Photos of Headstones and Memorials of RAAF Australians still Required around the World.

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by spidge, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    UPDATED 12/08/2016

    Part 1 here with Part 2 in the next post.

    After 9 years I now have 10,856 photos which is nearly 95% of the 11,422 I now require.

    If you know someone in any of these countries who could assist, please let me know as I would be most appreciative.

    Algeria
    BONE WAR CEMETERY, ANNABA Annaba 10 Completed
    DELY IBRAHIM WAR CEMETERY Algiers 3 Still require 1 from here:
    EL ALIA CEMETERY El Alia 9
    LA REUNION WAR CEMETERY Bejaia 2
    LE PETIT LAC CEMETERY Oran 5 Completed

    Australia
    ADELAIDE (WEST TERRACE) CEMETERY South Australia 1
    AUSTRALIAN BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE Australian Capitol Territory 1
    Completed Spidge
    BOWENFELS CEMETERY, LITHGOW New South Wales 1
    Completed DaveB
    BOWRAL CEMETERY New South Wales 1
    Completed DaveB
    BOX HILL GENERAL CEMETERY Victoria 2
    Completed by Spidge
    BROKEN HILL CEMETERY New South Wales 1
    Completed
    CANOWINDRA CEMETERY New South Wales 1 Completed Wendy Lavender
    CASINO GENERAL CEMETERY New South Wales 1 Completed DaveB
    CARR VILLA CREMATORIUM Tasmania 12 Completed DaveB
    CHELTENHAM CEMETERY, ADELAIDE South Australia
    1 Dave B
    CHELTENHAM NEW GENERAL CEMETERY Victoria 1 Incorrect listing by CWGC - Should be Cheltenham Cemetery in South Australia. Completed thanks to Torie
    COLEBROOK ST. PATRICKS ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY Tasmania 1
    CURRIE PUBLIC CEMETERY, KING ISLAND Tasmania 4
    Completed thanks to Chris Green (King Island)
    DENILIQUIN GENERAL CEMETERY 1 WW1 Completed by Spidge
    EASTERN SUBURBS CREMATORIUM, BOTANY New South Wales 1
    Office of Australian War Graves
    FAWKNER CREMATORIUM Victoria 1
    Completed by Spidge
    FAWKNER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY Victoria 1
    Completed by Spidge
    GEELONG EASTERN CEMETERY Victoria 1
    Completed by Ron Mazuras
    GNOWANGERUP PUBLIC CEMETERY Western Australia 1
    Completed Dave B
    GRIFFITH CEMETERY New South Wales 1 Completed by Spidge
    HOBART (CORNELIAN BAY) CREMATORIUM Tasmania 1
    HOBART (CORNELIAN BAY) PUBLIC CEMETERY Tasmania 10 Completed DaveB (and Associates)
    KALGOORLIE CEMETERY Western Australia 1
    Completed Dave B
    IPSWICH GENERAL CEMETERY, Queensland 1
    Completed DaveB
    MOUNT GAMBIER GENERAL CEMETERY South Australia 6 Completed DaveB
    NEWCASTLE (SANDGATE) GENERAL CEMETERY New South Wales 1
    Completed Helen Jessia
    NORTHERN SUBURBS CREMATORIUM New South Wales 1
    PORT VICTOR PUBLIC CEMETERY South Australia 1 Completed
    QUEENSLAND CREMATION MEMORIAL, BRISBANE Queensland 1
    Completed DaveB
    ROCKHAMPTON CEMETERY Queensland 1
    Completed Charmaine Ohl
    ROOKWOOD NECROPOLIS, SYDNEY New South Wales 1 MEMORIAL PLAQUE BEING PRODUCED (NEVER PLACED)
    Completed by OAWG with photo
    SPRINGVALE CREMATORIUM, MELBOURNE Victoria 15 Completed by Spidge
    SPRINGVALE NECROPOLIS, MELBOURNE Victoria 8
    Completed by Spidge
    SYDNEY (WAVERLEY) GENERAL CEMETERY New South Wales 1 Completed DaveB
    TENTERDEN GENERAL CEMETERY Western Australia 1
    Completed DaveB
    TOOWOOMBA CEMETERY Queensland 1 Completed DaveB
    VICTORIA GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE SPRINGVALE 1
    Completed by Spidge
    WAGGA WAGGA GENERAL CEMETERY New South Wales 2
    Completed DaveB
    WONTHAGGI CEMETERY Victoria 1 Completed

