Archive for Memorials

Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren , West-Vlaanderen Belgium -John Thomas McQue’s resting place

Posted in Belgium, first world war, John Thomas McQue, Memorials, Passchendale, Second World War, second world war memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Westvleteren with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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this is about the visit to Great ,Great Granddads memorial
we laid poppy’s in November in England
Me walking with Mum ,Evie and Leo towards the Memorial ,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_War_Graves_Commission
http://en.db-city.com/Belgium/Flanders/West_Flanders/Poperinge
http://www.toerismepoperinge.be/nl/pagina/1211-1220-1256-1477/dozinghem-mc.html?PHPSESSID=94b31967d1b8f973420a72df71ae533d
http://www.greatwar.co.uk/places/ypres-salient-cemeteries.htm
http://www.warmemorials.org/
http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/
http://www.bcmh.org.uk/index.php

Helan Fairchild was a nurse in the first world war who died but is buried elsewhere, she served in clearing stations near the Cemetery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Fairchild
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_Ypres
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

The gate posts -this one has the first world war date  on it

http://gianni.smugmug.com/Various/WWI-cemeteries-in-Ypres-1/9368134_X8y4Y#1172208532_cFJSM


http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=151896


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2604734


http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww1cemeteries/dozinghemmilitarycemetery.htm


http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=15300&mode=1


http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/dozinghem.htm


http://www.greatwar.co.uk/places/ypres-salient-cemeteries.htm


http://www.cwgc.org/CWGCImgs/Dozinghem%20Military%20Cemetery.JPG

This one has the second world war date on it
a book that contains all the details for the Cemetery
towards the front of the cemetery
This is my Great ,Great Granddads gravestone

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=12519318


http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=153284


http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/cemetery_plans/dozinghem.JPG

Grave/Memorial Reference: XV. F. 14.



http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_reports.aspx?cemetery=15300&mode=1

image above taken from the ww1cemeteries.com web site 

Me and  Evie
A Chinese grave
A person whose name is not known

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_Graves_Photographic_Project


http://www.wargravesheritage.org.uk/


http://www.twgpp.org/


http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/


http://www.skphotoscom.co.uk/gallery_325719.html

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Remembrance Sunday Memorial Walk – Lead Mines Clough , Anglezarke,Chorley,Lancashire

Posted in Anglezarke, Belgium, Chorley, Dozingham, first world war, Lancashire, Lead mines clough, Memorials, Merchant Navy, Old mines, Passchendale, second world war memorial, U Boat- U123 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Wet approach to the memorial walk

Note from dad -this was about a family memorial walk and the main activity was remembering Jakes and Evie’s Great, Great Granddad and Great Granddad. Jake wanted to share this – some of the Blog has been written by Jake and the rest by dad.
Jake had been to  this memorial before, we all thought this was a suitable location to commemorate and  remember.
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/10/anglezarke-lead-mine-clough-first.html

Jake had tidied up the crosses and poppies spontaneously without being asked before

“I am tidying this up by putting some of the crosses back (above lead mines clough)”

me  and Evie -Evie being a Zebra! in pink

Looking at a Mine Audit with dad -(behind the tree!)

Bolton Mountain rescue – 4 land rovers

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=main

At the Bomber memorial- Winter hill is in the background , the mast is mostly covered in cloud.

Putting Great Granddad’s and Great Great Granddad’s Crosses on the memorial

making sure the crosses are together without disturbing others, picking up the poppies on the ground.

Note  from Dad:
Edward McQue (Great Grandfather) and John Thomas McQue (Great .Great Grandfather) crosses together


Edward McQue officer Engineer  Merchant Navy (Great Granddad)
Killed in action  21-11 -1940  SSCree , 4791 tons iron ore , all 41 hands were lost
He had successfully completed 3 voyages when his ship SSCree was sunk by a U Boat- U123 off the coast of Ireland
the ship was carrying Iron from South Africa to Liverpool

information about U123
http://www.uboat.net/boats/u123.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-123_(1940)

Great Granddad does not have a  grave having gone down with the ship,
He is remembered at the Merchant Navy memorial at Tower Hill London
http://www.merchantnavymemorial.com/thm.htm
http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=90002&mode=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Hill_Memorial
http://merchantships.tripod.com/merchantseamentribute.html

