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Bronx Cop (#47509482)
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Bio Photo -I give my permission to anyone who wishes to use a photo of a tombstone that I have taken.
-I spend my time doing this only to help other genealogists.
-Let's keep something in mind: We are creating a new database of information for future historians.
-If I have made a mistake, please let me know and I'll correct it.
-I have primarily been working on photographing Old St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx for the last few years.
-I only create a memorial if the stone has at least a first and last name or dates. If the stone only says "Smith", I skip it. Also, some stones are too worn to read. So if you are looking for someone in particular, and I did not photograph it, it does not mean that it is not there.
-If you want me to transfer a memorial to you, just ask. No interrogations about how you are related.
-I am a member of the German Genealogy Group.




"The Green Fields of France"

How do you do, young Willie McBride?
Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside?
And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day and I'm nearly done.
I see by your gravestone you were only 19,
When you joined the great fall-in in 1916.
I hope you died well and I hope you died clean?
Or young Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

Did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
Although you died back in 1916,
In that faithful heart are you forever 19?
Or are you a stranger without even a name,
Enclosed then forever behind a glass frame?
In an old photograph torn, battered and stained
And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame.

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

The sun now it shines on the green fields of France.
There's a warm summer breeze makes the red poppies dance.
And look how the sun shines from under the clouds,
There's no gas, no barbwire, there's no guns firing now.
But here in this graveyard it's still no man's land.
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand,
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man,
To a whole generation that were butchered and damned.

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

Now young Willie McBride I can't help wonder why?
Do those that lie here know why did they die?
Did they believe when they answered the call,
Did they really believe that this war would end wars?
Well the sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the pain,
The killing and the dying were all done in vain.
For young Willie McBride it all happened again,
And again and again and again and again!

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

- Eric Bogle
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A P McDaniel
RE: Patrick Cryan
That would be great--Patrick Cryan is my husband's third great Uncle. I am very active on Find A Grave and love updating and adding photos, etc. Thank you so much for your hard work!

Andrea Poynter McDaniel
Added by A P McDaniel on May 27, 2016 9:24 AM
John C Hannigan
RE: Old St. Raymonds
I stumbled across this Find A Grave Memorial# 134754589 today. This may be the 'Bright Shiny Object' to get me through a very large brick wall. Mary Ellen 'Hannigan' Haring may be the eldest sybling of my great-grandfather, John J Hannigan (mentioned in the bio).

I have no information about plot, but found another Trenton Evening Times article about the death of her daughter in 1910 and burial at St. Raymond's.

Have you come across any Haring graves in your travels through the stones?

Thank you,
John C Hannigan
Jacksonville, Florida
Added by John C Hannigan on May 26, 2016 7:01 PM
JCDOOLEY
RE: Leonora Dutcher Landsberry
Thank you Kevin...
Added by JCDOOLEY on May 24, 2016 9:32 PM
Anita Mistretta
Maddalena Rossi-Sec. 7
What does transferring a memorial mean? Can I then add other information? If so, how does this happen?
Added by Anita Mistretta on May 23, 2016 2:35 PM
Anita Mistretta
Maddalena Rossi-Sec. 7
Thank you for taking the time to do this. Maddalena is my great grandmother. I live on Long Island and do get to visit the grave occasionally. It is almost 100 years since she died and it saddens me that the name is wearing off the old limestone and no one will know who's there. Her husband Antonio Rossi, her grandson Alfredo Rossi and a baby granddaughter are also in that plot. Thank you again for your service.
Added by Anita Mistretta on May 23, 2016 2:28 PM
Cindy Massi
RE: Louis J. Ledogar
Thank you for doing so.
Added by Cindy Massi on May 16, 2016 12:04 PM
Floral Designer
RE: Old St. Raymond's
Ok, when I see last name only
I record family (first ) plot (middle) ..smith for example ...last name
Please add the photo to the claims one I did, since u have them sect 10 ..saw the area this morning, over at 14.. Snick got a good run..
You might be filling request and don't know it. Since office giving a hard time on those yrs.
Might try and run into u during the week, out there around 10..wonderful job your doing .
Added by Floral Designer on May 14, 2016 5:26 PM
Floral Designer
Please check REQUESTS
Office wants to charge and maybe u have Them ;)
taking photo with IPad right now. Out there at 10 am
Have a good weekend
Added by Floral Designer on May 14, 2016 8:37 AM
Floral Designer
Nuns ..Sect 6
By Cardinal Cooks Parents and That Gold Statue
they are all done..Do I have to check ..Saw little sisters of the poor also ..Thanks
Added by Floral Designer on May 14, 2016 7:13 AM
Floral Designer
Fill the Request Ok on that name
Wow on your memorials numbers..Sect 10 I See
Did u do all the ones up by 1? And please tell me if
6-7-8- are done ... if request come in then they are unmarked
Thanks
Added by Floral Designer on May 14, 2016 6:59 AM
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