    Azores
    LAJES WAR CEMETERY Terceira-Praia 2 Completed Rui Ferreira

    Bangladesh
    CHITTAGONG WAR CEMETERY Chittagong 3 Completed
    MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY Maynamati 13
    Completed

    Belgium
    WENDUINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY De Haan, West-Vlaanderen 1 Completed

    Brazil
    NATAL (ALECRIM) CEMETERY Natal 1

    Bulgaria
    SOFIA WAR CEMETERY Sofia 10 - Completed DaveB

    Canada
    GANDER WAR CEMETERY Newfoundland/Labrador 2 Completed by Mark Dinan
    GOOSE BAY JOINT SERVICES CEMETERY, LABRADOR Newfoundland/Labrador 1
    HALIFAX (FORT MASSEY) CEMETERY Nova Scotia 1 Completed by Mark Dinan
    HUMBOLDT (MUNICIPAL) CEMETERY Saskatchewan 2 Completed

    METIS BEACH (UNITED CHURCH) CEMETERY Quebec 1
    MOSSBANK CEMETERY Saskatchewan 2
    ST. JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU (ST. JAMES) CEMETERY Quebec 1
    Completed by DominicLabbe/Dave Barlow
    WINNIPEG (BROOKSIDE) CEMETERY Manitoba 2 Completed

    WINNIPEG ASSUMPTION GARDENS Manitoba 1 Completed Dave Barlow
    WINNIPEG (ELMWOOD) GARDENS Manitoba 1 Completed Mr Jinks

    Cyprus
    NICOSIA WAR CEMETERY Nicosia 3 Completed by Peter Bennett

    Denmark
    COPENHAGEN (BISPEBJERG) CEMETERY Copenhagen 2 Completed Stormbird
    FAABORG NEW CEMETERY Faaborg 1
    Completed
    KAPPEL CHURCHYARD Kappel 1
    Completed Mr Jinks
    SVENDBORG GENERAL CEMETERY Svendborg 1
    Completed Mr Jinks
    SVINO CHURCHYARD Svino 3 Completed by Mr Jinks


    Djibouti
    DJIBOUTI NEW EUROPEAN CEMETERY Djibouti 1

    Egypt
    ALAMEIN MEMORIAL Alamein 332
    ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Alexandria 9 + 2 ww1
    ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Alexandria 23 + 2 WW1
    CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Cairo 5 + 2 WW1
    EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY Alamein 55
    FAYID WAR CEMETERY Fayid 17
    HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY Halfaya Sollum 3
    HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY Heliopolis 18
    ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Ismailia 6 + 2 WW1
    KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY 1 WW1
    MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY Moascar 13
    PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY 2 WW1
    SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Suez 3 + 1 WW1
    TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Tel El Kebir 4

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  2. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Part 2

