RAAF Headstone Photos Required in War Cemeteries in Italy

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by spidge, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    There are 185 RAAF deaths recorded in Italy. If anyone is able to take photos of these headstones or knows anybody that can, please let me know.

    Cheers

    Geoff

    These are the cemeteries:

    ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
    ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY
    BARI WAR CEMETERY
    BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO - Completed
    BOLOGNA WAR CEMETERY
    BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY
    CAGLIARI (ST. MICHELE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY - Completed
    CASERTA WAR CEMETERY
    CASSINO WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY - Completed
    FAENZA WAR CEMETERY
    FAJARA WAR CEMETERY
    FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    GRADARA WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    MILAN WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    NAPLES WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    PADUA WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    ROME WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    SALERNO WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY - Completed
    STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA - Completed
    SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY Completed
    UDINE WAR CEMETERY - Completed
     
  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Spidge -
    The Aussie graves are fairly well spread all over Italy and I am sure that you know of another two cemeteries -I refer to Coriano Ridge and Cesena - might there be more graves there ?

    There are seven cemeteries in the Rimini area of the Gothic Line battles - this includes Gradera...can't put my finger on the others at this time.
     
  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Spidge -
    The Aussie graves are fairly well spread all over Italy and I am sure that you know of another two cemeteries -I refer to Coriano Ridge and Cesena - might there be more graves there ?

    There are seven cemeteries in the Rimini area of the Gothic Line battles - this includes Gradera...can't put my finger on the others at this time.

    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for your interest.

    These names and their final resting places have been drawn down from the CWGC site as well as another 200+ Aussies who are listed as UK as many were with the RAF when war broke out.

    It is a testament to these young lads of whom many people still today were not aware that Aussies participated in the European theatre in WW2.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  4. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Spidge-
    I know the feeling about the ignorance of knowing who did what and when during WW2 - the Commonwealth was well represented in Italy etc especially in the Air Forces which was technically the Desert Air Force with Aussies- Kiwi's - Canadians and South African and Rhodesian - at the time - Pilots as well as Divisions from Canada - NZ - India - and Sth Africa.
    Cheers
     
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello,
    Getting my lists for 1bn Irish Guards sorted finally.
    Would really appreciate it if someone could help with any photos of the following graves in Italy

    Thanks,
    Diane


    ANZIO WAR CEMETERY
    BARI WAR CEMETERY
    BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY ANZIO - Completed courtesy of Capt. Bill
    CASERTA WAR CEMETERY
    CASSINO WAR MEMORIAL - Completed courtesy of Capt Bill & Gurdjieff
    CASSINO WAR CEMETERY - Completed courtesy of Gurdjieff
    FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY
    NAPLES WAR CEMETERY
    ROME WAR CEMETRY
    STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA


