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Different Style CWGC Headstone.

 
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spidge



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 1:47 am    Post subject: Different Style CWGC Headstone. Reply with quote

(Please delete if off topic)

Hope I have done this correctly to photobucket.

Thought this design may be of interest. Has anyone seen any of this type?


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Re: Different Style CWGC Headstone. Reply with quote

spidge wrote:


Hope I have done this correctly to photobucket.



Edited your post for you. You need to use the IMG tags rather than the URL ones.
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spidge



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks David,

The image comes up beautifully.


Cheers

Geoff
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly don't recall seeing gold painted lettering before. I wonder if it is a privately funded enhancement? The stone looks a little odd as well, in the photo it looks more like marble than the usual Purbeck stone - is it possible that the whole thing is a private headstone made in the CWGC style?

It's off topic for GWF but you could always try mailing CWGC or send a PM to Terry on GWF to see if they have any thoughts.

\Paul
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spidge



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Spoons,

The entire war cemetery is in that style.


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Geoff
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no clue in the CWGC details of the cemetery

Cemetery: DENILIQUIN WAR CEMETERY
Country: Australia
Locality: unspecified
Location Information: Deniliquin is on Cobb Highway in the southern part of New South Wales. It is only 43 miles from the Victorian border. It is 188 miles from Melbourne. The cemetery is 2 miles from the post office.
No. of Identified Casualties: 29

Apart from this cemetery are other graves in New South Wales like this?

Here are the details for the airman buried in the grave in the photo.

MATTHEWS, ERIC JOHN
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 37
Date of Death: 29/12/1942
Service No: 53931
Additional information: Son of George Cole Matthews and Elizabeth Jane Matthews; husband of Florence Evelyn Matthews, of Finley.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot D. Row A. Grave 6.
Cemetery: DENILIQUIN WAR CEMETERY
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spidge



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are a couple more from the same cemetery.




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DerekR



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen headstones like this before - they look like marble?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is marble and they are used only in Australia. Originally Ulam marble was used but this has been replaced by Chillagoe.
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