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Grave Site of WJ Parks 23469 4th Battery RFA 3 years 1 month ago #61619

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Good Day Ladies and Gentlemen.

Would anyone have an idea how I can locate the burial place for my ancestor who died Kroonstad Nov 15 1900

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Alan C

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Grave Site of WJ Parks 23469 4th Battery RFA 3 years 1 month ago #61620

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Hi Alan

www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_view...54&g2_serialNumber=2


I think it is the memorial at Bothaville Old Cemetery, Free State.

If I expand the poor quality photo, I think I can see the name Parks, W under Royal Field Artillery, middle of the memorial.

The photo can be found on EGGSA, search under Parks, W and look at Boer Memorial at Bothaville Old Cemetery item No 3


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Hello Alan


WJ Parks are buried in the Kroonstad North Cemetery. See the British Memorial, spelling as Parkes.

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Hi Alan

His entry in Steve Watt's 'In Memoriam' shows 23469 Gnr. W.J. Parks (sic) wounded at Bothaville 14/11/1900 and died of wounds at Kroonstad 15/11/1900. He's buried in grave number 327 at North Road Cemetery, Kroonstad and his grave is marked by a named metal cross.

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Hi David,.
Thats perfect, thanks so much for this information. I have been searching for this for such a long time. My family and I are very appreciative of all the help received

Thank you.

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Alan

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I managed to view the higher quality image and the name is correct. Parks. W. My grandmothers brother......

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