Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 30, 2016.
I would say so
possible grave of RASC Driver Mills James 132714 buried in Lumbres Cemetery
Just looking at streetview, https://email@example.com...4!1sb930sWcRP3tiD4GgA9V_2g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Is that a Lewis Gun Magazine on the floor close to the cross?
near beach in Ostend in Belgium. Seller info that came with the photo that i just found.
I'd just noticed that, it certainly looks like it, also looks like bayonets around the plot - the one nearest looks French and seems to have a hooked quillon
The base of the cross is an upside-down Arm-of-Service plate that appears to show '176' on a diagonally split background with GHQ bar under....2 L of C (Railhead) Company RASC ?
Well spotted Rich.
I did not pay attention to this detail!!!!!!!!
It's amazing what a second or third pair of eyes on an image can pic up. I've even started looking at images with a magnifying glass on my pc in case I can pic something out.
The way things are going Drew, I almost need a magnifyer to read the newspaper ! I always go over any new photo acquisition with a glass.
To be honest, I see markings everywhere. I suppose I should be trying to identify the upended chassis too.
Unfortunately the diary for 2 L of C (Railhead) Company RASC (WO167/1096) only goes up to April 1940 so we're not going to find any reference there but the CWGC headstone report refers to "Comm. Cems. France Group No.23E (Railhead St. Omer)". This is probably a WW1 designation but it would seem quite likely that the same railhead was being used in 1940.
After many years of research, talking to the locals and stumbling upon local parish records I have built up a map of where the temporary graves were for the 2nd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers in May 1940.
Documents like these exist, but are rare as!
it's the railway of St Omer!!!!!!
One more that came in the post. British - French kia. The British one Vernon ? i think has his dob as 1903 ? and info on the back of photo ?
3511908 Lance Corporal Vernon Royle 200 Field Company, Royal Engineers KIA 31st May 1940 age 36
Born in Chorlton, Lancashire 4Q 1903
Dedicated to remembering a person with the surname of Royle of Trafford that fought in WW2 for our freedom. Entry Number 686.
Thanks Guy, its good to put the info with the photo.
From the war diary
Separate names with a comma.