Airborne Forces-Headstones

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by AndyBaldEagle, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Dear All
    If anyone can assist in obtaining pictures from the listed cemeteries/churchyards I would be most grateful. The majority are of my 'Airborne' chaps, with the rest being those commemorated on local War Memorials or police officers of 'H' Division of the Metropolitan Police.

    Belgium
    Kortrijk Communal Cemetery (2)
    Namur Communal Cemetery (1)

    Cyprus
    Nicosia (4 + Post War!)

    France

    Batignolles Cemetery (1)
    Bieville Sur Orne Churchyard (5)
    Chateua de Frecquiennes (1)*
    Fatouville-Gerstein (Carbec) (3)
    La Rouge Communal Cemetery (1)
    Le Vast Churchyard (1)
    Marisell French National Cemetery (5)
    Ranville War Cemetery (596)
    Rosendael Cemetery (1)
    St Mesmin New Communal Cemetery (1)
    Terre Natale Communal Cemetery (1)
    Velorcey Communal Cemetery (1)

    Greece
    Leros War Cemetery (6)

    Holland
    Brasschaat Centrum Communal Cemetery (1)

    Italy
    Bari War Cemetery (1)
    Caserta War Cemetery (1)
    Cassino War Memorial (a lot!)
    Santerno Valley War Cemetery (1)

    Norway
    Saltdal Main Churchyard (2)
    Sande in Vestfold (5)

    Algeria
    Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery (1)
    El Alia War Cemetery (5)
    La Reunion War Cemetery (2)
    Le Petit Lac War Cemetery (15)

    Egypt
    Alamein Memorial (15)
    Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery (2)
    Cairo War Memorial Cemetery (1)
    El Alamein War Cemetery (4)
    Fayid War Cemetery (2)
    Halfaya Solum War Cemetery (2)
    Heliopolis War Cemetery (2)
    Moascar War Cemetery (3)
    Suez War Memorial Cemetery (2)

    Gambia
    Fajara War Cemetery (1)

    India
    Delhi War Cemetery (18)
    Gauhati War Cemetery (3)
    Kirkee War Cemetery (15)
    Madras War Cemetery (5)

    Indonesia
    Ambon War Cemetery (3)

    Iraq
    Basra Cremation Memorial (1)
    Habbaniya War Cemetery (2)
    Mosul War Cemetery (2)

    Israel
    Haifa (1)
    Khaya Beach War Cemetery (1)

    Libya
    Benghazi War Cemetery (2)
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery (10)
    Tobruk War Cemetery (3)
    Tripoli War Cemetery (1)

    Myanmar (Burma)
    Rangoon Memorial (68)
    Taukkyan Cremation Memorial (9)
    Taukkyan War Cemetery (25)
    Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery (3)

    Pakistan
    Karachi War Cemetery (9)

    Sierra Leone
    Freetown (Kingtom) Cemetery (1)

    Singapore
    Singapore Memorial (11)

    South Africa
    Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery (1)
    Kimberley (West End) Cemetery (1)
    Pietermaritzburg (Fort Napier) Cemetery (1)
    Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery (1)

    Tunisia
    Beja War Cemetery (1)
    Massicault War Cemetery (3)
    Medjez-El-Bab Memorial (5)
    Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery (15)
    Oued Zarga War Cemetery (1)
    Sfax War Cemetery (1)
    Tabarka Ras Rajel Cemetery (85)

    Yemen
    Maala Memorial Number 1 (1)

    Zimbabwe
    Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery (1)

    United Kingdom

    Cornwall
    Kenwyn (St Kenwyn) Churchyard (1)

    Derbyshire
    North Wingfield (St Lawrence) Churchyard (1)

    Devon
    Coryton (St Andrews) Churchyard (1)
    Tavistock New Cemetery (1)

    Durham
    Hetton (Easington Lane) (1)

    Gloucestershire
    Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery (1)
    Chalford (Christ Church) Churchyard (1)
    Clifferdine Wood (1)

    Herefordshire
    Ross (St Mary) Churchyard (1)

    Huntingdonshire
    Upton (St Margaret) Churchyard (1)

    Lancashire
    Blackpool (Loyton) Cemetery (1)
    Milnrow (St James) Churchyard (1)

