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Randy Fletcher (#46798805)
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Bio Photo I am a fifth generation Oregonian but currently live in Winchester, Virginia. I am active in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and work to repair, replace, or mark the graves of Civil War veterans buried in Oregon. In 2009 we completed renovation of the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Portland including the replacement of a bronze statue stolen more than forty years ago. In 2007 we completed renovation of the G.A.R. burial plot in the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery.
The picture is of my son Andrew and I at the Portland G.A.R. Cemetery for the dedication ceremony on May 30, 2009.
I am willing to transfer any of my memorials to relatives of the deceased.
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Lorraine Boardman
Pvt Marion A Pennington # 17060138
Hello Randy,

I have recently been researching the servicemen and women who were buried at Magdalen Hill Cemetery in Winchester, Hampshire England in WW1. I live in the same road as this cemetery so it has become of great interest to me. During my research I discovered that there were 551 US Service Personnel buried there. In 1920 The Home Office contacted the local council to request their assistance in exhumations of the deceased service personnel. The families of the deceased were consulted and asked for their requests for the final resting place of their loved ones. Many of the Servicemen/women were returned to their families in the US. Some were re-interred in the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey and only 6 remained in Winchester. During the course of my research I came across the following record and thought you might like the information:

Marion Pennington, died Easton Military Hospital in Southern England. Age 19yrs. Buried 12 April 1918. Exhumed 23 April 1920.

There is no cause of death given but it would appear that the servicemen were dying of pneumonia and influenza. Is it possible that these servicemen were struck down in France and returned to the nearest Military Hospital in Southern England where they passed away, and were laid to rest until the end of the War?
I hope this small snippet of information may be of use to you.
Best Regards,
Added by Lorraine Boardman on Nov 30, 2015 4:04 PM
William Stark
RE: J. W. Lerry

I'm really not sure if the headstone that reads "J. W. Lerry" is that of J.W. Lerry because there was no such volunteer soldier from Ohio. I'm thinking that it is really the grave of M. J. Leroy of Company I, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In script writing an "N" could easily morph into to an "M". M.J. Leroy may really have been N. J. Leroy who was Nelson J. Leroy in the Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Vol. e, pp. 127 and 717. The name of "Leroy" morphed into Lerry--the "o" became an "r." Nelson J. Leroy was killed in action at 3rd Winchester (aka Opequan) Sept. 9, 1864. The Official Roster states that he was buried in Winchester, VA but the U.S.Government has no record of his burial there so there is reason to assume that he is an unidentified burial at Winchester National Cemetery. There are all types of error on the 23 Monument in Cleveland. See Find A Grave Memorial #15507743 for Nelson J. Leroy. As to J. W. Long I am at a loss to determine who he was unless I had a first name for him.

Added by William Stark on Nov 24, 2015 7:56 AM
Judy S
Wm Crossan Photo
Thanks so much for the photo of William's grave. This family lost 3 sons in less than 3 months in the Civil War. They are finally getting reconnected, with your help.
Judy Stickney
Added by Judy S on Nov 22, 2015 9:22 PM
William Stark
J. W. Lerry
Thanks for photographing the headstone of J.W. Lerry and for adding it to his memorial.
Added by William Stark on Nov 21, 2015 5:16 PM
D. H. Shearer
Thank You So Much
Randy-- Thank you so much for posting Find-A-Grave information on my great-grandfather, George W. Boyington.
Added by D. H. Shearer on Nov 12, 2015 10:38 PM
Lynn Demytruk
James Huff
Thank-you for the photo.
Added by Lynn Demytruk on Oct 24, 2015 10:00 PM
John Fisk

Thanks for adding the photo and if you added the flag thanks for that too.

Added by WMitch6 on Aug 10, 2015 1:18 PM
Herzig-Crystal Lake Masonic, OR
Thank you.....THANK YOU....THANK YOU.
Family tree of WACKLE-HERZIG coming together.
So much appreciate your linking Fredrick Herzig to his Ohio Herzig family members.
Added by cannaladi on Jun 07, 2015 6:43 PM
Bob Wilson
Unmarked Civil War Vet
George Franklin Craw (# 53576453).

I can't figure out why there is no gravestone -- he seems to have plenty of money. His plot is right next to the road, so perhaps his marker was stolen as a college prank (the cemetery is near the University of Oregon campus).
Added by Bob Wilson on May 22, 2015 2:16 AM
Photo of Michael Heenan's Grave

Thank you so much for doing such a marvelous job when photographing Michael Heenan's grave. Your work is a respectful and fitting tribute for a man who gave the last full measure of devotion for his nation.

With kind regards,

Added by lesnyder1 on Jan 25, 2015 5:59 PM
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