Tag: Memorial

Hennenman Air Crash Memorial (Alberton)

This memorial was photographed by Clinton Hattingh in 2016 and is at the site of the former Newmarket race course.

A Dakota, on its way to Johannesburg crashed near Hennenman in the Free State on 12/04/1988, killing 13 South Africa jockeys and 10 trainers and horse racing officials.

The former Newmarket race course has since been demolished and a race course themed mall now occupies the site.

 

There is also a memorial at the Turffontein Race Course.

© DRW © 2016-2018. Image courtesy of Clinton Hattingh. Created 03/02/2015. corrected spelling of Hennenman, and added link to Turffontein Memorial 29/03/2017

Updated: 10/01/2018 — 20:10

Gloucestershire Royal Hussars Memorial

The memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars may be found in the parking lot of Gloucester Cathedral. It features a cross on a  many sided base which has bronze reliefs depicting various actions by the Hussars and Yeomanry during both World Wars.

 

The memorial may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates  51°52’3.50″N,   2°14’53.01″W. The chapel in the cathedral may be found very close to the effigies of King Edward II and Osric, Prince of Mercia. It features stained glass windows dedicated to the memory of members of the Gloucestershire Regiment as well as the memory of the crew of HMS Gloucester who lost their lives off Crete on 22 May 1941.

The Chapel also has 4 Rolls of Honour that hold the names of the men involved in the conflicts.

© DRW 2015 – 2018. Created 30/08/2015

Updated: 26/08/2018 — 19:57

Cemetery Angels (6)

This page is a continuation of where we left off. The majority of angels on this page come from Prestbury Cemetery in Cheltenham.

Images open in a new window and are generally 768×1024 because most are portrait images as opposed to landscape, however, in cases where I have used a closeup image too the images will be much larger. I have avoided showing names on the graves, but will include the name of the cemetery or churchyard where applicable.

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery Cheltenham

Prestbury Cemetery
Cheltenham

Gloucester Old Cemetery

Gloucester Old
Cemetery

Gloucester Old Cemetery

Gloucester Old
Cemetery

Gloucester Old Cemetery

Gloucester Old
Cemetery

     

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Updated: 09/01/2018 — 20:27

Cemetery Angels (5)

This page is a continuation of where we left off in the previous page, and given how many angels I have seen I will come back to this page as time allows, but be rest assured there will be a many more to come. This page will be the last of this series, and it deals with Ryecroft Cemetery in Walsall which had an amazing number and variations of angels as well as Belgrave Cemetery in Leicester.

Images open in a new window and are generally 768×1024 because most are portrait images as opposed to landscape, however, in cases where I have used a closeup image too the images will be much larger. I have avoided showing names on the graves, but will include the name of the cemetery or churchyard where applicable.

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery Walsall

Rycroft Cemetery
Walsall

Belgrave Cemetery Leicester

Belgrave Cemetery
Leicester

Belgrave Cemetery Leicester

Belgrave Cemetery
Leicester

Belgrave Cemetery Leicester

Belgrave Cemetery
Leicester

Belgrave Cemetery Leicester

Belgrave Cemetery
Leicester

Belgrave Cemetery Leicester

Belgrave Cemetery
Leicester

© DRW 2015 – 2018. Created 24/05/2015

Updated: 09/01/2018 — 20:32

Cemetery Angels (4)

This page is a continuation of where we left off in the previous page, and given how many angels I have seen I will come back to this page as time allows, but be rest assured there will be a many more to come. This page will deal with more of the Magnificent Seven. Unfortunately the images that I have of Kensall Green were not that great so I have omitted them.

Images open in a new window and are generally 768×1024 because most are portrait images as opposed to landscape, however, in cases where I have used a closeup image too the images will be much larger. I have avoided showing names on the graves, but will include the name of the cemetery or churchyard where applicable.

Highgate West London

Highgate West
London

Highgate West London

Highgate West
London

Highgate West London

Highgate West
London

Highgate West London

Highgate West
London

Highgate West London

Highgate West
London

Nunhead Cemetery London

Nunhead Cemetery
London

Nunhead Cemetery London

Nunhead Cemetery
London

Nunhead Cemetery London

Tower Hamlets London

Tower Hamlets
London

Tower Hamlets London

Tower Hamlets
London

Tower Hamlets London

Tower Hamlets
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

West Norwood
London

West Norwood London

   

© DRW 2015 – 2018. Created 17/05/2015

Updated: 09/01/2018 — 20:32

Cemetery Angels (3)

This page is a continuation of where we left off in the previous page, we are now amongst the cemeteries of London and will be visiting three of the Magnificent Seven on this page (Abney park, Brompton, Highgate East).

