War Correspondent Grave

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by englandphil, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Whilst I know they are out there, this is the first one i've ever seen.

  2. Pete Keane

    Pete Keane Senior Member

    Nothing about him on Google.

    Wonder what happened.

    Where is the graveyard?
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I've seen a few, no pics though.

    Here's his CWGC entry.
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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It would be interesting to see if anyone has any of his work? Does anyone know where or who is was with (units) prior to his death?

  5. spidge


    Here is another:

    Norman Stockton An Australian from Elwood in Victoria.

    Buried at Berlin 1939-1945 cemetery after the Lancaster he was on crashed on a mission.

    Chased by the Sun: The Australians ... - Google Book Search

    Norman Stockton Headstone.jpg

    Norman Stockton War Correspondent.jpg

    When lost this aircraft had a total of 352 hours. W4881 was one of five No.460 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See: DV296; JB608; JB611; LM316. Airborne 1644 2Dec43 from Binbrook. Attacked by a night-fighter and exploded. Those killed, including Mr Norman Stockton who was reporting the war for the Sydney Sun, are buried in the Berlin 1939- 45 War Cemetery. P/O English was from New South Wales, while his fellow Australian F/S Kan, came from Victoria. P/O J.H.J.English RAAF KIA Sgt W.L.Miller PoW P/O N.J.Anderson RAAF PoW F/S A.W.Catty PoW Sgt A.G.Cole KIA F/S I.Rodin RCAF KIA F/S A.E.Kan RAAF KIA Mr N.Stockton KIA P/O.N.J.Anderson RAAF was interned in Camp L1. PoW No.1750 F/S A.W.Catty in Camp. PoW No.267152 with Sgt W.L.Miller, PoW No.267176 "
  6. Mark Hone

    Mark Hone Senior Member

    I've seen a war correspondent's grave at Cassino Cemetery in Italy but can't recall the name.
  7. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    There must be a topic on him, as I placed also a photograph of on the forum, I think DBF, had some info
  8. Steve G

    Steve G Senior Member

    Rippon?! :huh: Is it only me who can't help but wonder? I mean; Some themes of professions do continue down through family lines .....
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  10. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    I've seen a war correspondent's grave at Cassino Cemetery in Italy but can't recall the name.

    Try selecting War Correspondent in The Search Engine regiment selector.

    There is also a civilian, who seems to have been lost at sea and being a civilian is in the register but is not on any memorial.

    Name: BEWLEY, CYRIL Initials: C Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Reporter Regiment/Service: War Correspondent Unit Text: Kemsley Newspapers. Age: 39 Date of Death: 18/05/1944 Additional information: Son of Alfred and Gertrude Bewley, of Rotherham, Yorkshire; husband of Olive Eleanor Bewley, of Rotherham. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 21. Cemetery: CASSINO WAR CEMETERY
  11. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    I've seen a war correspondent's grave at Cassino Cemetery in Italy but can't recall the name.

    Mark, do you mean this gent

    Mr RK MacDonald
    Correspondant with the Sydney Morning Herald
    died 18 May 1944

    Cassino CWGC Cemetery
  12. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Australian War Correspondent is another 'regiment' to search on. The Search Engine produces 7 hits.
  13. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Trying to add to this thread re war correspondents I came across one who was a POW, something I had not found before:

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 about G H P Anderson
    Name: G H P Anderson
    Rank: War Correspondent
    POW Number: 222
    Camp Type: Oflag
    Camp Number: XII-B
    Camp Location: Hadamar, Hesse

  14. CL1

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

    Attached Files:

  15. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

  16. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Has anyone seen the War Correspondents Memorial Garden at Bayeux.



    Close up of the 1944, 1945 panel. Some of the names mentioned in previous posts are there.

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  17. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    HQ, 1st Commando Brigade were in Venray in March 1945 prior to Operation Widgeon.

    William Ewart Rippon was born in Peterborough in 1919.

    The only other casualty on that day was:

  18. CL1

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

    A Thorpe on there assume died just after D-Day
    THORPE, ARTHUR A. Rank: Reporter Date of Death: 11/06/1944 Age: 42 Regiment/Service: War Correspondent Naval Exchange Telegraph. Grave Reference Sec. D. Extn. Grave 218. Cemetery KINGSBURY (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD http://www.cwgc.org/...HORPE, ARTHUR A
  19. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    There are three War Correspondents in the CWGC Cemetery in Salerno.

    All killed on the same day.

  20. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Spotted two of them, Frank..

    Rank: Reporter
    Service No: B/254
    Date of Death: 28/09/1943
    Age: 40 Regiment/Service:
    War Correspondent for the Daily Herald
    Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
    Grave Reference II. D. 22. Cemetery SALERNO WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of William and Kate Scott Austin; husband of Sylvia Elinor Sophia Austin (nee Green), of Midhurst, Sussex. M.A., Hons. (Edin.); author of numerous published works.

    Rank: Reporter
    Service No: B/135
    Date of Death: 28/09/1943
    Age: 38 Regiment/Service:
    War Correspondent Reuters Ltd
    Grave Reference II. D. 23. Cemetery SALERNO WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of George and Ada Sale; husband of Madge Sale.

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