    ANZIO WAR CEMETERY

    WILLIAM COOGAN 2721334, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, B, 6.
    ALFRED BETTS 2720503, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, B, 8.
    HARRY FINDLOW 2721815, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, C, 3.
    FRANCIS BYRNE 2720673, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, D, 2.
    JOSEPH IRVINE 2719239, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, F, 3.
    ANTHONY PAUL HARCOURT 228330, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, L, 3.
    DANIEL BARTON 2722147, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, L, 6.
    WILLIAM GEORGE DARLOW 2720721, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, N, 2.
    MAURICE MORIARTY D C M 2718497, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, N, 6.
    JAMES GEORGE JOHNSON 2718981, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, S, 12.
    WILLIAM HENRY CORLETT 2721808, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, T, 2.
    EDWARD FARRELL 2723080, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, U, 11.
    JOHN MURRAY 2722117, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, W, 3.
    ALEC CHARLES GILBERT 2720508, Grave/Memorial Reference: II, H, 10.
    ARTHUR WEST 2721397, Grave/Memorial Reference: II, M, 4.
    HENRY HARLOW 2717279, Grave/Memorial Reference: II, N, 5.
    PATRICK DUNNE 2716910, Grave/Memorial Reference: II, U, 1.
    BRADLEY, JOHN JAMES, Guardsman 2722124, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, B, 7.
    PATRICK McNAMARA 2718572, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, F, 10.
    CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MUSGRAVE 247102, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 1.
    STEPHEN EDWARD THOMAS PRESTON 228338, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 2.
    EDWARD MICHAEL KELLY 2717567, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 3.
    JOSEPH O'DONNELL 2716792, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 4.
    TERENCE DOLAN 2718647, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 5.
    GEORGE EDWARD MURPHY 2718878, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 6.
    JAMES PATRICK DUGGAN 2717006, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 7.
    EDWARD DOWLING 2722197, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 8.
    PATRICK JOSEPH O'BRIEN 2721861, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 10.
    JAMES WELSH 2722241, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 9.
    PATRICK CLEMENTS DA COSTA 156083, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 11. His brother also died.
    VINCENT BROOKS 2721665, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, K, 12.
    JOHN FREDERICK RANCE 2723016, 4 Coy., Grave/Memorial Reference: III, L, 5.
    EDWARD BURKE 2718797, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, W, 1.
    HARRY WILLIAMSON 2721306, Grave/Memorial Reference: III, W, 2.
    THOMAS JOHN GIBSON 2719629, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, A, 9.
    TIMOTHY QUINN 2717303, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, D, 5.
    WILLIAM MURPHY 2721590, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, E, 1.
    GEORGE FREDERICK HOLWELL 4855664, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, E, 2.
    HENRY JOSEPH GILLOW 87530, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, E, 3.
    GEORGE GILMORE 2718644, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, E, 4.
    JOHN WILLIAM MELIA 2720191, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, E, 6.
    WILLIAM McDERMOTT 2717766, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, F, 2.
    JOHN JOSEPH QUINN Mentioned in Despatches 2716882, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, H, 1.
    DAVID AYRE 2718668, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, H, 2.
    MIDGLEY BARRETT 2720456, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, H, 3.
    WILLIAM CHARLES ANGELL 2720952, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, H, 4.
    MICHAEL WYLES 2718063, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, H, 5.
    FRANCIS GYTE 2721522, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, H, 6.
    JOHN DEVANEY 2717367, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, H, 7.
    JOHN MILLNE 2722825, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, H, 8.
    LAURENCE O'REILLY 2722478, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, J, 5.
    FREDERICK ARTHUR DAY 2721560, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, J, 6.
    JOHN O'NEILL 2723120, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, J, 7.
    WILLIAM SAMUEL JOHNSTON 2722971, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, J, 8.
    FREDERICK CHARLES CARTLIDGE 2722791, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, J, 9.
    WILFRED ERNEST GIBSON 2718921, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, J, 10.
    WILLIAM BYRNE 2721609, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, J, 11.
    THOMAS BORLAND 2718680, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, J, 12.
    ROBERT JOSEPH HEWITT 2722345, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, K, 8.
    EDWARD DARCY 2721614, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, K, 9.
    JAMES McGALE 2721480, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, K, 10.
    GEORGE DICKENS 2720446, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, K, 11.
    ANTHONY HENNESSY 2718238, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, K, 12.
    RICHARD HENRY O'CONNELL 2719569, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, M, 7.
    MICHAEL MORAN 2721290, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, M, 10.
    MARK UPTON 2722120, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, O, 8.
    EDWARD O'BEIRNE 2718492, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, U, 7.
    DENIS JOSEPH FORAN Mentioned in Despatches 2718838, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, U, 10.
    SYDNEY GEERING 2720909, 1st Bn., Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, U, 11.
    JAMES BOOTH 2721267, 1st Bn., Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, X, 1.
    ANDREWS WOODS 2719338, Grave/Memorial Reference: VII, A, 4.
     
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Completed courtesy of Forum Member Capt Bill

    BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO
     
  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    CASSINO MEMORIAL
    Panel 4.

