CWGC - THE RANGOON MEMORIAL, BURMA: Images of all c27,000 names now available.

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  1. bucklt

    bucklt Bucklt

    During the course of my 2nd visit to this cemetery, I finally managed to 'capture' all c27,000+ names, engraved on 56 pillars - 112 faces - of this beautiful memorial situated in the CWGC Taukkyan War Cemetery, itself located just outside the city of Yangon, Burma. note: 14 images (resized) attached

    Additional images also available include:
    1. Images of all the c45 names (WW1 and WW2) on The Taukkyan Memorial - will post separately
    2. Images of the c1000+ names on The Taukkyan Cremation Memorial (+ extra panel) - will post separately
    3. Panel with c500 names - associated with the Burmese Forces listed on Face 112 - Addenda panel
    4. General images of the Rangoon Memorial - taken from different angles within the cemetery area

    Concerning The Rangoon Memorial; Please provide me with the 'face' number that the names are engraved upon. There are a total of 56 pillars/112 'faces' and I expect most requests to cover 'faces' 1 to 19. Use this link to find the correct 'face' number: www.cwgc.org

    All above images are now available - FREE - to family members, relatives, researchers and historians. When asked, I normally suggest that you make a donation to a Forces Charity of your own choice.

    Equally, all images - posted/distributed by me - are not to be used for commercial and/or financial gain. If in doubt, contact me - Thank You.

    Please contact me - with all your requirements and queries - via: nt872b(at)hotmail.com

    Largest Asian War Memorials - already completed up to October 2015:
    Afghanistan - Camp Bastion Memorial Wall - images of c444 names available
    Singapore - Kranji/Singapore War Memorial - images of all c23,000 names available
    Myanmar/Burma - Rangoon Memorial - images of all c27,000 names available
    Philippines - Capas National Shrine Memorials (Bataan Death March) - images of c33,000 names available
    Republic Of Korea - Wall Of Remembrance (UNMCK) - images of all c41,000 names available
    Israel - Jerusalem Memorial - images of all c3300 names available
    India - Madras 1914-1918 Memorial - images of c1000 names available
    India - Delhi Memorial (India Gate) - images of c9500+ names available
    India - Kirkee Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 (Pune) - images of c2000+ names available

    Cemeteries - includes all graves/names on memorials - already completed up to October 2015:
    AFGHANISTAN: Helmand Province - Camp Bastion Memorial Wall
    BANGLADESH: Chittagong and Maynamati Cemeteries
    BURMA: Rangoon, Taukkyan, Thanbyuzayat Cemeteries and all Memorials
    CAMBODIA: (Postwar Forum) Killing Fields (Choeung Ek) and S.21 (Toul Sleng Genocide Museum)
    CHINA/HONG KONG: Sai Wan, Stanley, Happy Valley (12 cemeteries in total) plus all Memorials
    INDIA: Kohima, Imphal (2 cemeteries), Madras (4 cemeteries), Digboi, Gauhati, Calcutta (Bhowanipore),
    INDONESIA: Jakarta War Cemetery, Ancol Cemetery, Ambon Cemetery and all Memorials
    ISRAEL: Ramlah, Khayat Beach, Jerusalem/Beersheba - brief visits Cemeteries and all Memorials
    JAPAN: Yokohama Commonwealth War Cemetery and British Commonwealth Forces Cemetery (post WW2)
    THAILAND: Kanchanaburi and Chung Kai Cemeteries and all Memorials
    MALAYSIA: Taiping, Labuan-Borneo, Cheras Road, Terendak Cemeteries and all Memorials
    PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Port Moresby, Lae, Rabaul Cemeteries and all Memorials
    PHILIPPINES: CWGC graves and Bataan/Capas-Kamikaze-Manila Memorials.
    REPUBLIC OF KOREA: United Nations Military Cemetery in Busan (UNMCK)
    SINGAPORE: Kranji War Cemetery, Kranji Military Cemetery (post WW2), and all Memorials
    SRI LANKA/CEYLON: Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee Cemeteries and all Memorials
    VIETNAM: (Postwar Forum) VC/ARVN cemeteries, Reunification Palace, HCMC museums and Qu Chi tunnels


    Bucklt :poppy: Asia War Graves Photo Group and now, since January 2017: www.asiawargraves.com

