Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
John Winterbotham (#48166878)
 member for 3 years, 28 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I'm 66 years young; an ex serviceman who served 12 years in the Australian Regular Army, with no overseas service, in the foodstuffs and stores section in the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC).
I live at Cleveland, in beautiful sunny Queensland in one the best and safest countries in the world - AUSTRALIA.
I research Queenslander's who served in Boer War/WW1/WW2 & Beyond.
Am have now got myself interested in Cemetery graves and have now completed the whole of Hemmant, Cleveland and Dunwich Cemeteries.If you are seeking a grave photo in Hemmant, Cleveland or Dunwich Cemetery then please request it and I'll send it to you.
Where I place a "Grave Unmarked" notice on the site it means the Grave has no Headstone. (Personally, I would love to see descendants place some kind of Headstone on their relative's grave to show they care. That is why I'm doing this, to show relatives where their descendants ARE buried. So please, show your relative they are loved by placing a plaque on their "Unmarked grave".
I now have the Dunwich Benelevent Asylum records which I am gradually placing on this site if they have died and were buried there. I have created a separate Grave for them. They range from 1866 - 1946. Do not hesitate to ask me to look up an Inmate if you believe he/she may have been sent to the Asylum and was Discharged or DIED. Redland City Council has a Dunwich Asylum Memorial Wall on Stradbroke Island for those who have DIED on the Island and have now no known grave. You can apply to the Council for a plaque to go onto the Wall. Proof of Internment is necessary so you can, with my permission, use the Admission Sheet on his FAG page or you can send me an email and I'll send one to you.
I'm here to help, so please do not hesitate to ask.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 7,478 Memorials Added
 • 8,321 Memorials Managed
 • 46 Memorials/Week
 • 7,697 Photos
 • 144 Photo Requests
 • 46 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 3,630 Virtual Flowers
 • 26 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 9 Fame Ratings
 • 55 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
BCOF (56)
CLEVELAND Cemetery (1302)
DUNWICH Cemetery (278)
DUNWICH Quarantine Statio... (7)
HEMMANT Cemetery (3765)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
Alan Bolton, arthur, BobBoston, Brett Williams, Carol M, Chris Nelson, Cosmoshar, Cubbiegirl, CWGC/ABMC, Dan Linton, Dennis Page, Ff, Frontiersman, Gaye Anne Scott, Geoffrey Wood, Glenda Miller, Ian Conway-Powl..., International W..., J.A. & D.S., Jay72, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for John Winterboth... (166)[Leave Message]
Jennifer Beahan
Toowoong Cemetery

I claimed a few of your photo request from Toowong on the weekend but unfortunately the majority of of the graves were unmarked. I noticed on one of you other requests you had asked for photos of unmarked sites not to be put on the memorial but I did take photos of the grave site with some flowers where the headstone would most likely have been placed if there was one and am happy to post these on the memorials if you would like me to.

Let me know if you want them posted.

Regards, Jennifer

PS I did find in my travels a grave for a Private Duncan McDougall (6th QIB Anglo-Boer War and 41st Batt. AIF No 936)and his wife Martha Jane. It wasn't a war grave but would you be interested in it?
Added by Jennifer Beahan on Jul 11, 2016 5:06 PM
Jennifer Beahan
Dunwich Benevolent Asylum
Hi John,

I see in you bio that you have information in relation to inmates and deaths at the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum. My Great Grandfather Samuel Baker died while an inmate of the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum on 20th November 1929 at the age of 68 and is buried in Dunwich Cemetery. From inforamtion I've already gathered I have found out his Asylum Registration No was 160/28 (which means he was admitted in 1928) and his Cemetery No. was 384C but I have not seen his admission sheet. Do you have any of his admission information? I would love to see a copy and if possible use it to add a plaque for him onto the Memorial Wall on Stradbroke Island.


Added by Jennifer Beahan on Jun 13, 2016 6:00 AM
RE: Revd Henry Paul Hichens
Yes of course John. Link now added. Thank you for letting me know of his brother's burial.
Added by Historynut on Jun 11, 2016 4:44 AM
Brett Williams
RE: Frank Miles (1891 - 1929)
Done. Cheers
Added by Brett Williams on Jun 05, 2016 7:07 PM
RE: Re Toowong Graves
No problems at all. Glad to help out. Will hopefully get back there to do more soon.
Added by Katrina on May 22, 2016 3:28 AM
richard jones
use of grave photosgrave photos
you say in your bio you will not let people use your photos for any reason.
I thought the whole idea of this website was to share the problem of distance from loved ones graves?
I took a few photos for you in sydney some time ago, you thanked me and asked for a clearer version of some of them as you intended to publish a book!
Since then i have made a point of ignoring any request you put on this site.
Get in the spirit of the site, and share your research and photos with the world, as the rest of us do
You may not be a young person, but neither am i (71 yrs) but i still find great pleasure from searching for these gravesites, regardless of weather.
Added by richard jones on May 14, 2016 7:38 AM
RE: James Hargreaves (1909 - 1909)
I have resent the email .. hopefully that works John
Added by Cosmoshar on Apr 29, 2016 3:39 PM
RE: James Hargreaves (1909 - 1909)
Hi John, I have sent you a private message you to email address you have on this site but it keeps bouncing back saying no such email address. thanks
Added by Cosmoshar on Apr 29, 2016 12:39 AM
James Hargreaves (1909 - 1909)
Hi John, just to let you know you have some wrong information on the above. You have little James as his Parents being:
Charles Hargreaves (1878 - 1942)
Janet Tassie Hamilton Hargreaves (1878 - 1963)
that is incorrect completely. His father is unknown but I do know who his mother was, as I know all the Hargreaves family history
Added by Cosmoshar on Apr 26, 2016 8:25 PM
Sherrin blum
George Henry Cowden - Yokohama
Hi John

Just a short note to say thank you for the time you spend for find my grave.

Thank you

Added by Sherrin blum on Apr 08, 2016 11:35 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service