626 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by Helen, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Here is a photo of the location where the plaque was placed - sadly, it is no longer there.

    See right hand side of photo on the wall.

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  2. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Late for coming across this thread apologies. Oldman, Helen & Mark the book below may be of interest to you all? If one of you wishes to start a conversation with me, then I'll send on the contents. The chiefs who run this forum are not keen on posting all the contents of any book. New or old, I do get there point in most ways. Some time will be needed to do so.

    Regards
    Stu.

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  3. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Mark
    Thanks for your post.
    Could you please post the names and I will look through and see if I can find any info on them, it is like a giant jigsaw is 626 the war diaries are adequate but contain little usable information.
     
  4. Martaitaly

    Martaitaly New Member

    Good morning. yesterday I was at the civil cemetery of Pontebba and I made this interesting photo:
     

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  5. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Marta.

    Wow, what a brilliant discovery.

    I wonder how we get the plaque back to its original place?

    Regards

    Frank
     
  6. Martaitaly

    Martaitaly New Member

    Hello Frank. To move the tombstone it is necessary to speak with the Mayor of Pontebba. Move the headstone or make a copy. Regards Marta
     
  7. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Marta
    Welcome to the forum
    Brilliant to find the original plaque, did the local council have it removed to the cemetery?
     
  8. Martaitaly

    Martaitaly New Member

    Thank you...
    I'm not sure but I think it was the local council that moved the plaque (to protect it).
     
  9. Martaitaly

    Martaitaly New Member

    Thank you...
    I'm not sure but I think it was the local council that moved the plaque (to protect it).
     
  10. Helen

    Helen Junior Member

    Thanks for this Marta. I'm just happy that it is still in the local area. It was worrying to see that it was not in the original position.
     
  11. ColinWT

    ColinWT Junior Member

    I came across the list of these men on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission registers after a casual search of men who died after hostilities were over.

    I hope that tomorrow, after the bunting has been put away, someone raises a glass to these men who died in such a tragic manner having made it to the end of this conflict.

    Colin
     
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  12. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Forum member IKE26, reminded me about this thread. I will get back to you when I've done some reading. How time passes by.o_O

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    Regards,
    Stu.
     
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  13. Jean56

    Jean56 New Member

    Thanks for that Stu,
    My great uncle was Cpl Sydney Brookes who was killed in the bridge collapse on 9 May 1945, I've just been finding out a bit more about the incident.

    Jean
     
  14. IKE26

    IKE26 Active Member

    Very strange.
    I knew that 626th Field Coy RE (attached to 50th RTR) lost about 7 men in Mozzagrogna on November 29th 1943.
    No mention in that list....
     
  15. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Unless its my shoddy eyesight- i thought I'd covered the relevant pageso_O I will see what it says&post them. It does have some war diary pages at the back. Not much detail though. Not a bad book really.

    Regards,
    Stu.:oops:
     
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