Your views on this headstone!

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by spidge, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  2. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    This other lad was killed on the same day!

    In Memory of
    Flying Officer DENNIS RICHARD DALE GREEN

    33189, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died
    on 31 October 1939

    Remembered with honour
    CAVERSFIELD (ST. LAURENCE) CHURCHYARD


    Loss details for the above......

    31 October 1939

    108 Squadron
    Anson I N5177
    Op. Training.

    Can anyone confirm the crew details?
     
  3. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    I have no intention of reporting this to CWGC however I did like to have an opinion from the forum members and also if anybody had ever seen this previously on a Commonwealth headstone.

    I was under the impression that the only details open to family was a religious symbol/or not and a limited personal dedication.

    Maybe it is/was allowed however I have never seen it. I am sure if it was allowed. their would be every state of Australia on these Aussies in the RAF.
     
  5. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Should look at the following thread, started by a slightly younger Spidge, well by a year anyway:
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-grave-photographs/26337-help-photo-caversfield-oxfordshire.html

    Just the two casualties from this crash:



    Royaume Uni-1930-1939


    Mark

    Thanks Mark & Owen,

    I did have a feeling of deja vu about these names however entered Peter's crash details without the names of the lost crew.

    I only noticed this "of Tasmania" yesterday when rearranging some folders. Always pays to have a second look.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  6. CL1

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

    Dear All

    Solved the query re the Urn
    All three names of the casualties are on the urn.It just happens to be placed on R.E.Cox grave.
    They all died the same day and are buried next to each other.

    Pilot Officer ROBERT ERNEST COX

    41670, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 26
    on 31 October 1939
    Son of Ernest and Christina Barbara Cox, of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    CAVERSFIELD (ST. LAURENCE) CHURCHYARD


    Pilot Officer JAMES DOAN CODY

    40366, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 23
    on 31 October 1939
    Son of Capt. Fabian B. Cody and Gertrude L. Cody, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    CAVERSFIELD (ST. LAURENCE) CHURCHYARD



    Flying Officer DENNIS RICHARD DALE GREEN

    33189, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died
    on 31 October 1939
    Remembered with honour
    CAVERSFIELD (ST. LAURENCE) CHURCHYARD
     

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  7. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Great work Clive, well done.
     
  8. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Good job Clive :)
     
  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I think that there must be some kind of connection between the two, perhaps as pointed out, died together, and it was a family request.

    To me it looks a little strange being placed directly in front of the Headstone as it appears to get in the way of the Headstone inscriptions.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Well done Clive - The meaning of the urn unravels.

    Now we have to find out about Green as it seemed by Peter's post Cox and Cody were on the Anson.

    Someone should be able to confirm if Green was part of the same accident.
     
  11. CL1

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

    from the Urn one can assume they were all friends and/or the accident was related

    http://www.aviationresearch.co.uk/basicthecemeteries.htm#Caversfield
    Caversfield

    Date
    31st October 1939
    Unit 108 Sqn Type Anson I
    Operation Training Serial No. N5177
    Rank Name Number Age
    P/O James Doan Cody 40366 23


    Date
    31st October 1939
    Unit 108 Sqn Type Anson I
    Operation Training Serial No. N5177
    Rank Name Number Age
    P/O Robert Ernest Cox 41670 26


    Date
    31st October 1939
    Unit 108 Sqn Type Anson I
    Operation Training Serial No. N5158
    Rank Name Number Age
    F/O Dennis Richard Dale Green 33189
     
  12. CL1

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

    just out on interest there are a few with memorial flower urns in front
     

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  13. CL1

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

    The 2 Ansons collided with each other .

    Accident description


    Date & Time

    31OCT1939
    Type of Aircraft

    Avro 652 Anson I
    Operator


    Registration

    N5158
    Location

    Weston-on-the-Green
    Circumstances

    Pilot was performing a training flight on behalf of 108th Squadron. In flight, he collided with another RAF Avro 652 Anson registered N5177 and carrying a crew of two. Both aircraft crashed in a pasture, 6 km southwest from Bicester, Oxfordshire, and all three crew were killed.
    Causes

    Poor judgment on part of both crews.

    N5158

    N5177
     

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