|Martha Hall Wise McElroy||RE: G. Raymond Austin|
Thanks for your inquiry; this G. Raymond Austin is buried in Memphis, TN; Memphis Memory Gardens is not too far from me and is the same cemetery where my mother, father and brother are buried.
|James Richards||St. Patrick's Cemetery|
Unlike most Fort Knox cemeteries, St. Patrick can be visited at any time! It is right next to the main military cemetery on the main post. It is kind of tricky to get to, but you can come through the main gate off of the Dixie Highway (31W) just north of Radcliff. It is about 5 minutes from there. (They will need to see your driver's license). Let me know if you need specific instructions.
|James Richards||RE: Ft. Knox Cemeteries & Memorial Day|
It is only on Memorial Day. Something like 8 or 9 AM until 4 or 5 PM.
I looked at my map and it appears that access to Burcham will probably be from Wilson Road (not Lebanon Junction, at the first intersection across from Starbucks, about 200 yards inside the Wilson Road gate for accessing the main post. Near the intersection there will probably be range control people there, normally, to check one in and out of the training area where most cemeteries are. My guess is the Burcham is about a 15 to 20 min drive from this checkpoint, all on well marked and likely dirt roads.
|James Richards||Luke Austin Headstone|
You're right, the headstone does exist. I didn't see it on the main page of Luke Austin's memorial, so I assumed that the headstone probably did not exist. LOL. It was me who took the picture!
If you decide to visit next Memorial Day, I may be able to send you a map showing how to get to the cemetery and which gate to go thru to get there. I work on Fort Knox and, long story, was able to obtain a master map showing locations of all the cemeteries.
|James Richards||RE: Luke Austin|
The fort opens up the cemeteries only on Memorial Day and thru only one gate and that depending on where the cemetery is on the fort. I think Burcham is thru the gate in Lebanon Junction ( hwy 251). It is not to hard to drive to
|James Richards||Luke Austin|
I have transferred him to you.
Two of us Find A Grave photo volunteers photographed headstones at Burcham Cemetery last year, at different times and unknown to each other until later. Between us we probably photographed all the readable headstones that are in Burcham and posted them. Unfortunately, it is unlikely (but not impossible) that there are readable headstones for Luke or his father. I have missed headstones in the past, so they may be there.