AJEX Headstones

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by englandphil, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. CL1

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

    Driver JOSEF WITRIOL

    PAL/30755, 462 Gen. Transport Coy., Royal Army Service Corps
    who died
    on 01 May 1943

    Remembered with honour
    BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL
     

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  2. CL1

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

    Driver KARL KURT ZWILLING

    PAL/1534, 462 Gen. Transport Coy., Royal Army Service Corps
    who died
    on 01 May 1943

    Remembered with honour
    BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL
     

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  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Name: PEARCE, WILLIAM ERNEST
    Initials: W E
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 09/04/1942
    Service No: 402825
    Additional information: Son of William Ernest and Phoebe Pearce; husband of Lesley Norma Pearce, of Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. E. 13.
    Cemetery: TRINCOMALEE WAR CEMETERY

    Pearce_William Ernest.JPG

    402825 Sergeant PEARCE, William Ernest
    Source:
    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/150/159 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Hurricane
    Serial number: Z 5533
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: ATTD 261 SQN RAF
    Summary:
    On 9th April 1942, Sapphire Section was patrolling base at 15,000 feet, and the Section
    Leader dived to attack a formation of Japanese Navy 0 fighters at about 12,000 feet, with
    Pearce No 2 and No 3 in line astern After this nothing was seen of Pearce but his aircraft
    was found 40 miles west close to Dambulla, on Trincomalee Road. The Pilot was killed.
    Crew:
    RAAF 402825 Sgt W E Pearce, (Pilot)
    PO Pearce is buried in the Trincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka.
    251
     
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks a lot chaps !

    This last batch will take some time to enter onto my spreadsheet but don't let it stop you entering more of the same, as you find them.

    Ron
     
  5. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    oops - duplicated one too
     
  6. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Some more from Arnhem Oosterbeek


    Sergeant Ernest 'Sim' Simion, son of Eva Simion, of Hampstead, London, was a German-Jew, originally from Berlin. He served as a Sergeant with 16 Flight, F Sqn, 2nd Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment and took part in the Battle of Arnhem, during Op Market Garden.
    On 17 September 1944, he flew as second pilot to S/Sgt Ron Gibson in a Horsa Glider to Arnhem as part of the First Lift. The Horsa carried a six-pounder Anti-Tank gun, a jeep, and two members of the Anti-Tank Platoon of 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment.
    Later in the battle, as a consequence of the move of the South Staffordshire Regt down toward the road bridge in Arnhem, 2 Wing GPR were employed as infantry holding a section of the 1 Airlanding Brigade area of the Oosterbeek perimeter. On 19 Sept 44 ‘F’ Sqn were involved in particularly fierce fighting. Ernest Simion was killed in a trench as he fought alongside other Glider pilots and infantry during a well co-ordinated infantry assault mounted by SS troops.
    Sergeant Simion died on 20 September 1944, aged 24 years old. He is now buried at Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Arnhem.
    Compiled with assistance from Mike Peters via Paradata
     
  7. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Whilst obtaining photos at Stonefall cemetery I noticed small stones on top
    of graves upon inspection I found they were AJEX graves and remembering this thread
    I took photos which I shall upload as and when I get time.

    Please inform me of the significance of the stones and their representation

    Pilot Officer (Flight Engineer) Robert Philip MARKS
    161746 426 (R.C.A.F) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Who died aged 22 on 16 December 1943
    Son of Moss and Sarah Marks of London
    Remembered with Honour Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery
    DSC_0036-1_edited.JPG
     
  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Oldman
    Whilst obtaining photos at Stonefall cemetery I noticed small stones on top
    of graves upon inspection I found they were AJEX graves and remembering this thread
    I took photos which I shall upload as and when I get time.
    Please inform me of the significance of the stones and their representation




    Brian once asked me the same question, to which I replied:

    It is indeed a Jewish custom when visiting a gravesite to leave a pebble on the gravestone to signify that a visit has been made and a pebble can in fact be seen on the top of Cpl.Shutz's headstone.
    The origins of this custom are discussed here:
    Jewish Graveyard Rabbit: Jewish cemeteries: Why do visitors leave stones?
    As regard to changing religions, you are of course quite correct if you mean during their lifetime, but in the case of Cpl.Shutz, hardly likely.

