Servicewomen Graves in Sri Lanka

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by Mozzertad, May 11, 2012.

  1. Mozzertad

    Mozzertad Junior Member

    I recently visited Colombo in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and took pictures of almost 400 war graves (1914-58 but majority WW2).

    This included a few service that lost their lives in service.

    I would like to share these with people with an interest - and better still have them reach the descendants - and also invite people t add details of the person, the date/battle they lost their life in and anything else of interest.

    These are uploaded to:

    Log In | Facebook

    Thank you.
     
  2. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi Mozzertad

    Unfortunately, OR fortunately, I am not a member of Facebook

    Do you by any chance have pics of the graves of


    H.C. DIAPER


    William George JACKSON


    many thanks

    Graeme
     
  3. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I clicked on 'Log In | Facebook' found a number of grave photographs but no servicewomen's graves, why?
     
  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    I clicked on 'Log In | Facebook' found a number of grave photographs but no servicewomen's graves, why?

    Hi Tony,

    I had an email from Chris and was looking to place the links on the forum but need approval from the mods in the manner I think they will be useful to both parties. The contact was through the admin panel so I could not return Chris's contact.

    I had a look through the photos and did see one army nurse (Australian??) however there may be more.

    I described the collection as a microcosm of photos as there are some of everything.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  5. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Cheers Geoff

    Seems to have got himself a bit mixed up.

    Tony
     
  6. Mozzertad

    Mozzertad Junior Member

    We just had a quick look and already counted two and thought there was a third on the trip but that's possibly because we're a 'bit mixed up'.
     
  7. Mozzertad

    Mozzertad Junior Member

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  9. Mozzertad

    Mozzertad Junior Member

    Graeme - going bozz-eyed flicking through these. WGJ defintely the one you wanted - but HCD is bugging me, I think we have it. Any other details to go on?
     
  10. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi Mozza

    Absolutely brilliant. Using the link I was able to find another grave I never thought I'd ever see a picture of.

    Many, many thanks for your generosity in getting and placing these on the web.

    Re Diaper all I have is

    H.C. DIAPER
    Sapper 2117162
    2nd Field Company, Royal Engineers
    Died in Sri Lanka on Saturday 25 May 1946

    He is buried Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery in Grave 2. A. 3.

    As you say I cannot see him on the ones I was able to access,

    Regards,

    Graeme
     
  11. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Mozza

    Absolutely brilliant. Using the link I was able to find another grave I never thought I'd ever see a picture of.

    Many, many thanks for your generosity in getting and placing these on the web.

    Re Diaper all I have is

    H.C. DIAPER
    Sapper 2117162
    2nd Field Company, Royal Engineers
    Died in Sri Lanka on Saturday 25 May 1946

    He is buried Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery in Grave 2. A. 3.

    As you say I cannot see him on the ones I was able to access,

    Regards,

    Graeme

    Listed between these two other lads. (There are 585 deaths registered here of which 569 are ww2)

    BARDELL, NORMAN Gunner 14419859 18/05/1946
    Royal Artillery United Kingdom 2. A. 2. COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY

    DIAPER, H C Sapper 2117162 25/05/1946 28 Royal Engineers United Kingdom 2. A. 3. COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY

    COLLIER, KENNETH PETER Marine PO/X 123083 03/09/1946
    Royal Marines United Kingdom 2. A. 4. COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  12. Mozzertad

    Mozzertad Junior Member

    No problem Graeme. I think Liveramentu is a different graveyard -or perhaps a different section of the one I was at. It is massive, took four hours to get around. Aside the Borella memorial gardens, there are CWG scatterered around the site in all sorts of states, under unkept grass etc. I had to clear away in some areas to take the pictures. I do recall that name but maybe it's just come up on a list I was researching. Will look again later. In return I would be delighted if you joined the FB group and made a comment with any details on WGJ? Many thanks...
     
  13. Mozzertad

    Mozzertad Junior Member

    Actually, just looked this up - CWGC - Cemetery Details - absolutely kicking myself. That's a totally different site in Colombo I didn't know about. Very, very upset with myself for missing this one, I was there for ten days :-(
     
  14. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Mozzertad

    I have 21 ladies buried Sri Lanka and as It's my birthday tomorrow I thought that I had an early birthday present. However, What confused me was listing under the heading "SERVICEWOMEN GRAVES IN SRI LANKA" and eventually finding some 400 men hiding only two ladies.

    However, there has to be a rap onthe knuckles for missing Liveramentu because I have 13 buried there. But at least a thank you for the two that have been waiting a long time.

    Tony
     
  15. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi Mozza,

    Many thanks anyway. have you a link for FB group and what is it ??

    Graeme
     
  16. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Attached is a photo of the War Cemetery in Kandy, sadly time precluded me taking photos of the individual headstones. The gardener who looks after it is very proud of his cemetery and keeps it immaculate.
    Sadly we were unable to visit the other military cemetery as we were told that the road was too bad. Given the state of some of the roads that we encountered it must have been bad for them to say that.

    John
     

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  17. Mozzertad

    Mozzertad Junior Member

    Hi Graeme. The link is: Log In | Facebook

    The Photo galleries themselves offer most interest. Been promised lots more literature and propaganda soon...

    C
     

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