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This is slightly off-topic as all the graves in Milan are Second World War, but there is a strong possibility I will be visiting this cemetery tomorrow and I wondered if anyone wanted any pictures taken?

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This is slightly off-topic as all the graves in Milan are Second World War, but there is a strong possibility I will be visiting this cemetery tomorrow and I wondered if anyone wanted any pictures taken?

Swizz

I have sent an e-mail to the Director of the South African War Graves Project, who will hopefully pick up this posting and contact you.

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I have sent an e-mail to the Director of the South African War Graves Project, who will hopefully pick up this posting and contact you.

Peter

Thanks Peter for telling me about this.

We need everyone listed here.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Take the tangenziale west, skirting Milan, from the autostradas A1, A4 or A7. Exit from the tangenziale (main road) following the blue signs for Milano, route SS11. Proceed in the direction of Milano and pass the Grand Hotel Brun. Take the sharp turn to the left following the CWGC signs. The cemetery lies in a large park approximately 0.5 kilometre along on the right. From the city centre head west following signs for the San Siro football Stadium. The road which runs past the stadium has local authority signs for Milan War Cemetery. On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. The Allied advance was stalled for two successive winters: in 1943 on the German defensive position known as the Gustav Line, stretching from the river Gargliano in the west to the Sangro in the east, and in 1944 on the Gothic Line in the northern Appenine mountains. At the beginning of April 1945, the Allies launched their final offensive against the German positions spread out in a line across Italy, south of Bologna. German resistance was by now beginning to disintegrate and the Allies were able to fan out rapidly across the Po valley. Milan, already freed by Italian Partisans, was entered by the US 4th Corps on 2 May 1945, the day of the German surrender in Italy. As Milan fell to the Allies largely without a fight, the Commonwealth forces suffered few casualties. Most of the graves in Milan War Cemetery were those of prisoners-of-war or airmen and were brought in from the surrounding towns and villages - places such as Bergamo, Boves, Carpi, Cicagna, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Turin and Val d'Isere - after the war. Milan War Cemetery contains 417 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 27 of them unidentified. There are also six war graves of other nationalities.

ANNANDALE, Rifleman, GEOFFREY, 9020. Kaffrarian Rifles, S.A. Forces. 30th June 1943. Age 23. Son of John G. and Myrtle Annandale, of Stutterheim, Cape Province, South Africa VI. B. 14

ASHMORE, Private, G G, 589456V. 1st Bn. Royal Durban Light Infantry, S.A. Forces. 16th September 1945. Age 22. Son of Ernest W. G. and Lily E. Ashmore, of Durban, Natal, South Africa I. A. 4

AUSTIN, Lieutenant (Pilot), M F W, 542715V. 3 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 20th February 1945. Age 21. Son of Vernon W. and Elsie N. B. Austin, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa I. D. 10

BELDON, Private, A B, 3982. 1st. Royal Natal Carbineers, S.A. Forces. 18th July 1942. Age 32. Son of William and Elizabeth Beldon, of Mossel Bay, Cape Province, South Africa IV. E. 11

BEUKES, Captain (Pilot), L. VON S., 47891V. 31 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 13th October 1944. Age 26. Son of Mattheus J. H. and Martha Beukes; husband of Susanna M. Beukes, of Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa Coll. grave I. B. 4

BLANC, Lieutenant (Nav.), J P, 211492V. 37 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. South African Air Force. 13th - 14th July 1944. Age 28. Son of Dr. M. A. Blanc and Mrs. N. Blanc, of Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia II. C. 6

BOLD, Lance Corporal, A T, 92626V. Imperial Light Horse/Kimberley Regiment, S.A.Forces. 24th June 1945. Age 23. Husband of Sadie Bold, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa I. A. 1

BOURHILL, Sergeant, NOEL E. W., 26169. 3 Field Regt. South African Artillery. 19th June 1942. Age 27. Son of Edward J. and Mary Bourhill, of Barberton, Transvaal, South Africa I. D. 3

CHRISTIE, Lance Corporal, P, 242517V. 11th S.A. Armd. Bde. South African Armoured Corps. 3rd July 1945. Age 22. Son of George B. and Williamina Christie, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa I. B. 15

