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Skipman

Hi Jim. The next time am in Perth will see if I can find it. I know where Feus and Jeanfield rd are.

Cheers Mike

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Roger Thompson

Hello there Jim,

I know its along time since we last wrote, but can you please remind me of who your after at Castleford, Pontefract, Normanton, Harrogate and Woodhouse.

Woodhouse I believe is the one I was struggling with, with the University man if so I will try to contact him again now the lighter nights are here.

Cheers Roger.

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Jim Strawbridge
Hello there Jim,

I know its along time since we last wrote, but can you please remind me of who your after at Castleford, Pontefract, Normanton, Harrogate and Woodhouse.

Woodhouse I believe is the one I was struggling with, with the University man if so I will try to contact him again now the lighter nights are here.

Cheers Roger.

Hello Roger,

Polly BOOTH, munition worker, died 5/12/16, buried Castleford New Cemetery, plot E.51

Mary GIBSON, munition worker, died 5/12/16, buried Castleford New Cemetery, plot O.255

Helena BECKETT, munition worker, died 5/12/16, buried Pontefract Cemetery, plot 594

Jane FEW, munition worker, died 5/12/16, buried Pontefract Cemetery, plot L.609

Jennie BLACKAMORE, munition worker, died 5/12/16, buried Normanton Upper Cemetery, plot I.NG.4.22, 3rd class

Emma HOWELL, QMAAC, died 30/10/18. Her name is on the Harrogate War Memorial. I need a photograph showing it.

Dorothy Mortimer WATSON, TFNS, died 13/3/17. Her name is on the Harrogate War Memorial. Photograph needed. Her name is also on the Roll of Honour in Harrogate Hospital and I need a photograph of that, too.

Katie CHAPMAN, munition worker, died 5/12/16, buried Woodhouse Cemetery (now known as St. George’s Fields); plot 5280 (edge plot abutting the wall next to Henry Price Student Flats).

The munition workers were generally young and from poor families so I will not be surprised if some of the above are without headstones and unmarked.

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Peter Bennett

FRANCE, Cher, Estaires (2), Le Havre, Pys

Jim

I think I have all the females in Le Havre, I presume you mean Ste Marie Cemetery, which is the name.

Also I am going to Estaires at the end of April, who do you need from there?

Peter

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FRANCE, Cher, Estaires (2), Le Havre, Pys

Jim

I think I have all the females in Le Havre, I presume you mean Ste Marie Cemetery, which is the name.

Also I am going to Estaires at the end of April, who do you need from there?

Peter

Peter, I have all of the graves of females in Le Havre as well as those off the Salta Memorial. I am needing to know if the Salta Memorial carries the phrase something like "an unknown nurse". A photograph of that is what is required. By a process of elimination I am certain that this was Jean Roberts, QAIMNS. I believe that the CWGC thinks so too and intend adding her name to the memorial when time, money and a man with a chisel coincide. So either note of the unknown nurse or the name of Jean Roberts is what I require from Le Havre.

In Estaires Communal Cemetery there are two graves of female foreign nationals cared for by the CWGC. These are Rosalie Detourlet (died 18/10/18) and Marie Sloran (died 20/10/18). These are the two that I am after from there.

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Peter Bennett

Jim

I will e-mail you a photo of the Salta Memorial panel which includes the unknown nurse. The condition of the panels makes very poor photgraphs but it is just about discernable.

Also do you have the location of the two in Estaires

Peter

ps there is a JANE Roberts on the Salta Memorial records

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Hywyn

Jim

The Arch is currently being renovated, See

http://www.bangorcivicsociety.org.uk/pages/manews.htm

from the excellent Bangor Civic Society website.

The Society has photographed the memorials inside the building and it's shown here

http://www.bangorcivicsociety.org.uk/pages/arch/DSCF4341.htm

However, you will see that the names are in Parish Order and, unfortunately for us nowadays, are Surnames and initials only.

You may spot Jane Howdle but the others may be a bit harder. Do you know their Parishes?

Hywyn

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Hywyn

Jim

Have had a look at CWGC and see that Hannah Owen and Louisa Parry were Holyhead girls on the Leinster. Forum member LST_164 has quite a knowledge of Anglesey casualties and it may be worth giving him a PM if you haven't already got background information.

Couldn't see Margaret Williams on CWGC and no N Wales link I could see for Jane Howdle.

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Jim

I will e-mail you a photo of the Salta Memorial panel which includes the unknown nurse. The condition of the panels makes very poor photgraphs but it is just about discernable.

