War Graves in UK - Kent

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by AndyBaldEagle, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Buteman

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

    Andy, as promised, the headstone picture of Private W Morter, AAC, 21 March 1943. The stone had been moved from it's original location and I'd almost given up. Luckily a visitor made a suggestion and bingo, I found it.

    Facsinating place. Buried ther are W.G. Grace, the cricketer, F.E. Borne who won a DCM at Rourkes Drift, George Evans who won a VC in France in 1916 & Thomas Crapper.

    Also slighly amusing, a GG Flack, (Flying Officer) Air Gunner, RAF. I bet he got some stick for that surname. Imagine the reaction of a german pilot finding out that he had been shot down by Flack!!!

    Robert

    PS - I will send to you by e-mail as well.
     
  2. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Robert

    Many thanks again, excellent pictures

    Andy
     
  3. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    Hi all, I,m new to this forum but have been doing voluntary photography for the WGPP site for a few years now and its possible that I have some images that some of you require in East Kent. I,m in Dover,Kent and I,m doing some re-visits to some cemeterys to find some"hard to find" ones.If I can help let me know and Spigde I have the 2 Australians at Aylesham on my comp. if you still require them. Also the one at Sturry and Westbere.regards dovermarine.
     
  4. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

     
  5. Buteman

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

    Englandphil

    I have to admit that when I saw Flack's headstone, I laughed rather loud. I was glad it was a freezing cold day and there was no one around to catch me.

    I'm sure that the individual himself would also probably have seen the funny side of it.

    Be nice to see the Stunt-Pilot headstone picture.

    Robert
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi all, I,m new to this forum but have been doing voluntary photography for the WGPP site for a few years now and its possible that I have some images that some of you require in East Kent. I,m in Dover,Kent and I,m doing some re-visits to some cemeterys to find some"hard to find" ones.If I can help let me know and Spigde I have the 2 Australians at Aylesham on my comp. if you still require them. Also the one at Sturry and Westbere.regards dovermarine.

    Hi Dovermarine,

    Great first post - Thank you.

    This is the remainder of those I have in Kent. Sturry & Westbere??? Are they where two of the actual cemeteries are located?

    HALLIDAY, RICHARD ARTHUR GEORGE 407426 457sq 9/05/1942 RAAF Block O. Row B. Grave 2. AYLESHAM CEMETERY

    JOHNS, RUSSELL ARCHIE 402710 460sq 30/07/1942 RAAF Block O. Row B. Grave 4. AYLESHAM CEMETERY

    ASH, BASIL DRUMMOND 30/09/1914 RNAS 7 CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

    DAVEY, REGINALD ARGYLE 8/09/1916 RNAS 20 CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

    HARRISON, DOUGLAS WILLIAM HMS Torrent 23/12/1917 RNAS 25 CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

    WHYTE, ERNEST ROGERS F/2824 11/12/1917 RNAS 25 CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

    MERRETT, CHARLES DARRELL 16/05/1916 AFC W. C. 35. DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY

    LEWIS, WALLACE GEORGE 404565 264sq 26/04/1942 RAAF Grave 144. LEYSDOWN (ST. CLEMENT) CHURCHYARD

    CHRISTISON, IAN HARRY 402490 28sq RAF 26/06/1942 RAAF Plot C.C.1. Grave 116. MAIDSTONE CEMETERY, Kent

    DANIEL, WILLIAM HENRY 9344 567sq 23/11/1944 RAAF Plot C.C.1. Grave 110. MAIDSTONE CEMETERY, Kent

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Double Post!
     
  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    What about this one!

    Chester Blacon 424741 Death_EN.jpg

    Chester Blacon Death2.jpg
     
  9. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    Hi Spidge, Sturry and Westbere are 2 villages just outside Canterbury each with its own church and cemetery. However Sturry and Westbere cemetery is situated more or less between the other 2 cemeterys. I think they are "closed" to new burials.:confused:. This is where your headstone is, which I have with a shot of cemetery still on my computor. I have the 2 at Aylesham, and I am getting an Australian at St. James for WGPP shortly,SIM.AG gnnr.1918, so I can do yours as well. Do you want SIM. when I do him.I also have 3 Australians at Hawkinge to redo as the files were lost on WGPP so you can have them as well when I do them.These are WW2 .Maidstone and Chatham are a bit out of my reach at the moment, but I will keep them on file and if I,m in the area I,ll do them.I have another WW1 AUSTRALIAN that I have From a little village, Lydden, just outside Dover. Let me know and I will sort out how to send them, hope the situation with the fires gets better for everyone, best wishes Derek.
     
