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Story so far Of Finding My WWI Heroe Grandads Grave

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By jacque

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As so many GOY Members/Friends know from the Blog i wrote last Monday about a WWI Medal id found that belonged to My Grandad im in search of his Grave

I went to Wisbech Museum the Tuesday following the Blog id wrote on Monday to veiw Burial Registers of Areas where i thought Grandad might be ?
I went through 4 different 1s with No Luck :(

I knew it was`nt going to be easy because i didnt even have a Death Date to go with only the Birth of My Father 1922 so i knew it would be after that !

After leaving The Museum i went to the Fenland Council & gave them all the Info i had to go on so they could search all their Burial Records 4 me & left with my head wondering who 2 ask & where to go next ?

I rang My Council & they told me all the Local Burails Records r kept @ the Crematory ? So i rang them & they ask me to fill out a Form on Line with Death Date ect ? HHHHHHhhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu I had no Death Date only Birth Date as id been Looking On Ancestry.co.uk for anything i could :(

Phil got home Friday & we spent a good 5 hrs looking for a Death Register On Saturday & Found My Dear Grandad :) Yyyyeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh I hugged Phil so tight :)

I felt Closer now & filled out the Form 4 the Cermatory which i posted by Hand Sunday :) il let u all know if/when i hear any more :)

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your on such an emotional journey...hugs from me too..;-))

21 Jul, 2009

 

Hi Sandra thanx 4 the Hugs :) iv never felt so lost & unsure in My Life ? Now i know how many many people felt when they lost loved 1s in the Wars :(

21 Jul, 2009

 

~I have been trying to find details of my grandad on Ancestry but because he has a very common name it has been very hard ~particularly as I have very little information other than he won a DCM in France.I am hoping to use the info from the1911 census which is available now~thanks for the blog Jacque I need to get on it and you have given me a push!

21 Jul, 2009

 

Wow Jacque, that sure is some journey into the past. I love your Flanders poppies. So did you find where he was burried? Have you actually gone through the cemetery? Don't forget to take pictures of the cemetery as they are usually very interesting gardens with nice old trees. You must felt so wonderful to have found his name on the list.

21 Jul, 2009

 

Ahhhhhhhhhhh glad to know your on your way.. hope you find where your grandad is buried...........

21 Jul, 2009

 

Good luck Jacque, hope you find some more info.

21 Jul, 2009

 

Good Luck Arlene with your search it is very hard to find who your looking 4 i know :/ Marguerite iv 2 wait 2 hear from the People @ My Local Crematory as their the 1s who have the Burials Records :) I feel closer PP thats 4 sure :) I did give a Vol Number & Page Num 2 the Crematory Clarice but i can take up 2 6wks b4 i get any info back! Better late than never hey :)

21 Jul, 2009

 

im so happy for you jacque, sometimes these journeys can be long and you must try and be patient, im sure you will find what your looking for as you are determind, good luck :o) and good one phil

21 Jul, 2009

 

Well done, Jacque...
...yes, keep a written and photographic record of your story of finding the medal and researching the family tree....

... because your search itself will become part of your family history, to be passed along to future generations. :o)

21 Jul, 2009

 

Had a Email this afternoon From Crematory saying Nothing Found In My Borough Council On Grandad :( So now im waiting with My Fingers Crossed to hear from 1 more Borough Council that he might be Buried in ?

21 Jul, 2009

 

Fingers crossed, Jacque :o)

21 Jul, 2009

 

Dont give up Jacque...sometimes these searches can be long and exhaustive.Just the journey alone must be making you feel such a strong link with your Grandad !

21 Jul, 2009

 

Thanx 4 the Finger Crossing TT :) Jane/Ray i wont give up even if it means iv to go into all the Cemetrys in a 15 mile radis i will :) I want 2 Find my Grandad more than any thing in the world now :)

21 Jul, 2009

 

with determination like that sure you will succeed Jacque.All the very best of luck in your search ! x

21 Jul, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Ah Jacque , you will get there in the end ...
I wish you could have seen the face of an elderly gentleman from England at a war cementery in France last year looking through hundreds of names enscribed on the walls and when he found the name he was looking for , we have tears in our eyes even now thinking about it ..

21 Jul, 2009

 

AAAAWwwwwwwwww Amy how wonderful for him bless his Heart X

21 Jul, 2009

amy
Amy
 

It was wonderful to see Jacque , he had taken a red poppy with him and stuck it beside the name .

