All The Victoria Crosses of World War Two

Discussion in 'General' started by Drew5233, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    thanks for reading about naik fazal din VC on my blog

    Hi and welcome to the forum,

    I don't suppose you can help with any of the missing pieces (Pictures of headstones) above by any chance?

    Regards
    Andy
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thank you all so far for your help.

    I have also decided to add as you can see already in some circumstances any memorials/statues dedicated to individuals that were awarded VC's in WW2.

    Post No.4, No.39, No.89, No.114, No.118, No.141 (My Fav so far), No.144, No.180 and No.184 give examples for your perusal.

    Cheers for any help.
    Andy
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Another update:

    In the first post on this thread I have written a list of all the recipients in alphabetical order with a matching post number to help identify individual holders of the Victoria Cross more easily for you. You will also notice I have added the part of the world that the award was won.

    Whilst browsing please take a moment to look at the last posts on this thread to see if you can help some of Britain's and the Commonwealths bravest men's final resting place be identified.

    I believe there is nowhere on the internet or in publication (Other than the WW2Talk Forum) that lists all 182 VC's with the full citation and pictures of the recipients so please help me to help them to be remembered as they rightly should be.

    Thank You.
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    British Pathe - QUEEN REVIEWS MEN OF VALOUR

    Many thanks to DBF for the heads up.

    The VC and Bar 'hiding in the crowd' was Charles Upham as the other two recipients had died by 1956. One of old age in 1953 and the other during WW1.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Good find.
    Really must look at that archive more myself.
     
  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    This is Sid Bates VC in Bayeux, from last week.

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  7. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Found another one.

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  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Andy,

    I have this on my laptop as it includes RAAF.

    VC - Nicolson_JB (DFC)

    Kranji War Cemetery 008.JPG
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers matey :)
     
  10. Ferahgo

    Ferahgo Senior Member

    A very nice idea Drew, nicely done as well.
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers again matey -I'm currently updating all the VC's (I'm upto post 80 at the mo but work and study is slowing the task down).

    Have you seen the George Cross thread done in a similiar format?

    Andy
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I would like to take this opportunity to say 'THANK YOU' to everyone who has helped and contributed to this thread from pictures of headstones all over the world to words of encouragement when I first thought about putting this thread together.

    So far out of 182 VC's awarded during WW2 together we have got 142 pictures of their headstones which leaves just 40 more to get. Whilst I except that some may never be found due to cremations please take the time to have a browse through the thread and see if any are near you or you know someone who would be willing to take the time and take a couple of pictures.

    Once again thank you and well done !
     
  13. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Drew,

    Found this one in Reigate note the post war headstone and no VC Medal... Drew I'm confused with this one which isn't hard trust me lol No record on the CWGC or in VC book I have and yet look at the date 14/08/1940 age 48 is that his name and if so why after J Harvey ?? strange...
     

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  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Looking at the details on the stone he will be a WW1 VC recipient.

    Andy
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  16. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Owen,

    Your a star thanks was wondering why he had a headstone like that... And if you can use the photo your welcome to it...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  17. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    JOHN WILLIAM HARPER, VC

    This relates to post 142 of this thread.

    I was very lucky to be invited to attend a Rembrance Ceremony for John William Harper VC at Depot de Mendicitie, Merxplas Kolonie. It was where he was killed in action on the 29th September 1944. Guests included members of his Family, Veterans (including Raymond Stretch of the Hallamshire Battalion of the Yorks and Lancs Regiment, who was there where he was killed) and Dignitaries (Mayor) from his Home Town of Hatfield Doncaster.

    I attach firstly a photo of his Headstone from Leopoldsburg which is nicer than the one already posted and the memorial and plaques with the words describing the action.
     

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  18. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    JOHN WILLIAM HARPER, VC

    Remembrance Ceremony - Merxplas Kolonie, 19th September 2009.

    Here are a selection of photos from the occasion.

    1. Gordon Harper (nephew) who was there to lay a wreath of behalf of John Harper's Sister who was unable to attend.

    2. Raymond Stretch of the Hallams who was giving an emotional speech about the action.

    3. All the Veterans pay their respects in front of the memorial.

    4. The Last Post being played.

    5. A Royal Engineer Veteran escorting the Mayoress of Hatfield, Doncaster.

    It was an honour and a privilige to have been present on this solumn occasion.
     

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  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks to Kuno and Sol I am now looking for around 68 headstones/plaques and places of burial shots or a combination of both.

    Thanks All.
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    1.
    Post No.4 - A picture of Durham City Crematorium. Many thanks to Verrieres

    2.
    Post No.6 - A general picture of Southern Cemetery, West Bridgford,
    Nottinghamshire.

    3.
    Post No.12 - A picture of the grave and location of where Captain Eric Charles Twelves Wilson is buried at St Peter & St Paul Churchyard, Stowell, Near Sherbourne, Somerset.

    4.
    Post No.13 - A picture of plot 35/34 in the garden of remembrance and a general picture of Worthing Crematorium Sussex.

    5.
    Post No.14 - A picture of Rockwood Crematorium, Rockwood, Sydney. A picture of the garden of remembrance where ashes were scattered. A picture of wall plaque to Lieutenant Richard Been Stannard VC.

    6.
    Post No.18 - A picture of Keoratola Crematorium, India.

    7.
    Post No.19 - A picture of Richpal Ram's Name on Column 5, Keren Cremation Memorial, Eritrea.

    8.
    Post No.22 - A general picture of Ruru War Cemetery entrance, New Zealand.

    9.
    Post No.23 - A picture of Nigel Gray Leakey's name column 37, East Africa Memorial, Nairobi, Kenya.

    10.
    Post No.24 - A general picture of Dudley Cemetery, Te Puke, New Zealand.

    Many thanks for looking - More requests tomorrow :D
     

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