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Burials in Darlington, 1945
« on: May 19, 2004, 22:27 »
Hello, I have a  military photo of three men, one being my grandad (DLI), on the back of the photo in his handwriting is written:
 P??? died in Darlington 23 or 25 of April  '45  age 71
 This man must have been important to my grandad, cause my grandad destroyed almost all photos from the war, except for this one and one other picture...photo looks like it may have been around WW1, but could have been taken a little later.
My question, could someone tell me who I would contact, to try to find out who the man was that died April 1945....a newpaper? a publication? a cemetary? In fact how many cemetarys' were in Darlington in 1945?
thanks so much for any help, it's rather difficult finding info when you are from Canada and not familiar with the area.
 regards from Windsor, Ontario, Canada    bdbarry

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Burials in Darlington, 1945
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2004, 06:44 »
If the man is buried in Darlington, then there will definitely be a record of him. Is the first part of your description a name? P???. Pete, maybe? Could it be a plot number? Anyhow, the date is very specific, which gives you a good chance of finding him. Can you get the photo scanned?

Darlington Library is the first place to look, the burial could be listed in Monumental Inscriptions Lists (some of them have been transcribed by Cleveland Family History Society).

You may find if you contact the library they will do some research for you.

Further details of the library and CFHS are  here

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