    The wooden markers however are inevitably supplied by Ex-Service organisations such as the British Legion or, as I've already mentioned, by AJEX. (Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women).

    The whole thread can be found here:
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-grave-photographs/29436-respect-fallen.html

    Regards

    Ron
     
  9. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Ron
    Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction, I diid not want to put my
    size 12 in it so to speak.
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    The prime example of that would be at the end of the film "Schindlers List" where the survivors honoured his grave.
     
  11. raymondms

    raymondms Junior Member

    May I respectfully ask why you highlighted this and what does 214 Coy mean?

    Many thanks

    Name:BUBB, COPEL
    Initials:C
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Private
    Regiment/Service:Pioneer Corps
    Unit Text:214 Coy.
    Age:35
    Date of Death:19/07/1944
    Service No:13076150
    Additional information:Son of Abraham Isaac and Pepi Bubb, of Manchester.
    Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:VI. L. 6.
    Cemetery:LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
     
  12. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

  13. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Raymondms

    Welcome aboard !

    I'm glad to see that Rob has already supplied you with a prompt and adequate explanation concerning the origins of this thread.

    Ron

    ps
    Should anyone ever wish to contact me to discuss any personal aspect of information shown on this thread, my profile:
    Blogger: User Profile: Ron Goldstein
    gives my e-mail address.
     
  14. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    For the benefit of newcomers to the forum I copy below something I recently posted on another thread.

    Thought I'd bring this thread up to date with a link to the new Jewish War Graves site Jewish War Graves

    Set up by a youngster named Daniel Levy, for the first time, Cemetery information regarding Jewish war graves is now online for easy research.

    Because of the size of the operation it still has to be updated to include info provided by many kind forum members on the AJEX HEADSTONES thread.
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-gra...eadstones.html
     
  15. raymondms

    raymondms Junior Member

    Thank you for this information on my Mum's uncle. Is there a web site to find out excatly how he died. My mother thinks he was on a ship in the English Channel returning to England when the ship was hit by German Planes?

    Raymond Solomon
     
  16. CL1

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

  17. raymondms

    raymondms Junior Member

    Thank you CL1
     
  18. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Name: GENUSSOW, ISRAEL SOLOMON
    Initials: I S
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Service: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
    Secondary Regiment: King's African Rifles
    Secondary Unit Text: attd.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 30/07/1944
    Service No: 177633
    Additional information: B.Sc.(Leeds). Born Durban, South Africa. Son of Manuel Leo and Zipporah Genussow of Moshav Hayovel, Petach Likvah, Israel.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. F. 1.
    Cemetery: DIEGO SUAREZ WAR CEMETERY

    GENUSSOW, I.S.JPG
     
  19. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Trooper ABRAHAM HIRSHMAN
    5623071
    Who died age 24 on 27 September 1943
    Son of Morris and Deborah Hirshman; husband of Hannah Hirshman, of Edgware, Middlesex.
    SALERNO WAR CEMETERY III. E. 9.


    Photo supplied by [FONT=&quot]Dr. Danila Bracaglia / Francesco De Cesare[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Cheers[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Paul
    [/FONT]
     

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  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    EnglandPhil & Paul

    Thank you both for the fresh data.

    Just to give you an idea how your data is processed you might be interested to know that Paul's "HIRSCHMAN, Abraham" is already on the AJEX database, Jewish War Graves
    (Simply use the CASUALTIES box & search for Hirschman and up it will come)

    By contrast, EnglandPhil's "GENUSSOW" is not in the Ajex book of remembrance nor in the first addendum and so I will draw their attention to this entry. It may yet be in their 2nd addendum (that I don't have a copy) but we will see.

    Best regards

    Ron
     

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