Images open in a new window and are generally 768×1024 because most are portrait images as opposed to landscape, however, in cases where I have used a closeup image too the images will be much larger. I have avoided showing names on the graves, but will include the name of the cemetery or churchyard where applicable.

Highgate East London

Highgate East
London

Highgate East London

Highgate East
London

Brockley Cemetery London

Brockley Cemetery
London

Brockley Cemetery London

Brockley Cemetery
London

Brockley Cemetery London

Brockley Cemetery
London

Brockley Cemetery London

Brockley Cemetery
London

Streatham Cemetery London

Streatham Cemetery
London

Streatham Cemetery London

Streatham Cemetery
London

Abney Park London

Abney Park
London

Abney Park London

Abney Park
London

Abney Park London

Abney Park
London

Abney Park London

Abney Park
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery
London

Highgate East London

Highgate East
London

Highgate East London

Highgate East
London

Highgate East London

Highgate East
London

Highgate East London

Highgate East
London

South Stoneham Southampton

South Stoneham
Southampton

© DRW 2015 – 2018. Created 17/05/2015

Updated: 09/01/2018 — 20:32

Cemetery Angels (2)

This page is a continuation of where we left off in the previous page, and given how many angels I have seen I will come back to this page as time allows, but be rest assured there will be a many more to come.

Images open in a new window and are generally 768×1024 because most are portrait images as opposed to landscape, however, in cases where I have used a closeup image too the images will be much larger. I have avoided showing names on the graves, but will include the name of the cemetery or churchyard where applicable.

Milton Cemetery Portsmouth

Milton Cemetery
Portsmouth

South Stoneham Southampton

South Stoneham
Southampton

Arnos Vale Bristol

Arnos Vale
Bristol

Arnos Vale Bristol

Arnos Vale
Bristol

Arnos Vale Bristol

Arnos Vale
Bristol

Arnos Vale Bristol

Arnos Vale
Bristol

Arnos Vale Bristol

Arnos Vale
Bristol

Arnos Vale Bristol

Arnos Vale
Bristol

Arnos Vale Bristol

Arnos Vale
Bristol

Arnos Vale Bristol

Arnos Vale
Bristol

Holy Souls Cemetery Bristol

Holy Souls Cemetery
Bristol

Holy Souls Cemetery Bristol

Holy Souls Cemetery
Bristol

Holy Souls Cemetery Bristol

Holy Souls Cemetery
Bristol

Holy Souls Cemetery Bristol

Holy Souls Cemetery
Bristol

Old Cemetery Reading

Old Cemetery
Reading

Old Cemetery Reading

Old Cemetery
Reading

Old Cemetery Reading

Old Cemetery
Reading

Old Cemetery Reading

Old Cemetery
Reading

Old Cemetery Reading

Old Cemetery
Reading

Old Cemetery Reading

Old Cemetery
Reading

Old Cemetery Reading

Old Cemetery
Reading

Old Cemetery Reading

Old Cemetery
Reading

Old Cemetery Reading

Old Cemetery
Reading

Church of St Chad Lichfield

Church of St Chad
Lichfield

Key Hill Cemetery Birmingham

Key Hill Cemetery
Birmingham

Warstone Lane Cem Birmingham

Warstone Lane Cem
Birmingham

Old Cemetery Sutton Coldfield

Old Cemetery
Sutton Coldfield

Old Cemetery Sutton Coldfield

Old Cemetery
Sutton Coldfield

Old Cemetery Sutton Coldfield

Old Cemetery
Sutton Coldfield

Holy Ghost Cem Basingstoke

Holy Ghost Cem
Basingstoke

Motherwell Cemetery London

Motherwell Cemetery
London

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Updated: 19/07/2019 — 05:49

Streatham War Memorial

I spotted this memorial on my way to Streatham Park Cemetery one find day in 2013. Unfortunately, it was being refurbished at the time and was surrounded by a fence.

Streatham War Memorial

Streatham War Memorial

It was not an unattractive memorial, and was designed Albert Toft in 1921 and unveiled the following year by General Sir Charles Monro, Bart., and the Rt. Revd C.F. Garbett, Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Bronze soldier on the memorial

Bronze soldier on the memorial

I was not sure whether I would come past here again, so photographed as best as I could around the fence.

Information signage

Information signage

A recent addition to the memorial was a plaque which read:
“In honour of
the men and women of Streatham
who gave their lives in the service
of their country in two world wars
1914-1918 and 1939-45
and in other conflicts.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them.
From the people of Streatham 2010.”

