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Dignity Memorial - Funeral Homes, Cremation and Cemeteries Through personalized funerals and thoughtful memorials, Dignity Memorial providers celebrate each life like no other. We are the largest network of funeral homes, crematories and cemetery service providers in North America. Find a funeral home, plan a funeral or cremation, and learn about burial options.
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American Battle Monuments Commission | ABMC honors the services of overseas U.S. Armed Forces by maintaining and promoting America's overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials.
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Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society - Genealogy Research The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society provides information and databases about our local area including cemeteries plus surnames our members are searching.
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Twitter Talk of The Villages is your complete guide to The Villages Florida: rentals, homes for sale, entertainment & everything about life in The Villages Florida!
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Mumbai News: Latest News, live updates and videos, Information about Emergency Services, in English, Hindi and Marathi | Mumbai Live Mumbai News, Mumbai Live Updates, Latest news and updates about Mumbai from every area of the city. Covering politics, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, crime, theatre, Bollywood, business, technology, elections, cricket, football, kabaddi, and environment. Live broadcasts of interviews, events and the buzz around Bombay. We also provide contacts and addresses of hospitals, ambulances, blood banks, fire brigades, police, disaster management, cemeteries, government offices, politicians, MP, MLA,
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Arizona Gravestone Photo Project | Search for Arizona Gravestone Photos, Tombstone Pictures, and Burial Records Search genealogy records and archive gravestone, tombstone, and memorial photos in Arizona cemeteries.
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Home | Marine Park Funeral Home Inc serving Brooklyn, New York At Marine Park Funeral Home, in Brooklyn New York, we provide funeral services for your loved ones in Brooklyn, NY. Visit us here to view our availab
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Spring Grove Cemetery, Funeral Homes & Cremation - The Spring Grove Family For over 150 years the Spring Grove Family has served Cincinnati area families in their time of need. With our cemeteries, funeral homes and crematory we can provide you with all of your needs in one place..
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Paris Cemeteries Welcome to the incredible cemeteries of Paris, including Pere-Lachaise, Montmartre, Montparnasse and Passy, along with Picpus, Vaugirard, Montrouge, Grenelle, Gentilly, the Pantheon and more, where you will find fantastic artwork in lovely parklike settings, commemorating the final resting places for some of the world''s most famous people
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Luxegen Genealogy and Family History Luxegen Genealogy and Family History is a Canadian genealogy blog maintained by Joan Miller. Content includes summaries of genealogy conferences and meetings not necessarily found elsewhere.
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Ballarat Cemeteries | Ballarat New Cemetery is a not-for-profit Memorial Park with a long and proud history of meeting the diverse and growing needs of the community.
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Brightwater Memorial Park A newly constructed, state-of-the-art mausoleum, Brightwater Memorial Park is a modern, uplifting alternative to cemeteries and crematoria – the first facility of its kind in the UK. Inspired by centuries-old traditions, this is a place where the lives of departed loved ones can be celebrated as well as commemorated.
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ICCS - Islington and Camden Cemetery Services Losing a loved one is always difficult. Our staff have many years of experience in caring for families. We can help to provide a personal and tailored service to suit everyone’s needs. The Islington and St Pancras Cemetery Service (ICCS) carries on a proud tradition of serving bereaved families from when the cemeteries were first established in 1854.
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Holy Trinity Church, Tansley Holy Trinity Church, Tansley. Includes a history of the church, baptism, marriage and burial register indexes 1840-1899, census returns and brief history of the Brodie Mais stained glass window.
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Heaven On Earth Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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iGraveCare | International Grave Care iGraveCare is a distant grave maintenance service provider. We cover over 9000 cemeteries across Ukraine, Israel, and Armenia
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JEWISH BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA: Jewish museum, synagogue, Chatam Sofer memorial, Jewish community Welcome to our website, where you can learn about Jewish heritage or plan your trip to Bratislava. Bratislava (Pressburg) was in the past one of the most important centers of Jewish life in Europe. Today the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava has an active Jewish community, precious Jewish heritage sites and two Jewish museums.
