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#1 Tim

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:28 PM

As we approach, in the UK and elsewhere, Armistice Day, 11th November and remember all who have died in the service of their country, Explorecrete readers may like to know that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission tend graves, not only of Commonwealth dead, but also of many of our Allies and others who fell in conflict and are interred in foreign soil in a CWGC cemetery. The following is drawn from information kindly supplied by CWGC (www.cwgc.org) and is a list of cemeteries where Greek service personnel are buried. I have the names should anyone want them. Soldier LAGOS, the only Greek soldier buried in the UK, will not be forgotten, nor his fellow countrymen merchant navymen buried elsewhere in the UK and the others who fell elswhere.

Algeria

DELY IBRAHIM WAR CEMETERY

Belgium

BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY - Evere, Vlaams-Brabant

Canada

FREEPORT (VALLEY) CEMETERY - Nova Scotia

Egypt

EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

FAYID WAR CEMETERY

HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY

HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY

ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY

SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY


Germany

BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY - Soltau, Niedersachsen

BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY - Berlin, Berlin

HAMBURG CEMETERY - Hamburg, Hamburg

Greece

DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY

EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY - Lemnos

KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY

LAHANA MILITARY CEMETERY

MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA

SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON

STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY

SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY - Crete
ANDREAS, Soldier, K, Greek Army. 22nd July 1941. Plot 17 Row B Grave 6.
KARALIS, Soldier, Greek Army. 22nd July 1941. Plot 17 Row B Grave 7.

Israel

GAZA WAR CEMETERY

KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY

RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY

Italy

CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY - Sicily

SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY – Sicily


Lebanese Republic

BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY


SIDON WAR CEMETERY


TRIPOLI (VICTORIA) NAVAL CEMETERY


Libya

BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY


KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA


TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY


TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY


Malta

MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY

Poland

POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY

Sierra Leone

FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY

South Africa

BOKSBURG CEMETERY - Gauteng

DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY - Kwazulu Natal

JOHANNESBURG (WEST PARK) CEMETERY - Gauteng

PIETERMARITZBURG (FORT NAPIER) CEMETERY - Kwazulu Natal
Sudan

KHARTOUM WAR CEMETERY

Syria

ALEPPO WAR CEMETERY

DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY

Tunisia

SFAX WAR CEMETERY

Turkey

LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY

United Kingdom

BOWMORE NEW PARISH CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ISLAY - Argyllshire.

EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CEMETERY – Edinburgh

GREAT YARMOUTH (CAISTER) CEMETERY - Norfolk

HAREFIELD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD - Middlesex

KILLUNAIG GRAVEYARD, ISLE OF COLL - Argyllshire

KIRKWALL (ST. OLAF'S) CEMETERY - Orkney

LIVERPOOL (ALLERTON) CEMETERY - Lancashire

MILFORD HAVEN CEMETERY - Pembrokeshire

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE (WEST ROAD) CEMETERY - Northumberland

OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY – Oxfordshire

LAGOS, Soldier, T, 327525. Greek Army. 18th October 1944. Plot I/1. Grave 188.

PLYMOUTH (EFFORD) CEMETERY - Devon

WALLSEND (HOLY CROSS) CEMETERY - Northumberland

Yemen

MAALA CEMETER


Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY

HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:53 PM

You are really a special person, Tim! While the world goes around, creating new victims of war, it is so nice to realize that somebody still remembers the sacrifices of previous times, whoever lost somebody dear in the WWII will be grateful that nothing is forgotten, that there are still persons like you to make us recall.

Thanks, Tim

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:59 PM

Thanks Dinny, but I am one of millions who I hope remember. I am just fortunate to have access to some information that is not readily available to all and think that some of our friends here will be interested.
I also know that everyone who has visited the CWGC cemetery at Suda Bay will appreciate the way our Cretan friends look after our fallen and the list gives us a chance to remember their countrymen interred in a foreign land.
Neither do we forget those young men from nations who were once our enemies, whose graves in Crete have been tended in the past by the likes of George Psychoundakis and Manolis Paterakis.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 09:23 PM

Thank you Tim for reminding us all! You can add me too to those millions who remember, I think it's the least we can do, not to forget them who had to pay with their lives serving their country, never!
Touches me deep also because as I you know, my country went through some very tough wars against Russia not so long time ago. I am deeply thankful to those brave men and women, also from other countries, who defended this small country against that powerful nation! Thank God we live in peace now and respect each other!

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:35 AM

A CRETAN MEMORY

ON A MOUNTAINOUS LITTLE ISLAND
IN THE AEGEAN SEA
BY THE SHORES OF SUDA BAY
ARE THE DEAD OF MANY ANZACS
BURIED WHERE THEY LAY
THEIR DEATHS, THE DEATH THAT
ONLY GALLANT SOLDIERS DIE.


ON THAT LITTLE ISLAND
WITH ITS PEAKS ALL CAPPED IN SNOW
ITS GROVES OF OLIVE TREES
AND GRAPEVINES ROW BY ROW
FROM THE OCEAN WRETHED IN WHITE CAPS
TO THE MOUNTAINS WREATHED THE SAME
ARE THE FIELDS WHERE THEY FOUGHT SO BRAVELY
THOSE WHO CARRIED THE ANZAC NAME


WE, WHO WERE THERE, REMEMBER
THOSE DAYS OF HELL ON CRETE
AND HOPE THAT WHEN OUR TIME COMES
OLD PALS AGAIN WE'LL MEET
AS WE TRUDGE ALONG THE ROAD
OF LIFE THAT'S LEFT TO BE
MATES AGAIN FOR ETERNITY
WITH THOSE WHO SLEEP
'NEATH THE OLIVE TREES.


VX3972 Pte. S.G. Pontin




This poem hangs in the Naval Museum, Chania.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 08:52 PM

I wonder if you would allow me to intrude on this thread and add the following World War graves from Cyprus
http://www.flickr.co...stern/24300348/
http://www.britains-...keep/keep1.html
http://www.cwgc.org/...=4004476&mode=1

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 01:42 PM

DaveW, that was a beautiful simple poem by S G Pontin! Thanks!

And thanks to Tim, for helping to ensure that these dreadful events and all its victims shall not be forgotten.

Perhaps mankind will grow up and become civilised one day.

Henry.