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

    Paul, what a fantastic memorial, I really like the design. Thanks for posting these photos and for the link to your other thread.
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  2. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

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  3. Andrew Pittaway

    Andrew Pittaway Junior Member

    There is also the Fallen Soldier's Memorial in North Fremantle which commemorates WW1 & WW2 casualties
     

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  4. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Paul
    Great photo's thanks for posting them I love the dome of seagulls most unusual its nice to see the names etched onto the pannels in see through material.
     
  5. liberty4all

    liberty4all Junior Member

    Monument Rha (the Netherlands)
    For the brave warriors who lost their lives and the ones who are still standing strong and visit The Netherlands was very special for me and my children.I want to thank the Queen Own Rifles regiment.
    They fought so hard to protect Freedom,-xxx-thank you very much-xxx-
    To see the photo's go to~~~~~>> Nieuwsoverzicht | RegiobodeOnline
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    RHA were amongst them - very likely the last time, the veterans of the Queen's Own Rifles regiment. Canadian men and boys who got in June 1944 on the beaches of Normandy and Europe in their efforts for the liberation of Europe in April 1945 finally brought them in the Netherlands.
    Their unit was on April 4 '45 ready to Laag Keppel from the direction to take the important Zutphen and surroundings clean. The hamlet of Rha was in that context be taken by a company of the Queen's Own Rifles. In the small Rha - April 5, 1945 it was now become - has found that Company A fierce German resistance to Rha. During tough battles in the Qur'an Rha lost eight men. Most were just around, some other deceased shortly after their injuries.Some found an injured Canadians citizens, in the shelter of their homes the anxious sleepless night for their liberation, while above their heads Germans and Canadians fought for their homes.
    Until many years later, on May 4, 2001, a monument was unveiled for fallen Canadian soldiers, aged 19-31 years.
    While 30 were still veterans and families of the fallen men present. Also in 2005 visited the Queen's Own Rifles of the veterans monument in Rha.
    And this year, the commemorations and celebrations of 65 years liberation, they were again. Probably for the last time.
    Frigale, proud and grateful to the three old soldiers who recently arrived in Rha and fought nearby.
    In the sun and cold wind in the stone monument they placed flowers Rha, remembered their fallen comrades and they listened to The Last Post.
    Mayor Aaldering Henk van Bronckhorst was present, besides a good number of other interested parties.
    The Canadians did well visible that the memory of their struggles and sacrifices still alive in Rha.
    Wim Felix, one of the initiators of the monument, after the ceremony received an honorary medal from the Queen's Own Rifles Regiment, which still exists.
     
  6. Marije

    Marije Junior Member

    Hi D.

    Via the link below you can find some photos of a newly revealed monument in Arnhem Schuytgraaf. As you can see, it is now still covered in flowers. I therefor could not get the names yet, but I can get those later on, if that is of any use to you?

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  7. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    Harlow Town Park Nettleswell War Memorial

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    After photographing the town's memorials that I knew of I then discovered another local photographer who has gone into quite a lot more detail than I and cast his net a bit further too. He has recorded the various plaques and war graves but also regular tombstones & so on with military connections and not content with this in most cases has even researched the lives of the servicemen concerned. You can view his labours at Flickr: Search PaulHP's photostream
     
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  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi D.

    Via the link below you can find some photos of a newly revealed monument in Arnhem Schuytgraaf. As you can see, it is now still covered in flowers. I therefor could not get the names yet, but I can get those later on, if that is of any use to you?

    Twitpic / marijemeerdink

    Hello Marije,
    Thanks very much for the photo link and the offer of names
     
  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Wow Clive you've been busy. Thanks for all those photos and for the link.
     
  10. gunner74

    gunner74 Member

    Sorry I've no pics in this post but I'll try again to upload them tomorrow. I have lots of pics of the memorial in Dungannon. Classic style with four large panels of names, ww1 soldier on top of memorial. Only one plaque for ww2 on one side. Have also found a corresponding memorial in the local parish church (St Anne's) with two large windows dedicated to each of the wars. If I can't get the pics up I'll gladly email them to anyone interested.

    I also have pics of the Portstewart war memorial, built in a similar style to the one in Dungannon. Of note is the addition of Darren Flowers (REME) killed in Iraq 2007.

    Also pics of the updated memorial in Enniskillen including ammendments made after the Poppy Day bombing.

    Once again sorry for lack of pics at moment. PM me if you want stuff sent.
     
  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Gunner, thanks for posting. Fingers crossed you can upload the photos, would be great to see them. If it proves difficult, why not put them on photobucket and paste in links?
    All the best,
    Diane
     
  12. gunner74

    gunner74 Member

    Got a few more today of Moy memorial. will add them too soon as I can.
     
  13. gunner74

    gunner74 Member

    In order (I hope!)
    Portstewart war memorial on the sea front
    Dungannon war memorial in town square
    Selection of pics of the memorial windows in St Anne's Church Dungannon
     

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  14. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Cheers Gunner,
    You sure that the first two were taken in NI ... I don't recognise that blue sky.
     
  15. gunner74

    gunner74 Member

    the wonders of photoshop :)
     
  16. gunner74

    gunner74 Member

    Moy war memorial. Proof also that I don't always get blue skies for my pics. Only one side (facing the main road) list those killed in WW1 the three others are those who served. The smaller panel on the front is the plaque for those killed in WW2
     

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  17. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thank you again Gunner, nice photos
     
  18. Fireman

    Fireman Discharged

    Diane,
    Obviously this forum is about the 2nd WW and my 'post' will probably not apply but!
    I live near Bayonne in The SW of France (Incidently the name 'Bayonet' comes from this town.) I digress: There are two very small cemeteries for members of the Coldstream Guards ( Officers, the other ranks were buried in mass graves somewhere!) The cemeteries date from the Peninsula War and are maintained by the local council. Originally they were established with funds from relatives. As well as headstones for those buried there are also memorial plaques from Queen Victoria and the 'Iron' Duke himself who both visited the graves. It was your mentioning the Guards that made me think of this. I could take some photos if they would be of any use?
     
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  20. CL1

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

    CWGC :: Cemetery Details



    The cemetery was bombed in WW2
    BBC - WW2 People's War - A bomb and a plane crash in Northampton
    What had happened was that a stick of bombs had landed on the cemetery. It must be the best part of a mile from Grove Road, as the crow flies, but it still shook my grandparents’ house and frightened them. Dozens of graves were torn up and all the windows in the houses in the Billing Road area were broken, but no one was hurt and no more serious damage was done. The assumption was that the stick of bombs was left over from a raid further west, and the bomb aimer just threw them
     

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