Can you photograph your local war memorial? (UK)

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

  1. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    All Saints Church , Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
     

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  2. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Soham, Cambridgeshire

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  3. jamesmurrow

    jamesmurrow Senior Member

    Sutton Lane Ends. Nr. Macclesfield, Cheshire
     

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  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Graffham, West Sussex
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    Noticeable on the Memorial are the names of three sons of Captain David Euan Wallace, MC PC, British Conservative politician who briefly served as Minister of Transport during World War II. He died, aged 48, in 1941 and therefore did not witness the loss of his sons.

    MAJOR DAVID JOHN WALLACE, Service Number: 240118, King's Royal Rifle Corps
    Died17 August 1944, Age 29 years old
    Buried or commemorated at PARAMYTHIA CIVIL CEMETERY, Greece
    Secondary Unit, Regiment attd. Special Operations Executive
    Son of Capt. the Rt. Hon. Euan (David) Wallace, M.C., P.C., and of Lady Idina Wallace (nee Sackville), of Petworth, Sussex; husband of Joan Prudence Wallace, of West Kensington, London.
    Casualty Details | CWGC

    WING COMMANDER GERALD EVAN WALLACE, Service Number: 33179, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 209 Sqdn.
    Died 20 August 1943
    Buried or commemorated at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL Egypt Column 267
    Casualty Details | CWGC

    FLYING OFFICER EDWARD PETER WALLACE DFC, Service Number: 133403, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 128 Sqdn.
    Died 04 November 1944, Age 21 years old
    Buried or commemorated at WOOLLAVINGTON (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD
    Son of Capt. The Rt. Hon. (David) Euan Wallace, P.C., M.C., and of Barbara Wallace (nee Lutyens), of Petworth. Oppidan Scholar, Eton College. His brother Lieutenant John Wallace also fell.
    Casualty Details | CWGC

    He also lost a fourth son after WW2 had ended.
    LIEUTENANT JOHN WALLACE, Service Number: 217589, Life Guards
    Died 15 August 1946, Age 24 years old
    Buried or commemorated at WOOLLAVINGTON (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD
    Son of Capt. The Rt. Hon. Euan (David) Wallace, P.C., M.C., and of Barbara Wallace (nee Lutyens), of Petworth. His brother Flying Officer Edward Peter Wallace also fell.
    Casualty Details | CWGC
     
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  5. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    Stumbled upon this during a walk around Rye Harbour Nature Reserve...

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    ... it reads:-
    HARRY R HAMILTON
    39316 RAF
    29.08.1940

    so I guess this was a Canadian airman shot down during the Battle of Britain.

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  6. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Tredegar War Memorial, January 2020.

    You can see more from the interior of Bedwellty House in the thread here;

    36th Division in the Arakan

    Always remember, never forget,

    Jim.

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  7. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Flight Lieutenant HARRY RAYMOND HAMILTON
    Service Number: 39316
    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    Royal Air Force
    85 Sqdn.
    Date of Death
    Died 29 August 1940
    Age 23 years old
    Buried or commemorated at
    HAWKINGE CEMETERY
    Plot O. Row 1. Grave 26.
    United Kingdom


    Flight Lieutenant Harry Raymond Hamilton of King’s County, NB was posted to No. 85 Squadron RAF as a flight commander for the Battle of Britain. Flying a Hawker Hurricane, he shot down a Me 110 twin-engine fighter on 18 August 1940. On 29 August he destroyed a Me 109 fighter before being shot down and killed. Harry Hamilton lies interned at Hawkinge Cemetery in Kent, UK. He left behind his mother and father, Nina Pearl and Walter Wesley Hamilton, of Oak Point, NB.
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  8. jamesmurrow

    jamesmurrow Senior Member

    Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, Lancashire
    Grounds of Scarisbrick village hall, Smithy Lane
     

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  9. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Mottingham War Memorial, South-East London. It stands on the roundabout serving the junctions of three local roads.

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  10. Susan A

    Susan A Member

    Leyland, Lancashire War Memorial

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  11. Ronny

    Ronny Junior Member

    I was the instigator of this monument in Kerkdriel The Netherlands.
     

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  12. CL1

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

    Stewkley War Memorial,Buckinghamshire.

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  13. CL1

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

    Leighton Buzzard War Memorial,Bedfordshire


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  14. CL1

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

    75th VE Day and VJ Day Anniversary Memorial Bench Ludlow Shropshire.

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  15. CL1

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

    Peace Treaty Memorial WW1 Ludlow Castle Wall,Shropshire




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  17. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Burford, Cotswolds
     

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  18. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Henley On Thames
     

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  19. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Letchmore Heath, Herts
     

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  20. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
     

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