Original CWGC Cemetery Photographs

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

  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

  2. Natalie Longman

    Natalie Longman Well-Known Member

    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?
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  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    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

    Alistair

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    Bari
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    Salerno
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    Ancona
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  4. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Not close-ups, but Salerno May 2014
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  5. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, May 2014
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  6. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Rfn Hadland, grave photo along with the details on the back and the letter sending it to his Mother

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  7. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    14333199 Gnr D D Needham, who was killed in the bombing of the King David Hotel, he is buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery

    Alistair
     
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  8. ramacal

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

    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.

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    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

  10. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    LAC Pott, RAF who died in Canada while training
     
  11. AB64

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    T/4132691 Driver H Parsons RASC
     
  12. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    129869 Captain P W Hattersley
     
  13. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Originals;-


    Kyle
     

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  14. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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  15. AB64

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  16. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    A collective grave from Venray
     

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  17. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Some photos of the funeral of Sgt Flockhart as well as more general photos of Khayat Beach cemetery

    Alistair
     

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  18. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Gunner Edwin Patrick PEFFER of 27 Field Regiment buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery
     
  19. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Gunner Edwin Patrick PEFFER of 27 Field Regiment buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery
     

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  20. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Another one, this time Captain Elsford West Yorks & Sgt Raven Coldstream Guards in Overloon War Cemetery

    Alistair
     

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