Phaleron War Cemetery & Athens Memorial - photo offers

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by AB64, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I'll be in Athens late April/start of May, if anyone wants any photos or for me to stop by a grave and pay respect please ask and I'll see what I can manage

    Alistair
     
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  2. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Alistair,

    Cheekily.. would you mind taking a photo of Fusilier Newman's final resting place please?

    thank you

    Casualty

    Fusilier NEWMAN, DOUGLAS ALFRED
    Cemetery/memorial reference: 16. C. 18.
    Service Number 7044698
    Died 02/05/1945
    Aged 29
    1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers
    Son of Alfred and Maud Newman, of Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Lily Newman, of Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent.
     
  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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    Fus Douglas Alfred Newman
    BIRTH 1916 Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
    DEATH 2 May 1945 (aged 28–29) Greece
    BURIAL Phaleron War Cemetery
    Athens, Regional unit of Athens, Attica, Greece
    PLOT 16. C. 18.
    Photo credit DIMITRIOS CORCODILOS
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    Photo credit..Iain MacFarlaine

    Kyle
     
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  4. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Thanks...bit of a strange date for a Faugh to die in Greece... Although badged 1st Bn, perhaps Fusilier Newman was attached to another unit.
     
  5. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Accidentally killed .Previously wounded 25/04/1943 in North Africa.
    GBM_WO417_092_0386.jpg

    Kyle
     
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  6. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    ok thanks - still surprising that he was buried in Greece, given that the 1st Bn RIrF were still near the Po that day - as I say, must have been on attachment... he must have been wounded on Easter Sunday '43 in the final battle for pt 622 north of Medjez.
     
  7. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi

    The concentration report says his body was moved from Tzini which is a suburb of Patras.

    Hope this helps

    Gus
     
  8. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Thank you... still a 1,000 miles or so from where his battalion were resting that day.....
     
  9. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi

    Just read this. BBC - WW2 People's War - Greece about a ex Guards Sgt who was struggling in Italy to become fit to fight ending up in Patras in May 1945 with the
    Anglo-Greek Information Service.

    Maybe Fus Newman went over for similar reasons.

    Gus
     
  10. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Something of that nature might have occurred..hopefully his wife, Lily, knew more.
     
  11. Fattyowls

    Fattyowls New Member

    Hi Alistair

    At Phaleron could you visit Lance Corporal William Reid of the 2nd Black Watch please? He's named on the memorial on Face 6 having been buried at sea following the bombing of HMS Orion during the evacuation of Crete. He was briefly on Everton's books and is mentioned in the board minutes as being posted missing 'in the Cretan operations'. Beyond that I know very little of him, but I'm hoping that the expertise on the forum might be able to help me with that in the future.

    If you could get a photo of his name and the panel I would be very grateful; while searching on Phaleron on the forum I've found several good photographs of the location so I have a sense of the setting.

    Thanks again,

    Pete.

    P.S. As this is my first post I hope I haven't transgressed too many unwritten laws.....
     
  12. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

  13. Fattyowls

    Fattyowls New Member

    That is brilliant Kyle, much appreciated.

    Pete.
     

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