Also do you have the location of the two in Estaires

Peter

ps there is a JANE Roberts on the Salta Memorial records

Peter, When a previous photographer went to the Salta Memorial Jane Roberts was not on it. Recent events, with a little of my help I like to think, has established that Jane Roberts should go on it. I have been awaiting the addition. Is it one that you have in your archives as I would like to have a photograph of her name on it. Jim

ps with regards to the two in Estaires I shall ask the oracle if he can give locations.

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Jim

Have had a look at CWGC and see that Hannah Owen and Louisa Parry were Holyhead girls on the Leinster. Forum member LST_164 has quite a knowledge of Anglesey casualties and it may be worth giving him a PM if you haven't already got background information.

Couldn't see Margaret Williams on CWGC and no N Wales link I could see for Jane Howdle.

Hywyn, Margaret Williams is not on the CWGC list as her death was caused by a non-war collision in the Irish Sea. She was from Caergeiliog, Bodedern, Anglesey but the good citizens of Holyhead placed her name on the war memorial there and on the Bangor Arch. Jane Howdle was from Liscard, Cheshire but was working at Benllech, Anglesey at the time of her death. Hence her inclusion on the local war memorial and the Bangor Arch. Thank you for pointing out the Bangor Society site. There will be copyright issues if I just pinch their photographs and that is why I am looking for someone to take them for me and give me permission to publish them in my Register. Jim

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Hywyn

Jim

See this thread re the Arch.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...gor+civic\

especially Forum member 2friars (Matt) towards the end of the thread. He seems to be concerned in the Bangor Civic Society website and may be able to resolve the copyright issue.

Further contact details are in this thread should you get no response to a PM or via the website.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...mp;#entry960895

On a separate matter, Jennie Williams, VAD (31/1/1919 buried Le Havre) is on the Llanberis (Caernarfonshire) Memorial. I have a photo of the Memorial if you want it.

Hywyn

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clive_hughes

Jim,

hywyn gave me a nudge to wake me up to the existence of the Anglesey casualties in this thread!

As to the Bangor Arch, I'd follow his advice to contact the Civic Society since the structure is I think still fenced off and getting into it might be difficult.

Anglesey suffered a few female casualties in the WW1 period:

Mrs. Jane Ellen Howdle of the Lusitania 1915 has her name on the parish war memorial at Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf, aka Benllech, with the address Pantysaer (a local farm, which may be associated with her Hughes parents). A mistake was made by CWGC re. her burial, so initially her name was placed among the unrecovered/unknown MN casualties for that vessel on the Tower Hill Memorial. It is still there, and I can send you a picture of that panel if desired. However, her body was in fact recovered and identified, and is buried in the Lusitania plot at the Old Church Cemetery, Cobh, Ireland. The various identified casualties there, including other females, are commemorated by a special memorial. I have a copy picture of this, sent by forum member Isadore whom I advise you to contact. A photo of the Benllech Memorial is on the "Anglesey Info" site below, but I don't think it's clear enough for your purposes (her name is third from the bottom of the marble panel):

http://www.anglesey.info/Benllech%20War%20...ls%20290105.jpg

She is also named on the Liscard, Cheshire war memorial.

Margaret Williams, Stewardess SS Connemara 1916 - to the best of my knowledge her body was not recovered after this ("civil", non-CWGC) accident. Her only memorials would therefore be at Holyhead War Memorial and the Bangor Arch. Despite her ?home/next of kin address she is not commemorated at Bodedern. If she is on any other local Holyhead memorial (eg, church/chapel) members Rogin and Carmania specialise in that town's casualties and might lend a hand with her or the others below.

Hannah Owen 2nd Stewardess on the RMS Leinster 1918 was recovered and is buried at Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Holyhead. I have an image of her gravestone which is a civil type, family stone in Welsh covering her, her infant sister d.1885, and both her parents (last one d. 1948). This I had from a non-Forum source, and if desired I can offer to ask the donor if he's willing to let me pass a copy to you. Named on Holyhead War Memorial and the Bangor Arch.

Louisa Parry 2nd Stewardess as above was never recovered, so the principal commemorations will be on Holyhead War Memorial, the Bangor Arch and Tower Hill. If I haven't already sent you a picture of her name from Tower Hill, I am happy to do so.

Annie Roberts, Member 2663 WRAF d. of pneumonia 12 Nov 1918 is also buried at Maeshyfryd Cemetery. Headstone CWGC type in dark slate. I can ask about a copy of this image from the same chap who took Hannah Owen's grave if you wish. She is named on the Holyhead War Memorial, Bangor Arch, and I understand also on Bootle, Lancs. War Memorial.

Hope this helps,

LST_164

PS- in your list there is "Dyfed, Abergwili" - Dyfed ceased to exist in 1996 and became Carmarthenshire. Abergwili is on the edge of Carmarthen town, member SteveJ may be able to help perhaps?

