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#1 BereniceUK

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

Does anyone know of a memorial in the UK for British servicemen who served and died in Russia in late 1918 and 1919? I'd guess that some, if not all, of those who died there will have their names included on regular Grat War memorials and rolls of honour; however, I've never come across a reference to service in Russia on any UK memorial yet.

#2 John Hartley

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

The Archangel Memorial to the Missing is the official commemoration for those who died and who have no known grave.


http://www.cwgc.org/...HANGEL MEMORIAL

As you say, men may also be commemorated on their local war memorial. This chap is remembered on two in the Stockport area.
http://www.stockport...r.php?name_id=4

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

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See: http://www.wyrdlight...ssiabmcpop.html

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

There is also a memorial to sailors lost in Baltic waters in Portsmouth Cathedral.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

Thank you, all. I find the Allied military action/intervention in Russia in 1919 absolutely fascinating, it seems to me to be almost an extension of the Great War.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

Link to the Portsmouth memorial herewith - sorry I did not have time to look it up the other day.

http://www.memorials...dral/baltic.htm

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

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My understanding is that the Russian memorial at Brookwood Military Cemetery is no longer an 'official' CWGC memorial and is likely at some stage to be dismantled as, with the graves and memorials in Russia now accessable, the reasons for its creation (as given on the wyrdlight website) no longer exist.

Although physically present (at least it was the last time I visited) it doesn't feature in the description or on the plan available on the CWGCs webpage for the cemetery (it's in the SW corner of the same plot as the 1939-45 Memorial opposite the Italian Memorial), and a search for any of the names on it will find the burial or memorial location in Russia detailed.

I can understand the reasons for the CWGC wanting to decommission this memorial (ie no dual commemorations), but on the other hand it's sad as I have seen flowers which have been placed on it by relatives.

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