A thread of Remembrance 11/11/11

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by Susan Smethurst, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Susan Smethurst

    Susan Smethurst Senior but too talkative

    This year as ever we remember the fallen and within that I count those who served and have since passed to what Tankies call the Green Fields beyond

    This year has special resonance whereby we remember the dead at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year of our Lord 2011

    So I reproduce below the poem "For the Fallen" by Binyon. For "England" we should read all the countries who contributed to the war effort to secure a freedom we now take for granted.

    Please reply to this with the name and any memory of or dedication to anyone we should and will remember at the 11th hour this year,


    "With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England's foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.
     
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  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Private Charles McCann of 11th DLI who fell at Raurey on 26th June 1944 - cousin

    Lt. Graham Douse - Coriano 17th September '44 Troop Leader

    Sgt. Trevor Williams - Coriano 17th September '44 -Tank Cmmdr-
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Sapper Luke Allsopp Royal Engineers. Captured and Executed in Al-Zubayer 23rd March 2003 :poppy:
     
  4. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    26th October 1989 RAF wildenrath. RAF Telecoms Corporal Maheshkumar Islania and his six month daughter. Shot by the IRA.
     
  5. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

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  6. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    Private 5270 Charles Hill Flanders 31st Battalion AIF
    Gassed (phosgene) on 29th September 1918
    Died at Rouen 3rd October 1918 and buried at St. Severs Cemetery
    Great Grandfather of my wife
    always remembered
     

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  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    My brother, Sgt.Rear Gunner Jacob (Jack) Goldstein
    166 Squadron R.A.F Bomber Command
    Died in the skies over Nuremberg, 15th March 1945

    Lest we forget

    Ron
     
  8. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    My grand-uncle:

    Name: DYER, GEORGE FRANK
    Initials: G F
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
    Unit Text: 1/6th Bn.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 28/09/1943
    Service No: 6099233
    Additional information: Husband of Gladys Violet Dyer, of Witley, Surrey.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 36.
    Cemetery: SALERNO WAR CEMETERY
     
  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Private 5270 Charles Hill Flanders 31st Battalion AIF
    Gassed (phosgene) on 29th September 1918
    Died at Rouen 3rd October 1918 and buried at St. Severs Cemetery
    Great Grandfather of my wife
    always remembered

    There are (7) RAAF lads there to keep him company as well as an AFC lad from WW1.

    :poppy:

    NEWTON, STANLEY HERBERT Airman 1st Class 1778 30/10/1918 23

    :poppy::poppy::poppy::poppy: :poppy::poppy::poppy:

    BEUTEL, WILLIAM Flight Sergeant 434288 106sq RAF 25/06/1944 20

    BUTT, WARREN HENRY Flight Sergeant 436142 106sq RAF 14/01/1945 21

    JOYCE, BRIAN MARTIN Flight Sergeant 421598 50sq RAF 8/07/1944 23

    McGREGOR, LESLIE JAMES Flight Sergeant 424536 106sq RAF 25/06/1944 20

    McINTOSH, DONALD ROBERT Flying Officer 426234 106sq RAF 14/01/1945 31

    NOSEDA, ARTHUR RAYMOND (DFC) Pilot Officer 406029 105sq RAF 9/01/1943 30

    WRIGHT, STANLEY MOUNTFORD Pilot Officer 422329 106sq RAF 25/06/1944 21
     
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  10. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Fellow Sappers of my fathers unit 6 Field Squadron 1940 -1943 and 626 Field Squadron till disbandment 1946

    From Ripon to Klagenfurt, Austria
     
  11. Derek Barton

    Derek Barton Senior Member

    Sgt Charles Coleman 2 Field Rgt RA - 7/06/72: IRA sniper, Andersonstown, Belfast
     
  12. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball From the North.

    3 relatives...


    Name: MARSH
    Initials: J T
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
    Unit Text: 1st Bn.
    Date of Death: 25/09/1918
    Service No: 3468
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XX. K. 1.
    Cemetery: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY

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    Name: BALL, JAMES
    Initials: J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Welsh Regiment
    Unit Text: 15th Bn.
    Date of Death: 10/07/1916
    Service No: 20074
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A.
    Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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    Name: BALL, JOHN
    Initials: J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
    Unit Text: 8th Bn.
    Age: 25
    Date of Death: 30/04/1917
    Service No: 30109
    Additional information: Husband of Martha Emily Ball, of 35, Milner St., Bolton.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 2.
    Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

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    Not Forgotten :poppy:
     
  13. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    My father.


