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

    Rob
    Glad you managed to escape the roundabout.
    Great pictures thank you again.
     
  2. ramacal

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

    EYNSFORD BAPTIST CHURCH, EYNSFORD, KENT.

    THIS IS A WW1 MEMORIAL, WHICH HAS 13 NAMES OF THE FALLEN FROM WW1. ON THE MAIN VILLAGE WAR MEMORIAL, THERE ARE 24 NAMES. FROM WHAT I HAVE ABLE TO FIND OUT, THIS ONLY LISTS THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO WORSHIPPED AT THAT CHURCH.

    INTERESTINGLY, THERE IS A LIST OF THE MEN WHO FOUGHT, BUT RETURNED, NOT SOMETHING I'VE COME ACROSS BEFORE.

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  3. dbf

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  4. CL1

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

    Farnham Royal Memorial ,Berkshire,England
     

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  5. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Diane,
    Not a war memorial per se but I thought you might like to see this and maybe add it to your Guards docs:
    Kirk is, I believe, the most recent Irish Guards death in combat.
    I went to his Full Military Honours funeral and the Guards did him proud:poppy:. I was in pieces, bit of a lump in my throat thinking about it now.

    As well as the IG band Kirk was a member of the Romford Royal British Legion Band and Corps of Drums, and that's how I knew him. I am invoved with another local band. The Legion band have a small memorial to him and his No.1 dress uniform, drumsticks etc in a glass case in their HQ. I can get photos if you would like to see them.

    Mike

    :poppy:RIP L/Cpl Kirk Redpath:poppy:
     

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  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Cheers Mike would appreciate anything you can add.
    QS :poppy:
     
  7. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Hi
    Do you have any names for WW2 Casualties? I am always on the look-out for IGs.

    All the best,
    D
    WW2 named commemorations are a pretty rare thing down south as you know (situation improving all the time) and here in Limerick there is only 1 IG listed on the WW2 plaque in St Mary's Cathedral Limerick - Cpl J Modler
    referring to
    Lance Corporal JOHN EDWARD MODLER

    2719160, 2nd Bn., Irish Guards
    who died age 25
    on 10 September 1944
    Son of Edward John and Frances Modler; husband of Thelma Eunice Modler, of Selly Oak, Birmingham.
    Remembered with honour
    BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY

    Photo of memorial is on the Irish War Memorials website but here it is..
     

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  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Drumaneen
    Thank you very much for bringing that to my attention, and apologies for not replying sooner.

    By some coincidence, I have a photo of John Modler on my site.
    brussels town cemetery, belgium

    It was in an album which belonged to another Mick; they were wounded in the same action. (The annotation on the photo is slightly off date-wise)

    All the best,
    Diane
     
  9. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Drumaneen
    Thank you very much for bringing that to my attention, and apologies for not replying sooner.

    By some coincidence, I have a photo of John Modler on my site.
    brussels town cemetery, belgium

    It was in an album which belonged to another Mick; they were wounded in the same action. (The annotation on the photo is slightly off date-wise)

    All the best,
    Diane

    Much obliged to you for this info - quite incredible site you have there- really amazed that there should also be a photo of this 1 chap. He only married the year before (to Thelma Holbeche in Birmingham) but no children as far as I can see.
     
  10. spider

    spider Very Senior Member

    Laidley QLD

    Spider
     

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  11. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Northern Cemetery, Hull

    One of the memorials, this to civilian losses in the area
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    The military section
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    with a few german casualties
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    as well as one or two Italians
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    Lest we forget the Great War cross
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  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Bill thanks for those. Nice to see one for the civilians.
     
  13. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    This is the Dover Town Memorial( town centre) and the Southern Railway, formerly S.E.& C.R., memorial at the former Dover Marine Station. We had torch services when I worked there as the veterans passed through with the flame. I believe they still hold them,its now the cruise terminal. Derek
     

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  14. rockape560

    rockape560 Junior Member

    hi diane,

    here a link Dromore that shows our local war memorial. you prob have seen it before but its a far better photo than i could take
    is it unusual with the nurse named ?

    philip
     
  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Derek thanks for those photos, certainly a couple of the more ornate statures I have seen.

    Philip, thanks for reminding me that I need to nip down there some time, now the weather is improving.
    I don't think it's all that unusual, but I suppose it depended whether their name was put forward for commemoration. If you look at Dollingstown in the same Ulster memorials site there is a woman listed under WW2. A relative of my husband is also on Enniskillen memorial, again under WW2.

    All the best,
    Diane
     
  16. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    These are on the road behind Dover Castle, one RFC and one joint RA and US AAA. Also one from Ramsgate cemetery. Derek
     

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  17. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    In a garden of remembrance, behind St Marys in Beverley, East Yorkshire

    1914-18 memorial with 1939-45 then added
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    The 1939-45 Memorial
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    Memorial to 640 Sqn
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    Memorial to the losses on HMS Beverley
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  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thank you for posting these Bill - a very nice monument.

    Thought it fitting to attach this from The Times, Monday, Sep 21, 1914.
     

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  19. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

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  20. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton Western Australia

    Some photos taken on my recent trip to Geraldton.

    November 1941 the RAN cruiser HMAS Sydney II and her men disappeared after a battle with German raider HSK Kormoran. While both ships were lost, many of the Kormoran crew survived the ordeal.

    The memorial features a silver dome of 645 seagulls to represent each of the lost Sydney sailors. The wall of remembrance shows photographs of the ship and the names of the Sydney crew. To the north, a bronze statue of a woman gazes desperately out to sea as she awaits news of the ill-fated Sydney.

    Nearby is the stele – a single, dramatic shape representing the bow of the ship.

    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?media/albums/hmas-sydney-war-memorial-geraldton-w-australia.466/

    Cheers
    Paul
     

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