Can you photograph your local war memorial? (UK)

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  1. CL1

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

    Wooburn,Bucks
     

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  2. CL1

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

    Eton Wick,Berks
     

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  3. CL1

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

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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  5. CL1

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

    The Memorial is badly weathered and difficult to make out the WW2 casualties

    Roll of Honour - Hertfordshire - Offley

    AND IN THE WORLD WAR
    1939 – 1945
    O’FLAHERTY

    Derrick

    Probably DERRICK EDWARD O'FLAHERTY. Sergeant 745075. Pilot. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 23 October 1940. Age 20. Son of Edward and Violet O'Flaherty, of Cockernhoe. Buried: COCKERNHOE (ST HUGH) CHURCHYARD, OFFLEY. Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. North of Church.

    HILL

    Lewis

    Possibly: LEWIS ALBERT HILL, Flight Sergeant 742464. Pilot. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died d on Saturday 18 October 1941. Age 21. Son of Albert and Nellie May Hill; husband of Molly Hill, of Luton. Buried: STOPSLEY (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. South of Church.

    ROSE

    Frederick Charles

    Trooper 7932235. 5th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died Wednesday 26 November 1941. Age 21. Son of Jesse Frederick and Ida Lilian Rose, of Offley, Hertfordshire. Commemorated: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 24.

    PILKINGTON

    Charles Leslie

    Flying Officer 67717. 149 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 11 March 1942. Age Son of Hubert Carlisle Pilkington, and of Ruth Honor Pilkington, of Little Offley. Buried: OFFLEY (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYAR, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. S.W. Corner.

    CHARLES LESLIE PILKINGTON
    FLYING OFFICER
    ROYAL AIRFORCE VOLUNTEE RESERVE
    149 SQUADRON
    BORN 11 FEBRUARY 1922
    DIED 11 MARCH 1942
    HE WAS KILLED
    WITH HIS CREW RETURNING FROM
    NIGHT OPERATIONS
    OVER ESSEN

    PILKINGTON, M.C.

    Mark Leslie

    Captain 76537. Life Guards and, Long Range Desert Group. Died Wednesday 18 November 1942. Age 28. Son of Hubert Carlisle Pilkington, and of Ruth Honor Pilkington, of Little Offley, Hertfordshire; husband of Susan Violet Pilkington. Awarded the Military Cross. Buried: TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Ref. 10. H. 3.

    MARK LESLIE PILKINGTON M.C.
    CAPTAIN THE LIFE GUARDS
    BORN 12 JANUARY 1914
    DIED 18 NOVEMBER 1942
    HE SERVED IN PALESTINE,
    ABYSSINIA, TRANS JORDAN
    AND WITH THE LONG RANGE
    DESERT GROUPS IN NORTH AFRICA
    WHERE HE WAS KILLED

    HUMPHREY

    William

    No further information available at present.

    CLARK

    William

    No further information available at present

    EWINGTON

    Edward George

    Sergeant 1883514. 625 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 3 April 1945. Age 19. Son of Arthur James Ewington and Lucy Ewington, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Jean Ewington. Buried: LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Ref. I. B. 2.

    SAVILLE

    Ernest

    Probably: Gunner 913740. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 12 July 1943. Age 25. Buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref 2. H. 4

    WINCH

    Harold

    Probably: HAROLD GEORGE WINCH. Private 14577123. 5th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 7 June 1944. Age 19. Son of Henry and Hilda Winch, of Cockernhoe, Hertfordshire. Buried: PORTSMOUTH (KINGSTON) CEMETERY, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Plot 38A. Row 2. Grave 6:

    WEBB

    Lewis William

    Private 5961395. 1/5th Bn., The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey). Died Tuesday 26 September 1944. Age 22. Son of Lewis and Sarah A. Webb, of Cockernhoe, Bedfordshire. Buried: UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Ref. 1. D. 1.

    BUNKER

    Hubert Samuel

    Private 5959607. 2/5th Bn., The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey). Died Saturday 14 October 1944. Age 38. Son of Samuel and Eliza Bunker, of Cockernhoe, Hertfordshire; husband of Lettie M. Bunker, of Cockernhoe. Buried: ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. II. M. 20

    WATTS

    Ronald

    Possibly: Leading Aircraftman 1251128. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 29 July 1945. Age 29. Son of Henry Fletcher Watts and Minnie Emily Watts, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 454.

    SALUSBURY HUGHES, D.F.C.

    Kendrick Herbert

    Squadron Leader 70597. 23 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 21 July 1943. Age 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Salusbury Hughes; husband of A. G. L. Salusbury Hughes, of Warsash, Hampshire. Commemorated: MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 6. Column 1. Awarded D.F.C. Buried in the graveyard, but not on the memorial.

