Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery and Memorial, Sierra Leone

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by temptage, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. temptage

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

    I have managed to find someone who lives in Freetown who is willing to take photographs of both the Cemetery and Memorial if anyone is interested.

    Add your requirements below please.

    Tony
     
  2. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Tony thanks. I have 3 requests

    FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY Sierra Leone

    6th Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Serjeant ALBERT CONNOR

    Unknown Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Serjeant NORMAN FREDERICK TAYLOR 8. C. 3.

    FREETOWN MEMORIAL Sierra Leone

    West African Reconnaissance Regiment

    Lance Corporal BOKARI ANSUMANA Panel 4.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  3. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Tony

    Just the one for me please if possible

    4B17 Bland/E Sjt Suffolk Regt attached Nigeria Regt 13/02/1942

    Thanks and well done for finding someone!!

    Andy
     
  4. ramacal

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

    I'd say the Royal Artillery guys, but there are too many.
     
  5. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Tony,

    That is a good pick up - Thank you. I have a couple from RAF Ferry Command.

    MARSHALL, MURRAY GORDON Flight Sergeant 418139 RAF STN WATERLOO Ferry Command 24/12/1943 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 5. D. 5. FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY

    NELSON, JOHN DE MEDICI Sergeant 401716 RAF STN WATERLOO 16/08/1942 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 6. B. 4. FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  6. temptage

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

    Unfortunately this one seems to have gone quiet for the moment. I will continue to email the person who originally offered, plus I will attempt to find other contacts who may be able to help.
     
  7. temptage

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

    Mr Ramacal send me your list of Artillery men.........you just never know! I can but add them to the BIG list and someone may take up the request again. I shall keep looking.
     
  8. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Morning Tony,

    Did anything ever come of this ??

    Regards,

    Graeme
     
  9. temptage

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

    Around that time was when Sierra Leone was hit by the Ebola epidemic so didnt pursue it any further, I thought they may have more important things to do at that time. I have also lost contact with my contact, fingers crossed he never succumbed to the disease, but I will give it a few months and then renew my quest.
     
  10. John Harper

    John Harper Member

    Just come across this thread; realise it went quiet 4-5 years ago, but if anyone still wants the photos let me know - I'm currently in Freetown.

    John
     
  11. temptage

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

    Thanks John. Its an offer I have to take up with. I never did get my, or anyone elses, photos from Freetown 5 years ago.

    I have 3 buried in King Tom

    3. A. 9 - Baker, Cyril
    5. D. 2 - Scherzinger, Albert Leslie
    9. D. 9 - Hodson, William Alfred

    High res as possible taken from directly in front please........

    .........and I have one man named on the Freetown Memorial outside the Secretariate Building on George Street. It is NOT the Memorial in King Tom Cemetery

    Details are very basic for this one. All he is named as is Private Fatoma. According to the CWGC database he is the ONLY one named Fatoma on there. If you could take high resolution photos of all the panels, as high resolution as possible please, and then if you can find his name, depending on where it is positioned (on the CWGC archives his name seems to have been added to the list at a later date) a photo with his name centrally positioned in amongst 5 or 7 names. If he is at the bottom of a panel, just a few names above his to be included.

    If and when you can get the photos I would appreciate it if you could email me the original files, as if you add them on here they lose a lot of resolution and physical size too.

    Many thanks again John
     
  12. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi John,

    I collect the Headstone and Memorial photos of the 11,400+ Australians who died in the Air Force in 72 countries in WW2.

    The two in Sierra Leone are some of a few that I need to complete my project.

    Would appreciate a high resolution as well and one of the Cemetery itself and by email if possible.

    MARSHALL, MURRAY GORDON Flight Sergeant 418139 RAF STN WATERLOO Ferry Command 24-12-1943 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 5. D. 5. FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY Sierra Leone Freetown

    NELSON, JOHN DE MEDICI Sergeant 401716 RAF STN WATERLOO 16-08-1942 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 6. B. 4. FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY Sierra Leone Freetown

    Regards
    Geoff/Spidge
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
  13. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi John, I have 3 requests

    FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY Sierra Leone

    Serjeant ALBERT CONNOR

    Serjeant NORMAN FREDERICK TAYLOR 8. C. 3.

    FREETOWN MEMORIAL Sierra Leone

    Lance Corporal BOKARI ANSUMANA Panel 4.

    Cheers Paul
     
  14. John Harper

    John Harper Member

    Hi Guys,

    All noted; I'm heading over to the cemetery this week - please note I don't have a high res camera - Iphone camera is the best I can do!

    I'll have the photos and be in touch Saturday at the latest.
     
  15. John Harper

    John Harper Member


    What other countries do you need? I may be able to assist.
     
  16. John Harper

    John Harper Member

    I know the memorial on George Street very well. I'm heading into town next week and will get your photos then.
     
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  17. John Harper

    John Harper Member

    Paul, do you mean the Memorial on George Street or the one in the cemetery?
     
  18. temptage

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

    That'll be George Street. It's all local men named on it.
     
  19. John Harper

    John Harper Member

    Roger that - I'm on it!
     
  20. temptage

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

    I have a few others dotted around Africa.

    Calabar Memorial in Nigeria and Kumasi Memorial in Ghana are the ones I have had on my list the longest.

    Also have requests in Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia and Tunisia.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2020 at 10:56 AM

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