Michael Joseph Gordon

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  1. Hugh Mccoy

    Hugh Mccoy Active Member

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    Hello, Michael was my Great Uncle.He died in 1959 in Reading.He was Catholic.How would i find out which cemetry in Reading he is buried.
     
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    Hi Hugh,

    The first place to start would be the local newspapers to see if there was an obituary/funeral notice that gave some clues.

    Failing that, do you know where in Reading the family lived? I ask as there are a couple of Catholic Churches who might have been involved:
    St James - located in Abbots Walk
    English Martyrs - located in Leibenrood Road

    There are also other Catholic Churches on the outskirts of Reading/in surrounding towns.

    It may well be that the service took place at the Church and then the burial took place at the main cemetery and crematorium in All Hallows Road.
     
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    The answer is Henley Road Cemetery - All Hallows Rd, Reading RG4 5LP

    I don't know what you're going to do with that information :)
     
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    Sorry it took so long to reply. Thank you for all that information.
     
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    I will be in England the latter end of this year or early next. I am going to visit grave and lay a few flowers.
     
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    Before you visit, make sure you check the Reading Borough Council website for opening hours of the cemetery and of the office. I assume someone in the office will be able to help you locate the grave (if indeed it was an interment).
     
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    Thank you for that information.It was an internment that i do know.
     
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