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Stevenson Memorials | Headstones & Gravestones A sixth generation family business in Lancashire. Our memorials range from modern styles to traditional, suitable for both cemeteries and churchyards.
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Torie''s South Australian Grave Photos - Home Page Torie's Grave Photos provides gravestone photos and listings to assist genealogists and family researchers. South Australian cemeteries are listed, with more being added regulary.
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American Monument Company - Monuments for All Faiths & All Cemeteries American Monument Company specializes in the custom fabrication of granite cemetery monuments also known as tombstones or headstones, cemetery or grave markers, bronze plaques, mausoleums and all related memorial products.
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VENUES4FUNERALS.COM | FIND THE PERFECT FUNERAL WAKE VENUE Venues4funerals.com is dedicated to helping you find the perfect funeral wake venue within your region to celebrate the life of your loved one.
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Maceva | Litvak Cemetery Catalogue We are small group of dedicated individuals involved in maintaining and documenting through photographs, the last remaining Jewish cemeteries in Lithuania.
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Walking Tours and Exclusive Access Tours by Tommy's New York Walking Tours and Catacombs by Candlelight Tours at Old Saint Patricks Cathedral in Nolita grants you access to the two cemeteries and the Henry Erben Organ
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Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Flowood, MS | 601-360-8070 Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home - Your most trusted source for funeral, cremation, preplanning, cemetery and memorialization services in Flowood, MS and surrounding areas.
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Memorial Plan Cemeteries & Funeral Homes | Miami | Hialeh | Homestead Memorial Plan Cemeteries & Funeral Homes provide families with the support and guidance they need following the death of a loved one or can help preplan.
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Funerals, Burials & Cremations of Decatur, AL | Ridout’s Ridout's is a full-service provider of funeral and burial services in Decatur since 1855. We coordinate with ALL cemeteries, including Roselawn.
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Find a Funeral Home, Cemetery or Cremation Provider Search for a Dignity Memorial provider near you. Visit any of our locations to plan a custom funeral or memorial service for yourself or a loved one.
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Syracuse Catholic Cemeteries • Syracuse Catholic Diocese Catholic Cemeteries of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, NY. Our mission is to carry on the tradition of the Work of Mercy to bury the Dead in faith.
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Schultz Monument Company - Quality Granite And Bronze Markers Schultz Monument is a family owned company providing cemetery monuments and markers for ALL cemeteries in Middle Tennessee.
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Krause Monument Company of Wisconsin: Cemetery Gravestones Krause Monument Company designs and produces granite headstones, gravestones, grave markers, monuments and memorials for Wisconsin families to be used in Wisconsin cemeteries.
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For King and Empire For King and Empire explores the Canadian soldier''s role in the Great War. Included in the site is a interactive battle display, a Militaria Collectors'' Forum and a comprehensive Resource Centre.
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Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park is a cemetery and crematorium at Matraville, New South Wales. Offering Memorialisation with Burial, Garden and Children options in beautiful and lovingly tended surroundings.
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Quasimodo Tours - Bus Trips Quasimodo Bus Trips : Flanders Fields Battlefield Tour, with option to include the Last Post Ceremony & Best of Belgium and Triple Treat, including visit to the Fort Lapin brewery in Brugge
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Virginia Gravestone Photo Project | Search for Virginia Gravestone Photos, Tombstone Pictures, and Burial Records Search genealogy records and archive gravestone, tombstone, and memorial photos in Virginia cemeteries.
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Sterling Monument - Build, design and buy a monument or headstone. Sterling Monument - Build, design and buy a granite monument or headstone. Custom monuments and gravestones for cemeteries, funeral homes, wholesale, and retail
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Fairview Cemetery in Westfield New Jersey Fairview Cemetery is located in Colonial Westfield in Union County New Jersey, The cemetery is in an area of natural beauty – rolling wooded hills surrounding a tree lined pond, tastefully landscaped and expertly maintained. Fairview Cemetery is one of the most well known cemeteries in the tri-state area for it's beauty and great service.
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Cemetery Sites: Search all cemeteries nationwide Search all cemeteries nationwide and find information about any specific cemetery you are looking for. View the most up-to-date information on all cemeteries as well as funeral homes including locations, contact information, historical details, and so much more.
