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West Norwood Cemetery is over 40 acres and some parts are covered in brambles and completely inaccessible. Ivy covered memorials can be seen sticking up through the undergrowth here and there.|
West Norwood Cemetery has an online database of re-used graves in the cemetery. By 1965 the cemetery was running out of space and started selling off old neglected graves to new owners, until it was ordered that this was illegal and the practice was stopped. If you find your ancestors on the West Norwood Cemetery website, there will be no sign of their graves in the cemetery, and any grave marker on the plot will belong to the new owner.
I strive for accuracy but am not infallible. Errors pointed out to me will be appreciated and corrected with all speed. Additional information is welcome also. Please use the Edit tab > Suggest a Correction on the memorial in question, and include all necessary links.
For all other matters, I can be contacted by a personal message through the forum (link below), or by using the 'Edit' tab on any one of the memorials I have created to 'Send a Correction'.
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|Anon||Alice Manuelle Cosens|
Thank you so much for your time to take the photos of the gravesite. Much appreciation to you! Thank you.
Added by Anon on Dec 01, 2013 3:10 PM
|W. Scott Breckinridge Smith||Thank you!|
Thank you so much for the photo of Boyd Miller's grave!
|Jeff Donaldson||Thomas Spurgeon|
Hi! I am Jeff Donaldson. I need a photo of Thomas Spurgeon grave. Born: Sept 20,1856 Death: Oct.17,1917 I hope you can help. If there is any cost let me know. Jeff Donaldson I Peter 5:7
|International Wargraves Photography Project||Regardong SAC for duplicates|
If you are in the area and find any of my uploads for Civilian War Dead, especially if you photograph them, we are happy to transfer them to you.
|geoffrey gillon||RE: Gustav Kaye|
I haven't but I can't see that doing so will make any difference. When findagrave introduced the relationship linking option, I ‘warned' them that this could be a problem where there are duplicates and Find A Grave Memorial# 53477365 is a duplicate. As I have already said, I have never seen the point of what findagrave refers to as a Cenotaph [the word is incorrectly applied in this case because it is not an empty grave] or memorial site. Neither stands the test of final disposition which is what findagrave aims are.I can't see what purpose such a memorial site serves.
|geoffrey gillon||Gustav Kaye|
I see that I raised this before-Added by geoffrey gillon on Jul 14, 2012 9:57 AM
|geoffrey gillon||Hi, Gustav is listed three times on his parents' memorials, and two of the links lead to this memori|
I remember that this one has some history and writing about it. There was a memorial for Gustav showing his surname as that of his parents and pointing out that this was really a dupe because he wasn't buried in England and that he would not have served under a Germanic name with the British and Commonwealth forces.
I did ask Rachel to add her photos to the memorial under my care [Find A Grave Memorial# 56146665]-that memorial has to take precedence because it is at the official point of commemoration, and notwithstanding the creation date appears as….
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
-it was in fact created long before that date. Aug 06, 2010 is the date when Paul Wilson's name had to be expunged from the findagrave site and his name being changed to CWGC/ABMC.
Frankly I have never seen the point of what findagrave refers to as a Cenotaph [the word is incorrectly applied in this case because it is not an empty grave] or memorial site. Neither stands the test of final disposition which is what findagrave aims are.
If we look at the following……..
1 Gustav Adolph Kaye (____ - 1918)*
2 Gustav Adolph Kaye Koenigsfeld (____ - 1918)*
3 Gustav Adolph Kaye (1884 - 1918)*
-the highlighted one, number 2 no longer exists-it having been merged apparently.
Number 1 is the correct one
Number 3 is the one which should be deleted
|geoffrey gillon||RE: Stoker F R Cockrill # 24369794|
If this was at Gillingham, then I photographed over 2000 graves at Gillingham years ago-long before I heard of Find A Grave; I did send two CD's to another contributor to upload them all but she soon tired of it, so I was pleasantly surprised to see so many photo requests which I was able to fulfill.
It is a long way from my home but it was lovely to go there every day as it is so well maintained.
The grass in the wargraves area was such that I walked around barefoot lest my shoes should make an imprint!
|geoffrey gillon||Commemorative headstones|
Requests to locate/photograph graves should be posted in the England forum of the Find A Grave Discussion Forums.
Since you wrote your personal profile, the photo request option has been added
Now on to the matter of my request to add the photo on which Sgt Reed is remembered at West Norwood. In rather too many cases, war dead have no photographs on their memorial pages, but if you feel that strongly, I will make mention in my bio that a photo is to be seen on the memorial pages for his parents.
Strictly speaking he should not have an entry at West Norwood as he is not interred there-the official point of commemoration is at Cottesmore as you have now described in your amended bio. Both of us have linked him to his parents; consequently they are now showing as having two sons with the same name.
|Gloria Kemp||John Johnson Hamilton|
Thank you very much. The bishops record made it hard for me to pin down the cemetery. I moved the memorial this morning.
Gloria Kemp in San Francisco
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