Sunday, October 28, 2012

The War Memorials of Keswick, Cumbria

Photographs (Top to bottom): 
1. The Keswick War Memorial and Latrigg fell 
2. The C. K. & P. Railwaymen's WW1 memorial
3. Brigham School, Keswick (WW1 Memorial)
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sergeant Leslie Dent, R.A.F.V.R. (1916 - 1941)


Headstone of Sgt. Leslie Dent, R.A.F.V.R. 
Crosthwaite (St Kentigern's) Churchyard
Keswick Cumberland 

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CSM Hugh McKeever Phillips (1912 - 1944)


Headstone of C.S.M. Hugh McKeever Phillips
King's Royal Rifles
Crosthwaite (St Kentigern) Churchyard 
Keswick, Cumberland  

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Pilot Officer Alexander R. Graham (1926 - 1947)


Headstone of P/O Alexander Robert Graham
Epitaph: "Until the day break".
Crosthwaite (St Kentigern) Churchyard, 
Keswick, Cumberland  (now Cumbria)

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Striped Pyjamas and a Yellow Star

Striped 'pyjama' trousers and the yellow star
(Part of the main WW2 exhibition at the IWM)
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy




Photographs: 
Monuments at the Pointe du Hoc, Normandy.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Another lost Lancaster...

Here is an interesting article concerning a lost Lancaster, and the identification of its crew. Below, a couple of photos taken by Joseph.
Here is what he said:

"Carentan, where the Lancaster crash remains are reported to have been found, is a little to the SE of Sainte-Mère-Église. The Pointe du Hoc is located between the two American Landing Beaches ('Omaha' and 'Juno')." 
Thank you Joseph!



The first photograph shows the 'classic' view of the Pointe du Hoc looking out to sea. The second photograph is one he took looking out from the 'blockhaus', one of the targets for this Lancaster crew's last mission. 



Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Brothers in Arms" - Edward and Andrew Mackin

Pte John Edward Mackin, 7th Bn. Somerset L.I.
Pte Andrew Mackin, Yorks & Lancs Regt

Pte John Edward Mackin, 
Killed in Action, Germany (27.03.1945)
Pte Andrew Mackin, Yorks & Lancs Regt. 
Died of Wounds, France (03.07.1944)
[Photographs courtesy of 'The Whitehaven News']

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Crewmates of H.M.S. Honjo

Seaman William Leonard Perrin, R.N.P.S
 Leading Seaman Alexander McDonald, R.N.R
Memorials for two crewmates of H.M.S. Honjo
[Gibraltar North Front Cemetery]
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Leading Seaman George Thomas Leggett, R.N

Memorial for L/S George Thomas Leggett, R.N. 
A Leading Seaman of H.M.S. Kepple 
[Gibraltar North Front Cemetery
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gibraltar's first WW2 casualty

Memorial of leading Seaman John Spencer, R.N. 
[Gibraltar North Front Cemetery] 
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