Durham light infantry ww2 headstones

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  1. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Imtarfa Malta

    DOUGLASS, ROY TEMPLE
    Rank: Private
    Service No:4463148
    Date of Death:22/04/1942
    Age:28
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry 1st Bn.
    Grave Reference Coll. grave 4. 1A. 18.CemeteryIMTARFA MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of George Richardson Douglass, and of Elizabeth Jane Douglass, of Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham.

    ROGERSON, WILLIAM RUTTER
    Rank: Corporal
    Service No:4269087
    Date of Death:24/04/1942
    Age:27
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry 1st Bn.
    Grave Reference Coll. grave 4. 1A. 18.
    Cemetery IMTARFA MILITARY CEMETERY

    CHAPMAN, JOHN DIXON
    Rank: Private
    Service No:4470492
    Date of Death:17/08/1943
    Age:20
    Regiment/Service : Durham Light Infantry 9th Bn.
    Grave Reference Coll. grave 2. 7. 3.CemeteryIMTARFA MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of James and Margaret Alice Chapman, of Leyburn, Yorkshire.

    BARROWMAN, JAMES
    Rank: Private
    Service No:2987569
    Date of Death:22/04/1942
    Age:26
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry 1st Bn.
    Grave Reference Coll. grave 2B. 3. 2.
    Cemetery IMTARFA MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barrowman, of Shettleston, Glasgow.



    Kyle
     

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  2. CL1

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

    Remembered Lydbury North War Memorial,Shropshire

    DAVIES, JOHN CECIL Rank: Private Service No: 4034162 Date of Death: 16/01/1943 Age: 24 Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry 6th Bn. Grave Reference 2. D. 1. Cemetery ASMARA WAR CEMETERY Additional Information:
    Son of Alfred and Ella May Davies, of Lydbury North, Shropshire.
     

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  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    JAINE, LESLIE JOHN
    Rank:Private
    Service No:4035921
    Date of Death:22/03/1943
    Age:25
    Regiment/Service:Durham Light Infantry
    8th Bn.
    Grave Reference I. C. 23.
    Cemetery ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY

    Additional Information:

    Son of Aaron and Mary Jaine, of Marden, Herefordshire.


    Kyle
     

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  4. CL1

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

    DRAKEFORD, DAVID GOODE

    Rank:

    Private

    Service No:

    4457698

    Date of Death:

    26/12/1939

    Age:

    20

    Regiment/Service:

    Durham Light Infantry

    Grave Reference

    Sec. A. Grave 531.

    Cemetery

    WILLESDEN NEW CEMETERY

    Additional Information:
    Son of Edward Percy Goode Drakeford and Edith Drakeford, of Brondesbury. His brother Basil Percy also died on service.
     

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  5. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    Remembered - Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester - C of E Section N - Grave 118

    LOWE, ANDREW

    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4460428
    Date of Death: 14/11/1942
    Age: 25
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry - 1st Bn.
    Panel Reference: Column 69.
    Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Lowe, of Ancoats, Manchester.
     

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  6. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    Remembered - Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester - C of E Section E - Grave 677

    BERESFORD, FRED

    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4467446
    Date of Death: 19/07/1943
    Age: 30
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry - 8th Bn.
    Grave Reference: III. A. 42.
    Cemetery: CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY

    Additional Information: Son of George and Hannah Beresford, of Ardwick, Manchester; husband of Edith Beresford, of Bradford, Manchester.
     

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  7. ramacal

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

    I popped into Geel War Cemetery yesterday (D-Day 70 anniversary) and photographed the DLI headstone of R Ellison I missed taking a couple of years ago. It was good to get a shot of another headstone(Gunner N Bowden, RA) that I asked CWGC to add the award of the MM to. I'll post the DLI photo next week.

    The cemetery looked a little on the messy side, as CWGC were in the process of renovating and reseeding the grass.
     
  8. ramacal

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

    Name: ELLISON, Robert Edward
    Rank: Captain
    Service No: 179846
    Date of Death: 12/09/1944
    Age: 33
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
    Grave Reference: IV.C.1
    Cemetery: GEEL WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Cornelius Samuel and Gladys Irene Ellison of Worcester Park, Surrey.

    Photo taken 6 June 2014. Geel War Cemetery now complete.