    London
    Abney Park Cemetery (1)
    Isleworth Cemetery (1)

    Northamptonshire
    Longthorpe (St Botolph) Churchyard (1)

    Somerset
    Downside (Christchurch) Churchyard (1)
    Downside Abbey Monastic Cemetery (1)
    Langport Cemetery (1)

    Staffordshire
    Stoke on Trent (Hanley) (1)


    Surrey
    Runnmede Memorial (9)

    Warwickshire
    Nuneaton (Attleborough) (1)

    Wiltshire
    Netheravon Cemetery (3)
    Wilcot (Holycross) Church (1)

    Yorkshire
    Garforth Cemetery (1)
    Hepworth Methodist Chapelyard (1)
    Hooton Roberts (St John the Baptist) (1)
    Loxley United Reformed Chapelyard (1
    Middleton on the Wold (1)
    Upper Hopton (St John) Churchyard (1)
    Wakefield (1)


    Ireland
    Naas (St Corbans) Catholic (1)

    Scotland
    Glasgow (St Peters) (1)
    Penicuick Cemetery (1)

    Wales
    Abertillery (Aberbeeg) Cemetery (1)
    Ebbw Vale (1)
    Llanaelhaiarn (St Aelhaiarn) (1)
    Llansantffraid (St Ffraid) (1)
    Penygarn Baptist Burial Ground (1)
    Rhosllanerchrgog Cemetery (1)
    Whitchurch (Pantmawr) Cemetery (1)
    Wyesham (St James) Churchyard (1)


    Regards

    Andy
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2019
  2. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Good work, I must also have a photograph of a stone of a 156 Bn chap who drowned during an exercise, will look it up, to see if he is on the list, I thought it was Melton mowbray
     
  3. Doc

    Doc Senior Member

    Andy, send me your list. I have several of them already from Belgium. Specifically, I know I have Hotton, On, and Waha, maybe a few others. Doc
     
  4. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Andy, let me have a list of any of the 13th Bn casulaties that you are outstanding, and also the one at Venrey.

    ps

    Greig (Zion)Primitive Meth (1) is in Wales not Scotland..
     
  5. CL1

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

    Corporal COLIN GERALD FITZGERALD

    14890801, Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C.
    who died age 20
    on 27 September 1945
    Son of Francis Gerald and Florence Maud Fitzgerald, of South Harrow. His brother Desmond Francis also died on service.
    Remembered with honour
    HARROW (EASTCOTE LANE) CEMETERY
     

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  6. CL1

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

    Serjeant LEONARD BRIM

    920824, 2nd Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C.
    who died age 21
    on 31 March 1944
    Son of Ernest E. Brim and Ada Brim, of St. Albans.
    Remembered with honour
    HATFIELD ROAD CEMETERY, ST. ALBANS
     

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  7. CL1

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

    Serjeant ALAN THOMAS FIELDEN

    1437389, Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C.
    who died age 25
    on 31 March 1944
    Son of Frank and Edith Emma Fielden, of St. Albans.
    Remembered with honour
    HATFIELD ROAD CEMETERY, ST. ALBANS
     

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  8. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Thanks to all who have responded. I have PMd you if need be.
    EP- Geography was never my strong point, thank goodness for maps and Satnavs!

    Andy
     
  9. CL1

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

    Private JESSE STANLEY SHELDON

    4923257, 2nd (Airborne) Bn., South Staffordshire Regiment
    who died age 28
    on 29 April 1943
    Son of Charles Louis Sheldon and Mary Ann Sheldon; husband of Dorothy Marjorie Sheldon, of St. Albans.
    Remembered with honour
    HATFIELD ROAD CEMETERY, ST. ALBANS
     

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  10. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    I might be able to help you with the headstones in Copenhagen and Arendal, Norway. I've sent you a private message :)


    Jakob
     
  11. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Andy,

    Good work mate was wondering when you would get around to this, I have Evans care of England Phil for you.. And off to Germany in April and Arnhem in May..

