Can you photograph your local war memorial?

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

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    A partial Index to the Memorials posted on this thread can be found via this link
    Can you photograph your local war memorial?
    Please note that since the software changes page numbers no longer apply and links no longer work.
    Try searching for a memorial using the forum's internal search engine and clicking the box for "Search this thread only"



    Roll of Honour - Roll of Honour - About us/
    North East War Memorials Project - North East War Memorials Project - Links
    Cheshire War Memorials - Carl's Cam
    War Memorials Trust - War Memorials Trust/
    Wolverhampton War Memorials - http://www.wolverhamptonwarmemorials.org.uk/index.html
    Irish War Memorials - http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/html/showMemorial.php?show=34


    Hello,
    I wonder if forum members would have time to photograph any war memorials close to you and post them here on the forum? Or, if you have already done so, can you please post links on this thread? [Adding Memorial tag to the thread would also aid searches.]

    I have been posting ones near to where I live, checking the names against CWGC records and they have certainly helped with my own research.

    Of course, I am particularly interested in Guards. There are other members who have their own areas of research, who I am sure would be equally grateful for photos which may include names of interest to them.

    Quite often a person's NOK etc is not listed, so any help by way of background is a help.

    Many thanks,
    Diane
     
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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  3. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

  4. levien

    levien Just a member

  5. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    DBF
    You need to have a look at a Website called Roll of honour and also look in local areas Geneology for war memorial transcripts.
    It is time consuming but it is worthwhile when you find missing names there is other websites that are lossley linked.
    Oldman
     
  6. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Hi Diane,
    Photos and details of most, if not all, of the Scottish civic monuments plus many church, schools, works memorials are already on-line at:

    scottishwarmemorials.com

    Hope this helps.
    Regards,
    Tom.
     
  7. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    I'm slowly working my way through the names for 1939-1945 and hope to create a website\blog with their details in the near future.

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    For those interested in 1914-1918 names you can find more here.

    Chippenham War Memorial

    Nick
     
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  8. CL1

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

  9. peterhastie

    peterhastie Senior Member

  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thank you all for your replies, esp. those who took the time to post photos or links to their photos.
    Regards,
    Diane
     
  11. andalucia

    andalucia Senior Member

    Is it WW2 memorials you want? or WW1 also
     
  12. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Tower Hill Merchant Navy Memorial London.
    Rob

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  13. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Here is a link to an amazing little website that includes photographs and MI's for a large number of War Memorials around the North West

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    Carl's Cam
     
  14. ramacal

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

    Here is my local war memorial and details of the fallen from WW1 & WW2.

    http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab296/rahonour3947/S6001887.jpg

    WW1

    BALDWIN, KIPPS
    Gunner, 48TH Battery, 36th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
    Service No: 76500
    Date of Death: 14/09/1914
    Grave/Memorial Reference: III.E.4
    Cemetery: VENDRESSE BRITISH CEMETERY

    BLAKE, G - No further information at present.

    BUCKWELL, ALFRED ALBERT
    Driver, “O” Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, Service No: 74719
    Date of Death: 10/12/1917, Age 21
    Son of Alfred & Alice Buckwell, of 2, Alexandra Villas, Perry Hall Rd., Orpington, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. A. 20.
    Cemetery: ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT

    BLACKGROVE, R J
    Boy, Royal Flying Corps, Service No: 156491
    Date of Death: 12/02/1918
    Brother of Rose L Blackgrove, of Farningham, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 21.
    Cemetery: EYNSFORD BAPTIST CHAPELYARD

    CRICKENDEN, HARRY
    Rifleman, 7th Bn Rifle Brigade, Service No: S/26321
    Date of Death: 03/05/1917, Age 33
    Son of William and Annie Crickenden, of 9, Willow Terrace, Eynsford, Kent; Husband of Emily Caroline Crickenden, of 4, Marriott Rd., New Town, Dartford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 9.
    Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

    GATES, ALFRED
    Private, “D” Company, 8th Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), Serial No: G/7533
    Date of Death: 18/06/1917, Age 38
    Husband of Annie Agnes Gates, of 2, Bank Cottages, Eynsford, Dartford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 45 and 47.
    Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

    GASTON, ALFRED WILLIAM
    Gunner, 130th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, Serial No: 74319
    Date of Death: 21/03/1918, Age 33
    Son of William and Emily Gaston, of 12, Willow Terrace, Eynsford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XVII. H. 9/10.
    Cemetery: SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2

