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Military graves over 200 years old

 
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spoons



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Military graves over 200 years old Reply with quote

I was just posting the grave in Keirmill, Dumfries and Galloway of Major Hoggan who died in April 1809 and I began to wonder.

I don't think he will be the oldest grave we have posted, but how many more do we have over 200 years old?

\Paul
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul

I think we may have quite a few Eighteenth Century headstones but I'll be surprised if we have that many before that.

I think we should adopt the practice we used for VCs when we add VictoriaCross to the subject of the post. We could add ones for wars as well e.g.

FalklandsWar
KoreanWar
BoerWar
IndianMutiny
CrimeanWar
NapoleonicWar
JacobiteWars

That way we can do a search for headstones which are not for the World Wars.

By the way the other day I saw a reference that there is a war grave from 1760 in South-West Scotland. It is to a French naval Officer who died in an engagement in Luce Bay. I can't remember the cemetery, it's in the South Machars I think.

Adam
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
By the way the other day I saw a reference that there is a war grave from 1760 in South-West Scotland. It is to a French naval Officer who died in an engagement in Luce Bay. I can't remember the cemetery, it's in the South Machars I think.


Iíve found an online reference to the 1760 grave, it is in Monreith.

http://home.btconnect.com/monreith/Page1.html

Also buried in Kirkmaiden Churchyard is Francois Thurot, naval officer of the French Navy, who was one of many Frenchmen whose bodies were washed ashore after a battle fought at sea off the Isle of Man in 1760 between Britain and France.

You can see the Isle of Man from the shores of Luce Bay.

The current parish of Kirkmaiden and its churchyard is across Luce bay and covers the most Southerly part of the South Rhinns and is on the forum here. It should not to be confused with the old Kirkmaiden Churchyard with the same name which is in the South Machars.

Adam
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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details of the Thurot Memorial and the old Kirkmaiden Churchyard are at:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic7057.html

Ken
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about the graves of:

Sir John Stewart, Battle of Falkirk, 1298
Sir John de Graeme, Battle of Falkirk, 1298
Colonel Robert Munro, Battle of Falkirk Muir, 1746
Captain Lieutenant William Edmonstone, 1748

All in Falkirk Parish Churchyard

Anne Wink
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