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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 20 February 07 10:43 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks MarieC, this will be a nice bonus another leaf for the tree.
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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 20 February 07 12:05 GMT (UK) »
Nola

Your pm has now come through - don't know where it's been for hours and hours!!  So you don't need to do anything.

Will try to upload the photo tomorrow and send it to you.

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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 20 February 07 23:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi, just wanted to say that I have found the people at Toowoomba and Drayton Cemetary excellent. If you are having problems finding plots they will give you a map of where the grave is &/or actually take you there  :)

I also could not find a MI for a person which was very strange given the rest of his extended family did have headstones. He was the only one however ,who was buried during ww2.  I was told that he may have had a wooden cross, and that a fire through the cemetery may have destroyed it.

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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 21 February 07 01:34 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Helen,

Yes, I had a map of the cemetery, thanks, which I got from the cemetery people, and I searched a couple of sections where Sandy's family graves were supposed to be, without finding headstones. 

I think my next best step is to speak to the local cemetery expert, when I catch up with him.  I am pretty good at finding graves where headstones DO exist, having found quite a few of my own!

Anyway, Nola's has gone to her, and I will be pursuing the others.  If anyone else has a wish, let me know!

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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 27 February 07 10:09 GMT (UK) »
Just an update here,

Sandy, I have found about five of yours - just have to take one more photo and then I will email them to you.  Could you pm me your email address, please?

For Sandy and Trees - looking for people in Old CE 1 and Old CE 2 is an absolute nightmare.  Graves are all jumbled up and some headstones are broken, illegible, or missing.  I have already spent a lot of time walking round those sections looking fruitlessly for your people buried there.  I spoke to the cemetery officer about this and he confirmed that it is a nightmare.  I'll keep looking, now and then, when I am there, but don't know if I will find those particular people!  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

MODERATORS - if you read this, would you mind "stickying" this post so that anyone else who joins the thread can find this easily?  I am happy to have ongoing requests for cemetery lookups.

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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 27 February 07 10:25 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for your efforts MrieC  :) please don't continue on my behalf as this was not a direct line ancestor. Its very kind of you to do this for everyone.
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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #15 on: Friday 02 March 07 10:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi Marie

Thank you.   :)  :)  :)

1. for taking the time to look and find the graves you did.

Although our graveyards/cem are not so bad some are in a terrible condition with
smashed graves by vandals and other people memorials on the plots so you think
that they are also buried there.

2. Making this offer to people who obviously can not get to the places themselves to
take photographs of their lineage.

Much appreciated.

Photographs now arrived safely.

Made my day.

Sandy

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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #16 on: Friday 02 March 07 11:01 GMT (UK) »
A pleasure, Sandy!  Will keep an eye out for the others...

I've been greatly helped on Rootschat, and this is something I can do in return.  Will be happy to help anyone else - finding not guaranteed, but I will look!!!  :) :)

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Re: Toowoomba QLD Headstone Photos offer
« Reply #17 on: Friday 02 March 07 17:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi MariaC

I don't think you will find any graves for my family, but I know that there is a memorial to one of them in the church, along with his medals.  He was 2nd Lt. E.A. Beer, k.i.a. in France in 1917.  There should also be a memorial to his wife, Harriet Maud Beer.

Thanks for your efforts.

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