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Polish War Graves, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth (ii)

Memorial and Dedication stone behind:-

Polish War Graves, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth

Lower section:-

Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth, Polish War Graves

Looking east:-

Lines of Polish War Graves, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth

More Polish War Graves

From memorial stone:-

Perth, Polish War Graves, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery

A few graves were in smaller groupings:-

B M P Pawłowski, 28/7/1946, aged 53 and W Kowłowski, 14/9/1946, aged 48:-

Two Polish War Graves, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery Perth

RTM Z Cuzek, 6/3/1947, aged 57, Captain J Kopeć, 21/4/1947 aged 53, Lt-Colonel L A Beldowski, 11/9/1947 aged 48:-

Three Polish War Graves, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth

Two sets of seven Polish War Graves. The three plots to the right all contain two burials:-

Seven Polish War Graves Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth

Seven More Polish War Graves

Two sets of eight Polish War Graves, Again two burials per plot:-

Eight Polish War Graves

Eight More Polish War Graves

Polish War Graves, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth (i)

Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth, contains over 350 burials of Polish nationals who died in the 1939-1945 war.

Cemetery gates from the inside:-

Gates, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth

Polish War Graves sign by gates:-

Polish War Graves Sign, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery Perth

Memorial Stone and Dedication, “Eternal Glory to the Polish soldiers who died in 1939-1945 for our freedom and yours.” (alos rendered in Polish.)

Dedication Stone Polish Graves, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery, Perth

Information Board:-

Polish War Graves Information Board

Polish War Graves in setting:-

Polish War Graves, Jeanfield and Wellshill Cemetery,Perth

A Short Stop at Aberdour

In June we took a friend to see Aberdour as she’d never been there before.

Between the railway station car park (which is the easiest place to ark in the town) and the station itself is this planter in the shape of a stylised locomotive + train:-

Train-Shaped Planter by Aberdour Railway Station

This small building, Curlingstane House, looks cute stuck in between two others:-

Quaint House, Aberdour

The plaque below is on the same church wall as Aberdour’s War Memorial. It commemorates Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Charles Tasker Keyes, killed in action, Libya, 18/11/1941:-

War Death Commemoration, Aberdour

In the graveyard behind the church is this gravestone commemorating a war death. Flight Sergeant Pilot Walter R L Gollyer, RAF VR, killed in action, 13/7/1941, aged 22:-

Aberdour Grave with War Death Dedication

War Memorial, Stanhope, County Durham

Stanhope’s War Memorial is a stone cross above a square plinth. It stands in the grounds of St Thomas Church but is visible from the street:-

War Memorial, Stanhope, County Durham

Dedication and names. “To the glory of God and in memory of those from the ecclesiastical parish of Stanhope who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1919.”
“1939 – 1945. Let us also remember.”

Stanhope War Memorial Dedication and  Names

Wolsingham War Memorial

Wolsingham‘s War Memorial is on the form of a Celtic type cross. It lies just beside the main street near the junction of the A 689 and the B 6296.

The dedication reads, “Remember with thanksgiving the true and faithful men who in the Great War went forth from this parish for god and the right. The names of those who returned not again are here inscribed to be honoured forevermore. 1914-1919.”

Wolsingham War Memorial

Detail, Wolsingham War Memorial

South aspect. Great War names:-

Great War Names, Wolsingham War Memorial

East aspect. Second World War names:-

Second World War Names, Wolsingham War Memorial

North aspect. Great War names:-

War Memorial, Wolsingham, Great War Names

War Graves, Wolsingham, Weardale, County Durham

Wolsingham is a small town in Weardale, County Durham.

The local building material looks to have been a lovely stone, similar to Cotsworld stone but a bit darker.

These terraced houses were quite olde-worlde

Old Building, Wolsingham

St Mary’s and St Stephen’s church stood back up a side street off the road through the town:-

A Church in Wolsingham

There were two war graves in the churchyard.

Leading aircraftman F Langdale, Royal Canadian Air Force, 27/4/1943, aged 24:-

War Grave, Wolsingham, Weardale, County Durham

Private J H Jackson, Royal Army Medical Corps, 13/9/1920, aged 43:-

Wolsingham War Grave

War Memorial, Lanchester, County Durham

Lanchester is a small village in County Durham. We visited there because it features in a Book of British Villages which we have.

Its War Memorial is in the form of a wall on the village green:-

War Memorial, Lanchester, County Durham

Closer view:-

Lanchester War Memorial

There was a Great War 100th anniversary vintage memorial bench nearby:-

War Memorial Bench, Lanchester

War Memorial, Stanley, County Durham

Stanley is a town in County Durham.

I took a wrong turning there and ended up going down a street called Shield Row where I spotted this memorial in front of Shield Row Community House.

Given the uniforms the figures bear (Great War infantry and Royal Flying Corps) and its fresh look this would seem to be a Great War 100th anniversary construction.

A War Memorial in Stanley, County Durham.

Chester-le-Street War Memorial

Curiously this War Memorial was only dedicated in 2015. It certainly has the look of one only recently constructed. It is situated in the town’s Market Place set off from it by replica artillery shells. Information about the town’s original War memorial is on this webpage.

This side has representations of a World War 2 soldier and sailor plus two Royal Navy ships and a Spitfire.

War Memorial, Chester-le-Street

Closer view:-

Names and Dedication, Chester-le-Street War Memorial

Names and dedication:-

Names, Chester-le-Street War Memorial

The reverse view is emblazoned with a Lancaster bomber and poppies replacing the Spitfire:-

Chester-le-Street War Memorial Reverse 1

Detail. One Great War name, one World War 2 name, 2 post 1945 names:-

Detail. War Memorial, Chester-le-Street,

War Graves, Cramlington, Northumberland

The headstone containing the names of (some of) my ancestors was in the graveyard of Church of St Nicholas.

St Nicholas Church, Cramlington, Northumberland

St Nicholas Church, Cramlington, Northumberland

While wandering the graveyard I found two Commonwealth War Graves, both from the Great War:-

Private J Shield, Northumberland Fusiliers, 10/11/1918:-

War Grave, Cramlington, Northumberland

Serjeant J W Brabban, Royal Field Artillery, 27/11/1918, aged 21:-

War Grave in Cramlington, Northumberland

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