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robbie

I have around 250 photos of AIF gravestones from various cemeteries in Belgium and France which I took during the recent Pals trip.

Please feel free to contact me if you'd like a look-up.

Robbie

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TD60

Hello,

If by chance you have pics of following ones,

I am interested.

a) SMEED, LEONARD ARTHUR

Initials: L A

Nationality: Australian

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: Australian Army Postal Corps

Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot E. Row 1. Grave 9.

Cemetery: CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY

B) PILVEN, GEORGE HAMILTON

Initials: G H

Nationality: Australian

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: Australian Corps

Unit Text: School

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. H. 13.

Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

I hope you have a nice trip.

If you would like some photos taken near Compiegne (Oise)

for exemple in Catenoy do not hesitate.

I am living not far from there.

Best regards :)

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robbie

Very kind of you, thanks. I'll check my pics and let you know.

Robbie

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Jonathan Saunders

Robbie - I can tell you that we neither went to Calais Southern or Abbeville cemeteries. We went to cemeteries in the Salient/Poperinghe and Ballieul.

Jon

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BeppoSapone

Robbie

Did you go as far out as Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery? If so, do you have a photo of the grave of 6717 Private Victor Bannerman of 7th Bn AIF?

Did you wear your pink army boots?

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robbie
Robbie - I can tell you that we neither went to Calais Southern or Abbeville cemeteries.  We went to cemeteries in the Salient/Poperinghe and Ballieul.

Jon

I KNEW THAT (not!) :o

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Robbie

Did you go as far out as Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery? If so, do you have a photo of the grave of 6717 Private Victor Bannerman of 7th Bn AIF?

Did you wear your pink army boots?

Hi Beppo

Yes we did that this morning..in the POURING rain..will check it out tomorrow..

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Robbie

There is an Australian web-site dedicated to the collection of photographs of Australian War Graves world wide. A google search should find them easily should you wish to participate.

A picture of Tubb VC's grave at Lijssenthoek posted to this forum 'would be nice'

Pat

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Andrew P

Hi Robbie

Any 48th Battalion men among them?

Regards

Andrew

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robbie
Hi Robbie

Any 48th Battalion men among them?

Regards

Andrew

Hi mate

WIll check on the weekend after I've sorted them all...

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TD60
Robbie

There is an Australian web-site dedicated to the collection of photographs of Australian War Graves world wide. A google search should find them easily should you wish to participate.

A picture of Tubb VC's grave at Lijssenthoek posted to this forum 'would be nice'

Pat

Hello

:( If you are speaking of following website you will see

they are overwhelmed by requests

and do not accept anymore them...

http://www.australianwargraves.org/

Regards

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frev
Did you go as far out as Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery?

Robbie,

If the answer to above is yes - I'd be interested in 6 of the soldiers buried there.

Cheers, Frev.

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robbie
Robbie,

If the answer to above is yes - I'd be interested in 6 of the soldiers buried there.

Cheers, Frev.

Yes we did get to Lijssenthoek on the lst day. However, it was bucketting down heavy rain the whole time. I continued to take photos until my camera refused to function. WIll get to them tomorrow. Thanks for the interest.

Thanks TD>

Robbie

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robbie

Perhaps someone can answer this query please?

Attached is a gravestone found in Tyne Cot of Private Webster who is listed as being in the Australian T.M. Battery, died 12.10.1917.

What does T.M. refer to?

RObbie

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PhilB

Looks like TM to me Robbie - Trench Mortar?

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robbie
Looks like TM to me Robbie - Trench Mortar?

Thanks Phil. Would these have been similar to a Sapper?

Robbie

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robbie

I found a New Zealander amongst my pics from Tyne Cot Cemetery, a Lance Corporal.

I note that he was in the NZ Canterbury Regiment and that the Regiment is not numbered. Can a NZ member clarify this please?

Robbie

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Thanks Phil. Would these have been similar to a Sapper?

Robbie

No, Robbie. More artillery. They operated the short range trench mortars actually in the trenches. There are experts about who`ll probably add more for you.

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frev

Hi Robbie

Do you have any of the following amongst your photos:

Tyne Cot Cemetery:

DRYSDALE, Frederick Cairns - 6988 - 5th Bn AIF - D. 20/9/17

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery: (before your camera gave out)

ATKINSON, Clive - 1820 - 2nd Pioneers AIF - DOW 29/9/17

DREDGE, James Wesley - 2516 - 60th Bn AIF - DOW 27/9/17

McLAREN, Alex James - 3867 - 8th Bn AIF - KIA 13/10/16

PRETTY, Albert Ernest - 6069 - 2nd Bn AIF - DOW 30/9/17

SMITH, Robert Frederick - 747 - 8th BN AIF - DOW 3/10/16

SWALE, Richard - 1271 - 14th Bn AIF - DOW 29/9/17

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Cheers, Frev.

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robbie

THanks all for your requests. I have started sorting all the pics I took and will let you know if I come across these.

Robbie

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robbie
Hi Robbie

Any 48th Battalion men among them?

Regards

Andrew

Yes Andrew - so far I have Private Wade (13.10.17) and Lieutenant Grinlington (17.10.17).

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robbie

My photographic skills leave much to be desired at times. Can anyone assist with reading this gravestone please?

I think it is Booth, XX AIF xxxx

I have searched cwgc but no luck so far.

Robbie

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Andrew P

Thanks Robbie.

In regards to Booth, according to the AWM Honour Roll there were 34 men with the name of booth who died in WW1.

9 died in Belgium;

14 died in France;

7 died in Gallipoli;

2 died in England;

2 died in Australia.

Do you remember which cemetery in Belgium/France you took that photo?

Cheers

Andrew

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robbie
Thanks Robbie.

In regards to Booth, according to the AWM Honour Roll there were 34 men with the name of booth who died in WW1.

9 died in Belgium;

14 died in France;

7 died in Gallipoli;

2 died in England;

2 died in Australia.

Do you remember which cemetery in Belgium/France you took that photo?

Cheers

Andrew

Hi ANdrew,

Yes this is the fellow's CWGC entry - Nine ELms British Cemetery

Booth L.H.

5303, 21st Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F

who died

on 13 October 1917

Remembered with honour

NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY

Robbie

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