CLARK, Gunner, L G, 611823. South African Artillery. 31st July 1945. Age 41. Son of Percival E. and Dorcas E. Clark; husband of Nellie E. Clark, of Durban, Natal, South Africa I. B. 6

DE BEER, Sergeant, J J, 35494. South African Irish. 7th August 1942. Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andries G. de Beer, of Beaconsfield, Cape Province, South Africa I. D. 1

DUTOIT, Private, G J, SAP/196535. South African Police. 2nd December 1942. Age 29. Son of Pieter and Elizabeth du Toit, of Philipstown, Cape Province, South Africa V. C. 9

FRANCIS, Warrant Officer Class II (Air Gnr.), D A W, P/5057V. 31 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 13th October 1944. Coll. grave I. B. 14

FREEMAN, Private, A R, 82034V. Witwatersrand Rifles/Regiment de la Rey, S.A. Forces. 2nd July 1945. Age 25. Son of Adolf and Amy Freeman, of Springs, Transvaal, South Africa I. A. 11

GRACE, Lance Bombardier, R L, 16457. 1 A.A. Regt. South African Artillery. 24th May 1944. IV. E. 3

HALL, Sergeant, J W, P/4950V. Technical Service Corps, S.A. Forces. 26th July 1945. I. B. 3

HJELM, Lieutenant (Pilot), D R, 328638V. 37 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. South African Air Force. 13th - 14th July 1944. Age 24. Son of Klas A. and Mina Hjelm II. C. 13

HOYLE, Second Lieutenant (Pilot), J C, 282449V. 112 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 23rd August 1944. Age 20. Son of Clifton Hoyle, and of Elizabeth Hoyle, of Nkana, Northern Rhodesia V. B. 12

JAMES, Private, J L, 5109. 1st Bn. Royal Durban Light Infantry, S.A. Forces. 3rd July 1942. Age 28. Son of George and Augusta L. J. James, of Durban, Natal, South Africa IV. D. 7

JONES, Warrant Officer Class I (W.Op./Air Gnr.), E A, 579429V. 31 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 13th October 1944. Coll. grave I. C. 4

KETH, Gunner, D K, 114497. 1 Field Regt. South African Artillery. 18th September 1943. Age 25. Son of William J. and Juta M. E. Keth, of Glendale, Southern Rhodesia I. C. 7

KRUGER, Lieutenant (Obs.), M C F D P, 329217V. 31 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 13th October 1944. Age 29. Son of Johannes and Aletta Kruger; husband of R. Margaritha Kruger, of Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa Coll. grave I. B. 14

LEE, Sapper, D M, 76117. 4 Field Regt. South African Engineer Corps. 12th November 1944. II. D. 8

LESAR, Private, H R, 88540. 1st. South African Irish. 6th March 1942. III. C. 15

MAY, Captain, F B, 76893. Regiment Botha, S.A. Forces attd. 5th S.A. Inf. Bde.. 11th May 1942. Age 38. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel May; husband of Henrietta S. May, of Tzaneen, Transvaal, South Africa IV. D. 9

METELERKAMP, Lieutenant (Pilot), ALEXANDER HENRY REX, 542602V. 31 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 13th October 1944. Age 23. Son of Lawrence and Wilhelma Metelerkamp, of Stellenbosch, Cape Province, South Africa. B.A Coll. grave I. C. 4

NEL, Lieutenant (Pilot), C P, 206556V. 31 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 12th - 13th October 1944. Age 21. Son of Louis L. and Catherine E. Nel, of Oudtshoorn, Cape Province, South Africa Coll. grave V. C. 1-8

POLE, Sapper, T R, 83647. 5 Field Coy. South African Engineer Corps. 12th February 1943. Age 25. Son of John W. A. and Sarah A. M. Pole, of Springs, Transvaal, South Africa III. B. 9

ROSENSTEIN, Lieutenant (Pilot), ERNEST WILLY, 328895V. 185 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 2nd April 1945. Age 22. Son of Willy and Hedwig Rosenstein, of Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa V. A. 5

SHIPMAN, Lieutenant (Air Gnr.), G D, 102521V. 31 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 13th October 1944. Age 27. Son of Egbert R. and Mary E. A. Shipman, of Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa Coll. grave I. B. 14

