Author Topic: Offer:Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos  (Read 37428 times)

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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #90 on: Wednesday 11 July 12 00:36 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much Emily!!  :)  :)

I come through Emily's daughter, Annie Louisa. I have been able to find the decendants (it was very hard!) of William.

The sad thing about him was that when he was in his twenties he tried to find his sister (the only living relative at the time - John Thomas "Harry" had been killed in action in WWI, in 1916, his photo is on the Australian War Memorial site), he found her and tried telling her that he was her brother, but she would not believe him and her husband told him to never see them again.

He tried again when he was in his fifties, but again Annie did not believe him.... She had been in the orphanage when he was born, and oviously had never known that he existed!!  Poor William also had a terrible stutter from the age of three - sometimes he went totally 'dumb' and could not speak until he had slaped his thigh - this is what got him discharged from WWI!! I do feel sorry for him that his 'real' family never accepted him :'(

Thank you again so much!! - We do indeed owe it to Emily to find out all that we can! :)
Tiana :)

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Re: Offer:Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos
« Reply #91 on: Monday 14 August 17 14:41 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I'm looking for the resting place of my Great Grandfather Leonard Timothy O'Gara who died 21 February 2000.

Find A Grave says he was cremated on 24 February 2000 and buried in Toowoomba Garden of Remeberance.

It would me so much if you would be able to find anything there. I know very little about his time in Australia as he was born in Surrey, England before emigrating to Australia in 1955.

Thank You,
Rebecca
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Re: Offer:Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos
« Reply #92 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 01:26 BST (UK) »
Rebecca, could you provide a link to the Find a Grave Reference, please, as it isn't coming up on an Internet search?

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Re: Offer:Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos
« Reply #93 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 01:36 BST (UK) »
Rebecca, could you provide a link to the Find a Grave Reference, please, as it isn't coming up on an Internet search?

Related post: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=574435.0

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It's there
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01kjj/

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Re: Offer:Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos
« Reply #94 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 01:39 BST (UK) »
And today the rootschat link appears to have problems.

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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=o%27gara&GSiman=1&GScid=2203648&GRid=180338053&

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Re: Offer:Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos
« Reply #95 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 01:51 BST (UK) »
I suggest you contact the crematorium via their website
https://www.toowoombacrem.com.au/

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Re: Offer:Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos
« Reply #96 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 10:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Rebecca and others,

As a Toowoomba person, I don't know why the Garden of Remembrance doesn't have a link to its burials/cremations like most other cemeteries do. 

Can't find anything about your ancestor on their website.  Suggest you click on "Contact Us" and ask them directly.

From my knowledge of the place (and I have rellies buried there, including my parents), cremated remains are either placed in a wall or scattered in various gardens - but in both cases, there should be a plaque.

If you have no success with the "Contact us" approach, post again here.  I will see if I can call in there and ask the office about your ancestor.

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Re: Offer:Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos
« Reply #97 on: Friday 18 August 17 21:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you.
I emailed them and received a reply today. He was cremated there but does not have a plaque as he is still in there storage area.

Thank you for your help.
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