    COLES, HAROLD JAMES
    Private 1st Class, Royal Air Force, Service No: 82991
    Date of Death: 12/11/1918, Age 23
    Son of Frank Coles, of Eynsford, Dartford.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: In East part.
    Cemetery: EYNSFORD (ST. MARTIN) CHURCHYARD

    GRIFFITHS, E A
    Rifleman, London Regiment (City of London Rifles), 6th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps, Serial No: 56005
    Date of Death: 09/08/1918, Age 19
    Son of Edward and Sarah Elizabeth Griffiths, of Fort Cottages, Farningham, Kent. Born at Barking, Essex.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. C. 6.
    Cemetery: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY

    HAINES, WILLIAM RICHARD
    Private, 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), Service No: L/8069
    Date of Death: 30/10/1914
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 2.
    Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

    KNIGHT, WILLIAM HENRY
    Private, 26th Bn, Middlesex Regiment, Service No: PW/3983
    Date of Death: 08/01/1919, Age 38
    Husband of Eliza Knight, of Hulbury Corner, Swanley Junction, Kent.(buried Batoum British Cemetery).
    Memorial: HAIDAR PASHA MEMORIAL

    LAWRENCE, A - No further information at present.

    MUMMERY, VICTOR FREDERICK
    Gunner, 2nd Bty. 126th Bde, Honourable Artillery Company, Service No: 625930
    Date of Death: 31/08/1918, Age 19
    Son of the Rev. T. F. J. and Mrs. Mummery, of The Vicarage, Eynsford, Dartford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. G. 44.
    Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
     
    MACKRETH, WILFRED J.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Private, 54th Bn, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), Service No: 463326
    Date of Death: 03/04/1918, Age 26
    Son of John and Annie MacKreth, of 4, Mill Lane, Eynsford, Kent, England.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: North half, Lot 4. B.20 (South-East corner).
    Cemetery: HANEY (MAPLE RIDGE) CEMETERY

    MILLS, W.G. - No further information at present.

    HEAD, D. - No further information at present.

    PANKHURST, FRANK
    Lance Corporal, 10th Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), Service No: 19043
    Secondary Regiment: West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own)
    Secondary Unit Text: transf. from (2166 Cpl.)
    Date of Death: 13/02/1917, Age 25
    Son of James and Elizabeth L. Pankhurst, of Fern Bank, Eynsford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: M. 32.
    Cemetery: DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

    POCOCK, WILLIAM ALEXANDER
    Private , 6th Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), Service No: L/10897
    Date of Death: 03/07/1916
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 11 C.
    Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

    PAYNE, LEONARD LEWIS
    Rifleman, 7th Bn, Rifle Brigade, Service No: S/31763
    Date of Death: 01/05/1917, Age 19
    Son of Phoebe Payne, of Station Rd., Eynsford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 3.
    Cemetery: BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX

    PAYLIS, FW
    Private, 7th Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), Service No: 1962
    Date of Death: 15/07/1918
    Awards: Military Medal
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XV. A. 51.
    Cemetery: COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY

    ROBSON, S. - No further information at present.

    STANFIELD, WILLIAM BOWMAN
    Lieutenant, 1st Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment
    Date of Death: 26/09/1915, Age 27
    Son of the late William S. and Mary Adelaide Stanfield.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: I. K. 10.
    Cemetery: NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

    WHIFFIN, CYRIL
    Private , 10th Bn, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
    Date of Death: 23/03/1918 , Age 25
    Service No: G/5492:
    Son of George and Louisa Whiffin, of Eynsford Dartford,
    Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 2.
    Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
     
    HOLDSTOCK, JOHN
    Private, 2nd Bn, Royal Fusiliers, Service No: L/13455
    Date of Death: 25/04/1915
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37 to 41 or 328.
    Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

    WW2

    BOWERS, CHARLES WILLIAM
    Pilot Officer, 524 Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Service No: 56414
    Date of Death: 04/03/1945, Age 30
    Son of Josiah and Phyllis Bowers; husband of Muriel Beatrice Bowers, of Gillingham, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 268.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    CHESTER, ARTHUR JOHN
    Sergeant, , Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 466 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn, Service No: 1254680
    Date of Death: 14/01/1943, Age 26
    Son of George and Mable Beatrice Chester, of Eynsford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 145.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    14-15 January 1943.

    Sgt Chester was lost on this day when Wellington HE152 HD-L was lost on a Gardening operation in the Nectarines Region (Frisian Islands) The aircraft was shot down by Kriegsmarine flak and crashed at 1742 hrs into the sea west of Ameland.

    (Spidge said that this is one of the few occasions he has come across where there was not an Australian on a 466sq RAAF aircraft).

    F/S Stewart is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery; the rest have no known graves. This was the Squadron's first operational loss since its formation at Driffield 15Oct42.