SLEEP, Lieutenant (Pilot), R, 542777V. 5 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 17th April 1945. Age 22. Son of Stanley C. and Olive I. Sleep, of Cape Town, South Africa III. C. 14

SMITH, Private, F A, 10976. Umvoti Mounted Rifles, S.A. Forces. 28th March 1943. I. D. 2

SOMERSET, Private, F H, 234194V. Technical Service Corps, S.A. Forces attd. Prince Alfred's Guard, S.A.Forces. 9th July 1945. Age 36. Son of Fitzroy H. and Martha Somerset; husband of Rachel Somerset, of East London, Cape Province, South Africa I. B. 1

TABERER, Captain, T C M, D S O, 201496. 107 Coy. South African Reserve Mechanical Transport. 7th July 1943. Age 45. Son of Harry and Ethel Taberer; husband of Edith J. Taberer, of Johannesburg, Transaval, South Africa V. A. 14

TALJAARD, Gunner, D J, 279969. South African Artillery. 19th June 1945. I. A. 15

VAN NIEKERK, Sergeant, C A, SAP/197074. South African Police. 3rd November 1944. Age 35. Son of Izak and Glaudina Van Niekerk; husband of Elizabeth S. Van Niekerk, of Middelburg, Cape Province, South Africa IV. C. 12

VORSTER, Lieutenant (Obs.), COEN BRITS, 329043V. 31 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 12th - 13th October 1944. Age 29. Son of Hendrik J. and Margaretha J. M. Vorster, of Pretoria, Transaval, South Africa Coll. grave V. C. 1-8

WHITE, Staff Sergeant, VICTOR J., 213633. 7th Armd. Reconnaissance Bn. South African Tank Corps. 13th September 1943. Age 40. Son of James and Elizabeth White; husband of Florence L. White, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa III. A. 12

WHITELAW, Warrant Officer Class I (W.Op./Air Gnr.), ROBERT PENDER, 542813V. 31 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 13th October 1944. Age 22. Son of Bobs R. P. and Barbara W. S. Whitelaw, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa Coll. grave I. C. 4

SA Other Units

AYLWARD, Flying Officer (Pilot), HAROLD EDGAR CECIL, 160124. 237 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 29th March 1945. Age 20. Son of John Augustus Samuel and Hilda Janet Aylward, of Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa. Native of Southern Rhodesia. II. E. 12

Name: BAILEY, ROY

Initials: R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Unit Text: 31 (S.A.A.F.) Sqdn.

Date of Death: between 12/10/1944 and 13/10/1944

Service No: 1899465

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave V. C. 1-8.

BATEMAN, Sub-Lieutenant, PETER PHILIP COL, H.M.S. Hereward. Royal Navy. 14th September 1943. Age 20. Son of Philip George and Marie-Louise Bateman, of Rondebosch, Cape Province, South Africa. King's Medallist; R.N. College, Dartmouth, 1940. V. C. 10

Rhodesia Other Units

BENNIE, Sergeant (Pilot), JAMES HOGG, 710312. 237 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13th April 1945. Age 19. Son of Matthew and Alison May Bennie, of Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. II. C. 2.

MANSELL, Flying Officer (Pilot), NEVILLE BRIGHTON, 160264. 237 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 25th April 1945. Age 23. Son of George Frederick Laurence Mansell and Doris Violet Mansell, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. I. D. 12.

*****Let me know if you need sample photos. Basically flip the camera on its side and fill the headstone with the viewfinder. We would also like a few overview shots of the cemetery.

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Swizz

I have sent you a PM, for my five chaps. If you could thank you

Andy

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Well, I live in Milan, so if there's anything I can do...

Elena

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Andy - I've got your five names and will try to get the photos for you.

Peter and southafricanwargraves - I will try and do some of these but it will only be a short visit (en route elsewhere!)

Will try and get back to you over the weekend!

Swizz

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Well everyone, I couldn't get the pictures because grass seed had recently been sewn - there was a tape across the entrance and signs saying not to go onto the grass... (check the photo below) :(

I will probably be back at some point in the future, and if this happens I will try and get the photos then.

