Monday, April 21, 2014

Treatment of the B.E.F.'s severely wounded

1.  The chapel of the 'Faculté Catholique', Lille
[Where wounded O.R.'s of the 1940 B.E.F. were treated]
 2. British wounded P.O.W.s at Rouen (1942) 
[Photograph courtesy of 'The Whitehaven News']
3. Sgt. Tom Rimmer (left) and L/Cpl. John Gill (right) 
(Two of the severely wounded soldiers of the 1940 B.E.F.)

[Photograph courtesy of 'The Whitehaven News']

 
 4. Gibraltar (North Front), a wartime sanctuary
(From La Línea de la Concepción, Spain) 
[Destination for many of the British P.O.W. escapers]
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Marine James Todd, R.M., HMS Curacoa

 Marine James Todd, R.M., of Ravenglass (HMS Curacoa)
[Photograph courtesy of 'The Whitehaven News']
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Interned in Vichy France

British internees in Vichy France (March 1942)
[Courtesy of 'The Whitehaven News']

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Bootle War Memorial, Cumbria

1. St Michael's Parish Church, Bootle, Cumbria
2. The Bootle Charter Cross of 1897
3. Bootle War Memorial, St Michael's Churchyard

4. WW1 and WW2 memorial tablets on the war memorial

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Sergeant John James Rudd, R.A. (1912 - 1944)

1.  Two photographs of John J. Rudd, R.A. (1912 - 1944)
2.  Father and son: John James Rudd with his son Jake
3.  Christmas greetings from Singapore (December 1941)



4.  Commemorative scroll from King George VI
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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Ivan F. Renwick, Border Regiment and R.T.R.

 1. Private Ivan Frank Renwick, Border Regiment 
(Photograph dated 10 April 1940)
 2. Corporal Ivan Frank Renwick, Royal Tank Regiment
 3. Corporal Ivan Frank Renwick (2nd right) and pals
 (With the Great Sphinx of Giza & Pyramid of Khafre)
[Photograph dated 4 June 1944]
4. Dunkirk Veterans Association Certificate
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Winning of a Military Medal on British soil

 1. Private Joseph Lister, M.M. (Border Regiment)
[Courtesy of 'The Whitehaven News']
 2. Two West Cumbrian villages on the Solway Coast: 
Lowca (in distance) and Parton  (in foreground)
[Lowca was Pte. Joseph Lister's home village]
 3. Training to use a Bren gun for Anti-Aircraft defence (summer 1940)
[Courtesy of the Border Regiment & K.O.R.B.R. Museum]
4. Joseph Lister (right) honoured by the Home Guard
(Lowca and Parton platoons, Whitehaven battalion)

[Courtesy of 'The Whitehaven News']
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Waverton and Dundraw War Memorial, Cumbria

1. Christ Church, Waverton, Cumbria
[The main war memorial is in the church grounds]
2. Waverton & Dundraw War memorial (church grounds)
3. Waverton and Dundraw War Memorial (front)
4. Waverton and Dundraw War Memorial (sides of plinth)
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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Moor Row and Scalegill War Memorial, Cumbria

 1. Moor Row and Scalegill War Memorial, Cumbria
 2. The original war memorial dedication  (1921)
3. Names of villagers who lost their lives in WW1

4. WW2 dedication (1948) 
[Listing the villagers who died in the 1939 - 1945 war]
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Lowca Village War Memorial, Cumbria

 1. Terraced houses at Lowca village, Cumbria
2. Lowca village War Memorial, Cumbria 
 3. Names listed on Lowca village War Memorial
(World War One and World War Two)
4. Lowca War Memorial commemorative tablet (2008)
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Thursday, March 06, 2014

The sons of Newlands lost in the World Wars.

 1. Newlands Church (and former school room)
[Near Little Town, Keswick Cumbria]
 2. Stained glass window, Newlands Church 
[Depicting the Archangel St Michael]
 3. Clark family headstone, Newlands Churchyard
[Commemorating two brothers lost in WW2]
4. Headstone of Sgt. John Fisher Thwaite
[Newlands Churchyard, Cumbria]
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Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Jean Vérines Memorial, Paris

1. The Jean Vérines Memorial Tablet, Paris
Outside the Republican Guard barracks.

[12, Place de la République, Paris]

 2. The Jean Vérines Memorial (detail)
3. Statue of 'Marianne' by the Morice Brothers
Marianne is the personification of the French Republic

[Place de la République, Paris]
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Honouring the Poles who helped liberate France

 1. The Lille War Memorial, Nord, France
 2. Memorial stone for the Polish soldiers of WW2, Lille
 3. Memorial stone for Polish soldiers of WW2, Lille (detail)
4. Wreaths placed at Lille's War Memorial
(V.E. Day, 8 May 2013)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Suffering and loss in Lille and northern France

1. "Melancolia", the Lille War Memorial (Nord)
 2. Floral tributes laid in tribute at Lille War Memorial 
[Wednesday 8 May 2013]
 3. H.R.H. Edward, Prince of Wales, Lille War Memorial
(Laying a wreath in commemoration of Lille's war dead)
[During "The Battlefields Pilgrimage" of August 1928]
4. Display about the German Occupation of 1914 - 1918
[Bondues Resistance Museum, Bondues, Nord, France]
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Beverley Memorial Gardens and War Memorial

1. Beverley War Memorial, Memorial Gardens
2. HMS Beverley memorial, Memorial Gardens
3. HMS Beverley memorial, Memorial Gardens
4. Poppy wreath laid at the HMS Beverley memorial
 [Photographs courtesy of Mrs Colette Hodgkinson]
The photographs above were taken in the Memorial Gardens, Beverley, East Yorkshire on Remembrance Sunday, 10 November 2013. 

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