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Grave Matters - A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial A companion to Mark Harris'' book Grave Matters, www.gravematters.us explores the green burial -- or natural burial -- movement in the U.S. and Canada, following natural cemeteries, memorial reefs, cremation, burial at sea, home funerals, casket making, and rural/backyard burial. The site also examines the environmental and human cost of embalming and of other features of the modern funeral.
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Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick, New Jersey - Mausoleums, Cremation, Ground Burial Franklin Memorial Park is a family operated cemetery in North Brunswick, New Jersey, offering a wide range of services including ground burial, mausoleum entombment and cremation in a park like setting.
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Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick, New Jersey - Mausoleums, Cremation, Ground Burial Franklin Memorial Park is a family operated cemetery in North Brunswick, New Jersey, offering a wide range of services including ground burial, mausoleum entombment and cremation in a park like setting.
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New Orleans Tours & Step-On Guides from Tour-New-Orleans.com New Orleans Tours by knowledgeable, enthusiastic guides. Walking tours of the historic Garden District, cemeteries, & French Quarter. Step-On Guides available for custom New Orleans tours.
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Home | Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites A State-wide nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to protecting and preserving historic Maryland cemeteries.
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Normandy War Guide A comprehensive guide to the D-Day landing sites in Normandy, Including the beaches, museums, cemeteries, memorials and remaining fortifications
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Trentino Genealogy | Family History for Trentini Decendants | Ancestry, family trees, research, translations, genealogy advice for those with ancestors from the province of Trento, Italy (formerly Tyrol, Austria) Genealogy, research, family trees, translations, ancestry tips and articles from genealogist and author, Lynn Serafinn
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    Of Graveyards and Things | A discussion of cemeteries visited, and interesting historical documents, material culture, and lives researched. A discussion of cemeteries visited, and interesting historical documents, material culture, and lives researched.
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    Historic Houston: | Cemeteries, Streets and Lagniappe
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    Invocare | Funeral Homes | Cemeteries & Crematoria InvoCare is a global company operating funeral homes, cemeteries & crematoria around Australia, New Zealand & Singapore. We're well known for our commitment to family care, community engagement & investor value.
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    Zenfolio | Waltzing Across Texas Texas Historical Markers, Texas Murals, Texas Cemeteries, Texas Lodges, Texas Dance Halls, Texas Statues, Texas Schools
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    Welcome To The Amelia Island Genealogical Society Amelia Island Genealogical Society (AIGS) provides a repository of Nassau County Florida Genealogy information and associated history.
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    Woodland Burials Cholderton - Home Woodland Burials Cholderton, Michaels\\''s Wood natural Burial ground offer an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional burials, cemeteries and graveyards, we emphasise the concept of the deceased returning to nature.
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    Taste it, and We''ll Never Be Alone Just a collection of my interests, particularly things creepy and horror-centric, and maybe a tad of NSFW images. I enjoy photographing cemeteries and graveyards, and my preference when it comes to...
