New CWGC Commemoration 14th May 2019

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by chrisharley9, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CWGC added the following casualty to the WW2 War Dead Roll today.

    KESSELL, Stanley Hedley
    War Correspondent
    Died 14.12.40 Age 43
    Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance


    The above was In From the Cold Project case

    - Stanley Kessell died in an explosion whilst on a War Office assignment (Volunteer: Scott Smith)

    Apologies about the belated entry due to personal injury.
  2. CL1

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

    The photograph of Perry and von Camm shaking hands after the match was taken by Stanley Hedley Kessell who was a photographer at The Times from 1924 until 1939 when he became the official War Office photographer under the auspices of the Newspaper Proprietors Association.
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  3. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Grave found New Southgate Cemetery.
  4. CL1

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

    Hello Chris do you have a location please for the grave

  5. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Are any more details known about the incident that caused his death ?
  6. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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    Nottingham Evening Post Thursday 19th December 1940
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    Cornishman 26th December 1940
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  7. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks, Guy. Quite incredible. He is credited, along with Malindine of The Daily Herald with many of the iconic BEF images. IWM credits him as a Lieutenant. Presumably a courtesy rank ?

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    ...and thanks Chris and team for preserving the memory of someone committed to the propaganda war during those dark days of 1940.
  8. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member


    CWGC did not give that to me. I will ask.
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