grave rededication at Ranville War Cemetery

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  1. Ludo68000

    Ludo68000 Junior Member

    Hi all,
    for those who might be interested there will be a grave rededication at Ranville War Cemetery on 7th June 2018.
    The grave IIA-N-05 has recently been identified as the grave of:
    97003811 Pte Lacey TINGLE 224 Field Para Ambulance RAMC

    Casualty

    Lacey TINGLE was KIA on 7th June 1944 at Douville En auge with 8 other men of 6th Airborne Division (4 Canadians and 4 Brits).
    In 1945, all of them were reburied in plot IIA.

    The rededication ceremony will take place on 7th june 2018 at Ranville War Cemetery at 11.30

    I Wonder if it is the first redecation of a 6th Airborne serviceman at Ranville War Cemetery.
     
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  2. frg7700

    frg7700 Junior Member

    I'll be in the area that day and will try and be there if the timing suits, it falls between two other engagements so it's possible I'll make it.
     
  3. Ludo68000

    Ludo68000 Junior Member

    the grave rededication ceremony at Ranville War Cemetery was a great moment.
    The family of Pte Lacey TINGLE was there.
    Veterans of 6thairborne, the Parachute Regiment, RAMC Regimet attended....and the weather was nice too (lots of rain last week in normandy).
     

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  4. frg7700

    frg7700 Junior Member

    Was pleased to be able to make it myself. Not normally one for religious ceremonies but the sky pilot made it touching, interesting and dare I say it at one point even raised a laugh from all present.

    Hadn't realised the Pte was a contentious objector. A brave & principaled man.
     
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  5. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

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  6. frg7700

    frg7700 Junior Member

    BTW if anyone wants the Order Of Service, I have spare copy.
     
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  7. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    From MOD and Pathfinder magazine

    Touching words from Tingle's sister Margaret Keighley
     
  8. Ludo68000

    Ludo68000 Junior Member

    Here are the 9 graves of the Douville En Auge casualties at Ranville War Cemetery, plot IIA.
    They were reburied at Ranville War Cemetery on 5 september 1945. Douville Casualties titled 2.jpg
     
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    brithm Senior Member

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