Can you photograph your local war memorial? (UK)

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by dbf, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thank you very much Peter for adding the information about F/O Pringle.
     
  2. slaphead

    slaphead very occasional visitor

    Yes, thanks Diane and Peter, it is interesting to put a person behind the memorial so to speak. I wonder what the significance of the chap being dressed as a Roman but the landscape (house) being contemporary?
     
  3. slaphead

    slaphead very occasional visitor

    While in Wales I also photographed the Carew and Pembroke monuments.
    Here is Carew World War 1 and 2
     

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  4. slaphead

    slaphead very occasional visitor

    And here is Pembroke Memorial in the lea of the castle.

    The fourth picture includes the WWI dead as I thought it interesting that a "Nurse" Williams is listed, but her first initial is not given. I am not sure, but I think it is the first female casualty I have seen on a WWI or WWII memorial.
     

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  5. Oldman

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    Came accross this lovely War Memorial this last weekend in the Cumbrian village of Threlkeld below Blencathra
     
  6. dbf

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    Thanks for the photos.

    Oldman, nice to see that memorial so well-maintained.
     
  7. slaphead

    slaphead very occasional visitor

    Here is Kings Sutton in Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
     

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  8. Rotherfield

    Rotherfield Senior Member

    Hi Diane
    I sent you some photo's of my War Memorial via e mail, still have the old problem of not knowing how to attach pictures etc to the Forum. Hope you received them OK
    Mike (Rotherfield)

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    Hi Mike
    Crowborough East Sussex photo file now attached below
    As ever thank you very much.
    D
     

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  9. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    SHOREHAM (NEAR SEVENOAKS, KENT) WAR MEMORIAL

    COMMEMORATING BOTH WW1 AND WW2 FALLEN

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    THE MEMORIAL MENTIONS A CROSS ON A HILL. IT IS CARVED OUT OF THE CHALK AND USED TO BE SEEN FROM THE WAR MEMORIAL. THE VIEW NO LONGER EXISTS, BUT MONEY IS BEING RAISED TO CUT THE TREES WHICH CURRENTLY ONSTRUCT IT.

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    A VIEW FROM THE LOCAL CHURCHYARD WITH THE CROSS IN THE DISTANCE.

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    STANDING ABOVE THE CROSS LOOKING BACK ACROSS THE VILLAGE OF SHOREHAM AND THE DARENT VALLEY

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    A CLOSER VIEW OF THE CROSS.

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    THE NAMES OF THE WW2 FALLEN ON THE WAR MEMORIAL


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    NAMES OF THE WW2 FALLEN AND CIVILIAN CASUALTIES OF THE VILLAGE IN THE LOCAL CHURCH, SHOREHAM (SS PETER & PAUL) CHURCH


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    NAMES OF THE WW2 FALLEN:-

    Name: ALLEN, WILLIAM HORACE
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
    Unit Text: 2/6th Bn.
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 29/09/1944
    Service No: 14536257
    Additional information: Son of William Rueben and Ellen Allen, of Shoreham, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VI, C, 15.
    Cemetery: CESENA WAR CEMETERY

    Name: BOWEN, EDWIN STANLEY
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 77 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 30/03/1943
    Service No: 1336468
    Additional information: Son of Charles and Janet Elizabeth Bowen, of Knockholt, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 143.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Name: CATON, ERNEST
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 05/07/1941
    Service No: 7648325
    Additional information: Son of Alice Emma Caton; husband of Gladys Caton, of Dartford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 19. Column 1.
    Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

    Name: COHEN, STEPHEN BEHRENS
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
    Secondary Regiment: 11th Sikh Regiment
    Secondary Unit Text: attd. Mazhbi and Ramdasia Bn.
    Age: 31
    Date of Death: 10/02/1943
    Service No: 91653
    Additional information: Son of Maj. Sir Herbert Benjamin Cohen, Bt., O.B.E., T.D., M.A., and of Lady Cohen (nee Behrens), of Shoreham, Kent. M.A. (Cantab.), Barrister-at-Law.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 12. A. 5.
    Cemetery: KARACHI WAR CEMETERY

    Name: DOLLEY, LAWRENCE SAMUEL
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
    Unit Text: 6th Bn.
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 31/05/1944
    Service No: 13020131
    Additional information: Son of Samuel and C. Dolley, of Chelsfield, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10.
    Memorial: CASSINO MEMORIAL

    Name: DREW, THOMAS JOHN
    Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 101 Sqdn.
    Age: 32
    Date of Death: 04/05/1944
    Service No: 174635 Additional information: Son of Thomas Charles and Emma Drew; husband of Olive Mary Drew, of Sevenoaks, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 3.
    Cemetery: DRAVEGNY CHURCHYARD

    Name: GREENWOOD, GEORGE BENJAMIN DUDLEY
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 543 Sqdn.
    Age: 26
    Date of Death: 14/02/1943
    Service No: 118419 Additional information: Son of G. Benjamin Passmore Greenwood and Kathleen Sidney Greenwood; husband of Betty Evelyn Greenwood, of Benson, Oxfordshire.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 124.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Name: JILLIANS, LEONARD WILLIAM JAMES
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 97 (The Kent Yeomanry) Field Regt.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 14/11/1942
    Service No: 894008
    Additional information: Son of Leonard Jillians, and of Florence Jillians, of Shoreham, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 40.
    Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

    Name: LEVETT, ARTHUR CHARLES
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 60 (4th Bn. City of London Regt.) H.A.A. Regt.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 11/06/1943
    Service No: 1776416
    Additional information: Son of Arthur and Alice Levett, of Heverham.
    Cemetery: SHOREHAM (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD

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    Name: MARTIN, VERA BARBARA
    Initials: V B Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Auxiliary Territorial Service
    Date of Death: 16/08/1944
    Service No: W/246571
    Additional information: Daughter of Anne Martin, of Shoreham.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Cemetery: SHOREHAM (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD

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    Name: MOUNGER, SIDNEY PHILIP
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
    Unit Text: 1st Bn.
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 05/07/1944
    Service No: 6348229
    Additional information: Son of Philip and Minnie Mounger, of Dartford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 5.
    Cemetery: FOIANO DELLA CHIANA WAR CEMETERY

    Name: PEARCE, LEONARD ISAAC
    Rank: Sapper
    Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
    Unit Text: 238 Field Coy.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 18/06/1943
    Service No: 2161390
    Additional information: Son of William Robert and Rose Elizabeth Pearce; husband of Gwendoline Julia Pearce, of Shoreham, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 23.
    Cemetery: ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY
     
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  11. dbf

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    Rob and Clive,
    Excellent, thanks.

    D
     
  12. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Ignore post - Can't upload pics. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
     
  13. CL1

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

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    Cleethorpes - North Lincolnshire, England
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    Beaufighter Sqns Memorial
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  19. Algee

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