War Graves in UK - Durham

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by AndyBaldEagle, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Now I have finally got my act together I would be grateful if anyone could assist with providing pictures of headstones from the following cemeteries.A couple of general views of the cemetery/churchyard would also be appreciated.

    Hartlepool West View

    Sec 4 Cons Row G Grave 2 Gilfoyle 14872875 AAC 25/2/1946

    Hetton (Easington Lane) Cemetery

    862. Talbot 4265980 7 KOSB 21/09/1946

    South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

    G.8367 Falconer 129233 RAFVR 08/05/1944
    M.10117 Wilkinson 1532527 RAFVR 04/04/1944

    Wingate (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

    Line 2 Grave 3 Bannister 3131421 AAC 13/1/1946

    Regards

    Andy
     
  2. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi,
    Andy I`m posting these two photographs I`m not sure if anyone else has managed to get you a copy previously if they have ..no problem...some of the other forum users may be interested in them .I cannot find out much about them even though the Lieut has a MM AND Bar.
    Photographs taken by myself on the 17/18th December 2008 No copyright restrictions please feel free to use the image if it relates to your particular interest
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    LIEUT J J S ELLIOTT
    Son of Thomas and Margaret Elliott, of Murton; husband of Lily Elliott, of Murton,Co Durham,Pioneer Corps 7 Salvage Unit Date of Death 03/09/1942.Service No212265 Commisioned 2 Lieut 29th Sept. 1941 John James Stuart ELLIOTT (212265)London gazette 17 OCTOBER, 1941.Awarded the Military Medal and Bar .Grave U.1.DALTON-LE-DALE (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD
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    PTE DOLLAH BIN ALI,
    9th Bn.Parachute Regiment, A.A.C Date of Death 29/07/1945 Served as Pte D Dollah age 20
    Regards
    Verrieres
     
  3. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Verrieres
    Thanks for those, two of my chaps off the list!
    You didnt happen to get the other chap from South Shields did you?

    Andy
     
  4. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Verrieres
    Thanks for those, two of my chaps off the list!
    You didnt happen to get the other chap from South Shields did you?


    Andy
    Hi,
    Andy No sorry not on this occasion I should have checked the list before I set out,But I`ll try and go back soon and see if I can find him.
    Regards
    Jim

    Gateshead East

    Div 3 Grave 514 O'Malia 3600614 1 Border 17/4/1942


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    3600614 Pte Thomas O`Malia
    Name: O'MALIA, THOMAS
    Initials: T
    Nationality: United
    Kingdom Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Border Regiment Unit
    Text: 1st (Airborne) Bn.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 17/04/1942
    Service No: 3600614
    Additional information: Son of Thomas and Catherine Ann O'Malia, of Gateshead; husband of Sarah Jane O'Malia, of Gateshead.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Div. 3. Grave 514.
    Cemetery: GATESHEAD EAST CEMETERY
     
  5. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi ,
    Andy heres your man from Hetton CPL THOMAS BUNKER, :-
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    BUNKER, THOMAS
    Initials:T
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Corporal
    Regiment/Service:Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.Unit Text:4th Bn.
    Age:31
    Date of Death:31/05/1943
    Service No:4447732
    Additional information:Son of Henry and Isabella Bunker, of Hetton-le-Hole.
    Casualty Type:Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference:Sec. H. Grave 500.Cemetery:HETTON CEMETERY

    Regards
    Verrieres
     
  6. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Thanks for that

    Regards

    Andy
     
  7. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi,
    Your man from Ryhope,
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    Name:McGEEVER, JAMES OWEN
    Initials:J O
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Private
    Regiment/Service:Parachute Regiment, A.A.C
    .Unit Text:8th Bn.
    Age:27
    Date of Death:13/06/1943
    Service No:101151
    Additional information:Son of James and Catherine McGeever, of Ryhope.Casualty Type:Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference:Sec. B.B. Ward 2. Grave 1632.Cemetery:RYHOPE CEMETERY

    Regards
    Verrieres
     
  8. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Thanks once again

    Andy
     
  9. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi,
    Out with the camera today a couple for Andy from the North East;
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    Trooper Peter Martin Kirton Glider Pilot Regt AAC




    Name: KIRTON, PETER MARTIN
    Initials: P M
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Trooper
    Regiment/Service: Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C.
    Unit Text: 1st
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 13/04/1944
    Service No: 4464090
    Additional information: Son of George and Mary Douglas Kirton, of South Shields, husband of Martha Kirton, of South Shields.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 4. Grave 2782. Cemetery: SOUTH SHIELDS (HARTON) CEMETERY

