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#1 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:12 AM

Hi

I have all the headstone photographs from Ryecroft and Bloxwich Cemeteries in Walsall, and many from the surrounding area.

Anyone need a copy ??

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:17 AM

Hi Graeme

I'd very much appreciate any South Staffs men that you may have.

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#3 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

Hi Roy,

Theres loads !! About 180 men (WW1 and 2) buried in Ryecroft and about 40 in Bloxwich, many of then SSR.

Anyone in particular ?

Ill have mooch meantime and see who's here

Graeme

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

Evening Graeme,

Do you have the pic of the headstone for :-

ORME.F. // Gloucs Regiment // grave 4.2.574. // Ryecroft Cemetery.


Also any Gloucestershire Regiment men that you might have.


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#5 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

Simon,

Not much left now,

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

name on grave

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

Graeme,

Many thanks.

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#8 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:38 AM

Hi Roy

heres a couple

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:57 AM

Thanks Graeme, I'll drop you a PM later.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:17 AM

Roy,

Send me your e-mail address,

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:53 AM

Thanks Graeme,

PM sent

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:51 PM

I'm looking for persons on my moms side of our family tree, we are in the united states or I'd go look myself. I believe they are all in Ryecroft Cemetery, some of this information came from old cemetery records and some I'm just hoping as nobody is positive.

 

George Joseph Wain Division 46 - Grave #3- 247      b1851 d 10 apr 1928

 

George William Wain Division 40 - Grave #3- 420      b 19oct 1874 d 10dec 1936

 

Archibald Leslie Wain Division 38, 3-22      b 1883 d 1960

 

others who might but not positive:

Edward Edgar Wain d11 sept 1928

george Wain d 1899

Richard d 1851

 

Obviosly I'm looking for the wain's which are all my mom's maiden name, these would be here grandfather and up.

If you have any of the wain's that would be a great thing to find as they are so far away.

Thank You

Steve Lamasney



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:28 PM

Graeme well done on the promotion of Ryecroft - I'm afraid it needs all the support we can give. I have spent considerable time there looking up parents, siblings and children of ancestors that fell in the Great War and am always struck by the contrast of our municipal cemeteries to those I have visited in Europe. Thank you for the work of the CWGC.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:23 AM

Morning both,

 

Steve, unfortunately I only have war burials or related from the cemetery. If I get time I'll have a look for these BUT the cemetery is not the best and many graves are no longer there, especially if the families have not tended them.

 

Hi Tim. Cheers for the comments. I'm sure, if you have spent any time there, you will endorse what I have said above. May I ask who the ancestors are (other than the Avatar - whose name escape me at the moment    {Got it, Pearman} )??

 

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:28 AM

Steve,

 

Further to the above there are 2 Wains on the Walsall WW2 RoH, Bernard and William Harold.

 

Regards,

 

Graeme



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:23 AM

Any chance of a headstone photo for 16926 Private Joseph Phillipson, South Staffordshire Regiment in Walsall Wood Cemetery? The photo I took myself was blurred; I blame the rain!



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:10 AM

Morning Berenice

 

I've visited the cemetery numerous times and for some strange reason never seem to be able to get decent pictures from here, no matter what time of the day I visit.

 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

Graeme

 

Yes you're memory's not so bad - Frank Pearman (5th OBLI) wife's family are in 8-1-23 and in another grave diagonally adjacent and Peter James Powell's parents (7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) are in 3-3-480.

 

It was your posting of the photograph of the memorial board at the Walsall Council that's made me look up the other war dead Walsall Powells. Peter James Powell is related to Sidney Joseph Powell (Lincolnshire Regiment killed 6 October 1917) but William Henry Powell (KOYLI 24 July 1917) is not from our family. Unfortunately I have not been able to identify the 'Powell H' - any ideas?.

 

I know of 2 other of Peter James' brothers buried at Ryecroft and have tried unsuccessfully to find his nephew Horace Baden Powell in 14-4-329. I know where section 14 is but working during the week I've been unable to get to see the plan at Willenhall Lawn are you able to give me help in locating the position (I've had a good look so I think the stones have long since vanished)?

 

Tim



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

Tim

 

Section 14 is a mass of grass so I would think nothing now remains. 

 

I use other burials to locate the ones Im looking for and forget the middle number, its the grave number you need.

 

 

Vincent Thomas DREW (RAF) is in Grave 14.3.317 and John Henden (SSR) is in Grave 14.3.99.

 

Therefore he is not far from DREW.

 

If you can catch the groundsmen there, they are most helpful and have the plot maps in the house at the entrance.

 

Below is a pic of the unveiling of the cross

 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:13 AM

"Peter James Powell is related to Sidney Joseph Powell (Lincolnshire Regiment killed 6 October 1917) ."

 

Hi Tim

 

I don't know what info you have on Sid Powell but he figures in a short book I wrote on a Walsall lad, Jim Elwell. If you PM me with your email address I'll send you the stuff I have - it includes headstone photo from Ljissenthoek and a good quality photo of Sid in 'civvies'. I also have some info on his immediate family such as his parents Sid and Maria Powell (Maria was Jim Elwell's wife's sister...!).

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:49 PM

Thanks Graeme and Ken - its a very small world. 

 

I wish I had known about Jim when I visited the Arras memorial in the summer.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 03:48 PM

Thank you, Graeme.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:22 PM

Graeme, Thank you

Steve