All The Victoria Crosses of World War Two

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    11.
    Post No.25 and 57 - A general shot of Harewood Crematorium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

    A general shot of bronze statue of Charles Upham. Many thanks to Verrieres for providing the picture of the statue on post 25.

    12.
    Post No.27 - A picture of Sir Roden Cutler's headstone and a general shot of the South Head Cemetery, Sydney, Australia.

    13.
    Post No.29 - A picture of James Allen Ward headstone. Plot V-A, Row A-1 Grave 9. Ohlsdorfer Freidhof, Hamburg, Germany.

    14.
    Post No.36 - A picture of Woodvale Crematorium, Brighton. Many thanks to Sol

    15.
    Post No.45 - A picture of Ruan Minor Churchyard, Cornwall. Many thanks to Verrieres

    16.
    Post No.47 - A picture of Barham Crematorium, Kent and the garden of remembrance.

    17.
    Post No.54 - A picture of Durban Crematorium, South Africa.

    18.
    Post No.58 - A picture of Paraparaumu, Lower Hutt, Returned Servicemans' Lawn Section, New Zealand.

    19.
    Post No.62 - A picture of St. Andrews Presbyterian Churchyard (Union Cemetery), Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

    20.
    Post No.67 - A picture of St. Faith's Crematorium, Norwich, Norfolk. Many thanks to Sol


    Cheers Again :)
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    21.
    Post No.71 - A picture of South Bristol Crematorium, Bridgewater Road, Bristol.

    22.
    Post No.72 - A picture of St. Peter and St. Paul Churchyard, Oxton, Nottinghamshire.

    23.
    Post No.73 - A picture of Parkash Singhs' name on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

    24.
    Post No.74 - A picture of Flight Lieutenant William Ellis Newtons' headstone Lae War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea. Section S, Row A, Grave 4.

    25.
    Post No.77 - A picture of Paklihawa Camp Cemetery, Paklihawa, Nepal.

    26.
    Post No.84 - A picture of St. Micheals and All Saints Churchyard, Rochford, Worcestershire.

    27.
    Post No.85 - A picture of North Shore Crematorium, Auckland, New Zealand and check Ref 42104/9005 for entry in remembrance book and take a picture.

    28.
    Post No.89 - A picture of Flight Sergeant Arthur Louis Aarons' headstone. Bone War Cemetery, Tunisia (Annaba). Plot II. Row B. Grave 3.

    29.
    Post No.91 - A picture of Portchester Crematorium, Hampshire. Many thanks to Sol

    30.
    Post No.94 - A general scenic picture of Almoda, Dehradun, India.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    31.
    Post No.95 - A picture of Creiff Cemetery, Perthshire, Scotland.

    32.
    Post No.97 - A picture of Cremated at Mount Royal Crematorium, Quebec.

    33.
    Post No.98 - A picture of Lieutenant Alec George Horwoods' name on Face 4, Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

    34.
    Post No.100 - A picture of Saint John the Baptist Churchyard, Penshurst, Kent. Many thanks to Sol

    35.
    Post No.103 - A scenic picture of Uri, India. Many thanks to Sol

    36.
    Post No.105 - A picture of Jemadar Abdul Hafizs' headstone. Imphal Indian Army War Cemetery, Imphal, India. Plot III. Row Q. Grave 2.

    37.
    Post No.109 - A scenic shot of Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India.

    38.
    Post No.110 - A picture of Randall's Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, Surrey. A picture of Plaque in Garden of Remembrance where ashes were scattered.

    39.
    Post No.112 - A picture of Overdale Crematorium, Bolton Lancashire.A picture of Plaque in the Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks, Bury.

    40.
    Post No.113 - A picture of Mount Pleasant Cemetery and Crematorium, Ontario, Canada.
     
  4. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    41.
    Post No.115 - A picture of Hanson Victor Turners' headstone. Imphal Indian Army War Cemetery, Imphal, India. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 7.