21 Jul, 2009

 

Such Feelings he must of felt Amy ? Some Sad & Some Happy i think dont u ?

21 Jul, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Yes I,m sure Jacque , he was elderly , a bit unsteady and I imagine had saved hard to make that trip as one of the last things he had to do , it might have been his own father that he never knew ,or grandfather , who knows , but he did it and no doubt went back to England feeling at peace !

21 Jul, 2009

 

jacque have you been in touch with his army base, if you know where that was, may be worth a try :o)

21 Jul, 2009

 

Hi San iv Phoned & Emailed a WWI Surrey Regiment History Museum in Surrey :) They emailed me saying if they find anything on Grandad theyl email/post all they find on him :)

21 Jul, 2009

 

I hope u are sucessful in ur find Jacque as this means a lot to u Best of luck x

21 Jul, 2009

 

What a lovely blog Jacque, I do hope you find him and let us all know. I'll be sitting on the edge of me seat until we get the final instalment.
Fingers crossed for you......... :~))

22 Jul, 2009

 

Hi Mobee / Ian many thanx 4 your thoughts & Comments i plan on phoneing The Vicar this Morning who i spoke to a few wks back & he sent me to the Museum as he knew where some Burial Records were kept :) Also going to make another appointment 2 see if the Museum has other Burial Registers around the Area where Grandad was Born/lived :)

22 Jul, 2009

 

Know its a bit different but one of my sons is doing the family tree, although he can only get so far on his dad's side then its a brick wall, on my side he as gone quite a long way back, and on my mum's side we are related to a spanish countess, not that its done any good to me.

22 Jul, 2009

 

Aw dont know Clarice .. perhaps if you flamenco down Blackpool prom with your castenets might put you in touch with your Spanish side that or a few weeks in Ibiza ..

Think my grandfather would literally turn in his grave at this internet thing Jacque ..refused to talk about his father would you believe my father does not know his grandfathers christian name !

22 Jul, 2009

 

Thats so exciting 2 know Clarice I think Countess Claice has a lovely ring 2 it :) My Dad never told me his Mothers/Fathers names Jane/Ray i found them in my search for Grandads Burial Place :)

22 Jul, 2009

 

I think years ago they did'nt tell their children much about each other, it took us lot all our time to work our parents ages out, Jacque Clarice was my mums name, my name is Carol, when i first jioned GOY and they wonted a pass name i thought of my mum's name so i would'nt forget it, BB going on about casenets, one of neices that lives in derbyshire when she was young was in a junior jass band, and she use to play them, and won loads of medals for it,if ever i go over there i'll see if she still as them and i'll take a photo of them.

22 Jul, 2009

 

Its sad that they didnt talk much :( I talk the Ears off my Kids lol BTW Countess Carol sounds as good ;)

22 Jul, 2009

 

Think them days they had funny ways about everything.

22 Jul, 2009

 

I agree Countess Clarice/Carol.... My folks never talked in front of us and I can't remember my grand parents ever using their names at all. Funny how times change :~))

22 Jul, 2009

 

I think your rite there ,

22 Jul, 2009

 

Things sure have Changed Ian thats 4 sure .

22 Jul, 2009

 

Ian my parents was born not far from where you live, in derbyshire.

22 Jul, 2009

 

Mine were born in Northumberland, they went back there after dad retired from the coal mines.
They hope to be getting electricity soon !!!!!!!!!!!!! :~))

22 Jul, 2009

 

My dad was a coal miner, but his &my mum's parents was farmers.my dad was born in Ashover think there use to be some sort of outdoor summer showof some sort & my mum was born about 3-4 miles i think from chesterfield in a place called grassmoor.

22 Jul, 2009

 

I've been to Ashover.....I think but I do know Grassmoor, Well I would really being a lorry driver for years :~))

22 Jul, 2009

 

Small world is'nt it. one of my sisters lives at north wingfield thats just down road form Grassmoor.

22 Jul, 2009

 

I am always thrown by the use of names years ago. My uncle jack was actually John, my other uncle Stan was actually Richard and my hubbys dad was always called Dave and his name was Richard too. I never knew half of this until Istarted to research the family. Surprised me too how many were born out of wedlock for those days. LOL.

3 Aug, 2009

 

Yes i found that 2 Sue its very Confussing 4 sure lol:)

3 Aug, 2009

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