Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Not remembered - 3

You may remember from a few weeks ago that I am working to get a casualty of the First World War on the Commonwealth Wargraves Commission register. Things have progressed, and the last piece of the jigsaw is about to fall into place. In the next day or so, I shall receive confirmation that Norman Morrison, formerly of 10A South Dell, was buried at the Swainbost Cemetery on 16 March 1917. He died 9 months after contracting turberculosis.

Once I have confirmation, a case will be submitted to the CWGC to have Norman entered onto their records. A CWGC wargrave stone will then be erected at the cemetery.

In connection with this, it has come to my attention that reservists who died after being discharged from war service do not qualify for CWGC status. Not fair, is it?


This is the Swainbost Cemetery, where 9,000 people have been buried since the 16th century.Norman Morrison's grave is somewhere in here - each stone represents a grave.

3 comments:

  1. What a nice thing for you to do.Glad it is all working out.
    How sad that so many graves are marked with just a regular stone.

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  2. No it isn't fair Guido...there goes the petty rule book again..eh?
    Keep up your good work. It is 'hidden gems' just like you, who make the world go around and a better place to live in too.
    Jeanie

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  3. No, it isn't fair. I think it's great that you are expending so much time and energy to get this gentleman on the register.

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