    42.
    Post No.117 - A general scenic picture of Sangmo, Sikkim, India.

    43.
    Post No.120 - A picture of Sefanaia Sukanaivalus' headstone. Rabual War Cemetery, Bita Paka, New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Plot V. Row B. Grave 13.

    44.
    Post No.121 - A picture of Sudabar Netrabahadur Thapas' name on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma. Face 63.

    45.
    Post No.122 - A general scenic picture of Dharan, Nepal. Cheers Sol

    46.
    Post No.128 - A picture of David Auldgo Jamiesons' grave at Burnham Norton Churchyard, Norfolk.

    47.
    Post No.133 - Further information required on Lieutenant Gerard Ross Nortons' final resting place. Died in Harare, Zimbabwe.

    48.
    Post No.134 - Two pictures. One of Leonard Geoffrey Cheshires' headstone and a general picture of Cavendish Churchyard, opposite Cavendish Parish Church, Suffolk where his headstone can be found.

    49.
    Post No.140 - A picture of Worth Crematorium, Crawley, Sussex and a picture of Cains' family grave/headstone in Braddan Cemetery, Ise of Man.

    50.
    Post No.144 - A general picture of the garden of remembrance at Macclesfield Crematorium, Chesire.
     
  6. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    45.
    Post No.122 - A general scenic picture of Dharan, Burma.


    I couldn't find any places in Burma named Dharan. But there is a place in the Eastern Nepal with that name. So I tried to find more details about Agansing Rai and found this:

    CS: Pol-VC Ghurka dies

    The family is waiting for Rai's youngest son to arrive from Hong Kong for the funeral, which will be at their home in Dharan, 250 miles from Katmandu.

    and this one:

    StateMaster - Encyclopedia: Agansing Rai

    Family sources said his body will be taken to Tarhara in Dharan for the last rites.

    Tarhara is also place in Nepal (I couldn't find it on map but it was mentioned in some news from Nepal like this one: "No vehicles have plied the Koshi Highway and Dharan-Dhankuta road stretch. The banda has partially affected the life in Dohabi, Itahari, Tarhara, among other places")

    Agansing Rai was born in the Easter Nepal so I guess that his ashes was probably spread there instead in Burma.
     
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  7. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Drew,

    I know its not WW2 but I saw this in Streatham (Wandsworth) and took a photo nice headstone for WW1..

    Cheers
    Tom
     

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  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    Cheers Tom, It's always good to see/remember/find out about the Nations barvest of the brave in my book.

    It took a bit of digging but here is his citation:

    No. 13290 Cpl. Edward Foster, E. Surr. R. For most conspicuous bravery and initiative.

    During an attack the advance was held up in a portion of a village by two enemy machine guns, which were entrenched and strongly covered by wire entanglements.

    Cpl. Foster, who was in charge of two Lewis guns, succeeded in entering the trench and engaged the enemy guns. One of the Lewis guns was lost, but Cpl. Foster, with reckless courage, rushed forward and bombed the enemy, thereby recovering the gun. Then getting his two guns into action, he killed the enemy gun team and captured their guns, thereby enabling the advance to continue successfully.

    His headstone was erected in June 1997. I suspect from a donation from his former regiment.

    I'll check my books in a bit and see if I have a picture of him.

    Update:

    Born in Tooting Grove, Streatham, South West London.

    Died of Bronchial Pneumonia in St. James Hospital, Tooting.

    Remembered; Medals held in the Ashcroft collection, memorial in Villers-Pouich and Foster's Way, King George Park, Wandsworth, London.
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I couldn't find any places in Burma named Dharan. But there is a place in the Eastern Nepal with that name.....

    Cheers Sol...Your help on this thread is always appreciated.
     