    Ethiopia
    ADDIS ABABA WAR CEMETERY Addis Ababa 1
    Completed Judy Rieck

    Gambia
    FAJARA WAR CEMETERY Gambia 2

    Faroe Islands
    MIDVAAG MILITARY CEMETERY Midvaag 1
    Completed Temptage

    France
    ANCERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Meuse 1
    Completed Peter Bennett
    ASNIERES-SUR-OISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Val d'Oise 1 Completed
    BEAUREPAIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Oise 1 Completed
    BORAN-SUR-OISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Oise
    6 Completed Régis BIAUX
    BRETIGNY-SUR-ORGE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Essonne 2 Completed Dave B
    CHAMPIGNOL-LEZ-MONDEVILLE CHURCHYARD Aube 1
    Completed Peter Bennett
    CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY Meurthe-et-Moselle 15 Completed DaveB
    CRONENBOURG FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY Bas-Rhin 5 Completed Michel Schreiber
    DONNEMAIN-SAINT-MAMES COMMUNAL CEMETERY Eure-et-Loir 1 Completed Peter Bennett
    ECORCEI CHURCHYARD Orne 2 Completed DaveB
    EPERNON COMMUNAL CEMETERY Eure-et-Loir 1
    Completed DaveB
    ESSEY-LES-NANCY CHURCHYARD Meurthe-et-Moselle 1
    Completed Ben
    GRANGES-SUR-VOLOGNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Vosqes 1 Completed Peter Bennett
    GUIDEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY Morbihan 1 Completed Trickey Dicky
    LA FERTE-ST. CYR COMMUNAL CEMETERY Loire-et-Cher 5
    Completed Peter Bennett
    LAVAL (VALFLEURY) COMMUNAL CEMETERY Mayenne 2 Completed DaveB
    LE GUE-DE-LA-CHAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Orne 1 Completed DaveB
    LONGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Maine-et-Loire 2 Completed DaveB
    LORIENT (KERENTRECH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY Morbihan 4
    Completed Trickey Dicky
    MARCOLS-LES-EAUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY Ardeche 1 Completed
    MARSON-SUR-BARBOURE CHURCHYARD Meuse 1
    Completed Peter Bennett
    MENIL-HUBERT-SUR-ORNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Orne 1
    Completed DaveB
    MOULIN-SOUS-TOUVENT COMMUNAL, CEMETERY Oise 1
    Completed DaveB
    NAUJAC-SUR-MER COMMUNAL CEMETERY Gironde 2
    Completed Peter Bennett
    PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY Seine-et-Marne 1
    Completed Robert Pike
    PLOUGOUMELEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY Morbihan 1
    Completed Trickey Dicky
    PONTGOUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY Eure-et-Loir 1
    Completed DaveB
    QUIBERON COMMUNAL CEMETERY Morbihan 1
    Completed Trickey Dicky
    RENNES EASTERN COMMUNAL CEMETERY Ille-et-Vilaine 1
    Completed DaveB
    ROYAN ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY Charente-Maritime 3
    Completed Peter Bennett
    SCHOENAU CHURCHYARD Bas-Rhin 1
    Completed Peter Bennett
    SERIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY Loire-et-Cher 1 Completed DaveB
    ST. DOULCHARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY Cher 2 Completed DaveB
    ST. ERBLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY Il-et-Vilaine 1 Completed DaveB
    STE. GEMME-MORONVAL CHURCHYARD Eure-et-Loir 1 Completed DaveB
    STE. GEMMES-LE-ROBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY Mayenne 1
    Completed DaveB
    VANNES (BOISMOREAU) COMMUNAL CEMETERY Morbihan 2
    Completed Tricky Dicky

    Germany
    BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY Saltau-Niedersachsen 1
    Completed

    DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY Bad Tolz, Bayern 2 Completed

    SAGE WAR CEMETERY Oldenburg, Niedersachsen 1 Completed

    India
    RANCHI WAR CEMETERY Ranchi 11
    Completed James Day

    Iraq
    BASRA WAR CEMETERY Basra 1 + 1 WW1
    BASRA MEMORIAL 3 WW1
    MOSUL WAR CEMETERY Mosul 2
    BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY 5 WW1

    Israel
    GAZA WAR CEMETERY Gaza 1 + 2 WW1 Completed Andrew Newson and Friend
    DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY 2 WW1
    JERUSALEM MEMORIAL 1 WW1 Completed Bob Pike

    Italy
    ANCONA WAR CEMETERY Ancona 12 Completed
    ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY Argenta 6
    Completed Coonie
    BARI WAR CEMETERY Bari/Carbonara 39
    BOLOGNA WAR CEMETERY Bologna 3 Completed Coonie
    BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY Bologna 1
    CASERTA WAR CEMETERY Caserta 3 Completed Frank
    FAENZA WAR CEMETERY 4
    Completed Coonie
    PADUA WAR CEMETERY 1 John Penboss Hunt
    Completed by Enrico

    Lebonese Rep.
    BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY Beirut 1

    Libya
    BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY Benghazi 4
    KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA 22

