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    Cpl Ian Biddy - Birkenhead Cemetery

    Hi Guys,
    I went to the cemetery today and checked with the records office on site for the burial plot.
    They gave me RC4 Grave 107.

    I went to the location and found grave 107, but as you will see in the photo it is not Cpl Ian Biddy....
    I returned to the records office, and they gave me the paper (attached) and said he is buried there.

    But as you will see from the photos, there is no mention of Cpl Biddy?

    Waiting for further instructions?

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    Regards ex

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    Could that be grandparents grave and his ashes buried there, and no one put his name on there?

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    Sorry, but the records office could not answer on the circumstances, they only replied 'maybe they were related?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanner View Post
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    There seems to be a bit of confusion, not at our end, about this lad's surname. According to the MoD and our records, his surname is Bibby. This agrees with the burial records. But the coroner has listed him as Biddy. There is no record of any service person with that surname dying in service so I think we can take it as read that his name is Bibby. The burial location is correct according to my research and again this is confirmed by the MoD.
    So we appear to have a mystery and accepting that the location is correct, we may have to assume that the lad was cremated and his ashes laid with whom I assume, given the dates and ages, his grand parents.
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    I looked up the phone book and searched Bibby in Birkenhead and a R.Bibby came up, would one of the admin try to contact this person to see if they are a relation and try to find out the details of this grave location, who knows, this could lead to a request for a MoD headstone to be erected on his grave.

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    R.Bibby (0151) 638 2558.
    M.Bibby-Brooke (0151) 647 0248.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eelpieisland View Post
    I looked up the phone book and searched Bibby in Birkenhead and a R.Bibby came up, would one of the admin try to contact this person to see if they are a relation and try to find out the details of this grave location, who knows, this could lead to a request for a MoD headstone to be erected on his grave.
    The plot thickens, but if the existing grave plot and stone is correct, the placing of a MOD head stone might be difficult, perhaps his name engraved on the back of the existing headstone might be appropriate....

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    I dont think it is our place to go round questioning people as to why they have not got a marker placed where we can easily find it, or who have not included the name on a family stone that is already in place.
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