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MicolStud

Hi Jim,

I know this may sound daft but im an admin on a rabbit forum (i breed, show and judge rabbits lol) we have members dotted all over the country and i could put a post on our forum asking if anyone lives local to take a piccie for you, have u an updated list of what you need?

regards

Michelle

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Roger Thompson

Good morning to you Jim,

A quick update, Castleford I visited the new Cemetery yesterday and found What I think is Polly Booth's grave E.51, the section was well marked and there was a good few numbers on the stones, I took a photo, but need to check with Wakefield Dist Council first, Mary Gibson's I couldn't find even the section so once again to the council I go. The council is very good at marking the grave sites out with the numbers I wish they where all the same.

Allerton Bywater, I also called in there yesterday on the off chance of finding something but no, I rang the Rector who told me the records are kept within the church itself so arrangements are being made for me to view them and then take photo's. Eliza Grant and Edith Selina Levitt.

As we now say Work in progress, will let you know when done.

Cheers Roger.

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Jim Strawbridge
Good morning to you Jim,

A quick update, Castleford I visited the new Cemetery yesterday and found What I think is Polly Booth's grave E.51, the section was well marked and there was a good few numbers on the stones, I took a photo, but need to check with Wakefield Dist Council first, Mary Gibson's I couldn't find even the section so once again to the council I go. The council is very good at marking the grave sites out with the numbers I wish they where all the same.

Allerton Bywater, I also called in there yesterday on the off chance of finding something but no, I rang the Rector who told me the records are kept within the church itself so arrangements are being made for me to view them and then take photo's. Eliza Grant and Edith Selina Levitt.

As we now say Work in progress, will let you know when done.

Cheers Roger.

Roger,

Thank you for the update. You seem well on with the case,

Jim

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larney

Hi Jim,

What photos from West Wales do you need? I have a couple, and certainly have the grave of Emma Grace Fletcher, plus Abergwili War Memorial. Let me know who you are after and I'll have a search,

Cheers,

SteveJ.

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Jim Strawbridge
Hi Jim,

I know this may sound daft but im an admin on a rabbit forum (i breed, show and judge rabbits lol) we have members dotted all over the country and i could put a post on our forum asking if anyone lives local to take a piccie for you, have u an updated list of what you need?

regards

Michelle

Michelle, the listing (post 443, page 18) is my most recent and when there is a change I do a short edit to keep it updated. This is in areas and people would need to approach me for an exact requirement. This may be too much bother for your members. The offer is appreciated. I will leave it to you as to whether to further it, Regards, Jim

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Jim Strawbridge
On a separate matter, Jennie Williams, VAD (31/1/1919 buried Le Havre) is on the Llanberis (Caernarfonshire) Memorial. I have a photo of the Memorial if you want it.

Hywyn

Hywyn, Thank you for the Bangor Arch information. I will contact the Bangor Civic Society and see if they can help. This seems to be the best bet if the memorial is under reparation. I need the Llanberis Memorial assuming that you have it actually showing Jennie William's name. Thank you for the offer, Jim

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Jim Strawbridge
Jim,

hywyn gave me a nudge to wake me up to the existence of the Anglesey casualties in this thread!

As to the Bangor Arch, I'd follow his advice to contact the Civic Society since the structure is I think still fenced off and getting into it might be difficult.

Anglesey suffered a few female casualties in the WW1 period:

Mrs. Jane Ellen Howdle of the Lusitania 1915 has her name on the parish war memorial at Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf, aka Benllech, with the address Pantysaer (a local farm, which may be associated with her Hughes parents). A mistake was made by CWGC re. her burial, so initially her name was placed among the unrecovered/unknown MN casualties for that vessel on the Tower Hill Memorial. It is still there, and I can send you a picture of that panel if desired. However, her body was in fact recovered and identified, and is buried in the Lusitania plot at the Old Church Cemetery, Cobh, Ireland. The various identified casualties there, including other females, are commemorated by a special memorial. I have a copy picture of this, sent by forum member Isadore whom I advise you to contact. A photo of the Benllech Memorial is on the "Anglesey Info" site below, but I don't think it's clear enough for your purposes (her name is third from the bottom of the marble panel):

http://www.anglesey.info/Benllech%20War%20...ls%20290105.jpg

She is also named on the Liscard, Cheshire war memorial.

Margaret Williams, Stewardess SS Connemara 1916 - to the best of my knowledge her body was not recovered after this ("civil", non-CWGC) accident. Her only memorials would therefore be at Holyhead War Memorial and the Bangor Arch. Despite her ?home/next of kin address she is not commemorated at Bodedern. If she is on any other local Holyhead memorial (eg, church/chapel) members Rogin and Carmania specialise in that town's casualties and might lend a hand with her or the others below.

