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Remembering today ...

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by dbf, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    http://http://www.theairbornesoldier.com/dropzone/showthread.php?p=2953#post2953
    Hello All,

    Was at The Cenotaph today to see the 3 Veterans from WW1, very moving to see all the poeple remembering them. The Soldiers that were not so lucky to make it back, one of the Veterans tried to get up and place the wreath himself. I also think that Johnson Beharry VC was helping one of the Veterans also helping was Flight Lieutenant Michelle Goodman DFC



    Diana can you contact I have some photos for you from The Field of Rememberance at Wastminster
     
  2. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Does anyone know if the Germans marked today with any special events?


    Good question. Just read this on wiki:

    Germany

    In Germany, Armistice or Remembrance Day is unknown. Public memory of World War I in Germany is generally scarce. Moreover, 11 November would be seen as an inappropriate date for such a holiday, as it traditionally marks the beginning of the German carnival. However, Volkstrauertag is commemorated. Originally this was on the fifth Sunday before Easter, but since 1952, has been celebrated two Sundays before the beginning of Advent. It has never been celebrated in the church since both the major German churches have their own festivals for commemorating the dead (All Souls Day in the case of the Roman Catholic church, Ewigkeitssonntag, or "Eternity Sunday" in the case of the Lutheran church. Both festivals also fall in November.)
     
  3. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    TomTas
    Why didnt you say? I sneeked out of work and was virtually opposite the Cenotaph,
    A very moving experience I agree.

    Remembering with pride and honour my Great Uncle Donald McKenzie Wishart Pte 3723 1/7 Duke Of Wellingtons (West Riding Regt) KIA 3rd September 1916 Commemorated Thiepval Memorial

    Andy
     
  4. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Remembering my friend and comrade Bdr Greg Boothroyd G Troop 4th Field Regiment Royal Artillery Killed in Action January 1980 in Rhodesia :poppy:

    My Grandfather Gunner George Errington 126 Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery , gassed on 15/3/1918 at Havrincourt on the Hindenburg line , died in 1934 as a result of these wounds. :poppy:

    L/Bdr Edgar G Phillips MM 126 Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery died of wounds 24/3/1918 :poppy:

    " UBIQUE" "Quo fas et Gloria ducunt"

    L/Cpl Harold Martin MM ( 1/7/1916) 10th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 17/9/1916.
    Paul
     
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  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Does anyone know if the Germans marked today with any special events?
    I heard on BBC News 24 that Prince Charles & Sarkozy were off to a German cemetery after the events at Verdun.

    Owen,

    Marcus has already beaten me to the answer regarding your query.

    Volkstrauertag is this Sunday, 16th November.

    Totensonntag is the following Sunday on the 23rd November.
    This is more for remembering family day.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  6. thiepval1916

    thiepval1916 Junior Member

    lest we forget:poppy:
     
  7. Lonewolf

    Lonewolf Junior Member

    My Father and his four brothers served in WWII.

    Sgt. Rollin E. Allen--:poppy: Not forgotten :poppy:
    3rd Army, 76th ID, 417th IR, Co. B
    Served PTO, ETO
    POW--Germany

    S2 Fred Allen--:poppy: Not forgotten :poppy:
    USS Mugford-- DD-389
    Served PTO
    KIA--Guadalcanal August 7, 1942

    CGM Carl Allen--:poppy: Not forgotten :poppy:
    USS New York, USS Hudson
    Served in Africa and Pacific

    S2 Ben Allen--:poppy: Not forgotten :poppy:
    LST 946
    Served PTO

    S2 Ralph Allen--:poppy: Not forgotten :poppy:
    LST ??
    Served PTO
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I thought of your mate as well today Paul, as the National War Memorial was on the Television. :

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    This thread moves me tremendously every time I look at it...
    Strong stuff chaps.

