War Graves in UK

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by dbf, Jun 16, 2008.

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  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks Tom,
    Awfully decent of you ... :)

    D
     
  2. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Could do with getting these threads together. Get back from the cemetery and find another 3 headstones someone wants.

    Im pretty close to all the north Liverpool ones in work. Anfield, St Helens, West Derby which allways come up in peoples list but I find it difficult to track which ones ive done and havent done. If thread owners can edit the thread to show when they have them.

    I quite like doing these, even if its a bit upsetting.

    Kev
     
  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Could do with getting these threads together. Get back from the cemetery and find another 3 headstones someone wants.

    Im pretty close to all the north Liverpool ones in work. Anfield, St Helens, West Derby which allways come up in peoples list but I find it difficult to track which ones ive done and havent done. If thread owners can edit the thread to show when they have them.

    I quite like doing these, even if its a bit upsetting.

    Kev

    Good point Kev,

    I will try and keep mine up to date.

    Cheers

    Geoff

    I always wonder when I am in a cemetery (in Victoria) taking photos, how long it has been since these lads have been visited. In many cases they are not far from their relatives or is it just the few who appreciate what they gave their lives for!
     
  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Mathsmal,

    Details of Kidlington & Caversfield below:

    Cheers

    Geoff

    <table x:str="" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 993pt;" width="1323" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><col style="width: 227pt;" width="303"><col> <tbody><tr><td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt; width: 227pt;" x:str="COX, ROBERT ERNEST " width="303" height="17">COX, ROBERT ERNEST
    </td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 53pt;" width="70">Pilot Officer
    </td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 41pt;" x:num="" width="55">41670
    </td> <td class="xl25" style="border-left: medium none; width: 104pt;" width="139">108sq RAF
    </td> <td class="xl25" style="border-left: medium none; width: 72pt;" x:num="14549" width="96">31/10/1939
    </td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 24pt;" x:num="" width="32">26
    </td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 26pt;" width="35">Royal Air Force
    </td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 19pt;" width="25">UK
    </td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 191pt;" width="254">Grave 3.
    </td> <td class="xl24" style="border-left: medium none; width: 236pt;" width="314">CAVERSFIELD (ST. LAURENCE) CHURCHYARD
    </td> </tr></tbody><col style="width: 53pt;" width="70"><col style="width: 41pt;" width="55"><col style="width: 104pt;" width="139"><col style="width: 72pt;" width="96"><col style="width: 24pt;" width="32"><col style="width: 26pt;" width="35"><col style="width: 19pt;" width="25"><col style="width: 191pt;" width="254"><col style="width: 236pt;" width="314"></table><table x:str="" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 993pt;" width="1323" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <col style="width: 227pt;" width="303"> <col style="width: 53pt;" width="70"> <col style="width: 41pt;" width="55"> <col style="width: 104pt;" width="139"> <col style="width: 72pt;" width="96"> <col style="width: 24pt;" width="32"> <col style="width: 26pt;" width="35"> <col style="width: 19pt;" width="25"> <col style="width: 191pt;" width="254"> <col style="width: 236pt;" width="314"> <tbody><tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl27" style="height: 12.75pt; width: 227pt;" x:str="FALKINER, LEIGH BRERETON SADLEIR " width="303" height="17">FALKINER, LEIGH BRERETON SADLEIR </td> <td class="xl27" style="border-left: medium none; width: 53pt;" width="70">Leading Aircraftman</td> <td class="xl27" style="border-left: medium none; width: 41pt;" x:num="" width="55">1384158</td> <td class="xl27" style="border-left: medium none; width: 104pt;" width="139">
    </td> <td class="xl28" style="border-left: medium none; width: 72pt;" x:num="15384" width="96">12/02/1942</td> <td class="xl27" style="border-left: medium none; width: 24pt;" x:num="" width="32">20</td> <td class="xl27" style="border-left: medium none; width: 26pt;" width="35">Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve</td> <td class="xl27" style="border-left: medium none; width: 19pt;" width="25">UK</td> <td class="xl27" style="border-left: medium none; width: 191pt;" width="254">Sec. B. Grave 7.</td> <td class="xl27" style="border-left: medium none; width: 236pt;" width="314">KIDLINGTON BURIAL GROUND</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" x:str="LANGLEY, RAY THOMAS " height="17">LANGLEY, RAY THOMAS </td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Flight Sergeant</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="">416971</td> <td class="xl26" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">20 AFU</td> <td class="xl25" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="15884">27/06/1943</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="">24</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Royal Australian Air Force</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Australian</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Sec. B. Grave 14.</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">KIDLINGTON BURIAL GROUND</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">STEWART, WILLIAM HARRINGTON DAVY (DFM)</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Pilot Officer</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="">404117</td> <td class="xl26" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">15 SFTS</td> <td class="xl25" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="15313">3/12/1941</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;" x:num="">25</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Royal Australian Air Force</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Australian</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Sec. B. Grave 4.</td> <td class="xl24" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">KIDLINGTON BURIAL GROUND</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

    This one now updated.
     
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Could do with getting these threads together. Get back from the cemetery and find another 3 headstones someone wants.

    Im pretty close to all the north Liverpool ones in work. Anfield, St Helens, West Derby which allways come up in peoples list but I find it difficult to track which ones ive done and havent done. If thread owners can edit the thread to show when they have them.