Swizz

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Well everyone, I couldn't get the pictures because grass seed had recently been sewn - there was a tape across the entrance and signs saying not to go onto the grass... (check the photo below) :(

I will probably be back at some point in the future, and if this happens I will try and get the photos then.

Swizz

Oh, I'm sorry of this!

Anyway as I said I live in Milano, I'll go there in a few weeks (that should be enough for the grass!) and try to take those photos!

Elena

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Andy, if you send me your five names I'll take your photos too!

Elena

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Andy, if you send me your five names I'll take your photos too!

Elena

Hi Elena,

I might be a little late with this however if you have time, I am looking to get these ?Royal Australian Air Force grave photos.

GLENWRIGHT, ALBERT CLIVE

Sergeant

410323

142sq

24/11/1943

21

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

HART, ALEXANDER BARR

Flight Sergeant

426339

22

PTC

13/07/1944

22

Royal Australian Air Force Australian

II. C. 11.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

KNAPP, JACK FREDERICK

Flight Sergeant

415664

142sq

24/11/1943

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LAWTON, CLARENCE WILLIAM

Flight Sergeant

424771

31sq

SAAF

12/10/1944

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

III. E. 5.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LEE, SIDNEY GEORGE

Warrant Officer

420819

238sq (MATAF)

21/09/1944

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

I. E. 5.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LODGE, WALLACE EUGENE

Sergeant

407868

207sq

9/12/1942

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

III. B. 4.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

PURDUE, DONALD MAURICE RUSSELL

Warrant Officer

421688

142sq

13/07/1944

20

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

II. E. 4.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

SMART, EDMOND RHYS

Flight Sergeant

417006

61sq

8/08/1943

26

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

II. B. 13.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

WADE, JAMES GORDON

Flight Sergeant

413050

142sq

24/11/1943

26

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

WATSON, DESMOND VINCENT

Flight Sergeant

424243

31sq

SAAF

12/10/1944

20

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

IV. B. 8.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

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Hi Elena,

I might be a little late with this however if you have time, I am looking to get these ?Royal Australian Air Force grave photos.

You are not late...As Swizz pointed out, the cemetery is closed these days as they are working at the lawn. I'll wait a couple of weeks then go and take all the photos.

Elena

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Elena

Here are my five names plus one extra I found this morning when double checking!

I am most grateful for your offer

VA6 Bolden 3316568 AAC/2 SAS 27/3/45

VA3 Bruce ME/13041866 PC/2 SAS 21/4/45

VIA7 Guscott 5627376 AAC/2 SAS 27/3/45

VA4 Riccomini 137803 AAC/2 SAS 27/3/45

VIC5-6 Whitaker 199620 AAC/3 Para 11/9/44

IB7 Thorley 1888318 RE/156 BD Pln 24/7/45

Swizz

Thanks for trying!

All the best

Andy B

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Thank you very much Elena!

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Sorry, no luck yet! :angry:

I went there this morning, but signs are still there!

The problem is that it's impossible to go anywhere without walking on the lawn, as the path arrives just to the Cross of Sacrifice, goes around it and no further...

Well, I'll try again in some time! After all it's less than 5 Kms from my home. I only hope they won't simply forget the signs there (that is quite usual here in Italy...).

Elena

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Elena, it might be worth you contacting the Office in Rome to find out when they deem the cemetery to be accessible.

Thank you for your support.

Peter

Western Mediterranean Area

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Viale F.T. Marinetti No 221

00143 Rome

Italy

Tel: +39 (0) 6 5099911

Fax: +39 (0) 6 50524593

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Well, at last the cemetery has reopened!

I went there and took all the photos...

I'll contact those who asked them to know where to send them (you can PM me if you read this message first!).

Unfortunately I'll have to re-shoot a few, as due to the sun position they are practically unreadable...

But I'd have to go to the cemetery again anyway, as I still have to take the photo for the 360° panoramic for Yvan, so that's not a problem (and if anyone wants any other photos, there are still few days to ask for them!)

A nice note: my daughter (9 y.o.) came with me and helped me to keep note of names...She said it was a sort of treasure hunt and decided she will come next time too.