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  12. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Hello from Australia (well I'm not there at the moment, but I will be back there shortly) - can you give me the details on the following requirements:

    Australia
    Atherton War (1) - don't hold your breath, but I may get there one day

    Newcastle Sandgate (2) - I hope to get there in a few months time

    Richmond (3) - which Richmond (there is one in just about every state of Australia) and if it is Richmond, NSW - which cemetery? I am pretty sure I got most war graves in the district recently so I could already have your blokes..


    cheers


    Dave (somewhere in the Middle East)
     
  13. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Hi Andy,

    Good work mate was wondering when you would get around to this, I have Evans care of England Phil for you.. And off to Germany in April and Arnhem in May..

    Cheers
    Tom

    I will make sure you have the up to date list then!:D

    Speak soon
     
  14. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Andy / Tom, Benbow from Llangollen Fron Bache, should be with me in a coupld of weeks. Its a film image, so will get it scanned and emailed to you.

    P
     
  15. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Phil,

    Thanks I still have your list for Germany as well, try not to add to many more have over 500 to get now in 2 days LOL :)

    Tom
     
  16. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Having had a lesss than friutful couple of days searching for Headstones for Andy, I have a question, if a name is on the CWGC website does it follow it will have a CWGC headstone?
     
  17. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Having had a lesss than friutful couple of days searching for Headstones for Andy, I have a question, if a name is on the CWGC website does it follow it will have a CWGC headstone?

    The answer is-not always!
    If the family did not want a CWGC headstone then the grave didnt get one, I also have had a fair number of wanderings around graveyards/cemeteries trying to find some of my chaps, and others!
    Sometimes I get some strnage looks, once I have even been stopped by a friendly policeman (yes there are still some!:D)
    If I cant find them after about an hour I usually try and find member of staff if there are any, most are quite helpful!

    Thanks for looking for me

    Andy

    PS. Sometimes there might not even be a headstone at all!
     
  18. CL1

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

    Having had a lesss than friutful couple of days searching for Headstones for Andy, I have a question, if a name is on the CWGC website does it follow it will have a CWGC headstone?


    Indeed I have had few searches.
    Andy is quite right not all have the standard CWGC headstone and as Andy states there might not be a headstone just a bare plot or the grave is in a state of disrepair.
    The way I approach it :
    1 Look for a map on the CWGC and print off /write down locations
    2 if map not available go to Cem and search for a notice board.They sometimes have a map.Also most cems have posts/notice boards in each plot area .
    3 If no map look for the cem site office ,most are open from 9am till 4pm perhaps later in the summer.They will provide map.If cem is smaller and without office go to main town cem and they will give you maps of cems they cover.They are always very helpful.If cem is a Church you might need to speak to the Church office.
    4 A lot of the standard graves have plot/row and grave number etched on the grave or monument( sometimes difficult to see but once you spot one you will know where to look next time) this can sometimes give you your bearings.
    5 Do look out ,some are family plots with a number of names on and I have seen the CWGC stone laid flat within the plot with other family members or the War Casualty remembered on the family headstone.
    There are a number of examples with the WW2Talk War Grave Photo thread which will give you an idea of some of the combinations that can be found.

    hope this helps

    PS: I think I need to get out more:)
     
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  19. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Atherton War Cemetery QLD
    Plot B Row B Grave 11 Skelly VX64454 08/09/1944

    Newcastle (Sandgate) Cemetery
    EC3 Govett VX29955 14/10/1943
    EC4 Smith VX44388 14/10/1943

    Richmond War Cemetery NSW (within Richmond General Cemetery) - not really within the General cemetery, next to it closer to the road with a temendous view over the top of RAAF base Richmond. Beautifully maintained like every other war cemetery I have visited in Australia.

    CD2 McVeigh QX20247 25/11/1943
    CC11 Walker VX121632 10/06/1945
    CD6 Wright QX54986 30/10/1944

    Attached are thumbnails of the photos I have of your three blokes from Richmond with a fourth guy as a bonus

    I have the original photos as about 1Mb apiece but they would probably better be sent via email ??
     

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  20. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    5731682 Private James Ernest Maby Parachute Regiment 6th (Royal Welch Fusillers Bn) Bn, Age 30 Died 6.9.45 Buried in St Marys Curch Cemetery, Henbury, North Part, Son of Ernest and Bertha Louisa Maby Of Hallen.
     

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