France & England April 2018 – any cemetery / headstone photographs required?

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by DaveB, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Speaking of being frustrated - I tried to get photos from the two memorials mentioned above.


    2 names on the La Ferte sous Jouarre Memorial - Panel 9 JOHNSON, THOMAS MORTON Lincolnshire Regiment & TOWL, GEORGE Lincolnshire Regiment


    3 names on the Soissons Memorial - Stone 6 BROWN, WILLIAM ROBERT Lincolnshire Regiment / Stone 21 CHANTRY, SIDNEY Sherwood Foresters / Stone 21 BARRETT, THOMAS REDMOND Sherwood Foresters


    Attached is my photo from La Ferte sous Jouarre - for reference the required names are just behind the work platform. No mention of the works under way on the CWGC site - not that it would have mattered as I'm not very good at pre-planning.

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    Then there was the Soissons memorial - I didn't check it out until I got there and I was not impressed. Maybe I should research stuff in advance.

    For security reasons, the gates to the Soissons Memorial are permanently locked. Access can be gained via a digital security code which must be entered into the lock on the gate. The access code can be obtained by contacting the France Area Office of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on the telephone number below, between the following hours: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 to 16:30 Friday: 08:30 to 16:00 Saturday and Sunday: Office Closed. Telephone: +33 (0)321217700 All visits outside the times stated above and during French national holidays must be made by prior arrangement with the France Area Office.
     

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  2. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    Im sorry about the one at Soissons. I wasnt aware that security gates had been erected around it. It must have only happened in the last couple of years as I was sent this photo in 2016

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    Typical that the other one was having remedial work done to it, and that the names were hidden, although there is nothing on the CWGC website about ongoing work. Not to worry Dave. Thanks for trying anyway. It was all going so well with the Cemeteries and then I throw a couple of Memorials in there for good measure and BOOM.......
     
  3. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    I updated my previous post.

    In other news I am now in London and trying to plot out my movements for the next couple of weeks.

    Regarding the photos I took in France the best thing would be a PM to provide me with your postal address and I will copy everything onto a USB stick and mail it to you. I am still sorting out the 100s & 100s of photos I took and as soon as that is done I will get a copy made of the stuff you are interested in.
     
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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Dave have a good time in Blighty

    regards
    Clive
     
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  5. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    "Regarding the photos I took in France the best thing would be a PM to provide me with your postal address and I will copy everything onto a USB stick and mail it to you"

    Best thing is to send them to me for free using WeTransfer. 2gb of files (thats a LOT of photos) per email and i have a week to retrieve them. Just need my email address, your email address and then upload the files. Ive used it for years now
     
  6. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Righty-O

    That looks pretty simple, I suppose all I need is your email address then.

    I have just finished putting everything into folders etc. The stats so far are that I took just over 1000 cemetery photos across 71 separate sites for about 4.3 Gb of file space - photos from your requested sites will be 1.6 Gb of that data

    Taking into account visits to various other museums etc is another 1200 photos / 4+ Gb
     
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  7. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    Now THATS a road trip!

    I will send my email by PM
     
  8. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Hi Paul - I am starting to look at what to do this weekend and I'm not making any promises but I might be able to pay your sites a visit - I think that I have enough detail on the requirements for those two sites.

    I also hope to knock over some of the other requests from Tony - Runnymede Memorial & Brookwood Memorial plus South coast - Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton and Lee-on-Solent Memorial about 15 miles up the road.


     
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I have your 2 Brookwood in 3.8mb if it saves Dave a visit there
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  10. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Now I'm confused - how do you know which names are needed in Brookwood - I haven't seen any details as yet.
     
  11. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    Dave, its called magic lol
     
  12. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Hi Paul - Here is the first photo that you want, I have shrunk it a bit to fit onto the forum. I took a few more shots, so if you want more let me know and I will arrange a transfer of files across to you.

    FLEET CEMETERY Hampshire


    Lieutenant DAVID CHARLES WITHERS Sec. C. Grave 79 - 43rd Reconnaissance Regt
     

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  13. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Dave, Thanks for getting photo for me it is much appreciated. Of course I'm interested in your other shots.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  14. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Cheers Paul - here is the photo of the other chap

    MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, WISBECH Cambridgeshire

    Craftsman MAURICE MATTHEWS Western Div. 3. Grave 9 - 53rd Regt Reconnaissance Corps
     

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  15. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Dave Thanks again, the photo is much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  16. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    Thanks for everything you have done for me Dave. Just saying thanks doesn't seem enough somehow.

    Now, can you just nip back to Strasbourg as I have just noticed that I have 2 crap photos from Cronenbourg French National Cemetery. Come on, hop to it!!!
     

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