  10. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Drew,

    Thats what I thought looked to new for WW1 and thanks for the inform like you said its good that he is remembered... In my travels if I find any more your be the first to know...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  11. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Drew,

    Thats what I thought looked to new for WW1 and thanks for the inform like you said its good that he is remembered... In my travels if I find any more your be the first to know...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    51.
    Post No.146 - A picture of Sarup Sing Ram's name on Rangoon Memorial. Face 30. (Shown as Ram Swarup Singh)

    52.
    Post No.148 - A general scenic picture of Auhur area, Himachal Pradesh, India.

    53.
    Post No.150 - A general scenic picture of Paira village, India and a picture of Umrao Singh's name on the Royal Artillery Chapel Plaque, Woolwich, London.

    54.
    Post No.154 - A picture of Sher Shah's name on Rangoon Memorial. Face 48.

    55.
    Post No.157 - A picture of Prakash/ Parkash Singh's name on Rangoon Memorial. Face 43.

    56.
    Post No.162 - A picture of Fazl/Fazal Dim's name on Rangoon Memorial. Face 39.

    57.
    Post No.163 - A scenic picture in the area of Jalandhar Cantt, near Jullundur, India.

    58.
    Post No.165 - A scenic picture in the area of Devghal of Chitawan, Nepal.

    59.
    Post No.166 - A picture of Karamjeet Singh Judge's name on Taukkyan Cremation War Memorial, Myanmar. Column 25.

    60.
    Post No.168 - A general picture of West Wyalong Lawn Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    61.
    Post No.170 - A picture of Albert Chowne's headstone, Plot QQ, Row A, Grave 8. Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Papua New Guinea.

    62.
    Post No.172 - A picture of Ian Oswald Liddell's Headstone R.C. Plot. Plot III, Row D, Grave 13.

    63.
    Post No.174 - A picture of Ali Haidar's grave at the Village Shahu Khel, District Kohat, Pakistan and a general picture of the entrance/location.

    64.
    Post No.175 - A general picture of Pune area, Maharashtra, India.

    65.
    Post No.179 - A picture of Edward Kenna's headstone and a general shot of the cemetery at Hamilton Lawn Cemtery, Victoria, Australia.

    66.
    Post No.181 - A picture of Leslie Thomas Starcevich's headstone and a general shot of the cemetery at Esperance Public Lawn Cemetery, Western Australia, Australia.

    67.
    Post No.182 - A picture of Frank John Partridge's headstone and a general shot of the cemetery at Macksville Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.

    This is (I believe) the final lists of wants.

    Many thanks for all of your contributions !
    Andy
     
  14. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Andy

    I found these pics whilst having a look through my vast collection!:D
    thought you might be interested
    from the Chindit memorial on the Embankmment, London

    Regards

    Andy
     

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  15. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers again Sol :D

    Andy, Many thanks.
     
  17. ramacal

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

    Andy

    Some pictures you wanted relating to Umrao Singh's name on the memorial at St Georges RA Chapel Woolwich.

    Not quite what you wanted, as you can see.

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    As close as I can get because of guess what?

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    And finally, the closest I can get using the zoom.

    Bottom right and you can just make out the surname Singh under 1939 - 45, but this part of the memorial stone is in very bad condition and Andy, before you blow a gasket, money is being raised for the protection etc.

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  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Rob, can you email me the orig so I can see if I can cut and paste his name from the list.
     
  19. ramacal

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

    I was about to do so before you asked. It's highly unlikely you'll get a good enough image though. I'm e-mailing Opack to see if I can get in there. With his contacts I'm sure he knows someone who does so I can get a better image.
     
  20. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    67.
    Post No.182 - A picture of Frank John Partridge's headstone ...


    Here you have a photo of Frank John Partridge's headstone:

    Local Hero on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    65.
    Post No.179 - A picture of Edward Kenna's headstone and a general shot of the cemetery at Hamilton Lawn Cemtery, Victoria, Australia.

    Well I found this site:

    Hamilton Lawn Cemetery

    Headstone photographs from HAMILTON LAWN CEMETERY are available free by e-mailing a request to Carol ...

    You can find e-mail on the site so If you want you can try to contact her for photo of Edward Kenna's headstone.
     
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