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    stone and dust – travel, photography and musings on cemeteries, memorials, and other dark sites travel, photography and musings on cemeteries, memorials, and other dark sites
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    Cemetery Tours | Closed and Pioneer Cemetery Tours The CLOSED AND PIONEER CEMETERIES TOURS of 7TH and 14th OCTOBER 2012, started as idea by myself, Dennis Ward, to look at a few local cemeteries with Pioneer Sections, in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of the Queenstown Cemetery Friends and Relations Group. Queenstown Cemetery has been a Closed Cemetery from ……. I have been the Heritage Advisor to…
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    BACSA, Home | British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia Bacsa promotes preservation of cemeteries in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Middle East and records those buried there
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    Josie Holford: Rattlebag and Rhubarb |  We awaited demobilisation All that winter of 1918 While we toiled in the grime of Taranto Loading ammo and cleaning latrines When they treated the whites to a pay rise It was like someone lobbed a grenade All our years of resentment exploded Saying, to hell with their rules and parades From No Parades by Chris Hoban. Listen here: Chris Hoban's song pretty much sums up the experience of the British West Indies Regiment (BWIR) in WW1. (And do give it a listen - it's haunting in its story-telling and evocation of the music of the period.) It's a story of how racism bigotry and mistreatment betrayed the loyalty, patriotism and courage of 15,000 men all of whom volunteered to fight for the Empire. It's also a story of mutiny, colonialism and the kickstart of the movement for self-determination and independence. What first spiked my interest in the BWIR was reading through the names in the record book of the Taranto Town Cemetery Extension. The Town Cemetery was used for British and Empire burials from June 1915 to April 1919, but by January 1918, it was necessary to open a military extension. After the Armistice the 102 Commonwealth burials in the town cemetery were removed to this extension. There are now 449 WW1 Commonwealth burials in the extension. There among the names of the dead are 147 from the British West Indies Regiment. Why were they there and what had happened to them? I started to get interested in the history of the regiment and that of course led to the Taranto mutiny of the winter of 1918-1919. Here's the story. Background to the Mutiny Taranto is an industrial town on the Mediterranean. Italy entered the war on the Allied side in May 1915 and the Royal Navy began using Taranto as a Mediterranean base soon thereafter. Taranto became a key transit point on the supply lines to and from Egypt. Mesopotamia, Palestine and Salonika. Lines of communication were established between the eastern theaters of war that ran then through Taranto, Turin, Lyons and Le Mans to Cherbourg It's where ships came in to re-coal and where troops passed through on their way from the near east to the Western Front or back to Britain. A huge tented encampment was set up to accommodate them and No 79 General and No 6 Labour Hospitals followed with more permanent brick and concrete structures added over time. It was a base and rest camp and labour units, including the 8th, 10th and 11th Battalions, British West Indies Regiment, were brought in to service the camp as well as load and unload the ships and trains. In 1915 the British War Office - which had initially opposed recruitment of West Indian troops - created the British West Indies Regiment (BWIR). It served in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In spite of promises made at the time of recruitment, BWIR did not give black soldiers from the West Indies the opportunity to fight as equals alongside white soldiers. Instead, the War Office largely limited this trained infantry regiment to labour duties. Over 15,600 West Indian men volunteered for the BWIR, two-thirds of whom were from Jamaica. Others came from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, the Bahamas, British Honduras, Grenada, British Guiana (now Guyana), the Leeward Islands, St Lucia and St Vincent. 185 were killed and 1,071 died of illness as a result of the war. The first battalions of the BWIR were stationed on the Suez Canal and were first used as labour battalions. They saw front line service in Palestine and Jordan serving with distinction as part of General Allenby's force that drove out the Turks and contributed to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. They earned medals and commendations for bravery and were mentioned in despatches. Later BWIR battalions were sent to the Western Front and then to Italy where they served in auxiliary roles that included digging trenches, construction of roads and gun emplacements, acting as stretcher bearers, loading ships and trains, and working in ammunition dumps. This was dangerous work often carried out in France and Flanders within range of German artillery and sniper fire. After the Armistice in November 1918, eight battalions of the BWIR – 8000 or so men - were stationed at Taranto in preparation for demobilization. They were joined by the battalions returning from Egypt and Mesopotamia many of whom had served in combat. Long standing grievances and growing resentment over unfair treatment, pay and promotion issues had been brewing for some time and in early December they erupted. This