COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY WAR GRAVES

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Re: COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY WAR GRAVES

Postby mrdeacon » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:17 pm

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Found this interesting broken headstone in the middle of a bush in the cemetery the other week, so with the permission off my uncle the Allerdale bereavement manager I cut the bush to reveal the writing.

A PRIVATE OF THE L COY
1ST VOL.BAT ,BORDER REG
I NOW THAT MY REDEEMER
LIVETH.

On the cross there are only initials there is not even a date of death. I thought what a nightmare this is going to be to try and find who this person is, but I believe with the help of Uncle Rob we have found him as being.

Joseph Wharton Hartness born 1866 Cockermouth.
1870 census he is living with a grandma (no parents)
By 1890 he is living in the Whitehaven area and working as a Printer.
From the burial records Joseph was single and was buried on the 5th January 1893.
Unable to find any more unfortunately.
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