Cassino, Assisi, Arezzo, Florence, Milan CWGC - any requests

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by AB64, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I'm off to Italy again shortly and plan visiting some (or at a push all) of the above cemeteries - any requests just let me know, I can't promise anything at the moment but will try.

    Alistair
     
  2. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Alistair:
    Thanks so much for the offer.

    Rather cheekily I've asked for 9 of my Dad's comrades from the Irish Brigade .....I know how much time this can take so only if possible.

    1) Assisi - 3 men
    Rifleman JONES, FREDERICK ARTHUR - III, G, 6.


    Rifleman COSTER, WILLIAM - III, G, 8.

    Rifleman SHARPE, CYRIL - IV, C, 2.

    2) Florence - 3 men.

    Fusilier GREY-ALLEN, WILLIAM - IV. D. 5.

    Fusilier FITZPATRICK, JOHN - VIII. J. 7.

    Lance Corporal SMITH, SIDNEY JOSEPH - V. J. 5.


    3) Arezzo - 3 men.
    Rifleman WARDEN, ROBERT - V. D. 5.

    Fusilier BUSSEY, WILLIAM JOHN - VI. D. 10.


    Rifleman WARREN, THOMAS WILLIAM - I. A. 3.

    best wishes
     
  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    If you can please any of the following if you have time?

    All Arezzo War Cemetery 9 members of the DLI

    4 x Section IV / 3 x Section I / 2 x Section III

    LISH/JOHN Private 14632624 Monday, July 17, 1944 Section IV. Row E. Grave 24.

    MARSH/WILLIAM Private 1717951 Thursday, July 20, 1944 Section IV. E. 26.

    PEARCE /LEONARD WILLIAM Serjeant 4980111 Sunday, August 20, 1944 Section VI. D. 8.

    WATSON/ WILLIAM Lance Corporal 4450366 Tuesday, September 5, 1944 Age 36 Section VI. D. 7.

    WILKS/FRED Private 14573988 Friday, September 15, 1944 Section I. A. 17.

    DAVISON/HENRY GRIER Lance Corporal 2381084 Monday, July 31, 1944 Section I. A. 6.

    EARP/ ROLAND RONNIE Private 14661695 Monday, July 31, 1944 Age 20 Section I. A. 7.

    YEOMANS/ERIC Private 14382076 Wednesday, September 13, 1944 Age 25 Coll. grave Section III. C. 29-30.

    CRISP/ THOMAS WILLIAM Private 14525805 Sunday, August 27, 1944 Section III. D. 21.

    Thank You
    Kyle
     
  4. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Morning Alistair,

    Many thanks for the most generous offer. I would be most grateful if you can get any of these,

    Arezzo War Cemetery

    Alan GRIMLEY Grave III.D.5
    Frederick William LAWRENCE in Grave V.B.2
    William HAMER in Grave VI.E.14



    Cassino War Cemetery

    Frederick Warren TAYLOR Grave I.A.18
    Job Crowther SLATER in Grave XVIII.H.18.

    Cheers, have a great trip,

    Regards,

    Graeme
     
  5. temptage

    temptage I thought it would only take a few weeks......

    Italy has been my long term nemesis. In 8 years of working on my project I have had very few photos from there. The last lot I received were from the Cassino Memorial, but unfortunately the sun was in the wrong position and with the Memorial itself being made out of a horribly patterned marble, the names were unreadable. I have spoke to someone at the CWGC who said that although the stone makes it difficult, good photos CAN be taken with a good zoom, which is essential, and the right lighting. Sadly they never told me what time of day the ideal time was to take the photos!!!

    Whatever you can get I would be most grateful.

    AREZZO WAR CEMETERY


    I. D. 20 - PATIENCE, HAROLD
    III. E. 3-17 - FLEET, HARRY THOMAS
    V. B. 22 - IVERSEN, HARRY FREDERICK
    VI. C. 18 - LISTER, CHRISTOPHER MOODY

    ASSISI WAR CEMETERY

    VIII. D. 9 - THOMSON, FRED

    CASSINO MEMORIAL

    Panel 2 - LILLEY, JACK Royal Artillery
    Panel 4 - BULLIMORE, CLIFFORD ALLISON Coldstream Guards
    Panel 4 - DAWKES, TIMOTHY The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
    Panel 6 - ATKIN, GEORGE WILLIAM Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
    Panel 7 - SULLIVAN, NICHOLAS South Staffordshire Regiment
    Panel 10 - WARD, ALFRED ERNEST Seaforth Highlanders
    Panel 10 - WARNER, OSCAR WALTER North Staffordshire Regiment
    Panel 13 - LAMBORD, CYRIL Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

    CASSINO WAR CEMETERY

    II. E. 1 - HUGHES, ROBERT
    XVIII. H. 17 - MUNDAY, GEORGE WILLIAM
     
  6. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    If it helps, I will be guiding a group on the Gothic Line next week so if anyone also needs photos from Rimini Gurkha, Gradara, Montecchio or Coriano Ridge, please say and I will get them.