    Malta
    MALTA MEMORIAL Floriana 2 Completed

    Macedonia
    SKOPJE BRITISH CEMETERY 1 WW1 Completed Stephen Coates

    Morocco
    BEN M'SIK EUROPEAN CEMETERY Casablanca 1 Completed Mr Jinks

    New Zealand
    HOWICK PUBLIC CEMETERY Manukau City 1 New Zealand All Completed DaveB
    MARTON (MOUNT VIEW) CEMETERY Rangitikei District 1 New Zealand All Completed DaveB
    NELSON (WAKAPUAKA) CEMETERY Nelson 1 New Zealand
    All Completed DaveB
    OAMARU CEMETERY Waitaki District 1 New Zealand All Completed DaveB
    WELLINGTON (KARORI) CEMETERY Wellington 1 New Zealand All Completed DaveB
    WELLINGTON (KARORI) CREMATORIUM Wellington 1
    All Completed DaveB

    Nigeria
    KANO TOWNSHIP CHRISTIAN CEMETERY Kano 1
    OSHOGBO CEMETERY Oshogbo 3

    Pakistan
    KARACHI WAR CEMETERY Karachi 3 Australians in the RAF

    GARFOOT, ALLAN Flying Officer 40617 20sq RAF 30/09/1940 26 Royal Air Force UK 4. A. 9. KARACHI WAR CEMETERY
    NIVEN , CARSWELL HAROLD Flight Lieutenant 117505 8sq 5/08/1944 Unknown RAFVR UK 2. C. 1. KARACHI WAR CEMETERY
    WHYTE, FREDERICK WILLIAM Sergeant 338170 27sq RAF 13/01/1940 32 Royal Air Force UK 4. A. 4. KARACHI WAR CEMETERY


    Panama
    COROZAL AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY Corozal 1 Completed Soilsister

    Papua New Guinea
    PORT MORESBY MEMORIAL Port Moresby 2 Listed incorrectly by CWGC Actually on the Sydney Memorial - Completed by Dave Barlow (OAWG)

    Sierra Leone
    FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY Freetown 2

    Spain
    BILBAO BRITISH CEMETERY Bilbao 1
    Completed Mr Jinks
    MATARO ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY Mataro 5

    Syria
    DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY Damascus 1

    Tunisia
    MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY Medjez-El-Bab 1
    SFAX WAR CEMETERY Sfax 2

    Uganda
    TORORO CEMETERY Tororo 2

    UK
    CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY Cambridgeshire 1 Completed Peter Bennett
    LINCOLN (NEWPORT) CEMETERY (LINCOLNSHIRE) 1 WW1
    Completed Peter Bennett

    USA
    HONOLULU MEMORIAL Honolulu 1 Completed Tony Maltez
    (Australian Recipient of the Navy Cross)


    Yemen
    MAALA CEMETERY Maala 5 Completed

    Zimbabwe
    BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY Bulawayo 6 Completed by Hemal Kara/Dave Barlow

    GWERU CEMETERY Gweru 8
    HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY Harare 6
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  3. martinb

    martinb Member

    What one do you want for Cambridge Spidge I may well have it as I photographed every war grave I could find there when I was doing the Aussies for you a couple of years ago
     
  4. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Geoff
    Unfortunately, my contact in Algeria seems to have dried up!! I have not had any response from him for over a year!!!!

    Andy
     
  5. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Geoff,

    Is this the one you require from Guidel?......taken October 2010

    Cross of Sacrifice after some groundwork restoration.
     

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  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Geoff,

    Is this the one you require from Guidel?......taken October 2010

    Cross of Sacrifice after some groundwork restoration.

    Hi Harry,

    No! you did send me that one.

    This is the one:

    SULLIVAN, CHARLES BARRY
    Flight Sergeant
    408713
    199sq
    7/02/1943
    21
    Royal Australian Air Force
    Australian
    Row 3. Grave 19.
    GUIDEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    What one do you want for Cambridge Spidge I may well have it as I photographed every war grave I could find there when I was doing the Aussies for you a couple of years ago

    Hi Martin,

    Forgot all about this one which was being renovated.

    Y(Temp) WATSON, JOHN GRYLLS (DFM) Pilot Officer 424485 582sq 28/04/1945 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Grave 15502. CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY
    Watson J G 2.JPG

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Double Post - Please delete.
     
