- 22-06-2012, 09:07 #61
- 22-06-2012, 13:47 #62
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- 22-06-2012, 14:15 #64
The second headstone shows he was a FM & a member of JLCSA = Japanese Labour Camp Survivors Association (British prisoners of war group; UK)Qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent.
- 22-06-2012, 14:17 #65
- 22-06-2012, 14:51 #66
Aye sad story but the headstone is a bit different to other ones I've seen.
- 25-06-2012, 18:54 #67
There the CWGC stones for the dead of the two world wars. These are the ones you see in massed ranks in military cemeteries overseas and in UK, and also in ones and twos in many UK churchyards - they have a top that is a simple curve.
This one isn't a CWGC stone, because it's not for a WW1 or 2 casualty, it's a MoD stone and a slightly different pattern. This from JSP 751 'Joint Casualty and Compassionate Policy and Procedures'
- Where the burial is carried out at public expense, whether in UK or overseas, MOD pattern headstones are to be erected if the NOK request it or if the burial is in a military cemetery. The graves are maintained at public expense, including graves purchased at public expense in civilian cemeteries. However, the deeds of such graves must be registered in the name of the Secretary of State for Defence (c/o HD JCCC) and sent to the JCCC.
- MOD pattern headstones may be erected on a family grave at public expense but the maintenance will be the responsibility of the NOK.
This is also from JSP 751
The MoDís commitment to the maintenance of Service graves is largely determined by the age of the grave. As a result of this the Departmentís policy can be broken down into four distinct periods:
Pre-World War 1. Before the First World War, the burying of the deceased was traditionally a function of the Ship or Regiment to which they belonged and was often a relatively hurried and casual affair. No formal assistance was offered by the then Admiralty or War Office, and today only a limited number of such graves are maintained at MoDís expense. These may be in a military cemetery funded by the MoD where all graves are maintained automatically and failure to do so would detract from the overall appearance of the cemetery. Alternatively, they may be of particular historic significance or interest as determined by the MoD (for example Boer War graves in South Africa), when failure to contribute maintenance funding could result in grave sites being lost and criticism of the MoD for lack of care. Any future cases are to be judged on their individual merits.
World War 1 and 2. The CWGC was set up and is funded to provide permanent burials for those who lost their lives in both World Wars and to ensure the maintenance of all war graves in perpetuity.
The Inter-War Years. Between 1 Sep 1921 and 2 Sep 1939, dependent on the Service, some casualties were provided with an official headstone and, in some instances, they received a Service (as distinct from a private) funeral. These graves are maintained at public expense.
Post War. Since 1 Jan 1948, it has been the MoDís policy that the next of kin (NOK) of Service personnel, who have died in the Armed Forces, are offered the opportunity of a Service funeral and official headstone, to be maintained in perpetuity at public expense. From 1967 the NOK of those who died whilst serving overseas were given the option of having the remains interred locally or repatriated to the UK for burial. Before that Servicemen were buried locally or repatriated at private expense for a private funeral.
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