John Thomas McQue 5th regiment Labour Corps
killed in action 14-12-1917 in the trenches battle of Passchendale ,Belgium

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_passchendaele.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passchendaele

Great,Great Granddad is buried at  Dozingham war cemetery , Belguim
http://freespace.virgin.net/denys.gaskell/cem5.html

http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/dozinghem.htm
http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/

http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk/

Bomber memorial to the Wellington Bomber crew who died

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/lait/site/Wellington%20Z8799.htm

I am  reading the memorial wreaths
Note from dad :This one that Jake is reading from was from the Chorley ramblers,
http://www.chorleyramblers.co.uk/

This  Memorial wreath from Bolton Mountain rescue team

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=main

waterfall

one of the mine tips

me and mum

route we took
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/remembrance-day-memorial-lead-clough-mines-303098/

some background to the memorial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglezarke
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pennine_Moors
http://www.unitedutilities.com/AnglezarkeReservoir.aspx

Lambley colliery, memorial for Roachburn pit disaster along the A689, Cumbria

Posted in A689, colliery, Kirkhouse Bricks, Lambley, Memorials, mine, Old mine, Roachburn with tags , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

a mine memorial for Roachburn colliery disaster

web links for facts about this disaster and the memorial


http://www.beamishcollections.com/rrc/audiolist.asp?MainCatId=1&SubCatId=10


http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/pits/Roachburn/Roachburn.htm


http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk/news/mine-disaster-memorial-restored-100-years-on-from-the-tragedy-1.273417?referrerPath=news/barrow

New coal reserves were opened out near the railway between Hallbankgate and Tindale the first of these being Roachburn Pit which produced 23,259 tones of coal between 1860 and 1863 its output being loaded into railway waggons from carts at a small tipping dock. The buttreses can still be seen today at the side of the A689 near Tindale. In 1912 Roachburn had produced 21,900 tons of coal but this was to be its last prioduction due to the poor quailty of its coal. At its peak in 1902 it employed 258 people below ground and 85 on the surface and finally closed in 1912. With the closure of the mine at Roachburn the washery at Midgeholme also closed as it used to wash all the coal from the former colliery taken from
http://www.cumbria-railways.co.uk/brampton_railway_mines.html

Lambley Colliery

the old mine buildings

up the bridge

the bridge over the disused railway

modern building for the mine

part of an old mine building

Kirkhouse Bricks -local brick  we found these across a lot of our trips near mines

http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england4.html
gives a view on the history of Kirkhouse bricks

another mine building

the end of the walk showing the old mine tips

Lambley Colliery links
http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/mines/Lambley_2506/Lambley.asp
http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/l011.htm


Lambley Colliery was taken on lease by James Thompson in 1846 and had very good coal potential but due to his poor health he was not keen to open new collieries until the Alston Branch was built. The extension of the line accross Hartleyburn Common was built and in operation by late 1849. At its peak in 1957 Lambley Colliery employed 155 people below ground and 29 on the surface and finally closed in 1957
taken from
http://www.cumbria-railways.co.uk/brampton_railway_mines.html

Winter Hill-memorials ,Winter Hill, Horwich

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Memorials, Old mine, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , on August 6, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

memorial? update   we have found out that this is a Mine shaft which is capped off !

scotsmans stump sad !
“In memory of
George Henderson
Traveller
Native of Annan, Dumfrieshire
Who was barbarously
Murdered on
Rivington Moor
At noonday Nov 9th 1838
In the 20th year
Of his age”



links with more history


http://www.horwich.gov.uk/2006/landmarks.html


http://www.stpetersbelmont.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=65


http://www.ss-osands.org.uk/ssosands/beep/horwich/winter_hill.htm

plane crash my great grandad helped in the rescue . very sad!

Links with more details
http://cycleseven.org/winter-hill-plane-crash


http://www.patricktaylor.com/winter-hill-air-disaster


http://www.lep.co.uk/news/50th_anniversary_of_plane_crash_disaster_1_67553


http://www.bbc.co.uk/isleofman/content/articles/2008/02/26/winterhill_feature.shtml