  10. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Englandphil

    I have to admit that when I saw Flack's headstone, I laughed rather loud. I was glad it was a freezing cold day and there was no one around to catch me.

    I'm sure that the individual himself would also probably have seen the funny side of it.

    Be nice to see the Stunt-Pilot headstone picture.

    Robert

    One Flight Seargeant Stunt Pilot
     

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  11. Buteman

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

    You could imagine a crew made up of:

    Stunt - The Pilot
    Flack - The Gunner
    Death - The Bomb Aimer.

    Apologies if I have offended anyone. Even in wartime people had to have a warped sense of humour to get them through.
     
  12. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    AndyBaldEagle,do you still require the one at Sturry and Westbere as I have a copy of his headstone and general view of the cemetery.Let me if you want them and I,ll send them to you ,regards dovermarine.
     
  13. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    dovermarine

    I have PMd you

    Thanks

    Andy
     
  14. Buteman

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

    You could imagine a crew made up of:

    Stunt - The Pilot
    Flack - The Gunner
    Death - The Bomb Aimer.

    Apologies if I have offended anyone. Even in wartime people had to have a warped sense of humour to get them through.

    I have another name to add to the above crew. A navigator/wireless operator called Sergeant DH Pidgeon who is located in the same cemetery as CG Flack. As is well known with racing pidgeons, they have an amazing ability in navigating and finding their way back home to their loft.
     

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  15. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    I have another name to add to the above crew. A navigator/wireless operator called Sergeant DH Pidgeon who is located in the same cemetery as CG Flack. As is well known with racing pidgeons, they have an amazing ability in navigating and finding their way back home to their loft.

    Pigeons
     
  16. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Anyone near Shorncliffe. I would appreciate a shot of Omer Berthiaume in the military cemetery there. He is in C127.
    Thanks.
    phil
     
  17. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    Anyone near Shorncliffe. I would appreciate a shot of Omer Berthiaume in the military cemetery there. He is in C127.
    Thanks.
    phil
    Hi Phil, I have some photos to take at St. Martins, Cheriton and can pop to Shorncliffe for you. It won,t be for a couple of weeks as I,m going away but will do it on return. Is that ok, derek.
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'm going down to my parents next week if anyone wants any pictures from Shorncliffe or anywhere else near to Folkestone, Dover. :)
     
  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Last call:

    I've got this one on my list:

    Name: WOODCOCK, REGINALD GEORGE Initials: R G Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment/Service: The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Unit Text: 2/7th Bn. Date of Death: 24/02/1941 Service No: 5616306 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. Q. Grave 1099.
     
  20. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Could anyone help with these Recce men.

    Kent

    SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY (Thanks dovermarine)

    3rd Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Serjeant ROY BELL Sec. Q. Grave 1124.

    BECKENHAM CREMATORIUM AND CEMETERY

    Unknown Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Officer Cadet VICTOR TURNEY LEWIS Sec. S.9. Grave 14376


    CHATHAM (MAIDSTONE ROAD) CEMETERY

    44th Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Trooper THOMAS CHARLES COLLINS Sec. F.F. Grave 1070

    DARTFORD (WATLING STREET) CEMETERY

    43rd Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Trooper CLAUDE HERBERT KEEP Cons. grave 4605

    MAIDSTONE CEMETERY {Thanks Robert}

    44th Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Private ALBERT G. POST Plot C.C.1. Grave 8
    Serjeant NORMAN BASIL VERDUN SIDE Plot C.C.1. Grave 5

    RAMSGATE AND ST. LAWRENCE CEMETERY [Thanks Derek]


    61st Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Corporal JOHN ALBERT BEAL Div. Sec. M.A. Grave 158.

    SHADOXHURST (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD [Thanks Derek]

    56th Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Serjeant CHARLES WILLIAM DRUMMOND

    TENTERDEN (ST. MILDRED'S) CEMETERY

    31st Indep Coy Reconnaissance Corps

    Private LESLIE NORMAN BARNES Grave 1652

    ORPINGTON (ST. MARY CRAY) CEMETERY

    44th Regt Reconnaissance Corps

    Corporal LESLIE TERRY Plot E. Div. 3. Grave 106


    Cheers
    Paul
     

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