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    Harton Cemetery (Above) General View
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    Pte John William Steel

    Name:STEEL, JOHN WILLIAM
    Initials:J W
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Private
    Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
    Unit Text:7th (Airborne) Bn.
    Age:29
    Date of Death:04/04/1944
    Service No:3323987
    Additional information:Son of James and Eliza Steel, of Southwick, Sunderland.
    Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:Sec. U. Grave 9915.
    Cemetery:SUNDERLAND (SOUTHWICK) CEMETERY

    Regards
    Verrieres
     
  10. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Thanks again for thos

    Andy
     
  11. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Andy

    Are there any headstone photos you need from Gloucestershire. I'm going there soon and am doing some for Spidge. Thought I'd check with you.

    Robert
     
  12. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

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    Trooper HENRY FORSTER CROOKS,
    Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Trooper Regiment/Service: Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C. Unit Text: 1st Age: 21 Date of Death: 30/12/1945 Service No: 14375834 Additional information: Son of Joseph and Violet Crooks, of Sunderland. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Ward 28.B. Grave 5644. Cemetery: SUNDERLAND (MERE KNOLLS) CEMETERY
     
  13. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Heworth (St Mary) Churchyard

    New Yard Plot D grave 61 Felton 3602947 1 Border 19/12/1941


    Hi Andy Hope you pick this one up from Heworth
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    Name: FELTON, LEWIS WILLIAM
    Initials: L W
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
    Unit Text: 1st (Airborne) Bn.
    Age: 25 Date of Death: 19/12/1941
    Service No: 3602947
    Additional information: Son of Robert and Isabella Felton, of Pelaw, Gateshead. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: New Yard. Plot D. Grave 61.
    Cemetery: HEWORTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD


    Jim
     
  14. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Jim,

    Top man your a star...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  15. grendav2001

    grendav2001 Junior Member

    northern daily mail
    west hartlepool
    28 february 1946

    gilfoyle
    on feb. 25, at ronkswood emergency hospital, worcester, herbert (e.r.b.o.), l/cpl, 5th parachute regt., palestine forces, aged 19 years, beloved son of herbert and lila gilfoyle. cortege leaves queen's head hotel, northgate, friday, 2-30pm, for service at st hilda's church. friends please accept this (the only) intimation. deeply regretted.
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    hartlepool and west hartlepool were separate entities pre 1967. parents resided in hartlepool.
     
  16. grendav2001

    grendav2001 Junior Member

    northern daily mail
    west hartlepool
    27 february 1946

    DEATH IN MILITARY HOSPITAL
    the death occurred at the ronkswood emergency hospital, worcester, on monday, of l-cpl herbert gilfoyle, 5th parachute regiment, son of mr herbert gilfoyle, an ex-member of hartlepool town council. he joined up over a year ago, and was previously a clerk in the office of mr geo. edgeller, magistrates clerk, hartlepool. he was drafted to palestine, and returned in a state of ill-health to this country last friday. at the magistrates court to-day, mr r h carter referred to his passing, and expressed the sympathy of himself and colleagues with l-cpl gilfoyle's father and mother. he was a fine young man, he said, and was liked by everyone with whom he came in contact, especially because of his bright and cheerful disposition. mr g edgeller (magistrates clerk) said the news of the death had come as a great shock to him. l-cpl gilfoyle was a youth with a promising career, and he would miss him greatly.
    the chief constable (mr j e robinson) joined in the expression of sympathy and said l-cpl gilfoyle was highly esteemed by the police.
     
  17. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Jim,

    Need a favour Mate if you can ?? Any chance you could get this Para for me...

    Private Service No:3131421 Date of Death:13/01/1946 Regiment/Service: Army Air Corps Grave Reference Line 2. Grave 3.Cemetery WINGATE (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD
    Cheers
    Tom
     
  18. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Hi Jim,

    Need a favour Mate if you can ?? Any chance you could get this Para for me...

    Private Service No:3131421 Date of Death:13/01/1946 Regiment/Service: Army Air Corps Grave Reference Line 2. Grave 3.Cemetery WINGATE (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD
    Cheers
    Tom

    Tom
    He is still shown as outstanding on Page1:D

    Andy
     
  19. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Andy,

    I hear that you might have trouble reading the headstone and finding it if you do ;)

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  20. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Further cemeteries/churchyards/names added if anyone can assist

    Andy
     

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