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Photos of Memorials in the 1920s/1930s to identify


Cymro
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One of the men I'm researching - Archie Morris of Neath who served in the 1st RWF on the Western Front in 1916/1917 (he was later commissioned into the 7th South Wales Borderers) took his family to France in the late 1920s (or early 1930s - not clear) to see where he fought in the war. I'm including photographs of the memorials he visited. The first is unidentified - It looks to be a bronze bird on top. The second is Hill 60, which was destroyed in WW2 I believe and the 3rd is the Canadian memorial at St Juliaan.  I thought it would be interesting to post, and I'd be very interested to hear what the first memorial is.

 

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Jon

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Hi Cymro

Your first picture is the memorial to flying ace Georges Guynemer situated in Poelkapelle,Belgium, it is now in the centre of a roundabout.The symbol on top commemorates the Cigognes - The Storks, the operational unit he flew with.

 

John

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The second 

Hill 60 Memorial Queen Victoria's Rifles   (as caption)

 

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Ray

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and the third

St. Julien Canadian Memorial at Vancouver Corner

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Regards Ray

jon should have read all of your post before replying

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Jon

 

Interesting pictures which fit in neatly with another photo identification thread running concurrently, which I am sure you will have seen (but just in case I'll post the link). I think there might be recently harvested grain in the background of the Hill 60 one.

 

Pete.

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34 minutes ago, Knotty said:

Hi Cymro

Your first picture is the memorial to flying ace Georges Guynemer situated in Poelkapelle,Belgium, it is now in the centre of a roundabout.The symbol on top commemorates the Cigognes - The Storks, the operational unit he flew with.

 

John

Thanks very much for this John and for the input everyone!

 

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5 hours ago, Cymro said:

 

Memorial Snip.JPG

 

 

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Then and Now, courtesy of Google.

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