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js (#47073644)
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I am part of a project to research the history, "residents" and eventually to record all inscriptions in Gravesend Cemetery, Kent. I am happy to take photo requests for this cemetery as I am a frequent visitor there. I am always interested to hear from anyone with any information about interesting people buried there, (they certainly don't have to be "famous"!)

I am always willing to transfer ownership of my memorials to relatives.
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ted robbens
38590260 Col Thomas Prendergast Boles Walsh
Col Thomas Prendergast Boles Walsh; 38590260. Minor correction. Wording say "Rifle Brigade, fought with distinction at Waterloo." Waterloo was 1815 and Walsh I think was born in 1831. It was his father Rev J P Walsh of the Old 95th who was at Waterloo and wounded 3 times. I can try and get a bio for Thomas if you wish? His son, Langton Prendergast Walsh, wrote a book called "Under the flag : and Somali coast stories" and there are several references to his dad.

Added by ted robbens on Jan 19, 2017 8:29 AM
Ben Ashcroft
As per my earlier message I gave now sent through the edits for your approval
Added by kaycee on Jan 09, 2017 2:48 AM
Ben Ashcroft
Thanks for the great work you are doing.

I am doing something similar in the North West. I am currently working on a project to research all the soldiers who fell in WW1 who lived in Mossley Lancs. I wondered if it would be ok to use the photo on Ben Ashcrofts grave to illustrate my work?

Once I have completed his story I will send the details through so you can update his Bio. I hope you will find the info interesting
Added by kaycee on Dec 25, 2016 7:07 AM
J Langston
Memorial #77789016 Cheriton Road Cemetery
Good evening JS,
Thank you for the work you are doing and the photographs you are taking. I was so excited when I found this memorial for my Great-Grandparents. When you have time I would appreciate it if you would contact me. Happy Holidays to you & your family. Janis
Added by J Langston on Dec 21, 2016 5:35 PM
Elizabeth Staunton
The Elizabeth Staunton memorial at St Mary's Warwick has in Latin the following words which I translated to English as best I could so you could add it to her memorial page for future searchers.
I thought she might have been one of mine but after translating it wasn't her as my one's husband was John and they were from the late 1600's.


translation English

GULIELMI(William ?) and Elizabeth Staunton
In the grave below sleepers
He 29
Die October 1848 (Born approx 1819)
She 30
Die April 1839 (Born approx 1809)
Mortals Course completed.

Added by Pcamore on Oct 26, 2016 7:32 PM
M Webb
RE: John Chapman 48426886
Thank you!
Added by M Webb on Oct 12, 2016 11:02 AM
Susan M S
St John's Church Tunbridge Wells
I am hoping this is your 'cemetery'.
If it is would you be able to write on the description, something like:

This church does not have a cemetery but there are several plaques in the church and a war memorial commemorating various people whose name appear in this cemetery.
So this cemetery contains mainly cenotaphs.
Added by Susan M S on Oct 09, 2016 7:42 PM
Keith Brett
Tracing grandmother
Hi, I saw you had posted a photo of my wife's grandfather's headstone, and I am trying to trace the location, in the same cemetery, of her Grandmother. His name is James Frederick Gilbert and hers is Mary Ann Elizabeth Gilbert. I know she is buried in St Paulinus as is he, and the Register entry number is 1206. If you have any information as to how I can trace her grave location, I would be very grateful. His location is row 15 grave 21. Thank you, Keith Brett
Added by Keith Brett on Sep 22, 2016 7:18 AM
J Wallis
Photo request permission of A Gaselee
I am an assistant archivist at fELSTED School and we are updating those who fought and fell.

Eldest son of Rev. John, Rector of Little Yeldham and Sarah Anne Gaselee (nee Mant), born Little Yeldham.
Felsted School: August 1853-June 1861, Prefect. Cricket XI 1860-61. (His brother John Mant Gaselee also attended the school) North-West Frontier Campaign 1863 (medal with clasp; Abyssinian Expedition 1868; Bizoti Expedition 1869 (despatches, received thanks of Gov.-Gen.); Jowaki Afridi Expedition 1877-8 (despatches and clasp); Afghan War 1878-80 (despatches); Candahar (Brev. rank of Major, medal with two clasps, bronze decoration); Zhob Valley Expedition 1884 (despatches); Hazara Expedition 1891 (despatches, C.B. and clasp); Isazai Expedition 1892; Waziristan Expedition 1894-5 (despatches and clasp); Tirah Expeditionary Force and Khyber Field Force 1897-8, commanding 2nd Brigade (K.C.B., despatches, medal with two clasps); Officiated Q.M.G. in India 1898; Commanded 2nd Class District 1898-1901; Commanded British Forces in North China 1900 (medal and clasp, promoted Major-General); Lt-Gen 1903; Gen 1906; Commanded Northern Army in India 1907-8; K.C.B. 1898; G.C.I.E. 1901; G.C.B. 1909. Military Member London Territorial Force assn. A Governor of the school from July 1910 to March 1918. 1911 married Alice Margaret Gartside-Tipping at Guildford. Chairman O.F. Dinner 1894 and 1902, and President of the O.F. Society from its inception in 1900 until his death on March 29th 1918.
Added by J Wallis on Jul 08, 2016 5:11 AM
Suzan Roberts-Skeats
G E Skeats Pvt - Addlestone
I have a question about the headstone for G E Skeats headstone shown on the site from a photograph stated as submitted by JS - do you know any history of the stone? I ask as I was searching for George William Skeats Pvt - Died 5/2/1919. his army number was 331372 as per the British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 for George W Skeats. I'm wondering how I can find out why the headstone is G E Skeats as all other information is correct.
Added by Suzan Roberts-Skeats on Jul 07, 2016 1:18 PM
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