British Field Graves of the men who were Buried close to where they fell in 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I would say so
     
  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Norway 1940 british and german graves in norway kb.jpg
     
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  3. JERICHO

    JERICHO Junior Member

    Hello,

    possible grave of RASC Driver Mills James 132714 buried in Lumbres Cemetery

    best regards LUMBRES (PAS-DE-CALAIS) JUIN 1940 - SOLDAT ALLEMAND DEVANT UNE TOMBE.jpg LUMBRES (PAS-DE-CALAIS) JUIN 1940 - SOLDAT ALLEMAND DEVANT UNE TOMBE2.jpg
     
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  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just looking at streetview, https://www.google.com/maps/@49.905...4!1sb930sWcRP3tiD4GgA9V_2g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
     
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Is that a Lewis Gun Magazine on the floor close to the cross?
     
  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    near beach in Ostend in Belgium. Seller info that came with the photo that i just found.
     
  7. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    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

    Alistair
     
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  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    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 ?

    LUMBRES (PAS-DE-CALAIS) JUIN 1940 - SOLDAT ALLEMAND DEVANT UNE TOMBE (2).jpg
     
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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Well spotted Rich.
     
  10. JERICHO

    JERICHO Junior Member

    I did not pay attention to this detail!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    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.
     
  12. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    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.
     
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  13. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    temporary war graves.jpg
    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.
     
  14. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Documents like these exist, but are rare as!

    Cholmondely grave card.jpg
     
  15. LondonNik

    LondonNik Senior Member

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  16. JERICHO

    JERICHO Junior Member

    Hello,

    it's the railway of St Omer!!!!!!

    best regards

    Mathieu
     

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  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    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 ?
    British French kia ww2.jpg british kia.jpg british kia back of photo..jpg
     
  18. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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  19. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks Guy, its good to put the info with the photo.
     
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  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    From the war diary
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