    I find the 11th hour kind of stressful myself, I can't imagine what it's like for those with more personal connections to the fallen. :poppy:

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
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  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    :poppy: Gunner JOHN GWYNNE 50033, 132nd Bty. 1st Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died age 27 on 09 May 1915
Son of James Draper and Frances Elizabeth Gwynne, of Ballymoney, Rostrevor, Co. Down. His brother William Gwynne also fell.
Remembered with honour BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 13.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    :poppy: Serjeant WILLIAM GWYNNE 30284, 96th Bty., Royal Field Artillery who died on 12 May 1915
Son of James Draper and Frances Elizabeth Gwynne, of Ballymoney, Rostrevor. Co. Down. His brother John Gwynne also fell.
Remembered with honour YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION
    Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 1.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    :poppy: Sergeant JOHN DRAPER GWYNNE 742137, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 20 on 16 August 1940
Son of David and Evelyn Gwynne, of Denham, Buckinghamshire.
Remembered with honour WEST QUANTOXHEAD (ST. ETHELDREDA) CHURCHYARD
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    :poppy: Volunteer BETTY BURLEIGH W/39496, Auxiliary Territorial Service who died age 21 between 15 April 1941 and 16 April 1941
Daughter of William and Mary Burleigh, of Florencecourt.
Remembered with honour KILLESHER CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Sapper Luke Allsopp, Royal Engineers
    Sgt Simon Cullingworth, Royal Engineers

    Unlawfully Killed at Al Zubayr

    March 2003:poppy:
     
  11. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    L/Cpl Paul Upton 25th February 2009 Gereshk District Afghanistan

    Always A Rifleman, Always a Freind, Always Remembered


    Donnie
     
  12. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Here is a naive question, prompted by your posts. In the US, 11 November is Veterans Day. Strictly speaking it is a day for surviving veterans. But of course, the general public (and media) often expands that to memorialize the war dead. However, we also have a day for that - Memorial Day, 30 May - which is for remembrance of the dead. It is frequently expanded to include surviving veterans. I guess Americans don't see these things in rigid ways.

    How do Briton's view 11 November? I gather from the post that it is to remember the war dead.

    Regards, Marc

    MArc, you can see the British remberence ceremony from today online

    BBC iPlayer - Remembrance Sunday: the Cenotaph: 2009
     
  13. tasker

    tasker Member

    In rememberance of Pvt Roger Payne 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment, KIA 14/04/43 aged just 19.
     
  14. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    2 of three brothers who served in WW1
    :poppy:Gunner JOHN GWYNNE 50033, 132nd Bty. 1st Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died age 27 on 09 May 1915
    Son of James Draper and Frances Elizabeth Gwynne, of Ballymoney, Rostrevor, Co. Down. His brother William Gwynne also fell.
    Remembered with honour BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 13.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    :poppy:Serjeant WILLIAM GWYNNE 30284, 96th Bty., Royal Field Artillery who died on 12 May 1915
    Son of James Draper and Frances Elizabeth Gwynne, of Ballymoney, Rostrevor. Co. Down. His brother John Gwynne also fell.
    Remembered with honour YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION
    Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 1.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    and their only nephew who died in WW2
    :poppy:Sergeant JOHN DRAPER GWYNNE 742137, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 20 on 16 August 1940
    
Son of David and Evelyn Gwynne, of Denham, Buckinghamshire.
Remembered with honour WEST QUANTOXHEAD (ST. ETHELDREDA) CHURCHYARD
    CWGC :: Casualty Details


    :poppy:Volunteer BETTY BURLEIGH W/39496, Auxiliary Territorial Service who died age 21 between 15 April 1941 and 16 April 1941
    Daughter of William and Mary Burleigh, of Florencecourt.
    Remembered with honour KILLESHER CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
     
  16. Derek Barton

    Derek Barton Senior Member

    Remembering Sgt Charles Coleman 2 Field Rgt RA. Shot by a sniper in Belfast 7 June 1972
     
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  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    My uncle Douglas Brooker :poppy:. Killed on Active Service on this date 17-3-42 . AC2 FM A. 121 [ Eagle ] Squadron
     
  18. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Adam i realise that this thread is from many years ago but for some reason i hadn't come back to it , but many thanks for posting your remembrance of Greg , much appreciated :poppy:
     
  19. Craigboo

    Craigboo New Member

    hello I'm Greg's son Craig.
     
  20. Craigboo

    Craigboo New Member

    Hello I'm Greg's son Craig.
     

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