Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

Francis Joseph Flood

Spirit Salesman,

53 Holmscroft Street, Greenock. Brother John, sister Agnes. Mother Sarah

His grave in Jerusalem was photographed soon after his burial and the picture is today preserved in a collection held at the LoC

Here are the catalogue details and a copy of the photograph

TITLE: Soldiers' graves

CALL NUMBER: LC-M31- 60063-x[P&P]

REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-matpc-11518 (digital file from original photo)

RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.

MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 4 x 5 in.

CREATED/PUBLISHED: [between 1917 and 1946]

NOTES: Title from negative sleeve. On guide card: Soldiers' graves. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

PART OF: G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Attested 27/10/1915

Reported wounded & missing 8/8/17. Death accepted for official purposes as having died in the American Colony Hospital, Jerusalem from amputation of leg. Captured at Gaza. Buried on Mount Sion.

Report from the hospital states his date of death as actually 29th September 1917. 

At the same day he was transferred in a honorable procession from Hôspital St. Louis to the cemetery Franziskaner auf dem Sion, where he is still burried today. The train was lead by the katholic priest and ministrants and the coffin was folowed by a German honour company.

Today on the cemetary is a plate to memory Private Flood and it is read: „buried elsewhere in this cemetery“. The cemetary was on the nomensland between 1948 until 1967 between the jordanian and isrealy lines. therefore it became old and most of the old graves are not to be identyfied any more.

Text and picture are from Dr. Norbert Schwake, Nazareth

201730 J Adam of 1/5th reported to his sister of his being missing.

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