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 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
    Keith
    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 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.
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  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photo Looks to be taken in a garden.Photo from my collection.
    Keith
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  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more from my collection. Bedford truck in background. Grave of three or four British BEF troops.
    Keith
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  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more from my collection just bought. Cant make out the writing.
    Keith
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  9. sheila and richard

    sheila and richard Well-Known Member

    morrrisc8 Some really sad photos she and dizzy
     
  10. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Ashworth ?

    Kyle
     
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  11. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    One of these, I think. Results
    Probably not the last two who look to be Lancastria casualties washed ashore.
     
  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Name on the other side.
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  13. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    I would say that is 'Cunningham' and suspect that Ashworth and Cunningham are both from 4th Battalion East Lancs Regt. and lie next to each other in Oost-Cappel Churchyard with the other two being amongst the six unidentified graves also dated 29th May at that location.

    Results

    Private ASHWORTH, KENNETH
    Service Number 3388091

    Died 29/05/1940

    Aged 21

    4th Bn.
    East Lancashire Regiment

    Son of Alfred and Clara Ashworth, of Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire; husband of Hilda Ashworth.

    Private CUNNINGHAM, ELLIS
    Service Number 3388160

    Died 29/05/1940

    Aged 20

    4th Bn.
    East Lancashire Regiment

    Son of William Cunningham, and stepson of Edna Cunningham, of Blackpool, Lancashire.

    Oost Cappel 1.JPG

    Oost Cappel 2.JPG

    There is a photograph of Kenneth Ashworth on a site relating to the churchyard.

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  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks for putting the names to the photo Rich, i wonder how they died.
     
  15. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    The date seems pretty certain, Keith...Maybe Drew has the diary entry for 4 E. Lan. R. for 29/5/1940 ?
     
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  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Here you go, I started it from the 27th.
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  17. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    Bloody Hell. What a mess. Thanks Andy. Eccles is on the Dunkirk Memorial so he could be one of the unknowns. I can't find Lawson on CWGC. Robinson and Waller must have made it.

    I wonder if these four were manning the 25mm a/tk gun together ?
     
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  18. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thank you Drew for adding the info.
     
  19. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    This was one of the first photos i put on here. Don`t think it is the same graves
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  20. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more came in the post. Roeux France.
    Keith
    11 kia 1940 Roeux.jpg 11 kia 1940 Roeux back .jpg
     

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