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. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    The first entry is the correct one....John Kell is buried at the Ypres Town Cemetery.A causality possibly from engagements around Ypres.

    Seacroft is a large council estate on the east side of Leeds.....well served as I remember by the Leeds City Bus Station.
  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    There is no doubt of the identity here as his service number was shown on the temporary grave marker.
  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more from my collection. British gas mask and a 303 SMLE and cap. cant make out what the cap badge is. A railway is near the grave. info on back of photo in german. Niewport
    kia bef 1940.jpg kia bef 1940.near railway jpg.jpg kia bef 1940.near railway back of photo jpg.jpg
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  4. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    This one is puzzling me. It appears that we're viewing the rear of the Service Dress Cap. I wonder if we're seeing some sort of damage as the only regiment that I can think of with a back badge is the Gloucestershire Regt. and it's not theirs. I can't see any strap or peak from this view.

    Almost certainly an officer. His respirator is quite newly delivered as it has the red-brown filter and plain rubber mask. I don't recognise the webbing bag. I'll ask around.
  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Same type of army bags.
    ww2  canves bag.jpg
    army bag.jpg
    army bag ww2.jpg
  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photo Looks to be taken in a garden.Photo from my collection.
    british kia.jpg british kia bef close up..jpg
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