    17th Dogra Regiment - Face 49.jpg 112 tall faces - 56 tall pillars - engraved with c27,000 names.JPG A Gift Of The Burmese People....jpg A view from Plot 14 rows J and K.jpg An Offering of Poppies at the base of Face 5.jpg And In The Going Down Of The Sun....jpg Here Are Recorded The Names Of Twenty Seven Thousand Soldiers Of Many Races.....JPG In Shadow -  Lower section of Face 84.jpg Rangoon Memorial - West-facing side - as viewed from Caretakers' quarters.jpg Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Face 81.jpg The 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles - Face 65.jpg The Corps Of Royal Indian Engineers - Face 24.jpg The King's African Rifles - Face 102.jpg The King's Shropshire Light Infantry - Face 16.JPG
     
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  2. bikerbear

    bikerbear Junior Member

    Hello sir.

    I am researching the details of my cousins grandfathers death in Burma in WW2. I have found out that he was K.I.A there, and that his name written on face seventeen in the Rangoon memorial. His name is John Ridley, or maybe written down as John Thomas Ridley. In some of my research i noted his rank was written as private and some he is noted as a lance corporal. As we know in the active theatre of war, progression up the ranks can be quick! so he may have had a rank promotion in the field.

    If you have the picture of his name on the memorial, would it be possible to forward it to me. And if you require payment or a donation to charity, i would be happy to oblige.

    Your sincerley

    josef Mills
     
  3. ramacal

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

    Hi Bikerbear.

    If you e-mail Tony at the address shown in his first post, you'll get a faster reply.

    The details listed on the CWGC site are:-

    Name: RIDLEY, JOHN THOMAS
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
    Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 18/03/1943
    Service No: 4461828
    Additional information: Son of John Thomas Ridley and Angelina Ridley; husband of Mary Ridley, of Chopwell, Co. Durham.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 17.
    Memorial: RANGOON MEMORIAL

    Also if you send a Private Message to Forum Member Verrieres, he collects all DLI photos and may be able to give you extra info as well.

    Cheers - Rob
     
  4. lisacarriganx

    lisacarriganx Junior Member

    Tony,
    my name is Lisa. I am looking for my great uncle who's name should appear on face 10 of The Rangoon Memorial. His name is Bernard O'Neill and he was a Corporal of the Cameronian regiment. My family and I have been looking for him for a very long time. I even got as far as Thailand but unfortunately the border to Myanmar was closed to me, which was obvously gutting. If you could possibly send a photo of the memorial including his name, it would be much appreciated.

    I think what you have done in keeping the memories of these men alive is wonderful.

    Thank you for your time.

    Miss Lisa Carrigan
     
  5. bucklt

    bucklt Bucklt

    Tony,
    my name is Lisa. I am looking for my great uncle who's name should appear on face 10 of The Rangoon Memorial. His name is Bernard O'Neill and he was a Corporal of the Cameronian regiment. My family and I have been looking for him for a very long time. I even got as far as Thailand but unfortunately the border to Myanmar was closed to me, which was obvously gutting. If you could possibly send a photo of the memorial including his name, it would be much appreciated.

    I think what you have done in keeping the memories of these men alive is wonderful.

    Thank you for your time.

    Miss Lisa Carrigan

    I have his name Lisa, but you need to contact me via: nt872b(at)hotmail.com.

    Once I have your email address, I can then send it to you.

    p.s not unusual for border to be closed - happens all the time here - but in case you visit again, seldom, if ever, are flights between Bangkok and Rangoon interrupted...and the cemetery is only a short taxi-ride from the airport.

    BUCKLT :poppy:
     
  6. Assam

    Assam Senior Member

    Hi.

    looking for a pic of the name:
    4621899 Corporal George Greenwood, 2nd Bn Duke of Wellington's (West riding regiment)died 22/2/1942

    With Thanks

    Simon
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Hi.

    looking for a pic of the name:
    4621899 Corporal George Greenwood, 2nd Bn Duke of Wellington's (West riding regiment)died 22/2/1942

    With Thanks

    Simon

    Ditto re other request.
     
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Chaps,

    Tony has sent me many images from the Rangoon Memorial over the years, including the attached photo. Simon, I think this was intended for you last year, so I can only apologise for it slipping my mind.