    I will be at Cassino the week after.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  7. temptage

    temptage I thought it would only take a few weeks......

    Frank, I will check my lists
     
  8. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Morning Frank,

    Thank you, a most generous offer, Italy always is a pain in the proverbial !!

    Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
    Stanley Robert WINFIELD Grave IV.D.12
    Albert DUTTON in Grave V.F.10
    Kenneth Frederick PAINTER in Grave VII.A.6
    Harold William BURGESS Grave XII.G.4
    Arthur Thomas PILBEAM in Grave XIV.D.9


    Gradara War Cemetery
    George Horton FENNEY Grave I.C.14
    Robert BREALEY Grave II.D.5


    Montecchio War Cemetery
    Walter William THOMPSON in Grave II.G.7


    Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension (Is this on your list ??)
    John Thomas BARNSLEY Grave 2.A.5
    Hezekiah PAGE Grave 3.B.6
    Joseph MASON Grave 6.D.11
    Horace WILLIAMS in Grave 9.A.11.

    Many thanks once again,

    Regards,

    Graeme
     
  9. temptage

    temptage I thought it would only take a few weeks......

    Frank, just a few from my list please if you have the time. Also if you have the time, could you also have a go at the Cassino Memorial names too. Theres got to be a good time of day to get photos from there so the more the merrier.

    Coriano Ridge

    XVII. A. 6 THOMAS ARTHUR STANLEY
    XVIII. J. 6 GISLAM HARRY CLOE
    XX. E. 9 BRAMLEY GEORGE
    XX. G. 9 TRENCH ALEXANDER JAMES

    Montecchio War Cemetery

    IV. C. 17 CAPRON ERIC

    CASSINO MEMORIAL

    Panel 2 - LILLEY, JACK Royal Artillery
    Panel 4 - BULLIMORE, CLIFFORD ALLISON Coldstream Guards
    Panel 4 - DAWKES, TIMOTHY The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
    Panel 6 - ATKIN, GEORGE WILLIAM Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
    Panel 7 - SULLIVAN, NICHOLAS South Staffordshire Regiment
    Panel 10 - WARD, ALFRED ERNEST Seaforth Highlanders
    Panel 10 - WARNER, OSCAR WALTER North Staffordshire Regiment
    Panel 13 - LAMBORD, CYRIL Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

    Thanks

    T
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2019
  10. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Ill be in Cassino in an hour or so and will be at the cemetery later today (I may be there again on Monday) in case there are any late requests
     
  11. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Graeme.

    I will get you the Rimini ones on Wed or Thu.

    The Cassino Memorial ones will be next Sun.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  12. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I’ve got the Cassino cemetery and Memorial ones but as previously mention it’s not easy to get clear images so they are hit and miss, if you can get them too Frank hopefully between us we get something good
     
  13. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Will do.

    F
     
  14. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I’m not sure if you plan visiting the Carpathian memorial, if so it’s shut, although you can get round the fence.

    Alistair
     
  15. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Alistair.

    I get the key from the Monastery Office.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  16. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Not the gate by the Polish cemetery, actually at the memorial it has a temporary fence up and there are water tanks by the memorial, I’m not sure what they are doing

    Cheers

    Alistair
     
  17. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Alistair.

    Drat. Good to know that you can just walk around the fence. I will be doing just that.

    Regards

    Frank
     
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  18. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    It’s a little up and over to get round, but unless anyone has real mobility problems it shouldn’t be an issue.

    Just leaving Assisi Cemetery, got the requests about but worth noting while I’m here I had a look on findagrave in case there were any outstanding requests on there and it looks fully covered so it may be worth getting those as well as mine to have alternatives. As photos are fair sized I’ll not be posting til I’m back home.
     
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  19. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Sorry to say Arezzo is off the list, no left luggage and maps has it as a 5.6 mile walk, and I don’t fancy carrying all my stuff (not that it’s a lot) in this heat, so I’m Arezzo station cafe having a cornetto planning the journey to Florence

    Sorry
     
  20. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Never mind Alistair, enjoy the rest of your trip .

    Thanks again for making the effort in the first place. :)

    Kyle
     

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