Service Women's War Grave Photos for reference

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by englandphil, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Paul

    Thanks for a timely reminder.

    Lest we forget.

    Ron
     
  2. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Paul,

    Joan Churchill

    WAAF
    22rd March 1944
    Age 21
    West Ham
     

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  3. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    TomTas

    Thank you

    Tony
     
  4. Buteman

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

    Just to remind anyone who has any photos of Ladies Headstones, we have a thread called FAO TonyM on which several of us post them. He collects any that we find.

    Regards - Robert
     
  5. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Robert

    Appreciated and not only WW2 - All campaigns are welcome if it does not infringe Forum rules.

    Tony
     
  6. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Tony,

    Your welcome to the photo and if I see more will get them too...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  7. Swampster

    Swampster Junior Member

    Tony,

    I have two pictures from Naples War Cemetery for a lady involved in ENSA and a Soviet Nurse

    Are they of interest to you?

    Thanks

    Barry
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Robert

    Appreciated and not only WW2 - All campaigns are welcome if it does not infringe Forum rules.

    Tony

    No problem with that, Tony.
     
  9. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Tony,

    I have two pictures from Naples War Cemetery for a lady involved in ENSA and a Soviet Nurse

    Are they of interest to you?

    Thanks

    Barry

    Barry

    Yes please! Although my project is basically UK & Empire/Commonwealth I do have the odd few non-E/C who obviously worked or nursed in close liaison with our services and as the Soviet Nurse is buried in a CWGC cemetery she may well have nursed alongside our girls. Most welcome

    Regards, Tony
     
  10. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Paul

    Sorry, I forgot to add my thanks for your clearance.

    Tony
     
  11. Buteman

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

    2 ATS Casualties from Sevenoaks (Greatness Park) Cemetery in Kent.

    Violet Gertrude Calderwood & Grace Mary Potter
     

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  12. Buteman

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

    1 ATS casualty from Shoreham (SS Peter & Paul Churchyard), Kent

    Vera Barbara Martin.
     

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  13. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Robert

    Excellent! Grateful

    Tony
     
  14. Buteman

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

    Tony

    This is an account of how Private Vera Barbara Matin, ATS died on 16 August 1944. This comes from Shoreham at War, The people of Shoreham Kent, 1939-45 and I quote:-

    "Vera was the daughter of Horace & Ann Martin of Shoreham and younger sister of Gwen, who also served in the ATS.

    Vera and Gwen served together at Biggin Hill and were on route to a gun-site at Sittingbourne on 16 August 1944 when a doodlebug hit a railway bridge at Newington and the train on which the sisters were travelling hurtled into the wreckage.

    Vera was 19 years of age and is buried in Shoreham churchyard."
     
  15. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks Robert

    Makes the profile more personal than just a death record. I assume then that Gwen survived the incident?

    Regards, Tony
     
  16. Buteman

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

    Tony

    Yes her Sister did survive the incident and got through the war. The village they came from is 3 miles away and the locals wrote a book for the 60th Anniversary of the end of the war.

    The village also earned the unwanted distinction of being the most heavily bombed parish in England. The german bombers used to dump their unused loads on what they thought was open countryside.

    Robert
     
  17. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Robert

    "dump their unused loads on what they thought was open countryside."

    Unfortunate for the villagers but suggests that some of the pilots probably had a conscience.

    Tony
     
  18. Buteman

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

    Tony

    I stand corrected. Shoreham was the most heavily bombed parish in Britain (not England). 474 high explosive bombs and 22,000 incendiaries. With 10 square miles of farmland and woodland, there were very few casualties. 8 civilians and one soldier.

    In one incident on the night of 22 January 1944, a 1000 kg parachute bomb landed on an isolated farm housing a family of 10. 3 were killed.

    Robert
     
  19. Buteman

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

    Two for TonyM

    Both from Chislehurst Cemetery, Kent.

    MALTON, V.R. - ATS
    BROWNE, V.K.B. - W.R.N.S.
     

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  20. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Robert

    Thanks again, you are doing well most appreciated

    Tony
     

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