Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by englandphil, Jan 16, 2011.
I have a few questions regarding the original grave markers for my project, I hope you can help me with:
What were the original crosses made from? They look like pressed metal.
I have a couple of photographs of family members visiting war graves shortly after WW2, who funded this as it is unlikely the families would have had the money to pay for the visit?
When were the replacement headstones put in?
I assume the families were contacted when they were replaced regarding the epitaphs?
Some early photos of Italian cemeteries - would be nice if anyone is going to any of these they could get a now photo from the same place
Not close-ups, but Salerno May 2014
Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, May 2014
Rfn Hadland, grave photo along with the details on the back and the letter sending it to his Mother
14333199 Gnr D D Needham, who was killed in the bombing of the King David Hotel, he is buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery
Found this photo in an exhibition at the National War Museum, Overloon, Netherlands in May 2015. Identified the closest two graves as being Gordan Allan Brown of the Royal Canadian Corp of Signals and John Brownlee of the Lake Superior Regiment buried at Bergen-op-Zoon Canadian War Cemetery.
Ancona, Italy. New photo's for comparison.
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LAC Pott, RAF who died in Canada while training
T/4132691 Driver H Parsons RASC
129869 Captain P W Hattersley
Also has lots of interesting photos of original markers
A collective grave from Venray
Some photos of the funeral of Sgt Flockhart as well as more general photos of Khayat Beach cemetery
Gunner Edwin Patrick PEFFER of 27 Field Regiment buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery
Another one, this time Captain Elsford West Yorks & Sgt Raven Coldstream Guards in Overloon War Cemetery
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