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The Gurkha Soldier Memorial

The Gurkha Soldier Memorial may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates 51°30’18.42″N, 0° 7’29.92″W. It stands at the junction with Whitehall Court opposite the main building of the Ministry of Defence in Horse Guards Avenue. It was Queen Elizabeth II … Continue reading

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Kemerton War Memorial

Kemerton is a small village in a string of villages between Tewkesbury and Evesham. I visited the village to photograph the memorial on 20/10/2018. The War Memorial is described as a “Latin Limestone Cross atop a tall shaft, which is … Continue reading

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Commando Winners of the Victoria Cross

The Commando Winners of the Victoria Cross Plaque may be found at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Lt Col Geoffrey Keyes VC, MC. Lt Col Charles Newman VC Sgt Thomas Durrant VC Maj Patrick Porteus VC L/Cpl Henry Harden … Continue reading

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Merchant Navy Memorials, Liverpool

The Merchant Navy Memorials in Liverpool are situated on the waterfront facing the Mersey and the Birkenhead side of the river bank.  The city played an important role in the Battle of the Atlantic as Western Approaches Command was based … Continue reading

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Worcestershire Anglo Boer War Memorial

The Memorial to the Men of Worcestershire who lost their lives in the Boer War stands outside Worcester Cathedral. The Memorial  is a bronze depiction of a  soldier of the Worcester Regiment kneeling as he prepares to fire his last cartridge. … Continue reading

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Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson VC

Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson (29/06/1894 – 05/07/1916) Was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at La Boiselle, France during the First World War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 26 September 1916, Supplement: 29765, Page: 9418, reads: “Temp. Lt. Thomas … Continue reading

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Kennington Park Civilian War Dead Memorial

Kennington Park (Google Earth  51.484066°  -0.108817°)  in South London has a Civilian War Memorial, and it commemorates the over 100 people that were killed in an air raid trench in the park on 15 October 1940. A 50lb bomb caused … Continue reading

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Hollybrook Memorial: Southampton

The Hollybrook Memorial in Hollybrook Cemetery in Southampton, commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces* whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other vessels torpedoed or … Continue reading

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The Art of Cemetery Statuery. (3)

Following on my posts about Cemetery Statuery in December 2011, I decided to devote another post to some of the statues I saw in Primrose Cemetery early in February 2012. This cemetery has some magnificent statues in it, but there … Continue reading

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Alexander Young VC

Alexander Young (27/01/1873 – 19/10/1916) Was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Boer War at Ruiters Kraal in 1901. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 November 1901, Issue: 27373, Page: 7221, reads: “Sergeant – Major Alexander … Continue reading

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