Airborne Forces-Headstones

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  1. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

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    I saw this one at St James the Great church, Aston Abbotts, Bucks. 06-11-17.
     
  2. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    There's some information on Lance Sergeant John William Humphreys at ParaData. He may have died of wounds received in the battle for Wunstorf Airfield, 7th April 1945.

    John W Humphreys | ParaData

    Regards ...
     
  3. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Remembered Workington (Salterbeck) Cemetery, Cumbria.

    Private EARL, GORDON
    Service Number 14245788

    Died 07/08/1944

    Aged 20

    225 Parachute Field Amb
    Royal Army Medical Corps

    Son of William and Maud Earl, of Workington, Cumberland.

    Buried at RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

    Location: Calvados, France

    Cemetery/memorial reference: IA. J. 16.
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  4. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    List of Needs/Wants updated - thanks for all help so far
    Andy
     
  5. CL1

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

    Andy
    what is the abney park casualty name

    regards
    Clive
     
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  6. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Clive - chap called Blackwell, RASC Died 28/6/46
    Grave Reference - Plot M5 Row RN Grave 6581

    I did have a look for him when I lived in London but did not have enough hours in the time i was there! or to fight through some of the undergrowth!

    Andy
     
  7. CL1

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

  8. CL1

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

  9. CL1

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

    Andy attached from Abney Park cemetery.
    His full name is James Ralph Blackwell.

    Headstone states 18 years old
    Cemetery burial records state 21 years old
    CWGC states 20 years old

    His Brother also died in service.
    Boy BLACKWELL, DAVID REGINALD
    Died 23/02/1941

    Aged 16

    S.S. Anglo Peruvian (London)
    Merchant Navy


    Driver BLACKWELL, J R
    Service Number T/14423527

    Died 28/06/1946

    Aged 20

    Royal Army Service Corps

    Son of James Campbell Blackwell and Jessie Blackwell, of Islington.
    Casualty
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  10. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    At Overloon CWGC. Peter Badger served with the Medium Machine Gun Platoon, Support Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion. He was one of those taken prisoner at the Arnhem Road Bridge and spent the rest of the war in captivity. Tragically, Peter was killed in a road accident before repatriation back to the UK and was originally buried at the US Cemetery at Margraten before being moved to Overloon.

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  11. CL1

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

    Corporal CORKE, HUGH WALTER CHARLES
    Service Number 5781349

    Died 15/09/1942

    Aged 18

    1st Wing
    The Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C.

    Son of Walter Thomas Corke and Emily Corke, of Hounslow.


    INSCRIPTION
    IN PROUD AND TREASURED MEMORY OF OUR GALLANT SON AND BROTHER
    Casualty

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