Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by dbf, Nov 22, 2009.
Wood Green War Memorial, North London
Tring Memorial Gardens,Bucks
Remember when you park your bike.
Bushey Rose Garden Hertfordshire
I found this very small memorial on the cliffs along the south coast, near the Seven Sisters, Seaford.
The text on the plaque tells a sad story;
This plaque commemorates the soldiers who died in this area and specifically in this field during
World War II. Their numbers are unknown but their memory lives on.
The following is a personal testimony from Corporal LESLIE EDWARDS 1920 - 2004 a local man
who served in the area and laid poppies on this spot every Remembrance Day until his death.
"I will never forget the day in 1940 when a Canadian company came to Cuckmere and pitched their
tents in this field. I was stationed here and knew that bombers regularly used this valley for
navigation purposes.I tried to tell the commanding officer but he was not interested in what I had to
say. Two mornings later the Messerschmitts arrived. Just as the sun was rising they came skimming
over the water and up the valley. Around Alfriston they banked hard and came back. Bearing down
on the tents they opened fire. Steam, soil and grass rose in front of them as bullets and bombs
entered the ground. All the young men in the marquees and bell tents were killed. The commanding
officer, who was shaving at the time in the middle coastguard cottage, died instantly when a shell
went through the wall that held his mirror."
Remember me when I am gone away.
Gone far away into the silent land.
WW1 plates etc missing from Cooler King post for Clitheroe
Hoddlesden War Memorial
Not too distant from Darwen, Lancashire.
Darlington War Memorial.
Stone tablets on school wall
Great Harwood, Lancashire
WW1 Names and others absent from Cooler Kings post
A bit of controversy over this cairn, see Cuckmere Valley
Thank you Richard. I'm sorry I didn't do a better job of searching this forum before posting...if I had, I probably wouldn't have posted my photos!
Situated in Mercer Park
There is no stone plinth etc with names on within the garden, however St John the Divine Parish church (3 minute away) has simple cross with parish names embossed in base.
Tottenham Cemetery Civilian Memorial
Situated within village church of St John the Baptist.
Opposite St Helen's church
(Replaces a previous posting that has been lost!)
Separate names with a comma.