Original CWGC Cemetery Photographs

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by englandphil, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    strange that alhtough in France 3rd grave from left has ONBEKEND in dutch, which is unknown, maybe because close to Belgium border?

    Duinkerke was Belgian until the Treaty of Utrecht, but that was even in WW2 already a long time ago..
     
  2. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

  3. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

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  5. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Some more from Oosterbeek/Arnhem.
     

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  6. chick42-46

    chick42-46 Senior Member

    Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia, grave marker of my grandfather's brother. Taken (I believe) in late 1945 - early 1946 by someone on behalf of my grandfather (who was stationed at that time in Egypt and Palestine).

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=373&pictureid=3110

    Not sure what the white rectangle on the bottom of the cross behind and to the right is, though. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  7. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    its probably a personal message from a comrade like teh later family messages on permenant stones
     
  8. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Another thought does it inform the CWGC staff that it is a collective grave giving the details of the KIA interred there.
     
  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Then, Now & Happier Times

    Eure LeGrosTheil Photo of Crew not Ogilvie.jpg
    Eure LE GROS-THEIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY Bennett Byrnes Ogilvie.jpg
    QUOTE]
    463 SQUADRON RAAF WORLD WAR 2 FATALITIES
    Date of Death: 18 December 1944.
    Source:
    AWM 64 1 342 (4) 1/343; AWM 237 (64)
    NAA : A705, 166/5/856.
    Aircraft Type:Lancaster
    Serial number:LL 847
    Radio call sign:JO – D
    Unit:463 Sqn RAAF

    Summary:
    Lancaster LL847 took off from RAF Waddington at 1631 hours on the night of 17/18th December 1944 to bomb Munich, Germany. Bomb load 1 x 4000lb, 9 x 150 x 4lb incendiaries. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Nineteen aircraft from the Squadron took part in the raid and one of these LL847 failed to return.
    Crew:
    RAAF 424117 FO Bennett, K E H Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 418559 FO Ogilvie, J H (2nd Pilot)
    RAF Flt Sgt S Easton, (Navigator)
    RAF PO Watson, T N (Bomb Aimer)
    RAAF 28766 PO Byrnes, R W (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt R G Nuttall, (Flight Engineer)
    RAF Sgt G A C Frizzell, (Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt H Fowler (Air Gunner)
    Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed at Le Gros Theil (Eure) and that all the crew were killed.They are buried in the Le Gros Theil Communal Cemetery. Le Gros Theil is a village and commune about 13kms SW of Elbeuf, a small town 18kms SSW of Rouen. Locality Eure, France.[/QUOTE]
     

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  10. Buteman

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

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  11. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

  12. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    See thumbnail:
     
  13. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

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  14. joseph gorton

    joseph gorton Junior Member

    looking for pvt joseph price phaleron cemetary athens greece
     
  15. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    looking for pvt joseph price phaleron cemetary athens greece

    Joseph, drop Mick McCann an email at British War Graves, as he has Phaleron listed.

    Phil

    BRITISH WAR GRAVES - Contact Form
     
  16. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    I came across this picture on eBay. :poppy:

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    Foto Tommy Gräber bei Ypern Belgien | eBay

    Captioned as 'near Ypres', it certainly shows 'Rooney' and it could well be 'James' - I can't find any others that fit so is presumably this chap from the Cameronians ?

    ROONEY, JAMES
    Initials: J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Rifleman
    Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
    Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: between 10/05/1940 and 04/06/1940
    Service No: 3247304
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: V. A. 12.
    Cemetery: ESQUELMES WAR CEMETERY

    It would be nice if someone with an interest in the battalion won the photo.
     
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  17. Buteman

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

    La delivrande war cemetery, douvres
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=43674&d=1295181166

    In June 2011.

    The graves of Evans and Brooks in the original photo are in the 2nd Row. I forgot to take the original with me and took the photo from the position in front of their graves and not the unknowns in front of them. The area to the side and the back is now residential.

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    englandphil Very Senior Member

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