Commemorative plaques

Commemorative plaques

The memorial is situated in Streatham Memorial Gardens. Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.423339°, -0.129240°.

Streatham Park Cemetery has a Cross of Sacrifice and a screen wall, as well as numerous CWGC graves in the cemetery. There are 404 identified casualties associated with the cemetery.

Streatham Park Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice

Streatham Park Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice

The cemetery is located at Google Earth Co-ordinates:  51.408312°,  -0.143051°

© DRW 2015 – 2018. Created 07/03/2015

Updated: 09/01/2018 — 07:35

Royal Artillery Memorial

In the area where Wellington Arch is, there are a number of War Memorials, one of which is the Royal Artillery Memorial. I did not see this memorial at its best, in fact it was looking decidedly green when I was there.

Wellington Arch and the Memorials in the area

Wellington Arch and the Memorials in the area

Royal Artillery Memorial

Royal Artillery Memorial

Neither was the weather very helpful on the occasions when I was taking photographs here. Even on the day I visited Wellington Arch I still could not get a sunny image of the memorial. However, World War 1 was not about sunny days, the all pervading view gained through black and white imagery is of cold and wet weather with gray leaden skies. Trying to imagine a battle like the Somme in colour would be almost impossible. Fortunately the sun did shine on me once.

The memorial on a sunny day

The memorial on a sunny day (Arch side)

Street side of the memorial

Street side of the memorial

Rear aspect of the memorial with the fallen artilleryman figure

Rear aspect of the memorial with the fallen artilleryman figure

The memorial is very rich in plaques, inscriptions and reliefs, but I think that the 4 bronze figures are what really make it stand out the most. In my opinion the most poignant of all is that of the fallen artilleryman. The inscription around the base reads “A Royal Fellowship of Death”.

The Fallen Artilleryman

The Fallen Artilleryman

In the front of the memorial is the figure of the Driver, he seems to look down on passers by as if to ask them whether they are worthy of the sacrifice that was made.

The Driver

The Driver

The gun portrayed on the memorial is 9.2-inch Mk I howitzer, and it was described by Lord Curzon as “a toad squatting, which is about to spit fire out of its mouth…nothing more hideous could ever be conceived”.

9.1" Breech loading Howitzer

9.2″ Breech loading howitzer

It is an incredibly powerful memorial, and generated a lot of criticism by those who had not manned the guns or been in the trenches, but overall the old soldiers seemed to understand the message that it carried.

The memorial’s main inscription on the west and east faces reads

“IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF THE
FORTY NINE THOUSAND AND SEVENTY-SIX
OF ALL RANKS OF THE
ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING
AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918″

Commemoration inscription

Commemoration inscription

In 2009 an addition plaque as added to the many already there.

THIS PANEL WAS ADDED TO
COMMEMORATE THE 29,924 OF ALL
RANKS OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING
AND COUNTRY IN ALL PARTS OF THE
WORLD DURING THE WAR OF 1939-1945
+ THEY DIED WITH THE FAITH THAT
THE FUTURE OF ALL MANKIND WOULD
BENEFIT BY THEIR SACRIFICE. +
QUO FAS ET GLORIA

2009 Commemoration Plaque

2009 Commemoration Plaque

One of the relief panels on the memorial

One of the relief panels on the memorial

This memorial does not pull any punches, it is raw, emotional, and very powerful. It does not excuse itself or the men that are remembered here, and it does an excellent job of it too.

© DRW 2015 – 2018. Created 07/03/2015

Updated: 09/01/2018 — 07:35

Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Memorial

I found the Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Memorial while visiting the Tank Museum at Bovington in December 2013. The museum is an amazing experience on its own, and the memorial just adds that much more to the experience.

Sadly, this memorial is still being added to, the last names on it date to Iraq 2003, and I am sure that even more will be added as wars never really end.

Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

At the museum there is also a fibreglass replica of the Royal Tank Regiment Memorial Statue that stands in Whitehall Place in London.

However, it is really the machines that are exhibited at this museum that are the real memorials to the men of the armoured corps, and it should be recognised that the first tank that appeared on the battlefield of World War 1, changed warfare forever.

The Tank Museum at Bovington is well worth visiting if you have an interest in armoured vehicles, it has an amazing collection, and at times a very poignant one, especially when you consider the frailty and sheer inadequacy of some of the tanks that trundled into battle.

The Poppy Field.

The Poppy Field.

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Updated: 22/06/2018 — 07:04
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