Can you photograph your local war memorial? (UK)

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by dbf, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Clock Tower Wealdstone North West London
     

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  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Clive
    Lovely seasonal photos of the memorials ...are there any WW2 casualties named on them?
    Regards,
    D
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Hello D

    Mill Hill : a quote "The names of WW2 are yet to be transcribed"

    Wealdstone: There is a blank on one of the sides.

    The local MPS have raised questions re lack of WW2 casualties on a number of the boroughs war memorials .This was raised in Nov 2009.

    Hopefully this will move it forward.
     
  4. Pike

    Pike Senior Member

    1st and 2nd world war memorial Welford Road Leicester. 012.JPG
     
  5. ramacal

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

    Dunton Green War Memorial (Nr Sevenoaks, Kent)

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  6. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Drumaneen, it's so good it deserves another mention - it's on our links list and the webmaster is a forum member.
     
  8. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Diane, I could photograph Hornchurch, Romford and Rainham (all Essex) memorials and plaques quite easily, and the many headstones in Hornchurch cemetary (lots of RAF - Hornchurch had an 11 Group Sector Station airfield, don't know if there are any Guards) if this would help. Also quite a few WW1 headstones in that cemetary including several NZ and Niue Islanders.
    The difficult bit might be figuring out how to post them! I know - I will take a look at the many explainations already posted.

    Mike


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    Mike, I added in the photos you emailed to me. Thanks very much, you did a great job.
    Cheers,
    D
     

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  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks Mike,
    I checked - I have 2 war grave photos already from Hornchurch but not this chap:
    GLEN, IAN GROUCUTT, Guardsman 2739223 Welsh Guards Sec. A. Grave 1773. CWGC :: Casualty Details

    The memorials certainly would be useful if you can manage that - no rush at all.

    Cheers,
    Diane
     
  10. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Diane,
    Popped out a couple of hours ago and got your man GLEN. Not surprised it wasn't found before, it's not a CWGC headstone - rather an unusual one.
    I also got 2 others, LIVERMORE (Irish G) and KERR (Scots G) - guess these are the two you already have.
    The photos of the memorial and especially the plaques are a bit tricky due to the highly reflective marble (they were only put up a few years ago) so I will go back in better lighting to re-take those.
    As I haven't sorted out the uploading thing yet if you pm me your email I will send you the GLEN, LIVERMORE and KERR photos.

    Regards,
    Mike
     

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  11. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Thanks Mike,
    I checked - I have 2 war grave photos already from Hornchurch but not this chap:
    GLEN, IAN GROUCUTT, Guardsman 2739223 Welsh Guards Sec. A. Grave 1773. CWGC :: Casualty Details

    The memorials certainly would be useful if you can manage that - no rush at all.

    Cheers,
    Diane

    Diane

    I can't believe I missed one!:D
    Well done Mike for finding him!

    Regards

    Andy
     
  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Mike thanks, will send PM.

    :D Hi Andy - I know the first time you went, I only wanted IG. A case of third time lucky as evidenced by the 3 sep. occasions it took me to find 2 headstones for you and Spidge. The shame of it ... the RAAF guy was right at the entrance!

    All the best,
    Diane
     
  13. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Diane,
    Thanks for editing to add the pics to my previous post, you are a star!
    Didn't take too long to find the missing grave, about an hour, and it lead to an interesting discussion with the adjacent church's maintenance man. That lead me to post a thread about a mystery plaque found recently - see main forum.

    All the best,

    Mike
     
  14. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

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  15. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Diane,
    Went back to the Church and wargraves in Hornchurch (Essex) and attach a few better overall views of Church, War Memorial and CWGC graves plot. There are many other wargraves in the cemetery (as you know from previous communication) from WW1 and 2. If anyone wants pics of individual graves I can easily do that. I have several of interest already.
     

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  16. beeza

    beeza Senior Member

    Diane,
    I live near one of the most photographed war memorials in the world - the
    Australian War Memorial so will not submit. However will keep an eye out during my
    travels around southern New South Wales.
    David
     
  17. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Hi Diane
    While less relevant to WW2 this is a fairly comprehensive record of Southern Irish War Memorials Irish War Memorials.
    Northern Ireland to be included soon I believe (you might get involved if not already)

    Meanwhile this a photo of my local memorial in Limerick: Mainly dedicated to Royal Munster Fusiliers WW1 with additional plaque to fallen of 39-45.
     

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  18. ramacal

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

    Situated on a very busy roundabout. Took 15 minutes to get off it after I had taken the photos:lol:

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  19. ramacal

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

    ORPINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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  20. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi Diane
    While less relevant to WW2 this is a fairly comprehensive record of Southern Irish War Memorials Irish War Memorials.
    Northern Ireland to be included soon I believe (you might get involved if not already)

    Meanwhile this a photo of my local memorial in Limerick: Mainly dedicated to Royal Munster Fusiliers WW1 with additional plaque to fallen of 39-45.


    Hi
    Am indeed already a contributor but there were a few memorials from the North were on the site already. Belville was kind enough to help me with photos of Enniskillen when I was researching my husband's g. aunt.

    Thanks for posting a pic of the one in Limerick. Do you have any names for WW2 Casualties? I am always on the look-out for IGs.

    All the best,
    D
     

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