    Embarrassed of Twickenham/Hounslow borders.
     

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  9. Robertarwel123

    Robertarwel123 Junior Member

    Hi,
    I would dearly love to have a photo of a name one The Rangoon Memorial. He was my uncle and my mother's brother. All we have left are his medals and a few photos. His details are Fusilier Merfyn Jones 1st Bt Royal Welsh Service no 4209120 on Face 9.
    Could this be arranged?

    Many thanks for your help
    Sharon
     
  10. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi,
    I would dearly love to have a photo of a name one The Rangoon Memorial. He was my uncle and my mother's brother. All we have left are his medals and a few photos. His details are Fusilier Merfyn Jones 1st Bt Royal Welsh Service no 4209120 on Face 9.
    Could this be arranged?

    Many thanks for your help
    Sharon


    Hello Sharon,
    Please contact Tony via his EMail address he`ll need yours by return to send the photograph to

    nt872b(at)hotmail.com.



    Jim
     
  11. Robertarwel123

    Robertarwel123 Junior Member

    Hi,
    I'm not having much luck with the e-mail address. Has it been changed?

    Thanks
    Sharon
     
  12. Peccavi

    Peccavi Senior Member

    Just stumbled across this generous offer which would have saved me £3.

    My Mother believed the, much treasured, first photo was the grave of her brother sent to her by his commanding officer. Only recently have I discovered this was not so - it was just temporary and he is buried in the main cemetery near Rangoon shown in the second (beautiful) grave.

    The War Graves Commission sent me the second photo for payment of £3. May I suggest that those you take up your generous offer, make some contribution to the various charities which support ex-servicemen - by way of a thank-you.
     

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  13. Morag1610

    Morag1610 Junior Member

    Hi there

    I read your post with interest. I think it's fantastic that you've managed to photograph the entire memorial.

    I would dearly love to have an image of my Uncle's name which is on Face 4 of the memorial.

    This is the information I have found so far from the UK roll of honour.

    Name: Lawrence Speedie Given Initials: L Rank: Signalman Death Date: Jun 1943 Number: 2363697 Birth Place: Dundee Residence: Glasgow Branch at Enlistment: Royal Corps of Signals Theatre of War: Burma Regiment at Death: Royal Corps of Signals Branch at Death: Royal Corps of Signals
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Regards.

    Morag
     
  14. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi there

    I read your post with interest. I think it's fantastic that you've managed to photograph the entire memorial.

    I would dearly love to have an image of my Uncle's name which is on Face 4 of the memorial.

    This is the information I have found so far from the UK roll of honour.

    Name: Lawrence Speedie Given Initials: L Rank: Signalman Death Date: Jun 1943 Number: 2363697 Birth Place: Dundee Residence: Glasgow Branch at Enlistment: Royal Corps of Signals Theatre of War: Burma Regiment at Death: Royal Corps of Signals Branch at Death: Royal Corps of Signals
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Regards.

    Morag


    Hello Morag,
    Welcome to the forum.You will have to send Tony an E-Mail direct his address is posted on the earlier posts:)


    Best Wishes

    Jim
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Tony has emailed the photo to the forum Admin email address.
    Here it is.
     

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  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Morag,

    Lawrence was a Signalman on the 1943 Chindit operation. I have a couple of nominal rolls with his name on. I have been researching the men from this operation for 5 years and so have a fair bit of information about their time in Burma.

    Steve
     
  17. Morag1610

    Morag1610 Junior Member

    Thank you SO much for posting this picture for me. It means a lot to me. What a fantastic thing you're doing.

    Happy new year to you.

    Morag
     
  18. Morag1610

    Morag1610 Junior Member

    Steve.

    Thank you so much for this information. I received your email before logging back onto the forum, so thank you so much for all the fascinating information you've provided.

    I'm completely absorbed at the moment. Thank you.

    Morag.
     
  19. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    No problem Morag,

    We will catch up soon I'm sure.:)
     
  20. englishblood

    englishblood Junior Member

    Could you help with pictures of memorial stone of my grandad would be very grateful.
    VINER, Rifleman, LAWRENCE WILLIAM, 3245258. 1st Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 28th February 1942. Age 24. Son of Albert William and Catherine Harriett Viner, of North Kensington, London. Face 10.
     

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