    Name: CLARE, SEYMOUR
    Initials: S Nationality:
    United Kingdom Rank:
    Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Unit Text: 120 Sqdn.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 13/08/1942
    Service No: 652303
    Additional information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Clare, of Etruria, Staffordshire; husband of Nellie Clare, of Etruria.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 80.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
     
  14. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Gunner JOHN GWYNNE 50033, 132nd Bty. 1st Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died age 27 on 09 May 1915
    Son of James Draper and Frances Elizabeth Gwynne, of Ballymoney, Rostrevor, Co. Down.
    His brother William Gwynne also fell.
    Remembered with honour BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 13.
    DOW

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Serjeant WILLIAM GWYNNE 30284, 96th Bty., Royal Field Artillery who died on 12 May 1915
    Son of James Draper and Frances Elizabeth Gwynne, of Ballymoney, Rostrevor. Co. Down.
    His brother John Gwynne also fell.
    Remembered with honour YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION
    Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 1.
    KIA

    Their nephew
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Sergeant (Pilot) JOHN DRAPER GWYNNE 742137, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 20 on 16 August 1940

    Son of David and Evelyn Gwynne, of Denham, Buckinghamshire.
    
Remembered with honour WEST QUANTOXHEAD (ST. ETHELDREDA) CHURCHYARD
    Crashed during Gunnery practice and died with
    Sergeant (Air Gnr.) WILLIAM CAMPBELL MUNRO 755916, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Volunteer BETTY BURLEIGH W/39496, Auxiliary Territorial Service who died age 21 between 15 April 1941 and 16 April 1941
    Daughter of William and Mary Burleigh, of Florencecourt.
    Remembered with honour KILLESHER CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD
    Belfast Blitz
     
  15. Vitesse

    Vitesse Senior Member

    My Great-Uncle:

    In Memory of Stoker 2nd Class THOMAS WILLMOTT :poppy:

    K/30781, H.M.S. "Indefatigable.", Royal Navy
    who died on 31 May 1916, Battle of Jutland

    Remembered with honour
    PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

     
  16. JPP

    JPP Junior Member

    Robert Stoddart Preston
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment: Kings (Liverpool) attached 2 Oxf & Bucks (Airborne)
    Date of Death: 24/03/1945


    Kenneth Stoddart Preston
    Rank: Sergeant (Obs.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit: 150 Squadron
    Date of Death: 06/06/1942

    Adolphe Drey MC
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service: ASC attached RFC
    Unit: 58 Squadron
    Date of Death: 09/05/1917
     
  17. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Jean 'Pyker' Offenberg:poppy:
    Whilst on a training flight with a new pilot on 22 January 1942, he was subjected to a mock attack by a pilot of 92 Squadron. The latter's aircraft collided with Offenberg's Spitfire, cutting off the tail, and it crashed vertically into the ground, killing him.

    Flight Lieutenant Jean Henri Marie 'Peike' 'Pyker' Offenberg DFC

    Andree Borrel:poppy:
    On July 6, 1944, 24-year-old Andrée Borrel and her three compatriots were given lethal injections of Phenol, then incinerated in the Natzweiler's crematorium. Evidence collected immediately after the war by Squadron Officer Vera Atkins and Major Bill Barkworth of the SAS War Crimes investigation team, indicates that Borrel regained consciousness before being placed in the cremation oven and fought to save her life, facially scarring the camp executioner who was placing her in the oven. However, she was unable to escape and was put into the flames whilst still alive. Both the doctor who administered the injection and the camp executioner were later executed by the Allies for war crimes.

    Andrée Borrel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  18. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    :poppy:4450472 CORPORAL JOHN WILLIAM SAWYERS GIBSON:poppy:
    The 6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
    Killed in Action 14/06/1944 VERRIERES
    Son of James Patrick and Catherine Gibson(Sawyers), husband of Florence May Henry Gibson, Brother of Mary,Charlie,Nora,Ada and Jenny
    Section XV. Row G. Grave 1.
    BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY.

    :poppy:Also remembering all those who are no longer with us:poppy:
     
  19. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    (my grandma's brother)
    ERNEST CLEMENTS
    Lance Bombardier No 775067
    B Bty, 245th Bde, Royal Field Artillery
    died 10th October 1918. Aged 25.
     
  20. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    09/11/1939 Harvard N7104 of 10 FTS spun into ground while doing acrobatics for girlfriend in my present sheep fields Hinton on the Green Pilot P/O S P Morris was killed.
     

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