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.
Sarah Young #120044990 Randy, Sarah Jane Buxton Young is my 3rd great grand mother so would you be so kind to transfer her memorial to me. would appreciate it very much thank you so much for your kindness
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, Lorraine.
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.