Runnymede Memorial

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by AndyBaldEagle, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Today with a friend I visited Runnymede Memorial, planned late last night so apologies for anyone needing any pictures from there!

    I have never visited before, such a beautiful and peaceful place. I have uploaded a few pics that I thought all would like to see.

    One especially one for 'Spidge', I don't know if the writer is related, but none are forgotten

    Regards

    Andy

    PS. Geoff, do you have all the RAAF chaps from here?
     

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  2. Herakles

    Herakles Senior Member

    I gather the American memorial there is designated US territory.
     
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    PS. Geoff, do you have all the RAAF chaps from here?

    I had someone who photographed all the panels (I thought) however some are missing.

    The ones I do not have are all the Aussies in the RAF who were classed as UK.


    There are 1,447 Aussies listed on the Runnymede memorial of which 57 were killed whilst in the RAF.

    These are the first (4) listed on Panel (1)

    <table x:str="" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 456pt;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="608"><col style="width: 48pt;" span="4" width="64"> <col style="width: 72pt;" width="96"> <col style="width: 48pt;" span="4" width="64"> <tbody><tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt; width: 48pt;" x:str="SADLER, JOHN TULLOCH BURRILL " height="17" width="64">SADLER, JOHN TULLOCH BURRILL </td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 48pt;" width="64">Flying Officer</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 48pt;" x:num="" align="right" width="64">40061</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-left: medium none; width: 48pt;" width="64">144sq RAF</td> <td class="xl23" style="border-left: medium none; width: 72pt;" x:num="14517" align="right" width="96">29/09/1939</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 48pt;" x:num="" align="right" width="64">24</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-left: medium none; width: 48pt;" width="64">Royal Air Force</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-left: medium none; width: 48pt;" width="64">UK</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-left: medium none; width: 48pt;" width="64">Panel 1.</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" x:str="ALLSOP, JOHN WILLIAM " height="17">ALLSOP, JOHN WILLIAM </td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Flight Lieutenant</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="" align="right">39452</td> <td class="xl23" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">10sq RAF</td> <td class="xl23" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="14520" align="right">2/10/1939</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="" align="right">25</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Royal Air Force</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">UK</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Panel 1.</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" x:str="COVENTRY, CHARLES ROBEY " height="17">COVENTRY, CHARLES ROBEY </td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Pilot Officer</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="" align="right">40606</td> <td class="xl23" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">63sq RAF</td> <td class="xl23" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="14580" align="right">1/12/1939</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="" align="right">27</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Royal Air Force</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">UK</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Panel 1.</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" x:str="LEWIS, OLIVER JOHN TREVOR " height="17">LEWIS, OLIVER JOHN TREVOR </td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Flying Officer</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="" align="right">40054</td> <td class="xl23" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">37sq RAF</td> <td class="xl23" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="14597" align="right">18/12/1939</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="" align="right">24</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Royal Air Force</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">UK</td> <td class="xl22" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Panel 1.</td> </tr> </tbody></table>
     
  5. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Geoff
    I didnt get those! only started taking pictures at Panel 64 then saw the RAAF ones, so only got those ones! Also it was a short notice thing as well so I didn't have time to post to say I was going. I may go back but not for a while. If you don't have them by then let me know

    Regards

    Andy
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Andy,

    No problems.

    I only highlighted these as panel (1) is 1939 and the lads were listed early. Once I get down to listing Surrey requirements, we may have some luck.

    I have to cross check which panels I have and which I don't though being over 1400 it takes a bit of time which I do not have at present.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  7. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    1 September 1943

    214 Squadron

    P/O. K J. Simpson. RAAF.
    Stirling III EE970 BU-B
    Op. Berlin

    Took off 2042 hrs Chedburgh. Crashed at Charlottenfelde, 5km NE of Neukloster.
     

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  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Thanks Peter.

    If they knew where he crashed, was his body not found as he is listed at Runnymede?

    Any clues?

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  9. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Geoff

    I was told yesterday that we have to go back, apparently we missed some Polisjh chaps who served with RAF and were KIA at Arnhem
    Dont know when but will hopefully give plenty of notice next time!

    Andy
     
  10. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Thanks Peter.

    If they knew where he crashed, was his body not found as he is listed at Runnymede?

    Any clues?

    Cheers

    Geoff

    Geoff,

    My source just states that he "Has no known grave"
    I assume his body was never found.

    Of the crew of seven, two were killed and five became pow's. The other to be killed Sgt. D C. Houghton RAAF, is buried in Berlin.

    Regards
    Peter.
     
  11. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

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    </TD><TD width="8%" height=16>Doyle


    </TD><TD width="13%" height=16>John Peter


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    </TD><TD width="8%" height=16>Grigg


    </TD><TD width="13%" height=16>Robert Jackson


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    </TD><TD width="8%" height=16>Lamb


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    </TD><TD width="8%" height=16>Manser


    </TD><TD width="13%" height=16>William Mason Maxwell


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    These are RCAF lads whose names I would appreciate photos of should someone be going to Runnymede. Thank you

    per ardua
    phil
     
  12. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    MC

    All I can see from your post is a load of mixed up non writing (could be my computer of course!)!
    If you want to PM me the names it may be that I already have some of them

    Andy
     
  13. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Andy,

    Oh my goodness, what happened here to this post? But, that was the bad news.

    The good news is that our fearless Peter Clare has done the deed for which I am grateful. I share his photos with the lads in our Wing and they also expressed gratitude.

    Thanks ever so much.

    Happy Feast of St. Stephen.
    phil
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Can I trouble someone for a shot of this chap?

    A picture of John Dering Nettleton name. Panel 118. Runnymede Memorial, UK. Received Thanks top Peter Clare

    Many thanks
    Andy
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Just bumping my chap and anyones elses up on here :)
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    A picture of Michael Patrick Campion's Name. Panel 134. Runnymede Memorial. Received Thanks top Peter Clare

    A picture of Herbert Cecil Pugh's Name. Panel 29. Runnymede Memorial. Received Thanks top Peter Clare

    A picture of Noor Inayat-Khan's Name.Panel 243. RAF Runnymede Memorial. Received Thanks top Peter Clare

    Still need the VC chap too.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  17. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    :mellow:
    Apparently i've recently been told i have a cousin on there, same surname, but know nothing about it!
    Rob.
     
  18. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    I shall be visiting the Runnymede Memorial on Thursday 13 August and will take the above mentioned photographs.
     
  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Peter
     
  20. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Rob, is this your man?

    Name: DICKERS, BASIL HENRY SETH
    Initials: B H S
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Date of Death: 29/05/1941
    Service No: 1404406
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 290.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
     

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