  9. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Hi Spidge - as discussed, I am sending my latest batch of offerings from cemeteries around Australia.

    It should be there in a day or three.

    Hopefully it will sweep away a few of the more obstinate locations for you.
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Spidge - as discussed, I am sending my latest batch of offerings from cemeteries around Australia.

    It should be there in a day or three.

    Hopefully it will sweep away a few of the more obstinate locations for you.

    Hi Dave,

    Took me a while to put it together - A couple of snooze breaks.

    Originally 11,346 in 72 countries.

    Now 904 in 40 countries with 91% of the numbers completed. Would be a good trip if I could afford it!:lol:

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  11. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Geoff

    Re WENDUINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

    Contact Pierre at this site, most helpful

    wenduine

    Regards,

    Graeme
     
  12. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Geoff,

    Who is it you need in Durhbach Germany ??? I might already have him...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  13. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Geoff,

    Who is it you need in Durhbach Germany ??? I might already have him...

    Cheers
    Tom

    Hi Tom,

    This was an Australian in the RAF that I came across in research after I had put Durnbach photos to bed.

    DILWORTH, JOHN FREDERICK Wing Commander 40044 100sq RAF 25/02/1944 30 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom 5. F. 19. DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  14. martinb

    martinb Member

    Hi Martin,

    Forgot all about this one which was being renovated.

    Y(Temp) WATSON, JOHN GRYLLS (DFM) Pilot Officer 424485 582sq 28/04/1945 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Grave 15502. CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY
    View attachment 102474

    Cheers

    Geoff

    Hi Spidge off to China next week but if you don't get any other offers I get it for you late April or early May.
     
  15. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

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    I took these 2001. This is Foxton village hall. Leicestershire.
     
  16. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Thanks Little Friend - Great shots.

    Cheers

    Geoff

    Details of the loss:

    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    Source: AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/35/521 Commonwealth War Graves records
    W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Page 158,
    Volume 1945.
    Aircraft Type: Lancaster
    Serial number: ND 949
    Radio call sign: LE – Z
    Unit: 630 Sqn RAF

    Summary:

    On the night of 8/9th April 1945, Lancaster ND949 took off from RAF East Kirkby, near
    Spilsby, Lincolnshire, detailed to bomb a oil refining facility at Lutzkendorf, Germany.
    On returning from the mission, ND949 called on the R/T for landing permission at 0242
    hours, and was given diversion instructions. He accepted these instructions and did not
    appear to be in any form of distress at the time. The aircraft crashed at Foxton near
    Market Harborough, Leicestershire UK, and all the crew were killed in the crash.

    Crew:

    RAAF 412697 FO Richardson, C R M Captain (Pilot)
    RAF Sgt B Gibbons, (a qualified Pilot flying as Flight Engineer)
    RAAF 439540 Flt Sgt H E Burton, (Navigator)
    RAAF 424640 FO Martin, R (Air Bomber)
    RAAF 430653 FO Forrester W (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAAF 435772 Flt Sgt A E Bowman, (Mid Upper Gunner)
    RAAF 436918 Flt Sgt F J Howlett, (Rear Gunner)

    Four of the crew are buried in the Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, at North Hinksey, UK.
    Sgt Gubbons is buried in the Norton (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Letchworth, UK.
    FO Martin is buried in the Sunderland (Southwick) Cemetery, UK.
    Flt Sgt Howlett is buried in the Cambridge City Cemetery, UK. The Cemetery is known
    locally as the Newmarket Road Cemetery.
     
  17. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

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    I took these 2009. This is roughly a mile or so from Bottesford (RAAF) airfield.
    Not the easiest one to find.
     
  18. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Belgium completed from a private source.

    A few additions to be added later today.
     
  19. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Dave,

    Received today - Thank you.

    All have now been catalogued on my database and in posts 1 & 2

    Thanks to you and your private army!


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  20. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Geoff,

    I have not forgotten about the Winnipeg cemeteries. But, the snow is still on the ground and access is limited only to Polar Bears and Beavers.

    It will get done.

    Cheers
    Randy

    PS. Unsuccessful attempt to send you a PM earlier this morning. Either Invision was the issue or your mailbox was full
     

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