Author Topic: Military Headstones  (Read 9583 times)

Tel

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Re: Military Headstones
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2010, 02:19:33 PM »
First of all I must apologise to all members of this forum, I have to admit the headstone I thought was my father’s was in fact a private headstone in a completely different part of Phillips Park Cemetery.  I had been prompted to visit the cemetery by a cousin who had notified me of the condition of the headstone, as it had been more than 20 years since my last visit and because the cemetery had changed so much I looked in the wrong section and found a headstone in the area I thought he had been buried, it was so badly damaged I thought it was my fathers.  When contacted by Algy Turner and Bob Bonner I checked on the Armed Forces Memorial Website, found my father’s entry and noted the section and plot number.  Today I visited the correct section and found that the headstone had been replaced since I last saw it but was in very good condition, the mistake I had made was my cousin had told me the stone had split, he meant the family memorial on the grave.
Many thanks for all the interest and help from you all and special thanks to Major Turner and Captain Bonner for their help and advice.  The original headstone had been a standard CWGC headstone but the present one has an odd shape with the top not being curved.  I have posted a photograph at this link: http://www.tel-web.co.uk/pic/sgtaskew.jpg

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Offline tonyrod

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Re: Military Headstones
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2010, 02:58:48 PM »
no problem tel,  its easy to do, your fathers at rest.

Gritty

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Re: Military Headstones
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2011, 08:42:56 PM »
tel, has your father was still serving, the family would have had a choice if they wanted a private funeral and headstone or a military one, was he buried in a army barracks cemetery or a town cemetery from your comments it sounds like a town one,   my late pals father was serving in Germany and died in 1957  no conflict and buried in RHEINDAHLEN  with  a cwgc headstone, 

Dunno if anyone read/relpies to this thread any more

TONYROD..... With regard to Rheindahlen, I live at Javelin Barracks. Formerly RAF Bruggen! I am about 10 min drive from the main camp JHQ (Joint Head Quarters). I do know there is a cemetary on this camp.

If required mail me the details and i can try to get a picture if needed and indeed at JHQ


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Re: Military Headstones
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2011, 07:49:46 PM »
i am sure tony will pick up on this  ;)
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Gritty

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Re: Military Headstones
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2011, 08:38:48 PM »
Hi,

In regard to the cemetary at JHQ, i have never visited before and i am unsure about any Manchesters that lie here. I will try to research if any are and if so when the weather is clearer i will go to visit and note any. I am unsure if there are Manchesters if anyone has photo's from JHQ but if i do find any i will post them to the forum if required.

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Re: Military Headstones
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2011, 09:01:03 AM »
hi gritty, i am just back from spain, and playing catch up, i have the photo i needed from RHEINDAHLEN 
thank you, you can read the full story on this link,
http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=1215.msg8153#msg8153

my family web site, http://tonyrod.webs.com/     cheers   tonyrod