I am located in southern Saskatchewan in Canada. I am researching the following families: Gorius (specifically Canadian branch), Schwartz (Quebec & Saskatchewan) and Tiefenbach (Saskatchewan) as well as applicable families related by marriage. I am interested in trading family antidotes, photos and gravesite information.
Thorine Gunderson-Magnusson Hello..I'm looking for a headstone for Thorine Gunderson-Haakonsen(sp?)-Magnusson. She is supposed to be buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery. She lived in Shanavon,Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. Am wondering if they have any family history books for the area, which might mention the family or a list of people buried in this graveyard. I realize it's winter now, so wouldn't be the time for taking pictures. Just thought I'd mention this anyways. Thank you, Diane Wheeler
RE: Stanley McKay Nesbitt It also looking like all the burials in that cemetery date from 09/04/1917 onwards. Also the write up for the cemetery says- There are now over 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly one-fifth are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 15 Canadian soldiers believed to be buried among them. The CWGC dont like to put a name down unless there is 99% proof. But with his CEF records you might be onto a winner?
RE: W. Kenneth Nesbitt I expect the precise location of his grave was once marked but like many others once the front line had moved and a with the amount of ordnance that was dropped they were destroyed/lost. If Souchez Canadian Cemetery still existed as a cemetery there would be other graves and a marker/stone saying near this spot/in this cemetery. But I could not find a Souchez Canadian Cemetery on the CWGC. But it is well worth looking into, as with Frommelles in France. Ive found the graves of 2 soldiers in the UK that had been missed placed (They even had private headstones but the location had been lost by the CWGC).