    MACE

    Jeffrey Arthur

    Guardsman 2614679, 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards. Died Saturday 16 September 1939. Age 27. Buried: OFFLEY (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

    2614679 GUARDSMAN J.A. MACE
    GRENADIER GUARDS
    16 SEPTEMBER 1939. AGE 27
    IN LOVING MEMORY OF
    A DEAR SON & BROTHER.

    A further PILKINGTON Gravestone

    HUBERT CARLISLE PILKINGTON
    OF LITTLE OFFLEY
    SEVENTH SON OF GEORGE PILKINGTON
    OF WOOTON, LANCASHIRE
    BORN 23 OCTOBER 1879. DIED 17 JUNE 1948.
    HE SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918.
    ALSO HIS WIFE
    RUTH HONOR PILKINGTON
    BORN 5 JANUARY 1891. DIED 4 NOVEMBER 1975.
    14 February 2004
     

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  6. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Selworthy, Somerset

    Found this grave whilst having a wander round photographing the Choclate Box Cottages.

    Officer Cadet Pringle

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  7. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

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  8. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    How does one get all the thumbnails in a row?
    Answered my own question. "Manage attachments".
     
  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    My apologies to you all for not acknowledging all these wonderful photos and thanks to
    Oldman for the heads-up about the GG officer cadet.

    I missed an awful lot of posts when I was on holiday.

    Much appreciated everyone.
    Regards
    Diane
     
  10. CL1

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

    Eastcote,Middlesex
    The Memorial has just been renewed.
     

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  11. CL1

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

    Penn,Buckinghamshire

    No WW2
    quite weathered
     

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  12. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    Not sure if this is of any help D, but took these last year.

    Historical information from CWGC:

    Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard

    At the beginning of WWII, a special plot (the ‘Airman’s Corner) was set aside in the churchyard for the burial of airmen from Kenley Whyteleafe RAF Station at Croydon who were killed in air battles, or who died on other operational duties. The churchyard contains 38 WWII burials, most of them in the plot, but there are a few privately owned war graves elsewhere in the churchyard, together with five war burials from WWI. The war graves plot also contains six post-war service burials and the graves of two Polish airmen.
     

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  13. tjt6768

    tjt6768 Junior Member

  14. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    While this is the biggest and most important memorial in Canada, I am more impressed by the hundreds of smaller, local memorials in almost every village and town in the Dominion.

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  15. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    Like this one to the Sappers at the former Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack B.C.
     

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  16. CL1

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

    Bow Brickhill ,Buckinghamshire

    Bow Brickhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK

    Private LESLIE LAWRENCE BARDEN

    5954291, 1st Bn., The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
    who died age 31
    on 08 February 1944
    Son of Percy Henry and Rose Edith Barden, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire; husband of Vera Barden, of Bletchley.
    Remembered with honour
    ANZIO WAR CEMETERY

    Guardsman THOMAS LESLIE BARDEN

    2617248, Grenadier Guards
    who died age 23
    on 23 February 1943
    Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Barden, of Bow Brickhill; husband of Margaret Barden, of Battersea, London.
    Remembered with honour
    BOW BRICKHILL (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

    Trooper JOHN WILLIAM THOMAS LEVICK

    7923030, 10th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps
    who died age 28
    on 26 June 1942
    Son of William Thomas Levick and Clara Levick; husband of Catherine Elsie Levick, of Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire.
    Remembered with honour
    ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

    Second Lieutenant FRANCIS FREDERICK MORRIS

    226859, 73 Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery
    who died age 22
    on 04 November 1942
    Son of John James Morris and Rose May Morris, of Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire.
    Remembered with honour
    EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

    Sergeant SIDNEY JOHN DEVEREUX

    1224414, 15 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 22
    on 29 June 1943
    Son of Lilian Devereux, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.
    Remembered with honour
    AMERSFOORT (OUD LEUSDEN) GENERAL CEMETERY
     

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  17. Buteman

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

  18. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    LENHAM CEMETERY, KENT R.E.M.E. Memorial.

    I was here yesterday getting one for englandphil and took a couple of the memorial. The plaque has 52 names on it, all killed by a V1, but only 46 are here. I have found the locations of the others using CWGC,WGPP and Geoffs excellent search machine. Derek.
     

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  19. Rotherfield

    Rotherfield Senior Member

    Hi Diane
    First I like you number plate!!!!
    I sent you some pictures of the War memorial in Morden cemetery via e mail as I still cant fathom out how to post them on this page, hope they are what you wanted, as a further piece of information just across from he War Memorial is the grave of one of the Brit Soldiers killed by the crowd during an IRA funeral in 1988, tragically they drove onto the road where the cortege was travelling
    Mike
     

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  20. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thank you everyone for continuing to add your photos.

    Mike I finally edited in the ones you emailed - hope that's OK - sorry for delay.
    I remember the murders of those 2 Corporals.:poppy::poppy:
     

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