    ELLISON, R.E..JPG
     
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  9. ramacal

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

    Geel War Cemetery on 6 June 2014

    GEEL WAR CEMETERY (Large).JPG
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  10. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Posts 255=259
    An update
    The man featured (Pte GH CARRAD) was not a civilian or ex DLI but a serving member of the Durham Light Infantry who died of a non-war related illness on 4th October 1943 aged 35 years
    Kyle

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  11. 1973mackem

    1973mackem Junior Member

    Ive just returned from a trip to Italy, i visited Asissi graves, too photos of the DLI stones, if anyone wants them im more than willing to share. Let me know.

    dave
     
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  12. CL1

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

    Dave if you could put them on this thread that would be good

    regards
    Clive
     
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  13. 1973mackem

    1973mackem Junior Member

    Clive, ive struggled to post them to the thread, i have created a gallery called Asissi War Graves. Feel free to see them there. Hope thats ok :)

    Dave
     
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  14. PaulC

    PaulC Member

    Here's one for Kyle...

    STRINGER, ALBERT WILLIAM
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 14576513
    Date of Death: 08/03/1946
    Age: 31
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry, 10th Bn.
    Grave Reference: Sec. 14. C. of E. Grave 2619.
    Cemetery: LIVERPOOL (ANFIELD) CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Edward and Elizabeth Arm Stringer, of Bootle; husband of Rosina Stringer, of Bootle.
     

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  15. BRI54

    BRI54 Junior Member

    they seem to have the same parents looking at the records but are buried in differant parts of the cemetery-both D.L.I. diff wars
     

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  16. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    WAKENSHAW, ADAM HERBERT




    Rank:Private
    Service No:4270383
    Date of Death:27/06/1942
    Age:28
    Regiment/Service:Durham Light Infantry 9th Bn.
    Awards:V C
    Grave Reference:XXXII. D. 9.Cemetery:EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information:Son of Thomas and Mary Wakenshaw, of Newcastle-on-Tyne; husband of Dorothy Ann Wakenshaw, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

    Citation

    The London Gazette for 8th September, 1942, gives the following details: On the 27th June, 1942, south of Mersa Matruh, Private Wakenshaw was a member of the crew of a 2-pounder anti-tank gun. An enemy tracked vehicle towing a light gun came within short range. The gun crew opened fire and succeeded in immobilising the enemy vehicle. Another mobile gun came into action, killed or seriously wounded the crew manning the 2-pounder, including Private Wakenshaw, and silenced the 2-pounder. Under intense fire, Private Wakenshaw crawled back to his gun. Although his left arm was blown off, he loaded the gun with one arm and fired five more rounds, setting the tractor on fire and damaging the light gun. A direct hit on the ammunition finally killed him and destroyed the gun. This act of conspicuous gallantry prevented the enemy from using their light gun on the infantry Company which was only 200 yards away. It was through the self sacrifice and courageous devotion to duty of this infantry anti-tank gunner that the Company was enabled to withdraw and to embus in safety.
     

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  17. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    WHITFIELD, GEORGE

    Rank:Private
    Service No:4463869
    Date of Death:29/06/1942
    Age:28
    Regiment/Service:Durham Light Infantry 8th Bn.
    Grave Reference:XXIX. A. 2.
    Cemetery:EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information:Son of George Harrison Whitfield and Margarete Ellen Whitfield, of Sunderland, Co. Durham.

    Kyle
     

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  18. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    McMAHON, FREDERICK

    Rank:Private
    Service No:4460096
    Date of Death:Between 02/11/1942 and 04/11/1942
    Age:25
    Regiment/Service:Durham Light Infantry 9th Bn.
    Grave Reference:XVII. H. 9.
    Cemetery:EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information:Son of John Charles and Minnie McMahon, of Chester. His brother Joseph also died on service.

    Kyle
     

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  19. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    HARRIS, JOHN EARDLEY COLLING


    Rank:Lance Corporal
    Service No:4467904
    Date of Death:27/08/1940
    Age:20
    Regiment/Service:Durham Light Infantry 1st Bn.
    Awards:Mentioned in Despatches
    Grave Reference:XXIX. J. 2.
    Cemetery:EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information:Son of Ernest Frederick and Rhoda Elizabeth Colling Harris, of North End, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia

    (photo credit South Africa War Graves)

    Kyle

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  20. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    2nd DLI Men on the Rangoon Memorial

    Kyle
     

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