was a time of uprisings, riots and disturbances across the British Army. Men who had signed on for duration wanted to go home and get on with their lives. Mutiny and revolution were in the air. The BWIR had some very specific long-standing grievances and a growing resentment over unfair treatment, pay and promotion issues and in December 1918 they reached boiling point. The underlying issue was of course the betrayal of the promise made to them at recruitment: that they would be treated on an equal footing with the other regiments of the British army. Instead they had been primarily used for manual labor and treated as 'native" labor battalions and not as front line troops. Although designated as an infantry regiment and entitled to the same terms of service as other British regiments, commanders and officials often subjected the BWIR to the menial conditions dictated for 'native' corps. Military commanders and officials regarded the BWIR as inferior and treated them accordingly. On the Western Front they were excluded from facilities enjoyed by other British soldiers. The medical care and recreational facilities offered to West Indian troops was often inferior as a result. Estaminets – simple civilian-run cafes that offered the ubiquitous egg-and-chips respite from army food - were off-limits for Chinese and African Labour battalions and that restriction was extended to the BWIR, even though they were officially a unit of the British army. When they were wounded or became sick they were treated in 'native' hospitals and received poor treatment. Commissioned officer rank was restricted to those of 'pure" European descent and pay increases, granted to the British army in 1917, were withheld until protests from West Indian soldiers. Equally problematic was the official reluctance to deploy West Indians as combat troops. It meant that they had fewer opportunities to show the battlefield courage so prized by the military; fewer opportunities for medals and decorations. Their contribution - carrying ammunition, loading trains, building roads, railways and gun emplacements, cleaning latrines, cooking, carrying the wounded, digging trenches and graves, clearing the deadly debris of battle - had none of the supposed warrior glamour and glory of the battlefield. Ironically, it was the labour battalions that built the graveyards and cemeteries that are the symbols of remembrance. The Black Soldier's Lament – written by Canadian veteran George A. Borden in the 1980s - reflects the bitter disappointment of the injustice, the sense of shame and loss of manhood. At Taranto, soldiers reported being ostracized: "since we came here, we couldn't understand why these British soldiers they didn't seem to want any attachment with us. We had always seemed to get on good together in Egypt," a soldier from British Guiana recalled. They were given labour duties, loading and unloading ships and trains, as well as being ordered to clean latrines for white units. Meanwhile, sick and wounded BWIR men continued to succumb to illness and disease. In August 1918,12 men from Barbados had signed a respectful petition (you can read it here) outlining their grievances about pay pointing out that soldiers from white regiments had received a pay increase while they – together with "native" regiments - had not. They specifically identified this as a betrayal of the promises made to them at the time of recruitment. In addition, black soldiers had not been permitted to rise through the ranks, despite good recommendations. The Hon. J C Lynch, Chair of the Recruiting Committee, sent a letter in support of the petition indicating the justice of the claims. He also described the respectable (middle class) and often professional or land-owning backgrounds from which these men came. The 12 signatories were Joseph Chamberlain Hope DCM, Vernon G Thomas, Edward E. Packer, Vincent Lionel Talma, Leslie A. Greaves, John Berkeley Johnson, L'Estrand C. Deane, Alexander L. Marshall, Lashington L. Skinner, T Thompson, Herman P.J. Ince, and G.F. Bowen. Nothing came of this petition. After Armistice Day, on November 11 1918, the eight BWIR battalions in Europe were concentrated at Taranto in Italy to prepare for demobilization. They were subsequently joined by the battalions from Egypt and Mesopotamia. The combat veterans arriving in Taranto from the east were subjected to the same discrimination and second class status and treatment as the labour battalions. Brigadier-General Cyril Darcy Vivien Cary-Barnard was base commandant known for his strict segregationist regulations. According to some accounts, the men had been refused leave to enter town and he forbade black soldiers from using facilities alongside white soldiers. They had separate canteens they were not allowed to go to the cinema when white troops were there. When sick they were sent to the 'native' hospital where they received inferior treatment. They were prevented from being able to rise through the ranks. They were employed on fatigues and laboring duties in spite of assurances that this would not happen. All of these men had volunteered to serve and all of this was counter to the promises of equal treatment and opportunity they had been given on recruitment. Discontent was rife at Taranto just as it was across a broad spectrum of the British Army in the weeks after the Armistice. Canadian troops stationed in Britain, for example, staged three major riots. The BWIR had quite specific and particular grievances however, and they arose from the unequal and demeaning treatment they received. Soldiers returning from the