Re: [milgenire] 2nd. Connaught Rangers
Thanks for the link to the Army Children Archive and its fine collection of photographs. I'm copying the intro paragraph here:
ARMY CHILDREN’S GRAVES
Not only was the child mortality rate much higher in earlier centuries than it is today, but the nature of their parents’ profession has placed some unfortunate children of serving soldiers in the wrong place at the wrong time, so that while some died on the march (see, for instance, ... others were killed by enemy action. And because army families have historically been constantly on the move, the graves of army children who died in the places where their parents were posted (sometimes of diseases, such as cholera and diphtheria, common to those locations) may be found in some corner of a foreign field or else in the UK, but still a long way from ‘home’.
I expect there are many of such cemetaries thoughout the stations of the old British Empire. I wish success to the project of documenting them.
--- On Sat, 9/17/11, John Doyle <john.doyle670@...> wrote:
From: John Doyle <john.doyle670@...>
Subject: Re: [milgenire] 2nd. Connaught Rangers
Received: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 4:18 AM
not the scene of a battle but a picture that caught my eye on a newish website re Army children. The gravestone of Margaret Elizabeth Hamilton who died aged 4months in 1894 and is buried in the same grave as her father, Sgt Charles Hamilton, 2nd Connaught Rangers :
At 18:51 16/09/2011, Annette wrote:
I thought I would pass this on.
I don't know if any visitor to Milgenire would be interested in WWI 2nd. Connaught Rangers, Battle Ypres. I've been watching Who Do You Think You Are - UK on You Tube and a Chris Moyle was searching for information about his grandfather James Moyles of Ballina, Ireland.
There was some use of film and Regimental War Diary's and a Historian Peter Barton who took Chris Moyle (UK DJ) to the scene of the battles
of the 2nd. Connaught Rangers.
It was very interesting.