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Bob Simpson (#47129308)
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I live in Australia and have long been fascinated by the American Civil War.
I have collected Civil War memorabilia for over 50 years.
In 1979, I purchased some memorabilia from the 117th. New York Infantry, which led to my interest in the regiment.
I have been obsessively collecting memorabilia, surfing the web and FAG for any mentions to add to my research files.
Thanks to many kind FAG volunteers, I have been able to request dozens of photographs to add to my Virtual Cemetery of members of the regiment.
I am currently adding names to the list. I have added over 1,400 so far.
I still have about 400 veterans to locate.
To be able to achieve all this half a world away from the action, is simply unbelievable.
If anyone has a relative who served in the 117th., or any information, I would be most happy to hear from you.

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P. A. Morcom
RE: Macgregor - 10th Light Horse
Your welcome. Thanks for drawing my attention to this WW1 hero. He was working in Geraldton until 1950 and then went farming up at Northampton. I usually try to find a newspaper obit or piece one together, but his death date is just outside the Trove digitised newspaper range.
Paul Morcom
Added by P. A. Morcom on Sep 02, 2017 1:15 AM
Andrew L.
RE: Fred Law photo request.
Added by Andrew L. on Jul 10, 2017 6:45 PM
RE: Hiter photo request.
You're very welcome! I am going to send you some info by e-mail.

Added by Heidi on Apr 16, 2017 2:45 AM
RE: Birney H Balcom photo request.
Your very welcome! Courtesy of my good friend Kim who took the pictures :)
Added by Kendra on Nov 07, 2016 6:26 PM
RE: John L. Buchanan/Park Lawn Cem./ Bennington, VT
Hi Bob, I was able to find the obituary of Blanche Buchanan on the Newspaper/Ancestry website, so it's not necessary to send it to me. There is also one there for John's wife - but unfortunately, not one for John.
Thank you again for the memorials you have posted for the Buchanan's.

Added by Ancestry/searcher on Oct 08, 2016 1:58 PM
RE: John L. Buchanan/Park Lawn Cem./ Bennington, VT
Hello Bob, I have a quick question concerning John's daughter - Blanche A. Buchanan. I see that on her memorial page you have mentioned that her obituary appeared in the Bennington Banner on September 12, 1966 - page 12. I was wondering if you still had a copy of her obituary? It would be a great addition to my ancestry family album. (If you do, I will e-mail you at your regular e-mail address.) Thank you!

Paula Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Sep 28, 2016 11:50 AM
John L. Buchanan/Park Lawn Cem./ Bennington, VT
Hello Bob, We had "talked" quite a while ago concerning my great grandfather - John L. Buchanan. I had a photo request up on FindaGrave and a volunteer was able to fulfill the request. Thought you would be interested in the the photo on his memorial page.

Paula Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Sep 27, 2016 1:24 PM
Kathy Manning
RE: Billington photo request.
Hi Bob,
I'm sorry they were a little blurry. When I get back to that area, I'll retake them for you. I'm thrilled they were in good enough condition to get the information. Many in that cemetery were not.
Best wishes to you!
Added by Kathy Manning on Aug 21, 2016 10:09 AM
RE: 117th New York Infantry graves
Bob - I see you have some requests in on other 117th members in the Central NY State area. I am close to the Holland Patent and Waterville Cemeteries. I'll give them a try in the next few weeks.

Best regards,

Added by frwill48 on Jun 05, 2016 7:08 AM
Gary Monigold
RE: James Halen - Civil War vet.
You are welcome Bob. I have a photo of his marker that I will post when I get a chance, but I did not find a military marker there. The survey of the cemetery taken in the 1970's did not show any military info either and they did note such if found. Good luck with your research. Gary.
Added by Gary Monigold on May 08, 2016 8:34 PM
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