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Desmond7

Cheevers problem

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Desmond7

Tried four times to find the man 'remembered today' on CWGC. Finally got him.

Name: CHEEVERS, RICHARD

Initials: R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Irish Fusiliers

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 21

Date of Death: 20/08/1914

Service No: 11113

Additional information: Son of James and Maggie Cheevers, of Waterloo Place, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. (Buried Quetta Govt. Cem. 2166.).

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 23.

Cemetery: DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE

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Derek Robertson

Des,

Stay off the Bushmills mate................. :P

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Desmond7

No such luck .... boo hoo

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Derek Robertson

Des,

The only "real" whiskey is Scottish in origin anyway so you're not missing anything being Bushmills free.

Take that as a blessing ;)

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CROONAERT
The only "real" whiskey is Scottish in origin anyway

Not wanting to sound picky, but that's not technically correct. You don't get any "whiskey" at all from Scotland!

("Whisky" in Scotland, and "whiskey" elsewhere)

Dave.

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Chris_Baker

Is Cheevers a name local to Co Tyrone or Cookstown? My wife's family name of McSloy certainly is.

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Desmond7

Maybe his descendants? I think Cheevers is a 'southern' name orginally.

A Cheevers

Butchers

27 Millburn Street

Cookstown County Tyrone BT80 8EG

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Desmond7

I'd like to thank Dave for sorting out that uppity Jock .. 'real' whiskey indeed!?

Ye cannae be serious ba the way ... youse crowd a' sup Buckfast onyroad.

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John_Hartley
is it normal to have a man commerated on a memorial as well as buried?

Mark

It's not uncommon. Quite a lot of graves in India, Pakistan, etc are no longer maintained by CWGC and the guys are commemorated on a memorial.

One of the guys I've researched has a commemoration on Kirkee Memorial, which is in Kirkee Cemetery... which is where he's buried.

John

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Derek Robertson
Not wanting to sound picky, but that's not technically correct. You don't get any "whiskey" at all from Scotland!

("Whisky" in Scotland, and "whiskey" elsewhere)

Dave.

Dave,

I typed in "whiskey" so that everyone south of God's country could understand what I was on about.

Of course, up here, it is very much WHISKY. :rolleyes:

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Derek Robertson
Mark

It's not uncommon. Quite a lot of graves in India, Pakistan, etc are no longer maintained by CWGC and the guys are commemorated on a memorial.

John,

Just as a matter of interest - is there a reason why the CWGC has given up on the graves?

I was under the impression that it was in their charter to maintain graves in perpituity?

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