

Anyway, once you find one definate CWGC grave in any cemetery, look him/her up on the CWGC site and that will confirm the grave location. If you them click on the Cemetery name, that will open up a new page giving details of how many burials there are within that one location. If you then click on 'Cemetery Reports', that opens up another page(s) and there you'll find an alphabetical list of everyone buried there. So that takes care of the CWGC Burials!

As for family stones, some of these are CWGC burials also (at the time, families had their choice of whether to have a standard CWGC stone or not)

Then the fun starts!! We try to find every stone mentioning anyone killed not only in WW1/2 but any other conflict either before or since, then list them all alphabetically by their surnames starting with WW1/2 first, then miscellaneous at the end. This can be a bit daunting sometimes, but usually between the CWGC database and the SNWM database (http://www.snwm.org/website/frames.html) most of them can be identified

For casualties post 1947, you can sometimes identify them on: http://www.forcesmemorial.org.uk/

Every now and again, it can be almost imposible to identify some. If you have a wee look at the Queries & Requests Board, you'll see what I mean.

Anne
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