Some explanations on Entries:
Firstly, please also refer to points 2 and 3 under ‘Using the BMD Death Index‘.
Taking say the following example, where the date of death notation is recorded as follows, – 2/5/1991 – Maunu Cemetery – aged 64. Ninety five times out of a hundred this is likely to be the person recorded on the roll. In those few instances where there is just the one Christian Name or where the Christian and Surnames are fairly common, e.g. James Thompson, there is the possibility that the death record has not been correctly matched to the roll entry. At least being forewarned you are forearmed.
As I have already stated, the extracts from the database should only serve as a starting point for further investigation.
The terms Burial, Cremation and Ashes Burial:
This denotes the deceased was buried in the cemetery stated.
This denotes that the deceased was cremated. Where the veteran was cremated at a cemetery ashes may not necessarily have been buried or scattered there. The record simply shows that a cremation took place there.
This includes all records of ashes either buried or scattered on a grave site. This is irrespective of whether cremation was undertaken at that cemetery. Details of the gravesite and plot number (where known) have been recorded but NOT the name of the crematorium.
Where ashes have been stated as ‘scattered’ or returned to family (but no further information is given) then this has been recorded in the ‘Details’ column. No attempt has been made to check if there has been a subsequent internment.
Explanation on why certain entries recorded against some of the entries:
Sometimes the Date of Death has not been recorded. In such instances where the Date of Burial or Date of Cremation is shown, or the date when ashes were buried is on record, this has been included, to assist in offering guidance to the researcher as to when Date of Death may have occurred.
Funeral Director: More often than not, no record exists of where the deceased resided at time of death in these records, so the name of the Funeral Director has been given in the hope that this provides a pointer to where the person may have last been living.