Durham light infantry ww2 headstones

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by Verrieres, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Sorry no,but I`m sure someone here will know,motor accident ties in well with 18DLI one of their jobs was to ferry replacement vehicles to the units.

    Verrieres
     
  2. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Verrieres

    Have photographed 70 Headstones for you from St. Venant.

    Will PM you with the details.

    Regards - Rob
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    :lol: 70 ! No wonder you took so long !
     
  4. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    When I counted them and double checked against Geoff's Search Engine, I was gob smacked. That's why I was drawn to the place. They were calling out to me.:lol::lol: 70 ! No wonder you took so long !
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I wonder how many were victims of the St. Venant War Crimes :unsure:
     
  6. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    I wonder how many were victims of the St. Venant War Crimes :unsure:

    Tell me more.

    I had a brief read and did not see anything about a War Crime.
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  8. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    What I read stated that the main bulk of the casualties were from actions in and around St. Venant.
     
  9. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Verrieres

    One I forgot to post from De Panne Communal Cemetery:-

    RAMM, ROBERT
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
    Unit Text: 6th Bn.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 30/05/1940
    Service No: 4458206
    Additional information: Grandson of Mrs. M. Ramm, of New Brancepeth Colliery, Co. Durham.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row B. Grave 18.
    Cemetery: DE PANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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  10. Verrieres

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    Thanks for all your help once again very much appreciated. Some ofhe St Venant lads you so kindly supplied are featured in an autopsy report in the book in search of Tom the report gives their original burial place before they were re-interred theres a lot of `Inconnu` which I believe are `unknown`so there will be well over `70`DLI in that corner of a foreign field.

    Thanks Again

    Verrieres
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  12. Verrieres

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    Thanks For That Drew.
    Cpl Allan Walker 4464866 Son of Albert and Lilian Walker, of Leeds; husband of Annie Walker, also of Leeds.Died 19th October 1947 aged 32.Former PoW Stalag 8A, POW No 155050 member of 16th DLI.



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  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I wonder if he died as a result of being a PW?
     
  14. CL1

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

    Captain ERNEST WILLIAM HESTER

    178592, 13th Bn., Durham Light Infantry
    who died age 48
    on 31 December 1947
    Son of William and Helen Hester; husband of Joyce Ellen Hester, of Little Marlow. Also served with the Honourable Artillery Company in the 1914-18 War.
    Remembered with honour
    LITTLE MARLOW CEMETERY
     
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  15. Verrieres

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    Thanks for that 13th DLI were a home service battalion Ernest William Hester
    relinquished his commision of Lieut on account of disability, 25th Dec. 1945, and was granted the hon. rank of Capt.


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  16. CL1

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

    Lance Corporal WALTER HARRY HILLIARD

    5951618, Durham Light Infantry
    who died age 28
    on 29 April 1941
    Son of Walter Harry and Rose Hilliard, of St. Albans; husband of Maria Theresa Hilliard, of St. Albans.
    Remembered with honour
    HATFIELD ROAD CEMETERY, ST. ALBANS
     

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  17. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    MILAN WAR CEMETERY

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  18. Verrieres

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    Thanks Phil ,
    4448802 CPL GEORGE EDWARD CUTHBERT WHITFIELD 8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry, Captured Middle East and died as a PoW on the 1st June 1943,Born and enlisted Co Durham enlisted into the DLI between 24 January 1930 - 7 May 1931.Capture announced in the Durham County Advertiser 21st August 1942 (Middle East Section Prisoners of War)
    Thanks again

    Verrieres
     
  19. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Name: FYTCHE, WILLIAM MORRIS
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
    Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 15/05/1940
    Service No: 4453140
    Additional information: Son of Albert Thomas and Margaret Jane Fytche; brother of Emily Harland, of Blyth, Northumberland.
    Grave/Memorial Reference:
    Grave 4. Cemetery: RENESCURE CHURCHYARD

    Photo thanks to MALLARD

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  20. Verrieres

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    Private, Fytche aged only 20 years old came under intense sniper fire. The young lad was very nervous and kept raising his head over the parapet to see where the sniper was hiding. Despite repeated warnings against this he kept on doing it until one last time when the sniper shot him through his helmet and killed him.
    Private William Morrison Fytche 4453140 is buried in Renescure Churchyard between St. Omer and Hazebrouck
     

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