Here I have another photograph from CM Fish on flickr for today’s Tombstone Tuesday. Thank you once again for letting me use the photograph. It was taken at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
SUSAN E. PRATT
BORN IN SEATTLE
1948 – 1992′
Unfortunately, I can’t translate everything but the top line translates as “In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate” and above the name written in English, its the name written in Arabic script. However, the Arabic name says ‘Susan Elaine Attar’ which tells me the middle name that’s been abbreviated in the English translation.
Filed under grave, tombstone
My tip for today is:
Look through old pictures, letters, deeds, wills, military records, family data etc to find clues about your ancestors.
Whilst looking through an old photo album, I came across this:
Now, I already knew about this relative as I had met him and been told stories about him by my Mum, but it’s nice to be able to see a photograph of him in his uniform. QH was the youngest of 7 siblings. I was told he worked in the Pakistan Army and went to fight in the war between Pakistan and India, where he was captured and kept prisoner for some time until he was returned.
I’m posting more announcements of our shaheed (martyred) who are fighting for our country, our people and our freedom.
Sunday May 8th 2011
‘Two Frontier Corps personnel were killed in a blast in South Waziristan`s Asman Manza area on Sunday morning.
Sources said that the FC personnel were going from Kaniguram to Laddah when they were hit by an explosive device. The deceased were identified as Shan and Mashan.’ (Dawn)
Tuesday May 17th 2011
‘Two soldiers were killed and another received injuries in a landmine explosion in upper tehsil of Orakzai Agency on Tuesday…
Two soldiers identified as Basharat and Ajmal were killed in the blast, they added.’ (Dawn)
Note: I can only provide you with names if I find them in the news articles I browse. If you think something needs correcting, please do leave me a message. I try my best.
We should all pray for these men and their families and recognise their courage and sacrifice for their country.
Are you related to a soldier? Do you have memories of a loved one dying in a war? Do you have a message for the soldiers fighting? Leave me a comment.
Hawaldar Gul Mohammad
was killed in Rownyal area of Matta
on 5th May 2010
Burial: Rustam in Mardan
Lance Naik Nooruddin and Naik Rehman Shah
were killed in the Safi tehsil of the Mohmand Agency
on 21st May 2010
were killed in Orakzai
on 29th May 2010