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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM PETERS, Corporal, Royal Scots Greys
Died at Kimberley, South Africa 16th March 1900 aged 21
Son of Alexander and Isabella Peters (nee Wilson)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES REID, Sergeant, 2nd Scottish Rifles
Killed in action at Nooitgedacht, South Africa 13th December 1900 aged 30 years
Son of David & Isabella Reid
Husband of Mary Jane Reid



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES M.C. RITCHIE, Captain O.C. Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow
Died 20th July 1937

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FRANCIS TAIT (late of 71st H.L.I.)
Died 4th January 1906 aged 71 years
Husband of Jessie Donnelly



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain WILLIAM G. WALD, died in Glasgow 10th June 1916
Youngest son of Thomas Wald of Stromness, Orkney and Anne W. Lyall



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.
I visit this graveyard every few weeks and tend to a few of the graves, mainly Cpl Peter Todd MM & Pte Samuel Todd. I went in the other day to find a few of the War Graves (including Samuels) had been spray painted with the words IRA etc.. I was sickened to say the least!!
I have managed to clean most of them but need to get something stronger than elbow grease to remove the rest.
Can you give me the names of the gravestones you have been unable to identify and photograth?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Weejock!

Welcome to the Project! Smile

The ones I couldn't find are as follows:

Compt. D, Grave 1472A. Ldg. Aircraftman Harry Spence Beaton, R.A.F., died 7th June 1942
Copmt. H, Grave 440 Sgt. William Campbell, R.A.F.V.R., died 2nd September 1944
Compt. D, Grave 658 Pte. D. Carrick, R.A.M.C., died 25th January 1917
Compt. D, Grave 287 Cpl. T. Copland, R.A.S.C., died 3rd April 1920
Compt. D, Grave 250 Craftsman Edward Gordon, R.E.M.E., died 2nd February 1946
*Grave 281, Private Mark(s) Green, R.E., died 23rd October 1918
Compt C, Grave 770 Sgt. Edward Hunter, R.A.F.V.R., died 2nd April 1942
Compt T, Grave 112 Pte. Robert Lauder, R.A.O.C., died 14th June 1945
Compt C, Grave 7 L/Cpl. J. F. Logan, Cameronians, died 8th October 1916
Compt T, Grave 2476 Aircraftman 2nd Class Robert Tarburn McCormack, R.A.F.V.R., died 11th July 1947
Compt E, Grave 175 Pte. Daniel Pratt, R.A.O.C., died 29th September 1946
Compt K, Grave 164 Pte. J. N. Rankin, Cameron Highlanders, died 15th December 1915

*I subsequently found Mark Green's name on one of the stones in the Jewish Section (and promptly forgot to add it to the forum!). It doesn't mark his place of burial though - I have confirmation from the Cemetery Records Office that he was buried in common ground and no markers/stones are permitted there.

Good luck in trying to locate the above graves - I've given up! Laughing

Anne
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Anne, I'll keep my eyes open for them.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of the stone bearing Mark Green's name have now been added (Pg. 5), however, as explained in that post, this is not his grave.

As the remainder of the inscription is in Hebrew, I don't know whether this could be the grave of a member of the Green family.

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flight Officer Marie Gray (see previous page for photographs of her gravestone).

Thanks to Forum Member 'Tonym's' perseverance and hard work, the following info has come to light:

The following is a précis from a 59 page Service Report from The Library & Archives Canada

"Marie Gray left High School in 1949 and started training as a nurse. By 1957 she had qualified as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife. With these qualifications she emigrated to Canada and continued her nursing studies subsequently qualifying as a Postgraduate at Montreal Neurological Institute in 1961. She now applied for a Short Service Commission with the Royal Canadian Air Force Medical Services and was accepted with the rank of Flying Officer and posted to 3 Wing RCAF at Zweibrucken, Germany.

On 2nd November 1965, whilst off duty, she was traveling as a passenger in an automobile in the Pirmasens area, near the French/German border, when the car was caught in a gust of wind. The vehicle was forced across the road into the path of an oncoming bus. The car driver was killed and Marie was seriously injured suffering cerebral laceration, contusion and depressed frontal skull fracture. Despite all efforts at the U.S. Army Hospital at Landsthus, Germany she died 12 hours later.

There was a funeral service, with full military honours, at the Air Station Chapel on 5th November and her remains were placed aboard an aircraft for transfer to Scotland where a burial service took place at Sandymount Cemetery. An official RCAF Headstone Cross was subsequently added to the existing Headstone."


The search for information on Marie has been ongoing since I found the grave in Sandymount Cemetery in 2008
See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1037&highlight=sandymount+cemetery



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