Can you photograph your local war memorial? (UK)

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by dbf, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Well-Known Member

    Hinckley, Leicestershire

    Built on top of the remains of the motte of the original Hinckley Castle
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  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Wareham War Memorial, Dorset

    Google Maps

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    Pte. Sydney Allingham
    P. O. William E. Batty
    Pte. Arthur F. Best
    Cpl. Leonard C. Best
    Pte. Frederick Bridle
    Pte. Frederick Burgess
    Ian H.P. Burgess A. B.
    Pte. Reginald Chilcott
    Pte. Frank W. Coakes
    Pte. George Collins
    Gnr. Joseph Cottrell
    Lt. Kilcoursie S. Courtenay
    Gnr. Harry Cox
    Pte. Albert Davidge
    Pte. James R. Elmes
    Pte. Henry T. Fooks
    Pte. Lionel A. Fowler
    Pte. Leonard H. Fry
    Sergt. William T. Gill
    Pte. Charles Gould
    Pte. Jesse C. Gover
    L/Cpl. William C. Grant
    Pte. Ambrose H. Green
    Sergt. Richard G. Heath
    Pte. John Henstridge
    Pte. William Hill
    Sergt. Reginald F.B. Hodge
    Pte. Percy W. Joyce M.M.
    Pte. Jack Kenway
    Pte. Herbert W. Kenway
    2nd. lt. Edred S. Lacey
    Pte. Harry T.S. Legg
    Lt. John A. Lennon
    L/Cpl. Ernest C. Lillington
    L/Cpl. Frederick J. Lock
    Pte. Sidney C. Marshallsay
    Stoker Frederick Masters
    Pte. Thomas Meade
    William R. Merchant A.B.
    L/Cpl. Frank Miller
    2nd. Lt. James Miller D.C.M.
    Pte. William Miller
    Pte. Arthur Northover
    Pte. Caleb J. Orchard
    Sergt. William Orchard
    Pte. Edward S. Paul
    Harry Piper A.B.
    Pte. Albert R. Richards
    Pte. John H. Riggs
    Pte. William H.L. Rogers
    Stoker Albert H. Samways
    Pte. Wilfred G. Selby
    Cpl. William H. Selby
    Pte. Horace P. Slade
    P.O. William J. Stewart
    Stoker P.O. Frederick J. Stockley
    Driver Harry Stockley
    Pte. Wilfred J. Stockley
    Sapper George Stout
    Pte, Harold F.C. Symonds
    Stoker Richard J. Thomas
    Pte. Archibald E. Thompson
    Cpl. William G. Toms
    L/Cpl. Alfred Trimarco
    Pte. Dan Wellstead
    Lt. Albert N. Westlake
    Trooper William P. White
    Sergt. Edwin Whittle
    Sergt. Joseph A. Whittle
    Pte. Stephen Whittle
    Cpl. Sydney Whittle
    Gnr. Bertie E. Trent

    L.A.C. Edmund Thomas Arnold
    Signaller Morris Arnold
    Flt. Sgt. Edward Bartlett
    Gunner William Henry Biles
    L/Bdr. George Brown
    Pte. William George Burden
    Pilot Officer Alan Russell Carrick
    Ldg/Stoker Stephen Charles Comben
    Signalman Leon Day
    Seaman Ronald Diment
    James Donaghue
    Seaman Frank Herd
    Pte. Alfred Joseph Howarth
    Seaman Lawton Lawrence
    Pte. Sidney Marshallsay
    Stoker Harold Leslie Morgan
    Sgt. Pilot George Nichol
    Seaman Albert F. Orchard
    Pte. Charles Samways
    A/B Wilfred Selby
    Pte. Raymond Singer
    Sgt./Ob/Nav. Dennis Slade
    L/Cpl. Horace Richard Slade
    Lieut. Duncan Snell
    Sapper Leonard John Spreadbury
    Sub/Lieut. William Thomas
    Pte. Alfred William George Velvick
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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Sad to see so many names appearing in both the WW1 and WW2 rolls on this memorial.
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  4. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    It is indeed mate.