She was very impressed at how well-kept the cemetery was, and remarked "It is very clean and tidy. If it were an exercise book, it would get "excellent"". :D

Elena

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Gosh, I hope I'm not too late!

We have two of our casualties there - they are:

Sergeant Hughie William Carter, RAF, died 27 August 1940, grave I A 10

and

Lance Corporal George Alexander Whaley, Worcestershires, died 31 December 1942, grave ref III A 2

If there is any chance of photos of their graves (and maybe a general view also of the area they are in?) it would be wonderful.

Thank you ever so much :-)

Also ... how nice your daughter joins in. Perhaps she should get a gold star, and "excellent" too!

My three are rather older, but they still like to come to help find graves (boyfriends in tow), and one of them and her friend laid our wreath at the Menin Gate in December too. It's super our newer people take such interest.

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Gosh, I hope I'm not too late!

We have two of our casualties there - they are:

Sergeant Hughie William Carter, RAF, died 27 August 1940, grave I A 10

and

Lance Corporal George Alexander Whaley, Worcestershires, died 31 December 1942, grave ref III A 2

If there is any chance of photos of their graves (and maybe a general view also of the area they are in?) it would be wonderful.

You are not too late! Actually I've already been there twice; I went there in the weekend to take a panoramic for Yvan (for TodayIsfree.com site ) and to re-take some photos that weren't good. But as I was without my daughter (I'm separated and last weekend my children were with their father) , I had to keep note by myself and I managed to forget three photos: I marked them as "done", but they weren't on the camera... :blink: .

So I'll have to go back yet another time to finish the work (and I have half an idea of taking photos of all the graves and put them on Findagrave, where there are already entries for all the graves of Milan's War cemetery! After all I've already shot more than 60 and the cemetery is not very big)

Next time then I'll take yours too!

Elena

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Thank you very much for the photos you sent - they are great, and I am very grateful. They are now online with our Dover Virtual Memorial. It's lovely that our casualties' graves have been visited again, too.

It was very kind of you. Thank you. :)

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I am researching Alexander Barr Hart and I was wondering if I could get a copy of the photo of his grave as per the posts in 2008.

HART, ALEXANDER BARR

Flight Sergeant

426339

22

PTC

13/07/1944

22

Royal Australian Air Force Australian

II. C. 11.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

I would appreciate any assistance you can provide as I am seeking information for the youunger brother of A B Hart.

Bill.

Hi Elena,

I might be a little late with this however if you have time, I am looking to get these ?Royal Australian Air Force grave photos.

GLENWRIGHT, ALBERT CLIVE

Sergeant

410323

142sq

24/11/1943

21

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

HART, ALEXANDER BARR

Flight Sergeant

426339

22

PTC

13/07/1944

22

Royal Australian Air Force Australian

II. C. 11.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

KNAPP, JACK FREDERICK

Flight Sergeant

415664

142sq

24/11/1943

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LAWTON, CLARENCE WILLIAM

Flight Sergeant

424771

31sq

SAAF

12/10/1944

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

III. E. 5.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LEE, SIDNEY GEORGE

Warrant Officer

420819

238sq (MATAF)

21/09/1944

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

I. E. 5.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LODGE, WALLACE EUGENE

Sergeant

407868

207sq

9/12/1942

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

III. B. 4.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

PURDUE, DONALD MAURICE RUSSELL

Warrant Officer

421688

142sq

13/07/1944

20

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

II. E. 4.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

SMART, EDMOND RHYS

Flight Sergeant

417006

61sq

8/08/1943

26

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

II. B. 13.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

WADE, JAMES GORDON

Flight Sergeant

413050

142sq

24/11/1943

26

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

WATSON, DESMOND VINCENT

Flight Sergeant

424243

31sq

SAAF

12/10/1944

20

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

IV. B. 8.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

I am researching Alexander Barr Hart and I was wondering if I could get a copy of the photo of his grave as per the posts in 2008.

HART, ALEXANDER BARR

Flight Sergeant

426339

22

PTC

13/07/1944

22

Royal Australian Air Force Australian

II. C. 11.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

I would appreciate any assistance you can provide as I am seeking information for the youunger brother of A B Hart.

Bill.

