Recce Graves in Italy

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by Recce_Mitch, May 30, 2009.

  1. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Alex, Thanks for the offer. Your best bet on War Diary would be to contact or visit NA at Kew. I have found references from WO 166 to 1942,1943 & 1945 but not 1944.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  2. Royalscot

    Royalscot Junior Member

    There are also British War dead buried at the City of Mesa, Arizona cemetary as well I don't know if anyone knows that every memeorial day we put flags on their graves and we piped for them.
     
  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Royalscot, welcome to the forum

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  4. adam180

    adam180 Senior Member

    Hello royalscot
    Welcome to the forum.
    I was wondering why British soldiers would be buried in America?
    Adam
     
  5. sofocle62

    sofocle62 Junior Member

    Hy, last week I was there, here are the graves you're looking for....

    Alberto
     

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  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Alberto thank you very much, another cemetery finished

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  7. MyGenes

    MyGenes Junior Member

    Hi, my great uncle was Lance Corporal THOMAS JAMES QUINCE II. A. 30. I can tell you that he died 11 Sept 1943, he served with the Royal Berkshire Regt -he was Killed in an ambush near Locorotondo Italy
    His sister, my grandmother is still alive and now aged 88 years of age. There is a gravestone located in the Bari War Cemetery, a photograph of which can be found online. If you would like a photograph of him i would be happy to provide one. it is nice to see that people are still interested in these poor souls who lost their lives. He had a son who was just an infant when he Thomas died. Regards, MyGenes
     
  8. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum MyGenes

    Lance Corporal THOMAS JAMES QUINCE[FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT]5347663 - Royal Berkshire Regt - Killed in ambush near Locorotondo[FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT]Who died age 23 on 11 September 1943[FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT]Son of James and Edith Quince; husband of Patsy Quince, of Boscombe, Bournemouth, Hampshire.[FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT]BARI WAR CEMETERY II. A. 30.

    Your Great Uncle was serving with B Sqn 1st Air Landing Squadron Reconnaissance Corps when he was killed. B Sqn was never reformed after this action.



    Below is an account from Only the Enemy in Front – Richard Doherty


    Quartered at Gioia, the squadron learned of the fate of B Troop which had advanced on an easterly route via Martina Franca. Just after Martina the troop had been ambushed at a Y-junction and lost three dead and several captured; only a few escaped.


    Image attached is from Remember Arnhem by John Fairley




    Any more information regarding your Great Uncle would be welcome to be posted here.


    Cheers
    Paul
     

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  9. the gunners dream

    the gunners dream Junior Member

    Paul,

    I'm currently writing a book in relation to the war dead of my village. I have some info on a 44 Recce man if you're interested, namely Trooper Donald Batchelor who was KIA on 6 Sep 44.

    PM me if you'd like more info.

    Steve
     
  10. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Just going through my older threads and updating them. The ones in black are still outstanding. If anyone can help with them please contact me. Thank you to all those who have given their time and effort to assist me in my project.


    Cheers
    Paul
     
  11. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Paul.

    I will be visiting three CWGC ceeteries in Feb 12. They are:

    CWGC Foiana della Chiana

    CWGC Arezzo

    CWGC Coriano Ridge

    If you could pin down exactly what photos you want from these three sites, I will gladly get them for you.

    Regards FdeP
     
  12. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Minden

    Coriano Ridge -
    Lt G.F.F. Douse - Major N Ingram - Sgt Trevor Williams - Tpr M Azzopardi - they are all in the same section along with all the rest from 145th RAC
    and 21st Tank Bde. and way too many Canadians....
    many thanks
    Cheers
     
  13. Paul_A_Bell

    Paul_A_Bell Junior Member

    Tom

    i am told that there is/was a grave for ny grandfather Cpl John Coates 14206576 in Florence - which was a misidentification of the cadaver.

    do your records show him buried in Florence still or would they have removed the grave once they found out he was still alive?

    Paul
     
  14. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Tom.

    Would you like me to get photos of the group of four from 145 RAC.

    FdeP
     
  15. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    FdeP, Thanks PM sent. If there is an unknown headstone could you also photograph it

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  16. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Two more cemeteries finished


    ANZIO WAR CEMETERY Lazio Italy thanks Paolo
    BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO Lazio Italy thanks Alessandro & Paolo


    2481 Recce Names

    2039 Collected

    432 To Go


    Cheers
    Paul
     
  17. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Just going through my older threads again and updating them. The ones in black are still outstanding. If anyone can help with them please contact me. Thank you to all those who have given their time and effort to assist me in my project.


    Cheers
    Paul
     
  18. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Paul.

    I will be taking a group to the Garigliano in Sep 13 to look at X (BR) Corps's attack on 17 Jan 44 so will get you the photo for Trooper CLIFFORD CHARLES HEMMINGWAY I, F, 10.

    Regards

    FdeP
     
  19. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    FdeP thanks.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  20. Bernie

    Bernie Junior Member

    ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
    50th Regt Reconnaissance Corps
    Corporal PATRICK JAMES NICHOLSON III. B. 13

    Hello
    If you are still looking, here is a photo for Patrick James Nicholson - He was a distant cousin of mine and I found this whilst doing the family history malarkey. His father was Edwin James Nicholson who survived WW1 Captain in the Veterinary Corps.

    Cheers
    Bernie
     

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