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#1 Tom Tulloch-Marshall

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

Does anybody have any photos of the interior / headstone views at Albuera Cemetery which were taken say two to three years ago, or earlier ?

I'm looking for views where any headstone inscriptions (including unknowns) are at least vaguely discernable, and would stress that anything less than 2 - 3 years old is probably not going to help.

Please let me know if you have anything.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:13 AM

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I have a poor shot taken in 2002 which has little resolution but I show it anyrate.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:08 PM

Peter - thanks. That is the front row (row G) of the south plot, and s*d's law being s*d's law its a shot which doesnt really help. The left hand end of the row behind (south plot, row F, graves 1 to about 6 or more) would be good for me, or more particularly the front row on the other side of the entrance gate, north plot row D graves 1 up to 10 or more.

Do you (or anybody else) have any more from this cemetery ?

(... I have quite a few views from several years ago and not one of them is "right" for what I need to see :angry2: )

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:18 PM

I have this shot - but it is from May 2010. I presume that is too late? I also have a few headstone pictures - from the Special Memorial plot when you come in the entrance.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

I have this shot - but it is from May 2010. I presume that is too late? I also have a few headstone pictures - from the Special Memorial plot when you come in the entrance.


Jeremy - thanks. Ideally I'm looking for photos of Albuera pre Jan 2009, but later photos may still provide the information I'm looking for.

Your shot above is north plot row D, with grave No 1 being farthest from the camera. I suspect that the angle and distance from the camera are going to defeat me, but If I PM you an e-mail address could you possibly send me a copy of that photo in the highest resolution possible ?

Also, yes I am interested in the special memorials beside the entrance. Do you have anything showing the memorials to Privates Seeley and McKenna, and Able Seaman Millican ?

Thanks - Tom

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:32 PM

I have a gravestone picture of McKenna's grave. CWGC have him as CE McKenna but his grave says GE McKenna. His grave has a lovely inscription. http://www.cwgc.org/...80/McKENNA, C E
I'll send them over by email.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

Tom, I only have a couple, looking from South I think towards the entrance, none of the stones inside the entrance.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

North plot, Row D, 1-30, in October, 2009.

The stones are rather distant I'm afraid, but zooming in on the high resolution version I can just make out Smith on the partial stone 1.

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If you think the high resolution file might be useful, let me know.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

North plot, Row D, 1-30, in October, 2009.
The stones are rather distant I'm afraid, but zooming in on the high resolution version I can just make out Smith on the partial stone 1.
If you think the high resolution file might be useful, let me know.
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Bryan - thanks for mailing the high resolution version. The first headstone on the left is Gunner FW Smith and the resolution is good enough for me to see the detail in that area of headstones which I need to see. Unfortunately this isnt resolving the situation though :(

Your photo was taken in October 2010, and I think I have to go back towards or before before my initial break point of January 2009.

Any more from the "archives" ? - Also, any other pre 2009 photos of the special memorials imediately inside the entrance gate ?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

That's a shame. I can't help with any more photos, Tom.

I'm intrigued by your conundrum and the significance of the January, 2009, cut-off.

I enjoy a good mystery - maybe something you'll be able to share sometime :unsure:

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:45 AM

Not relevant at all, but this cemetery suffered a dose of vandalism about ten (?) years ago - I arrived when they were putting it to rights.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

That's a shame. I can't help with any more photos, Tom.
I'm intrigued by your conundrum and the significance of the January, 2009, cut-off.
I enjoy a good mystery - maybe something you'll be able to share sometime :unsure:
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Bryan - Jan 2009 is "significant" only because (prior to a couple of weeks ago) that was the last time I was inside Albuera and took any photos. It wasnt in very good shape at the time; there was a lot of hazard tape about, no gate, and various repairs going on.

Something has changed between then and now. I think I know what, but I need the "right" photos from before the repairs in order to be able to tie it down. Somebody, somewhere, has those photos !

Tom

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

I have this one taken on the 90th anniversary of the Mars Offensive 28th March 2008.

The master is 3.9MB; you can see some inscriptions on those on the left near and rear. Let me know if you want a copy.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:41 PM

I have this one taken on the 90th anniversary of the Mars Offensive 28th March 2008.
The master is 3.9MB; you can see some inscriptions on those on the left near and rear. ...


Bob - This will hopefully be helpful, thanks. I'll pm an e-mail address to send the full size copy to.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

I have this one taken on the 90th anniversary of the Mars Offensive 28th March 2008. The master is 3.9MB; you can see some inscriptions on those on the left near and rear. Let me know if you want a copy.


Bob - thanks for mailing the enlarged copy. That, taken in 2008, at least determines that Able Seaman Millican's memorial was replaced (or refaced) after the vandalism of 2005 and not as a result of it. Probably part of the 2009 works.

What I'm really still looking for are images of the left end of the front row of the north plot and the left end of the second row of the south plot, pre January 2009 and also pre 2005.

If any of the video footage you mentioned elsewhere shoould come to light then please let me know.

Somebody, somewhere, has ...................

Tom

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Hello,


I takes a little late
this conversation,
here is the only picture I did for this cemetery, it was
November 11, 2008 : http://www.panoramio.com/photo/15901711

Regards,

Olivier.