Updated Recce War Grave Headstones by Country & Name

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by Recce_Mitch, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Clive thanks for the updated photo, it's much appreciated

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  2. PaulC

    PaulC Member

    If you still need it...

    HUNTER, HAMISH MACBEAN
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Service No: 156640
    Date of Death: 24/09/1941
    Age: 24
    Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, 18th Bn.
    Grave Reference: Line 2. Grave 26.
    Cemetery: ASHTON-IN-MAKERFIELD (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, HEATH ROAD EXTENSION
    Additional Information: Son of James Hunter and of Margaret Hunter, of Collieston, Aberdeenshire.

    Should have re-read your pm, Paul, I was also at Dukinfield this morning so could have got your man there as well. Do you still need the headstone at Preston or is that the one posted above by BereniceUK?
     

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  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Paul thank you very much this photo completes 18 Recce. BereniceUK supplied me with Preston.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  4. PaulC

    PaulC Member

    This is one near to me, the headstone was laid flat until fairly recently. Also a family headstone on the same plot.

    PARR, HARRY
    Rank: Trooper
    Service No: 10602406
    Date of Death: 28/07/1943
    Age: 20
    Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, 59th Regt.
    Grave Reference: Sec. E. Grave 2011.
    Cemetery: BURSCOUGH BRIDGE (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, ORMSKIRK
    Additional Information: Son of John and Ellen Parr, of Burscough.
     

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  5. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Paul thank you very much. The photo I have is of the laid down one.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  6. PaulC

    PaulC Member

    I went back to Dukinfield so I was able to get you this one...

    HOWARD, HARRY
    Rank: Trooper
    Service No: 14538623
    Date of Death: 11/06/1943
    Age: 18
    Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
    Grave Reference: Sec. B.2. Dukinfield. Grave 734.
    Cemetery: DUKINFIELD CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Harry and Teresa Howard, of Dukinfield.

    He's also named on Dukinfield war memorial, I've posted photos in the war memorials topic (ditto for Parr at Burscough, BTW).
     

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  7. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Paul thank you very much, another cemetery finished. Thank you also for the memorial photos.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  8. PaulC

    PaulC Member

    I know you've already got this, but I was at Preston Cemetery today and walked past it while looking for another headstone...
     

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  9. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    Hi Paul

    Not sure if you are after this sort of thing but

    Edwin Bancroft of the 45th Recce
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2084192/

    is also remembered on his family grave in Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester (Grave Ref: C/E O-1091)

    Photo attached
     

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  10. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Clanky, thanks for the photo. It is always nice to see a soldier remembered on a family plot.

    Hi Paul, thanks for the photo.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  11. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Hi Paul I hope I am doing right by putting this remembrance headstone here.

    Regards Michael.

    REED, GEORGE TWEDDELL

    Rank:Corporal
    Service No:4269364
    Date of Death:27/05/1942
    Age:27
    Regiment/Service:Reconnaissance Corps 50th (4th Bn. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Regt.
    Grave Reference: 8. C. 8.
    Cemetery:KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA
    Additional Information: Son of George and Jane Reed; husband of Jane Elizabeth Reed, of Prudhoe, Northumberland.

    Remembered with Honour Haltwhistle Cemetery.

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  12. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Michael thanks for posting photo it is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  13. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    Not a headstone but possibly of interest if you haven't already got photos of it. In St Christopher's Church, Bare (the northern bit of Morecambe) is this window dedicated to the Carr family.

    CARR, PETER BUCKLEY
    Rank: Lieutenant


    Service No: 210342
    Date of Death: 24/06/1944
    Age: 24
    Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C., 4th Regt.
    Grave Reference: VII, G, 4.
    Cemetery: ASSISI WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of the Revd. Buckley Carr, B.A., and Winifred Carr. B.A. (Oxon.).

    The window dates from 1966. So why, 22 years after his death, did they give Peter Carr an incorrect rank?



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  14. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Berenice thank you very much for the memorial photos they are much appreciated, I would never find them without help. As to the rank it could be that he at one time held a temp rank of Capt but I don't have any evidence of this.

    Below headstone photo from Assisi War Cemetery

    Cheers
    Paul
     

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  15. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    Skerton Cemetery, Lancaster. Is this okay? I think it might photograph better on a sunny day.

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  16. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    Just found I have this one too. Colne Cemetery.

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  17. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Berenice, Thank you very much for the 2 photos. That's 2 more cemeteries crossed off my list.


    2500 Recce Names

    2308 Collected

    192 To Go

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  18. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    ERDINGTON [ST. BARNABAS] CHURCHYARD Warwickshire is now completed thanks to Eric Gough

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembered ,Kintbury War Memorial,Berkshsire


    ABRAHAM, SIDNEY

    Rank:

    Trooper

    Service No:

    10601091

    Date of Death:

    30/11/1942

    Age:

    24

    Regiment/Service:

    Reconnaissance Corps



    56th Regt.

    Grave Reference:

    6. H. 13.

    Cemetery:

    MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY
     

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  20. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Clive thank you very much for the photo. This one is special for me as this man was the driver of Dads A/Tk Portee when it was blown up by a mine 0n 29th Nov 1942 with 2 of Dads friends being killed instantly.

    Cheers
    Paul
     

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