Middle East had enlisted first and were ready to be mobilized. They resented being used as porters for white soldiers in transit and they resented being subject to the rigid segregation policies that barred them from equal access to canteens and cinemas. The designation "native" was imposed denying the BWIR access to proper medical facilities Major Thursfield of the 5th battalion protested to the camp commandant Brigadier-General Cyril Darcy Vivien Cary-Barnard about the betrayal of the promises made to the men. Cary-Barnard was a decorated veteran of the Boer War where he served with Lumsden's Horse. He served with distinction on the Western Front. He was decorated for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, wounded, mentioned in despatches and promoted. And from October 1917, to 31 January 1919 he was Base Commandant, Taranto. At camp commander, Cary-Barnard had a reputation for harsh discipline and a dismissive attitude toward the legitimate grievances of the men of the BWIR. Field punishment was meted out for even trivial offenses removing the discretion from junior officers whose attitudes he regarded as too lenient. Cary-Barnard's response to Thursfield's protest was abrupt, brutal, racist and dismissive. The men were only niggers… no such treatment should ever have been promised them …they were better fed and treated than any nigger had a right to expect… he would order them to do whatever work he pleased, and if they objected he would force them to do it. On 6 December 1918, sergeants from the BWIR forwarded a petition with 180 names to the Secretary of State repeating the demands of the earlier petition, including for the pay increase granted by Army Order No.1 1918 to all Imperial troops. They also expressed their resentment at being barred from the possibility of rising through the ranks and outlined some of the history of West Indian service in the British forces where this color bar was not observed. They also requested an increase in the separation pay – money that was sent home to help their families. Inflation and war profiteering had led to huge increases in the prices of basic commodities and their families were suffering hardship in their absence. Captain Reginald Elgar Willis of the 9th battalion had travelled with the fifth contingent from Kingston on March 30th 1917. Promoted to Lt.Col., Willis had a reputation as a harsh disciplinarian. On December 6th 1918, ordered his men to clean the latrines used by Italian laborers. They refused and some men surrounded his tent and slashed at it with knives and bayonets before dispersing. There was some shooting and wild talk. Some men made demands that demobilization process be speeded up so that they would be home by Christmas. The next day the 9th and 10th battalions refused to work and there were clashes. They were forcibly disarmed and ordered on a route march. On December 8th, Pte. Samuel Pinnock was killed by Acting Sgt, Robert Richards who was charged with negligently discharging his rifle and was sentenced to four months labor. This was the only fatality during the mutiny period. Unrest and insubordination continued for four days with men refusing refusing orders and refusing to work. Unnerved, the military authorities reacted harshly and swiftly. The camp commander requested support and a battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment and a machine gun company were order to Taranto traveling "in fighting order with ammunition in their pouches". The mutineers were arrested. The 9th battalion was disbanded and the men distributed among the other battalions. The whole regiment was disarmed. Sixty men were charged with mutiny and 47 were found guilty. Most received sentences of between 3-5 years. One man - Pte. Arthur Sanches - who was considered the ringleader - was sentenced to death. This sentence was commuted to 20 years penal servitude. (He did not serve full term as in 1934 he was a member of the delegation that presented a petition to the Governor of Jamaica – Sir Arthur Jelf - requesting improvements to the roads and water service supply on the lands granted to ex servicemen.) Many accounts state that one man was executed for his part in the mutiny. This does not seem to be correct. One man was shot at dawn on January 20th 1919. He was Pte. Albert Denny of the 8th battalion who was executed by firing squad for the murder of Pte. Edgar Hilkiah Best 13573 10th Battalion of Barbados in a robbery on the 5th of September. The British authorities did make concessions and mobilization plans were speeded up. The Colonial Office prevailed on the War Office and in February 1919 the BWIR got, in full, the increased separation allowances withheld from them in the Army Order No.1. Even after the courts-martial the spirit of resistance continued. Some of those who who had been convicted and repatriated to the West Indies staged further revolts; disturbances occurred on the SS Orca which docked at Kingston, Jamaica. There, BWIR men allied themselves with seamen repatriated from Britain to protest their treatment. There was also discontent at Plymouth where in February 1919 four men of the BWIR were found guilty and received 2 years detention. In the midst of an even harsher camp regime enforced after the revolt, on December 17th 50-60 sergeants of the BWIR met and formed the Caribbean League. They held four meetings in December and early January and discussed not only their grievances but also their plans for what to do when they returned home. Out of their discussions emerged a sense of a pan-Caribbean identity and political awakening. They called