    Completed thanks to Capt Bill and Gurdjieff
     
  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    CASSINO WAR CEMETERY

    Completed thanks to Gurdjieff
     
  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello,
    Getting my lists for 1bn Irish Guards sorted finally.
    Would really appreciate it if someone could help with any photos of the following grave / general view of cemetery.

    Thanks,
    D
    FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY

    Guardsman MARTIN BRENNAN 2716885, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 39 on 13 April 1944
    Son of Daniel and Mary Brennan; husband of Bridget Brennan. of Dagenham, Essex.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 3.
     
  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello,
    Getting my lists for 1bn Irish Guards sorted finally.
    Would really appreciate it if someone could help with any photos of the following graves / general view of the cemetery.

    Thanks,
    D

    NAPLES WAR CEMETERY

    Guardsman THOMAS MOLONEY 2718770, Grave/Memorial Reference: II. P. 17.

    Lance Corporal RALPH WILLIAM HARRISON 2720839, Grave/Memorial Reference: III. A. 18.
     
  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello,
    Getting my lists for 1bn Irish Guards sorted finally.
    Would really appreciate it if someone could help with any photos of the following graves / general views of the cemetery.

    Thanks,
    D

    ROME WAR CEMETERY

    Guardsman DENIS CAIN 2719390, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, A, 5.

    Guardsman JOHN ALBERT BEESLEY 2720068, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, A, 6.

    Guardsman STANLEY PORTER 2721040, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, A, 7.

    Guardsman EDWARD DALTON 2722128, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, A, 8.

    Guardsman MARK MOORES 2721823, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, A, 22.

    Guardsman THOMAS CALLAGHAN 2720319, Grave/Memorial Reference: I, A, 27.

    Guardsman JOHN JAMES DUFFY 2718380, Grave/Memorial Reference: II, A, 32.
     
  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello,
    Getting my lists for 1bn Irish Guards sorted finally.
    Would really appreciate it if someone could help with any photos of the following grave / general views of the cemetery.

    Thanks,
    D

    Guardsman CECIL GRAHAM 2718653, Grave/Memorial Reference: V, C, 18.
     
  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello,
    Getting my lists for 1bn Irish Guards sorted finally.
    Would really appreciate it if someone could help with any photos of the following grave / general views of the cemetery.

    Thanks,
    D

    Guardsman JOHN OLIVER DINSMORE 2723037, Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 13.
     
  14. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello,
    Getting my lists for 1bn Irish Guards sorted finally.
    Would really appreciate it if someone could help with any photos of the following graves / general view of the cemetery.

    Thanks,
    D

    BARI WAR CEMETERY

    TOBIN, CHARLES FRANCIS TOBIN Guardsman 2719627, Irish Guards and 1st, Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C. who died age 23 on 04 September 1943
    Son of Charles and Bridget Tobin, of Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Irish Republic.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 18.

    REYNOLDS MAURICE JOSEPH REYNOLDS Guardsman 2718228, Irish Guards and 2nd, Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C. who died age 30 on 11 December 1943
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XIV. E. 35.
     
  15. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Beachhead, anzio

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  16. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Cassino

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  17. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Spidge,

    There are two other Aussies in Cassino - dont know if you are already aware of these two gents,

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  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Bill,
    Thanks for showing these great pics. Can I copy them?

    What was your trip like, will you be putting up a thread about all of it?

    Looks like you had lovely weather; those skies!

    d
     
  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Great photos Capt Bill.
    I don't believe the sky was that colour , you must have 'photo-shoped' it. ;)
    Seems Italy has had quite a few WW2Talk members visiting this year.
    :mxflag[1]::mxflag[1]::mxflag[1]:
     
  20. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Hi Bill,

    I was aware of the correspondent but not the RIF chap.

    I have too much on my plate with RAAF/RAF aussies.

    Great photos of the cemeteries.

    Did you happen to get the four RAAF guys from Rome War Cemetery by any chance?

    Just kidding!

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
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