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Looking for a grave - Reading 1931
« on: Wednesday 05 September 18 15:21 BST (UK) »
Please can anyone find (or advise me where to find) the details of a burial.

Joseph JAMES died (?28 August) 1931 and was buried in Reading Cemetery.

I know about Joseph's life and family, but what I haven't managed to find is the grave number and whether or not there was a gravestone.

I've tried findagrave, billiongraves, familysearch and others, but no luck so far.

Philip
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Re: Looking for a grave - Reading 1931
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 15:40 BST (UK) »
I suggest the obvious thing  to do is contact that department of the local authority.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Looking for a grave - Reading 1931
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 15:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Philip,
 This one's from FMPast.
Joseph JAMES

Burial date   02 Sep 1931
Church:   London Rd Cemetery (consecrated)
Place :   Reading

Was he the one in the institution?(That was this person's last given address.).

Don't know if this will help:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=625938.0

Best,
Maureen

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Re: Looking for a grave - Reading 1931
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 16:17 BST (UK) »
I suggest the obvious thing  to do is contact that department of the local authority.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

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- that link is for applying for Service Records from the Ministry of Defence.

(ADDED) I have now found http://www.reading.gov.uk/ with a link to "Burial and cremation register searches" - so I clicked on it and got "Page not found"

This is not going to be as simple as I had hoped!  :(

Philip

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Re: Looking for a grave - Reading 1931
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 16:23 BST (UK) »
Hi Philip,
 This one's from FMPast.
Joseph JAMES

Burial date   02 Sep 1931
Church:   London Rd Cemetery (consecrated)
Place :   Reading

Was he the one in the institution?(That was this person's last given address.).

Don't know if this will help:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=625938.0

Best,
Maureen

Many thanks, Maureen.  I didn't have the burial date, or the "London Road Cemetery" so that's a big step forward.

The old thread on Rootschat had a dead link to the cemetery website, but now I have the proper cemetery name I'm off to go g00gling again to track down the grave number.

Philip

(ps - yes he was in Broadmoor!  http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/womersley.html gives the reason)
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Re: Looking for a grave - Reading 1931
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 16:35 BST (UK) »
 ;) ;)

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Re: Looking for a grave - Reading 1931
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 16:44 BST (UK) »
Sorry about that I didnít notice a previous long had copied instead of the intended on, blameit on being woosey from a heavy cold.

This  is what was intended.

cem.crem@reading.gov.uk
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Looking for a grave - Reading 1931
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 16:46 BST (UK) »
Sorry about that I didnít notice a previous long had copied instead of the intended on, blameit on being woosey from a heavy cold.

This  is what was intended.

cem.crem@reading.gov.uk

Get well soon, friend.

Many thanks for the new link - I'll send an e-mail and see what comes of it.

Philip
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Re: Looking for a grave - Reading 1931
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 16:58 BST (UK) »
If he died whilst in the care of the authorities, I would venture to suggest he is most probably in a common grave without a headstone

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