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Iain MacFarlaine (#46514200)
 member for 13 years, 2 months, 26 days
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I am a North Londoner of Irish Protestant and Anglo-Indian (or, to be more accurate, Hiberno-Caledonian-Anglo-Dutch-Huguenot-Indian) parentage. I was trained as a mathematician but, at the moment, am working only part-time. I have travelled a lot; not only around the British Isles, but also throughout: Europe; Africa; America (North only; I have yet to cross the Rio Grande, never mind the Panama Canal, although I did, once, venture across the Forty-Ninth Parallel for a month, and should like to go back to Canada again, sometime); Asia; and Australia. Unfortunately, most of those voyages were undertaken before the invention of the digital camera, so I can't show you too many of the graves I saw when I was abroad. When I am not travelling or working, or painting or acting, I am learning to play the piano and various woodwind instruments. I try to keep my body fit with cycling and swimming and karate, as well as by never drinking alcohol, or smoking, or eating flesh, or fowl, or fish, and I try to keep my mind fit with chess and crosswords and reading.

Please note; I am forever running around this world (as Jefferson Airplane once sang), and seldom check the computer when I am on my wanderings; but, if you write to me, I shall make sure that I answer on my return.
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the Ragityman
CS Lewis & Tolkein
I've had you and your travels on my mind recently. In reading over your last message, you mentioned requesting "famous" memorials to parents. I also had thought of sending some of those requests. Turns out, Findagrave has a POLICY against linking "famous" unless their parents/sibs are also famous. I guess they call themselves protecting privacy/preventing stalking activity. Whatever. If most or all have left this mortal coil, I don't see the point. Irritating. I just start in another direction.

Did I see your name on Wikipedia? I mean as an editor. I have little doubt you are mentioned as a musician. I was looking at some contributor pages, and wondered if I might be seeing your handiwork. The internet is so vast, and yet, stranger things have happened. We [human beings] most of us travel in certain circles, and somehow seem to contact the same people in different contexts. Or not.
Added by the Ragityman on Feb 28, 2015 2:59 PM
Thomas and Mary Bosustow at Ruan Major
Thanks very much for these listings and the gravestone picture. I've now linked them to one of their daughters, Sarah.
Added by eaglehart on Feb 22, 2015 4:48 PM
Routledge grave
Thank you Iain

Lovely clear pictures, it looks like an unusual layout of graves in the cemetery

Regards Chris
Added by Chrisu on Feb 22, 2015 4:39 AM
Jeanne Bryan Insalaco
Pvt. Leroy McKinley

In searching on Ancestry for more info on my uncle Leroy McKinley I found your site here. Could you give me more info if known. He was killed in Metz Germany during the war. Did they ship body there to be buried? Is there a pic of grave? As far as I know, there was a body shipped home later in a few years and he was buried.

Jeanne Bryan Insalaco
Added by Jeanne Bryan Insalaco on Jan 24, 2015 6:46 PM
Harry Dardio
Hello from Harry Dardio

Hello my name is Harry Dardio. I just read the find a grave you wrote about J. Bruce Ismay. You are wrong on one thing. J. Bruce Ismay didn't own the Titanic, J.P. Morgan owned the Titanic. J.P.Morgan paid $7.5 million dollars to have the Titanic built so he owned the Titanic. Please correct your find a grave on J. Bruce Ismay and state the correct statement that J.P. Morgan owned the Titanic.
Added by Harry Dardio on Jan 07, 2015 1:28 AM
Sandra Roberts
Pvt George Gardiner
Thank you so much for taking the picture of my grandfather's grave. My family have been trying to source out about him for years and to see this I know would have made their day.

Sandra Roberts
Added by Sandra Roberts on Jan 01, 2015 7:56 AM
lawrence byer
Georgie Cornell
Thank you so much for taking a picture of my 2nd's cousin's grave Georgie Cornell. Now I know where he is buried and it gives my mother great joy to know where her cousin was buried. Thank you
Added by lawrence byer on Dec 15, 2014 11:19 PM
RE: Dorey and Chaplain
Thanks for adding.
Which is good for researching navy history/memorials.
Added by Arborist on Dec 05, 2014 2:41 PM
Donald T
Corporal Stuart Cameron Pennyfuir Cemetry, Oban

John Cameron, Stuart's father was my grandmother's cousin.
My father used to talk about the farm, Gallanachbeg south of Oban that his relations farmed.
Gallanachbeg is the correct spelling of "Callanachose" which you showed as the inscription on the headstone.

Thanks for the photograph. It adds to my families history.

Donald T
Added by Donald T on Nov 06, 2014 8:58 AM
RE: Lorne Road
You are most welcome - yes, I will, no worries
Added by scottsheat on Nov 02, 2014 2:01 PM
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