    I quite like doing these, even if its a bit upsetting.

    Kev

    Hi Kev,
    You mean me? :)

    My list still as it stood when I started my thread for UK. I have only just edited it to put all the cemeteries together in one post. Can confirm nothing to update otherwise.

    Later I also added my Lancs ones to Andy's thread in the hope that it would attract attention.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-grave-photographs/15242-war-graves-lancashire-2-a.html

    Bumped this thread up as I was hoping someone will be able to help with the Micks in UK.

    Any photos will be very much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    D
     
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I quite like doing these, even if its a bit upsetting.

    Kev

    Kev,

    I agree entirely, but also enjoy the peace and tranquility when I visit Berlin CWGC. :poppy:

    Regards
    Tom
     
  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Bump!:)
     
  8. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Cemetery: LIVERPOOL (WEST DERBY) CEMETERY

    THORNLEY, ALLAN died age 19 on 07 June 1943 Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. C. of E. Grave 73.
    His brother John Charles also died on service 1 October 1944.

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    Hi Diane ...
    Me and the wife went on a little mission today, she wanted to visit her relative in "West Derby Cemetery" ... So, I took the opportunity (and my camera)

    Guardsman: Allan Thornley.
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    I had a good look around for any family plots relating to Mr. Thornley and his Brother ... but could find nothing, apart from an inscription on the foot of Allan's headstone...

    His Brother J. C. Thornley, Irish Guards,
    Was killed in Europe
    1st October 1944. Age 20
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    The Screen Wall at West Derby Cemetery ... The left side in memory of 1914-1918 ... with 1939-1945 on the right.
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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi Chris,
    You're a star - thanks for excellent photos and for looking for any other clues for me.

    Thanks Andy, for asking Chris for me too.

    Very sad about these brothers - the poor family - had wondered if there was possibly a third who'd survived.

    Off to catalogue these ...

    D
     
  11. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Cemetery: LIVERPOOL (ANFIELD) CEMETERY

    BOWEN, WILLIAM, Guardsman died age 22 on 14 October 1943 Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 22. C. of E. Grave 2246.

    GEORGE WILLIAMS, Guardsman 2723347 died age 34 on 29 October 1945 Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 17. C. of E. Grave 4200.

    It's your lucky day Diane ... :D ...

    Anfield Cemetery is only a short drive from West Derby and kinda takes me on a 'scenic route' home.

    Bit more difficult this one ... as kfz has mentioned, it's a "BIG" place ... couldn't access the chapel for any plot references, so had to go by 'section' ref ...

    Difficult, but not impossible ...

    Guardsman J. Shelton.
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    Guardsman William Bowen.
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    Guardsman George Williams.
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    Attached are some shots of the Monument & Screen Walls in Anfield Cemetery ... Hope it all helps Diane.

    The 'thank you' card is attached to the WWII Screen Wall.
     

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  12. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Hi Chris,
    You're a star - thanks for excellent photos and for looking for any other clues for me.

    Thanks Andy, for asking Chris for me too.

    Very sad about these brothers - the poor family - had wondered if there was possibly a third who'd survived.

    Off to catalogue these ...

    D

    'Our' pleasure D .... My wife, Katherine, helped in the search. (Cemeteries are right up her Street :) )

    Just 'happened' upon J. Shelton in Anfield (didn't see your request in Andy's thread)... I actually found him just as Katherine shouted that she'd found William Bowen... maybe luck, maybe fate ??

    I found the card on the WWII screen wall touching ... A child's writing, with a thank you from "The third generation" :poppy:

    BTW ... Andy, I'll see about getting over to the Wirral for you next week mate.
     
  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    'Our' pleasure D .... My wife, Katherine, helped in the search. (Cemeteries are right up her Street :) )

    Just 'happened' upon J. Shelton in Anfield (didn't see your request in Andy's thread)... I actually found him just as Katherine shouted that she'd found William Bowen... maybe luck, maybe fate ??

    I found the card on the WWII screen wall touching ... A child's writing, with a thank you from "The third generation" :poppy:

    BTW ... Andy, I'll see about getting over to the Wirral for you next week mate.

    Hi please tell your wife thanks from me and I appreciate her time and effort also.

    Cheers for finding the 'missing' one.

    D
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Chris and pleasure Miss D ;)
     
  15. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Hi please tell your wife thanks from me and I appreciate her time and effort also.

    Cheers for finding the 'missing' one.

    D

    Certainly will D.

    I will try to get to Ford Cemetery for you (after I go on a little mission for Andy) but it may be a couple of weeks before I can fit it in ... Leave that one with me.
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    J O'Boyle

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    Sorry about the date. I don't know how that happened.
     
  17. Buteman

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

    Dbf

    Do you still require the 2 Gents in Streatham Park?
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    You taking a Armed Guard Rob :lol:
     
  19. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Dbf

    Do you still require the 2 Gents in Streatham Park?

    Robert,
    Yes they are still on my to-get list. Any help appreciated.

    Andy,
    Many thanks for those pics, not to worry about date. Another cemetery completed. Much obliged.


    Regards,
    D
     
  20. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Hi D,
    Done all I can for Andy over on the Wirral ... Ford Cemetery next on the list, next couple of days (weather permitting) ;)
     

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