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jrah60



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Location: East Kibride

PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject: Carmunnock Cemetery Reply with quote

Carmunnock Cemetery, Holmbyre Road, Castlemilk, Glasgow

OS Grid Ref: NS 589584




There are two identified casualties in this cemetery, I could only find one.
That may have something to do with the state of this cemetery. The locals have turned it into a football park. Most of the headstones have been damaged. It is an incredible sight, for all the wrong reasons. I would be heartbroken if any of my relatives were buried here.



Name: CRAWFORD, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 205 Bty. 137 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 09/07/1944
Service No: 1531101
Additional information: Son of Charles M. Crawford and Jean Donaghy Crawford, of Pollockshields, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Grave 70.
Cemetery: CARMUNNOCK CEMETERY, GLASGOW



Name: BLAIR, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Obs.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 76 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 20/12/1943
Service No: 151237
Additional information: Son of Robert James Blair and Elizabeth Dick Blair, of North Kelvinside, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint grave 10. A. 13-14.
Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, GERMANY.

John
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen it all now, a football pitch in the middle of a cemetery!

Rolling Eyes

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mhomac



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Location: South Lanarkshire

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having attended a service at the Linn Crematorium, I decided to visit this cemetery and look for the second CWGC casualty.
The cemetery has been renamed and now known as LINN CEMETERY NEW EXTENSION. There have been a few more burials and I think the goalposts have been removed! I found Thomas Hodge.
As you will see, the stone has been damaged but is still readable.








HODGE, THOMAS
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Service No: 874806
Date of Death: 09/12/1939
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) 947 Balloon
Grave Reference: Sec. D. Grave 126.
Cemetery: LINN CEMETERY NEW EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of James and Helen Hodge, of Glasgow.
Husband of Frances Margaret Hodge, of Carmunnock.
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Stuart Crawford



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Crawford was my uncle who I never met. I too have been dismayed by the state of the cemetery in which he is buried. What action, if any, is open to me to remedy the situation? Can anyone help?
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