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A Newbie wanting to find the Dalmeny & Queensferry Cemet

 
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philip4946



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: A Newbie wanting to find the Dalmeny & Queensferry Cemet Reply with quote

Hello!

I am a brand new newbie! Smile

I am trying to locate the Dalmeny and Queensferry Cemetery, where, according to the CWGC, my great grandfather is buried. Despite goggling and looking at various council websites, this particular cemetery is proving a little elusive! can anybody help please?

My Great Grandfather was Henry Gilbert Lovell who served as a 'greaser' on HMHS Garth Castle. He died in 1918 and I am going to Southampton tomorrow to look up some of the crew lists for this ship.

Any information about the cemetery - or indeed the Garth castle would be very gratefully received! Wink

Thanks,

Philip
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philip4946



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just discovered the Scottish War Graves project forum. I'm sorry if I've posted to the wrong site/forum/group. It's just that I'm new, I'm not Scottish (duck quickly Wink) and I'm weary of not finding the cemetery. (Even Googlemaps don't pick out the cemetery! Sad )

Philip
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll hazard a guess that it's in South Queensferry.

The name as used on the CWGC might not actually be what the cemetery is known as. For example, CWGC have a cemetery called "Bellshill (Bothwell) Cemetery". The signs at the cemetery have it as Bothwellpark.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dalmeny and Queensferry Cemetery from CWGC.

Also:

Cemetery: DALMENY AND QUEENSFERRY CEMETERY
Country: United Kingdom
Locality: unspecified
Historical Information: Dalmeny and South Queensferry Cemetery contains 180 First World War burials, almost all of them naval. There are also eight burials of the Second World War.
No. of Identified Casualties: 188

Furthermore, this is from the West Lothian Council website:

Contact Details

Telephone 01506 775000 or email customer.service@westlothian.gov.uk

If you wish to search the burial records and registers to trace where someone has bee buried please contact the Cemeteries team on 01506 775240


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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Garth Castle Reply with quote

Have you seen this

I almost pointed you to your own site!

Good luck,

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Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Roxy,

Thanks for pointing me to the Christmas Card. I've just been to Southampton to look at crew lists for Garth Castle - they've got the 1910, 1911 & 1913, by my great grandfather was not included. I noticed that the greasers in the crew were in their late 20's and 30's. My gg'pa was 65 when he died (of heart failure & pneumonia) in 1918 and I'd guess that due to the large number of men involved in the great war that he filled a gap. THA have the 1918 crew list and so I shall be heading off there.

Philip
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