Hannah Owen 2nd Stewardess on the RMS Leinster 1918 was recovered and is buried at Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Holyhead. I have an image of her gravestone which is a civil type, family stone in Welsh covering her, her infant sister d.1885, and both her parents (last one d. 1948). This I had from a non-Forum source, and if desired I can offer to ask the donor if he's willing to let me pass a copy to you. Named on Holyhead War Memorial and the Bangor Arch.

Louisa Parry 2nd Stewardess as above was never recovered, so the principal commemorations will be on Holyhead War Memorial, the Bangor Arch and Tower Hill. If I haven't already sent you a picture of her name from Tower Hill, I am happy to do so.

Annie Roberts, Member 2663 WRAF d. of pneumonia 12 Nov 1918 is also buried at Maeshyfryd Cemetery. Headstone CWGC type in dark slate. I can ask about a copy of this image from the same chap who took Hannah Owen's grave if you wish. She is named on the Holyhead War Memorial, Bangor Arch, and I understand also on Bootle, Lancs. War Memorial.

Hope this helps,

LST_164

PS- in your list there is "Dyfed, Abergwili" - Dyfed ceased to exist in 1996 and became Carmarthenshire. Abergwili is on the edge of Carmarthen town, member SteveJ may be able to help perhaps?

My manuscript is in Word and is searchable. We come out with the same listing of women and I am grateful for the details of other memorials containing their names. I have photographs of the Cobh wall and the memorial at Tower Hill for these women. As yet, I do not have a photograph of Hannah Owens' headstone and would welcome a copy. Please contact your source and ask whether I may use it ensuring that they are aware that it will be published in a book. They will be acknowledged as having provided it. The same with Annie Robert's. If not forthcoming it is not the end of the world as I will still be seeking out someone to help me get photograph of a name on the Holyhead War Memorial and the Bennlech War Memorial.

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Jim Strawbridge
Hi Jim,

What photos from West Wales do you need? I have a couple, and certainly have the grave of Emma Grace Fletcher, plus Abergwili War Memorial. Let me know who you are after and I'll have a search,

Cheers,

SteveJ.

Steve, Forgive me but my Welsh geography is pants save for those in S.Wales. So here is a list of places and you tell me if any of them are in your striking distance.

ANGLESEY, Bennlech, Holyhead (5)

CARMARTHENSHIRE, Abergwili, Ammanford, Llangadock

CARNARVONSHIRE, Llanberis

CHESHIRE, Ammanford, Liscard (ok not Welsh, but close)

GLAMORGANSHIRE, Bridgend, Gellygaer, Llandough, Ponyclun, Pontypridd

GWENT, Pontypool

GWYNEDD, Bangor

MERIONETHSHIRE, Dolgelley (2),

MONMOUTHSHIRE, Ebbw Vale, Fleur de Lis, Llanfigangel, Machen, Newport (4), Risca

I need the headstone of Emma Grace Fletcher and also the name of Mary Olwen Evans on the Abergwili War Memorial.

Regards, Jim

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Steve, Forgive me but my Welsh geography is pants save for those in S.Wales. So here is a list of places and you tell me if any of them are in your striking distance.

ANGLESEY, Bennlech, Holyhead (5)

CARMARTHENSHIRE, Abergwili, Ammanford, Langadock

CARNARVONSHIRE, Llanberis

CHESHIRE, Ammanford, Liscard (ok not Welsh, but close)

GLAMORGANSHIRE, Bridgend, Gellygaer, Llandough, Ponyclun, Pontypridd

GWENT, Pontypool

GWYNEDD, Bangor

MERIONETHSHIRE, Dolgelley (2),

MONMOUTHSHIRE, Ebbw Vale, Fleur de Lis, Llanfigangel, Machen, Newport (4), Risca

I need the headstone of Emma Grace Fletcher and also the name of Mary Olwen Evans on the Abergwili War Memorial.

Regards, Jim

Hi Jim,

PM sent, I have most of the West Wales photos you are after.

SteveJ.

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clive_hughes

Jim,

will have a go at getting permission re the two Holyhead gravestone images.

If you haven't had a better offer in the meantime, I'm planning to use a part of my mid-April leave getting a few grave/memorial pictures on Anglesey and will try to include Benllech, if not Holyhead.

LST_164

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Jim,

will have a go at getting permission re the two Holyhead gravestone images.

If you haven't had a better offer in the meantime, I'm planning to use a part of my mid-April leave getting a few grave/memorial pictures on Anglesey and will try to include Benllech, if not Holyhead.

LST_164

Thank you. I have a few other bits needed on Anglesey so please let me know before you go. Jim

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clive_hughes

Jim,

send me a PM with your requirements - you never know, I might just have some of them already!

LST_164

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toffo

Jim,

Have PM'd you.....Toffo

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