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I am researching Alexander Barr Hart and I was wondering if I could get a copy of the photo of his grave as per the posts in 2008.

HART, ALEXANDER BARR

Flight Sergeant

426339

22

PTC

13/07/1944

22

Royal Australian Air Force Australian

II. C. 11.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

I would appreciate any assistance you can provide as I am seeking information for the youunger brother of A B Hart.

Bill.

Hi Bill,

write me a private address where I can send you the photo... You can contact me at rossiele@yahoo.com .

Elena

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Hi Elena,

I might be a little late with this however if you have time, I am looking to get these ?Royal Australian Air Force grave photos.

GLENWRIGHT, ALBERT CLIVE

Sergeant

410323

142sq

24/11/1943

21

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

HART, ALEXANDER BARR

Flight Sergeant

426339

22

PTC

13/07/1944

22

Royal Australian Air Force Australian

II. C. 11.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

KNAPP, JACK FREDERICK

Flight Sergeant

415664

142sq

24/11/1943

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LAWTON, CLARENCE WILLIAM

Flight Sergeant

424771

31sq

SAAF

12/10/1944

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

III. E. 5.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LEE, SIDNEY GEORGE

Warrant Officer

420819

238sq (MATAF)

21/09/1944

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

I. E. 5.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LODGE, WALLACE EUGENE

Sergeant

407868

207sq

9/12/1942

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

III. B. 4.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

PURDUE, DONALD MAURICE RUSSELL

Warrant Officer

421688

142sq

13/07/1944

20

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

II. E. 4.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

SMART, EDMOND RHYS

Flight Sergeant

417006

61sq

8/08/1943

26

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

II. B. 13.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

WADE, JAMES GORDON

Flight Sergeant

413050

142sq

24/11/1943

26

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

WATSON, DESMOND VINCENT

Flight Sergeant

424243

31sq

SAAF

12/10/1944

20

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

IV. B. 8.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

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Spidge,

I am resarching Alexander Barr Hart - one of the names you asked Elana to photograph for you in 2008. She has generously sent me the photo but suggested that you may have some more information. I have information from the Australian achieves and they released some more information a few days ago after I made application for release of extra files. In particular I am trying to find where he and his crew were originally buried. Apparently according to a 1947 letter of investigation, Hart was one of 11 airmen buried in a civil cemetery in Limoto, and after identification they remains were re-buried in Milan.

Can you you assist me ?

Bill.

Hi Elena,

I might be a little late with this however if you have time, I am looking to get these ?Royal Australian Air Force grave photos.

GLENWRIGHT, ALBERT CLIVE

Sergeant

410323

142sq

24/11/1943

21

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

HART, ALEXANDER BARR

Flight Sergeant

426339

22

PTC

13/07/1944

22

Royal Australian Air Force Australian

II. C. 11.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

KNAPP, JACK FREDERICK

Flight Sergeant

415664

142sq

24/11/1943

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LAWTON, CLARENCE WILLIAM

Flight Sergeant

424771

31sq

SAAF

12/10/1944

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

III. E. 5.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LEE, SIDNEY GEORGE

Warrant Officer

420819

238sq (MATAF)

21/09/1944

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

I. E. 5.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

LODGE, WALLACE EUGENE

Sergeant

407868

207sq

9/12/1942

23

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

III. B. 4.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

PURDUE, DONALD MAURICE RUSSELL

Warrant Officer

421688

142sq

13/07/1944

20

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

II. E. 4.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

SMART, EDMOND RHYS

Flight Sergeant

417006

61sq

8/08/1943

26

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

II. B. 13.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

WADE, JAMES GORDON

Flight Sergeant

413050

142sq

24/11/1943

26

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Coll. grave VI. B. 6.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

WATSON, DESMOND VINCENT

Flight Sergeant

424243

31sq

SAAF

12/10/1944

20

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

IV. B. 8.

MILAN WAR CEMETERY

Italy

Milan

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My cousin was the pilot of LN466 that crashed in Italy. FLT SGT Wade J.G Reg no A.413050. I would like any photos or information as I am currently tracing my family Tree.I also want to get in contact with the families of the 3 other Australians that was on board with him. Any information would be helpful.

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