    Sgt R.V.Babington KIA
    Sgt J.A.austin RNZAF KIA
    Sgt L.H.Tabner KIA
    F/S H.W.Stewart RCAF KIA
    Sgt M.Harris KIA
    Sgt A.J.Chester KIA "

    CROSBY, R.N. - No further information at present.

    GIGGER, DERRICK JOHN
    Pilot Officer (Pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 625 Sqdn, Service No: 173328
    Date of Death: 16/03/1944, Age 21
    Son of John Henry and Elsie Winifred Gigger, of Eynsford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row B. Grave 2.

    P/O. Gigger was lost on 15-16 March 1944 when Lancaster I W4833 CF-J was lost on a raid to Stuttgart. The aircraft was presumed to have crashed in the sea off the coast of France.

    INSTON, JOHN
    Flying Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 106 Sqdn, Service No: 151635
    Date of Death: 30/01/1944
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 207.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    F/O. Inston was lost on 30-31 January 1944 with the loss of Lancaster III ND336 ZN-Q on a raid to Berlin. The aircraft crashed in the North Sea.

    MAJOR, PETER ANTHONY
    Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 602 Sqdn, Service No: 33352
    Date of Death: 17/05/1942, Age 24
    Adopted son of John Lewis Major and Constance Theodora Major, of Eynsford, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 21. B. 15.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

    F/L. P Major was lost on 17 May 1942 with the loss of Spitfire Vb BM426 on a Ramrod 33 sortie. he was picked up dead from the sea off Cap Gris Nez
    The definition of a Ramrod sortie - bomber raid escorted by fighters aimed at destruction of a specific target in daylight.

    MARTIN, FREDERICK VICTOR
    Sergeant (Obs.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Service No: 1375907
    Date of Death: 10/09/1941, Age 25
    Son of William Thomas Martin and Mary Jane Martin, of Eynsford.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 186.
    Cemetery: EYNSFORD (ST. MARTIN) CHURCHYARD

    10 September 1941.

    25 OTU. B Flight.
    Wellington IC X9872
    Op: Training.

    Crew.
    F/L. D J. Bassett +
    Sgt. F V. Martin +
    Sgt. W G. Kilsby +
    Sgt. G F. Large +
    F/S. T. Highton DFM +
    Sgt. M J. Byrne +

    Took off Finningley for night bombing training. At 2145 hrs flew into farm buildings near Southrey, a fenland village some 4 miles NW of Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire.

    All are buried in cemeteries within the UK.

    MASTERSON, STANLEY HERMANN
    Sick Berth Attendant , Royal Navy , H.M.S. Walney, Service No: C/MX 83473
    Date of Death: 08/11/1942, Age 30
    Son of John Charles Masterson; husband of Marjorie Stewart Masterson, of Hawkenbury, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 64, 1.
    Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

    OVENDEN, FREDERICK GEORGE
    Leading Aircraftman, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Service No: 1626444
    Date of Death: 06/12/1944, Age 26
    Son of George and Lucy Ovenden; husband of Phyllis Violet Ovenden, of Dartford, Kent, England.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3. Column 3.
    Memorial: OTTAWA MEMORIAL

    PEARSON, EDWARD HENRY
    Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 49 Sqdn, Service No: 1628361
    Date of Death: 13/06/1943, Age 19
    Son of Edward H. and Rosina B. Pearson, of Wilmington, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 161.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    12-13 June 1943

    Sgt. Pearson was lost on this day when Lancaster III ED584 EA-U was lost on a raid to Bochum. The aircraft crashed near Marienheem (Overijssel) a hamlet near Raalte, Holland.
     

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  15. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Now I have got the hang of this posting pictures lark, I will try to post some pics of the cenotaph with submarine gun, in connection with a ww1 VC winner that is in my home town Chepstow. Also will have hopefully some pics to post ref a Guards officer VC from WW2.
     
  16. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Here is a pic I found on the net of Chepstows cenotaph more to come.
     

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  17. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Didn't the Imperial War Museum organise a project like this a few years back? I supplied them with images of the Greenford war memorial and a transcript of the names on it.


    Lee
     
  18. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    War memorial in the Diamond L'derry - on a wet Thursday afternoon , all WW1 named , wonder where the WW2 dead are named ?

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    An impressive and imposing structure.
     
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  19. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello All,
    Apologies for lack of feedback/response from me, been off-forum.

    Thank you all for the replies. I will take a little time to read through them properly.

    Many thanks for the photos and information provided.

    Regards,
    D
     
  20. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks for that Owen
     

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