Double war grave photo

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by moggly, Jun 23, 2012.

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  1. Thought fellow ARRSERS might be interested in this.

    Don't know if this is the right forum but found this in my local cemetry in Idle, Bradford-never seen one before - looked up their names on the CWG site no info on them really so not sure if father and son as there is a 20 year age gap.
     

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  2. Father and son presumably. How terrible for thier loved ones.
     
  3. 22 year age gap actually as the elder died 2 years earlier than the younger.
     
  4. They are in CWG database.
     
  5. What a terrible monument . I think 3 seconds looking at this will teach more about the 2nd world war than any amount of heritage shows put on by seriously overweight wehrmach re enactors.
     
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  6. Not if they didn't like them
     
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  7. Cheers Flash I've always been a mong at Mathes or is it Maths ?, Me Ingerlish weren't that good either
     
  8. I disagree. I think that's it great that the powers that be took the effort to reunite them, and bury them together when they could've just let them rot in a foreign field.
     
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  9. Their records are on the CWG but no other info-pity as there can't be too many about, and it would be interesting to know how they got to be together.
     
  10. Actually it was my maths that were mong, I first put up an age gap of 18 years.
     
  11. From CWGC database

    H W Russel was Son of Joseph and Alice Mary Russell, of Idle, Bradford

    H G Russell was Son of William and Marion Edith Russell, of Thackley.

    So not father/son or brothers - cousins??
     
  12. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    There is a double grave in Horsted Keynes village church yard, newly wed serving couple killed crossing a railway line going home from their reception!

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  13. Is that the couple killed near Sharpethorne?
     
  14. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    That's very near!

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