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|Jofen||Pte.Charles William Tilbury|
Hi, I'm sorry not to get back to you sooner and thank you for taking the photo of Pte.Tilbury's name on the Mikra Memorial. I have been on holiday in Belgium & France for the past two weeks doing my own batch of Find-A-Grave photos....Regards, John
Added by Jofen on Apr 23, 2015 4:36 AM
|JC||Re: William Albert Arends|
Thank you so much for the headstone photo. William payed the ultimate price for his country and the photo truly completes his memorial.
Added by JC on Apr 11, 2015 5:29 PM
|Sara Busfield-Birch||Joseph Horace Busfield M.M.|
I would like to thank you so very much for sending me these photos of my Great Uncle Busfield. I would very much like to visit the Memorial at some point but in meantime am VERY happy with my photos.
Sara A. Busfield-Birch
|Mevagissey Girl||John Sills|
Thank you so much for the photo of John's memorial headstone. It is much appreciated.
Thanks so much for taking a look! At least I know what is there since I cannot see for myself! 😊
Added by Cameo on Apr 08, 2015 4:00 AM
|Robin Mcilraith||Norgrove Cleethorpes Lincolnshire|
thanks for trying to find the grave,we will follow it up Edith Amelia Stevens Norgrove
|darren readings||James Readings|
I like to thank you on behalf of James Readings Family
Darren Readings Great nephew
|Chris Doran||Edgar Emptage Request at Brockley/Ladywell|
Hi, As there's already a photo there, I guess you're asking for a higher resolution closeup to read the inscription. Regrettably, since that photo was taken in 2011, the vegetation in that area hasn't been kept under control, and the headstone is now virtually covered in ivy with only a few words visible. Fortunately, I have a photo I took in 2012 in which the ivy had only just started growing, and I have fulfilled the request with that pro tem, though it's not as good quality as I would normally hope to get.
The cemetery staff and/or friends' organisation seem to have occasional blitzes on the aforementioned vegetation, including ivy, but as they haven't done anything about the Emptage stone yet, I've now taken it upon myself to snip it at its roots at the front (I couldn't get behind where most of it seems to be growing from). As you'll know, pulling it off would damage the stone, so all we can now do is wait for it to die and fall off, which may take quite a while, though it's started to wilt. I'll keep an eye on the situation and replace my closeup when I can.
This is what I make of the inscription. Perhaps you could check it, and then I'll SAC it to the memorials.
In loving memory of
Beloved wife of
James Wordsworth Emptage
Died July 9th 1909,
in her 67th year.
"Abide with me."
Also the above
James Wordsworth Emptage
Died March 17th 1910,
in his 64th year.
Edgar Henry Emptage
Beloved son of the above
Late 11th Royal Sussex Regt.
Died September 6th 1920, aged 39.
James W. Emptage
Eldest son of the above
Died April 6th 1928, aged 56 years.
There are some other Emptage graves nearby, which I've added, but from your Find A Grave name, I guess you're only interested in military ones.
|Chris & Brett Clifton||James Mills Johnston|
Thanks very much for this transfer, greatly appreciated. Chris
Thank you for the much better image of Find A Grave Memorial# 114752272. It almost looks brand new!
Added by ColinA on Dec 14, 2014 3:26 AM
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