Can you photograph your local war memorial? (UK)

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

  1. gunner74

    gunner74 Member

    DBF if you or anyone doing research for casualties during WW1 & WW2 want's a list of those mentioned in the memorials I have just let me know and I can email a copy of the panels. I also have detailed pics of the soldiers atop the memorials.
     
  2. gunner74

    gunner74 Member

    Eniskillen War Memorial. I don't have many detail shots of this one but will get more next time I visit the town. The doves around the plinth are a recent addition to commemorate those who were sadly murdered in the Poppy Day Bombing there.

    As you can see from the fourth picture it isnt the easiest memorial to access for details due to it doubling as a traffic island. Also the pics were taken in January during a particularly bad patch of weather. I was literally unable to stand on the island due to ice and marble being a poor combination.

    There is also a memorial to a WW1 vc winner in a village near to where I live. The local pub is even called "The VC". If anyone's interested I'll get some pics and post them.
     

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  3. gunner74

    gunner74 Member

    Specially for DBF. Since you liked the blue sky N.I. pics here's a couple more of Dungannon. Different day, december last year I think.
     

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  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks Gunner, blue skies lacking here today. Also appreciate the photos of Enniskillen, husband's g. aunt is listed there.
    Post away.
     
  5. Fireman

    Fireman Discharged

    Diane,
    Will do. I will be in Bayonne next week and take the photos.
     
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  6. gunner74

    gunner74 Member

    Spent a little time at a couple of local memorials today. One in honour of a WW1 VC winner. Pvt Robert Morrow, R. Innisk. Fus. Please note that this memorial is in honour of the date for which he won the V.C. I believe he was killed some time later.

    The others are of a litle village called Stewartstown and threw up some interesting items. The four sided obelisk only has names on two sides, one for each world war. Of the 28 listed onre the WW1 side there are two RN members. The rest all appear to be "army" including 2 Lt in the RSF one a Right Honorable and the other a Viscount. One I have never seen before is a mention of a N.Z.E.F. member. Quite unusual in these parts (imo).

    On the WW2 side coincidently are mentioned another 2 Lt with the same surname as those on the WW1 side (Stuart). What is most unusual however is the mention of a Private P.Anderson US Army. Again unusual (IMO).
     

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  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks for those Gunner.
     
  8. mdh1959

    mdh1959 Junior Member

    Whilst on holiday recently I took these, the first is in Sennen, Cornwall and the other is Dent, North Yorkshire.
     

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  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Whilst on holiday recently I took these, the first is in Sennen, Cornwall and the other is Dent, North Yorkshire.

    Thank you very much for these photos.
    Regards,
    Diane
     
  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Diane,
    Will do. I will be in Bayonne next week and take the photos.
    Fireman - a public thank you for excellent photos :)
     
  11. CL1

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

    Clun ,Shropshire, Memorial.
     

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  12. CL1

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

    Islington,London
     

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  13. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

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    From a recent visit to Chatsworth House, the walk through the park to the Estate village of Endsor is pleasant, also buried in the cemetery is the wife of Lord Hartington who was killed in WW11, she was a sister of JFK and the foot of her grave has a memorial stone to that effect.
     
  14. CL1

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

    Runnymede Memorial
     

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  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Clive and Oldman thanks very much for these.
    Oldman, very interesting plaque and pairs up nicely with the war grave photo that Ramacal got for me a while back. Hartington's younger brother also served in WW2 and in his book is a photo of the Kennedy family visiting their sister's grave.
     
  16. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    His brother is also buried in the churchyard although there was no reference to his war time service.
    If there was a further memorial to Marquis of Hartington in the church I could not see one, the vicar and some of his parishoners were talking in the choir stalls so I could not get a full view of the memorial plaques at that end.
     
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  18. slaphead

    slaphead very occasional visitor

    St Davids Cathederal in Pembrokeshire.
    The actual memorial has no names on it, just a general rememberance of "those who gave their lives" from the area. There is however, this painting that comemorates two airmen, one from 1914 and the other from 1944. Unfortunately the text has not come out very well, I wish I had written it down.

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  19. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    St Davids Cathederal in Pembrokeshire.
    The actual memorial has no names on it, just a general rememberance of "those who gave their lives" from the area. There is however, this painting that comemorates two airmen, one from 1914 and the other from 1944. Unfortunately the text has not come out very well, I wish I had written it down.

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    Thanks Andy, unusual thing isn't it?
    Took me a while and I still couldn't read the whole of the last line ... neither date was the same as cwgc records and I think one of the names is spelt incorrectly on cwgc:

    REMEMBER
    NORMAN DOUGLAS PRINGLE, CAPT, E. YORKS REG
    KILLED AT SULVA BAY AUG 10TH 1915

    AND HENRY BRIAN DESPARD PRINGLE F.O., R.A.F.
    LOST OVER ? JAN 27TH 1944




    Captain NORMAN DOUGLAS PRINGLE 6th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment who died on 07 August 1915

    Remembered with honour HELLES MEMORIAL
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 51 to 54.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    Flying Officer HENRY BRIAN DEOPARD PRINGLE 134724, 115 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on 28 January 1944

    Remembered with honour DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 5. G. 8-11.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35923/supplements/1029/page.pdf
     
  20. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Flying Officer HENRY BRIAN DEOPARD PRINGLE 134724, 115 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on 28 January 1944

    Remembered with honour DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 5. G. 8-11.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issu.../1029/page.pdf
    27-28 January 1944.

    115 Squadron.
    Lancaster II LL668 A4-H
    Op. Berlin.

    F/O. W W. Ryder +
    Sgt. G W. Rawlinge +
    F/S. R J. Rouse +
    F/O. H B D. Pringle +
    Sgt. R J C. Iles +
    Sgt. A M. Miller +
    Sgt. P. Neil +

    Took off at 1757 hrs from Witchford. Crashed at Steinberg, 7 km WNW of Wallenfels and on the western fringes of the Frankenwald.

    BCL Vol.5 - Chorley.

    The Berlin raid of 27/28 January 1944

    515 Lancasters and 15 Mosquitos despatched to Berlin. The German fighters were committed to action earlier than normal, some being sent out 75 miles over the North Sea from the Dutch coast. A number of elaborate feints and diversions had some effect; Half of the German fighters were lured north by the Heligoland mining diversion and action in the main bomber stream was less intense than on recent nights. 33 Lancasters lost, 6.4 per cent of the heavy force. The target was cloud-covered again and skymarking had to be used. Bomber Command was not able to make any assessment of the raid except to state that the bombing appeared to have been spread well up and down wind.
     
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