    I was interested to see whether some of those with the same names were from the same family so I had a look at CWGC, but could find links between just two of the shared names, the Whittle and Kenway lads.

    Interestingly, although Sergeant Edwin Whittle was clearly a Dorset lad, he served with the 2nd Canadian Rifles Battalion. Corporal Sydney Whittle was his younger brother, given both men’s listed parents. Ironically, both died aged 27, about 18 months apart.

    I can find only one Stephen Whittle but there are no details on CWGC to help link him to Sydney and Edwin. The only Sergeant Joseph A. Whittle I can find there served with the 50th Battalion, Australian Infantry and, again, has no other information shown to link him to his namesakes.

    I’m pretty sure that Privates Jack and Herbert Kenway were also brothers given their parents lived at “West Walls” Wareham. They, like the Whittle brothers, were also the same age when they lost their lives, both just 20 years old, Herbert in 1915, Jack in 1917.

    Very sad as you say.
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  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thanks for looking Martin.
  6. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    Some photos of The Clock Tower, Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire.



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  7. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    17028 Pte Charles Pettingale, 17029 Pte Harold Pell and 17030 Pte David Hudson were both killed on the first day of the Somme in 1916. All three served with 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment and note their consecutive service numbers. Charles was just 18, Harold 24 and David 20. One wonders if they were mates or were they simply just queued up together?

    Although Pte Pell’s parents’ address is shown on CWGC as Witham on the Hill in Lincolnshire, given his service number in relation to Charles and David, surely this is him?

    From the attached video about the 11th Battalion I learned that of the 850 men who started the attack that day, 691 were killed, wounded or missing. There are no words…

    Charles’s brother, 58241 Pte Ernest Pettingale, Northamptonshire Regt, was killed in 1918, also aged just 18.

    15726 Cpl George Biggs, MGC, was 22 when he lost his life in 1917 and his brother R/1030 AB Charles Biggs, RNVR, just 20. George is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.

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  8. CL1

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

    16th Infantry Regiment United States Army memorial Lyme Regis Dorset

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  9. CL1

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

    Lyme Regis Dorset clock war memorial 1939-1945



  10. CL1

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

    Lyne Regis Dorset

    Footballers celebrate 38 years of French twinning - LymeOnline

    On the way to Creully, one of the first villages to be liberated on D-Day, they stopped at Douvre la Delivrande, twinned with Axminster, to meet their hosts.
    THIRTY eight years of friendship in sport was celebrated last weekend when members of Lyme Regis Football Club travelled across the channel to their twin club, US Creully/Commes in Normandy.

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  11. CL1

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

    HMS Formidable 1915




  12. CL1

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

    Lyme Regis Dorset

  13. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    After a lot of searching, I have now found images of the Whipps Cross War Memorial.
    This includes a dedication to the 59th (The Essex Regt) HAA Regiment RA.

    Originally located in Walthamstow, this monument was moved in the 1950s to Whipps Cross, just outside the Territorial Army Barracks, Lea Bridge Road, Greater London (E17 3PA).

    As my late dad was born 100 years ago (and died 25 years ago) I doubt that many, if any, of dads comrades in the 59th HAA Regiment are still alive. So we are pretty much left with just their legacy and this memorial...


    I love the message at the base of this memorial...

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    Please note: Both of these photos were taken by David Anstiss and were obtained via Wikimedia (Creative Commons)​
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  14. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Lanercost Priory Church, Cumbria.
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  15. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Stanwix cemetery, Carlisle. Cumbria.
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  16. jamesmurrow

    jamesmurrow Senior Member

    Prenton, The Wirral

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  17. jamesmurrow

    jamesmurrow Senior Member

    Thornton Hough, The Wirral
    Backed by St Georges Church

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  18. jamesmurrow

    jamesmurrow Senior Member

    New Brighton, The Wirral
    Situated on the Promenade, no names

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  19. CL1

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

    Ivinghoe Buckinghamshire

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  20. jamesmurrow

    jamesmurrow Senior Member

    Additional memorials within Chester Cathedral, and some panels from stained glass windows.

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