for greater cooperation between the islands and mainland Caribbean territories and they talked of seeking independence and self-determination. At the second meeting one man - Sgt. Baxter - said that the black man "should have freedom and govern himself in the West Indies" and that "force must be used and if necessary blood shed to obtain the object". Such words would have alarmed the colonial establishment and probably drowned out the more modest aim of the League, "the Promotion of all matters conducive to the General Welfare of the islands constituting the British West Indies and the British Territories adjacent thereto." They agreed to strike for higher wages on their return home. They talked of a Caribbean–wide governing body with a headquarters in Kingston, although the choice of Jamaica led to some inter-island rivalry and controversy about the location.This was a distinctly social democratic and reformist agenda but also problematic for those determined to maintain the status quo of economic and power arrangements. At first the Caribbean League was treated with cautious approval by the military authorities as they saw it as a way to help contain and manage the discontent of the troops. At one of the later meetings however, one of the participants - Sgt. Leon Poucher, a Trinidadian reported to his commanding officer that they talk had turned toward self-government and strike action. This concern was relayed to the colonial authorities in the West Indies who were spooked by the thought of thousands of radicalized and angry ex-servicemen returning to their homes determined to seek change. The Caribbean League did not survive demobilization which was completed by August 1919. Although it was short-lived it seems to have had a powerful and radicalizing impact on those who participated. It gave rise to a new and confident voice of resistance that was to make an impact on the politics and social conditions of the post-war Caribbean. Take a look at this poem written at the time:Before enlisting Monteith had been a school teacher in Jamaica. He had written a number of patriotic poems praising the war effort and the Empire that had been published in the Jamaican Times. These words reflect a personal transformation and a new political outlook that many of the men of the BWIR would take home with them. In some ways this new spirit was presaged by the thinking at enlistment. By joining the imperial war effort to fight for king and country many hoped to prove something. Look at this 1915 article in the Jamaican journal the Grenada Federalist: As coloured people we will be fighting for something more, something inestimable to ourselves. We will be fighting to prove to Great Britain that we are not so vastly inferior to the white. We will be fighting to prove that we are no longer merely subjects but citizens – citizens of a world empire whose watch word should be Liberty, Equality and Brotherhood. The was an opportunity to show proof of worth, of the right of equality and freedom. Deliberately keeping these men from the combat duties of the front line served to thwart those aspirations. It had instead another outcome - that of radicalizing a generation of activists. In the West Indies, a number of BWIR soldiers played important roles in the growth of the working class, union and independence movements. They organized unions, led protests, contributed to reform movements and they laid the groundwork for the move to self-determination and independence. The BWIR served honorably in the Egypt, the Middle East, on the Western Front and in Italy. When given the opportunity, they proved themselves as combat troops. Faced with discrimination and humiliation they fought back against injustice. The BWIR was kept away from the victory parades that marked the end of the war. It was disbanded in 1921. In spite of their efforts, a confidential 1919 Colonial Office memo on the Taranto mutiny makes it clear that the British Government realized that things had changed: Nothing we can do will alter the fact that the black man has begun to think and feel himself as good as the white. Sources: The National Archive (UK) Imperial War Museum No Labour, No Battle: Military Labour During the First World War, Ivor Lee and John Starling Holding aloft the banner of Ethiopia, Winston James Race, Empire and First World War Writing, Santanu Das (editor)
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    Home The Kol Ami Cemetery Association operates 3 cemeteries serving Utah's Jewish community, located in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City; they are B'nai Israel, Montefiore, and Shaare Tzedek.
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    Login - Paint Rock News The Town of Paint Rock is growing and would like for you to able to keep up with what is going on. We also would like for you to know everything available to you in and around Paint Rock.
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    American Battle Monuments Commission | ABMC honors the services of overseas U.S. Armed Forces by maintaining and promoting America's overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials.
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    Australian Cemeteries Index - Name/Cemetery Search Search for headstone inscriptions or cemeteries.
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    Durham - Obituary Canadian Obituaries CanadianObituaries.com is the most up to date Internet listing of obituary notifications, funeral arrangements and interments in ONTARIO.
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