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Friday, September 21

  1. msg Kanchanaburi memorial , Rlver Kwai message posted Kanchanaburi memorial , Rlver Kwai I have a photo of this head stone if i could post it.
    Kanchanaburi memorial , Rlver Kwai
    I have a photo of this head stone if i could post it.
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Monday, September 10

  1. page HOMEPAGE edited as As you have ... is closing. However, However, this is ... the project. Please Pl…
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    is closing.
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    However,
    this is
    ...
    the project. Please
    Please
    see our Flickr site:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/derbyshirewarmemorials/
    where eventually the aim is to duplicate the information from here.
    ...
    on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/thederbyandderbyshirewarmemorialsproject/
    and most of all thank you to all the members and contributors to the site over the years!
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  2. page HOMEPAGE edited THE DERBY AND DERBYSHIRE WAR MEMORIALS PROJECT {wfa_logo.jpg} Proudly sponsored by as you have…
    THE DERBY AND DERBYSHIRE WAR MEMORIALS PROJECT
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    Proudly sponsored by
    as you have probably seen, unfortunately after 12 years the Midlands (East) Branchhosts of the Western Front Association
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    This project was founded
    our website, Wikispaces, is closing.
    However, this is
    by Chris Preston and Richard Clarke in 2004 to record and preserve as many War Memorials inno means the countyend of Derbyshire as possible, not only to preserve the memorials themselves for posterity, but also to recordproject. Please see our Flickr site:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/derbyshirewarmemorials/
    where eventually
    the fascinating stories behind the names on those memorials. We are also working closely with the Imperial War Museum, and anything we recordaim is being contributed to duplicate the National Inventory of War Memorials (www.ukniwm.org.uk)
    We are always willing to hear about any war memorials or the stories of any servicemen
    information from Derbyshire, if you know the location of a war memorial or if one of your Derbyshire relatives served in any conflict and you'd like to tell us more,here.
    also
    please contactfollow us (derbyshirewarmemorials@gmail.com)
    Here you will find a small selection of some of the war memorials we have photographed in the county. We are very happy to share any photographs we have of war memorials, war graves and family headstones that we have obtained from around the county. Please drop us an email at the above address, and we will e-mail you a high resolution copy in return free of charge.
    Our Facebook page:
    on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/thederbyandderbyshirewarmemorialsproject/
    Please see our Useful Links page, for some interesting and useful websites for military and family history research.
    RECENT UPDATES
    31st January 2018
    Derby, Nat West Bank War Memorial added
    30th January 2018
    Derby, King Street Wesleyan Chapel First World War Memorial added
    20th January 2018
    Derby Swimming Clubs First World War Memorial added
    13th January 2018
    Derby, Crompton and Evans Union Bank Second World War plaque added
    8th January 2018
    Welcome
    and most of all thank you to new member BeverleyW
    Welcome to new member wastwater
    19th December 2017
    Welcome to new member utahkiwi
    3rd December 2017
    Welcome to new member Kyla50
    2nd December 2017
    Welcome to new
    all the members RM6G and Jamesjohnson7
    1st December 2017
    Chaddesden Church War Memorial Hall added
    30th November 2017
    Chaddesden First World War Memorial added
    19th November 2017
    Derby (St. John's Church Sunday School) First World War Memorial added
    18th November 2017
    Rosliston War Memorial added
    15th November
    Melbourne, 11th July 1940 Air Raid Casualties War Memorial added
    12th November 2017
    Welcome
    contributors to new member Kathrynjowitt
    Walton on Trent War Memorial added
    11th November 2017
    Caldwell War Memorial added
    Melbourne, St. Michael With St. Mary's Church War Memorials added
    6th November 2017
    Castle Gresley Second World War Memorial added
    5th November 2017
    Castle Gresley First World War Memorial added
    4th November 2017
    Belper, St. Swithun's Church War Memorials added
    23rd October 1917
    Melbourne, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church War Memorial added
    22nd October 2017
    Willington First and Second World War Memorials added
    21st October 2017
    Derby (St. Barnabas' Church) Korean War memorial plaque added
    Melbourne war memorial added
    20th October 2017
    Derby (St. Barnabas' Church) First World War Memorial added
    15th October 2017
    Welcome to new member Beardsley1915
    19th September 2017
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    14th September 2017
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    1st September 2017
    Welcome to new member brianj.skinner1
    28th August 2017
    Welcome to new member Handyman53
    27th August 2017
    Derby (St. John's Church) First World War Memorial added
    25th August 2017
    Welcome to new member annesalisbury1
    Trusley War Memorials added
    13th August 2017
    Welcome to new member MMelbo70
    1st July 2017
    Woodthorpe War Memorial added
    IN MEMORIAM
    In memory of Jill Goring, remembered at Whitwell. Please click here to read more about her
    In memory of Drummer Thomas Wright of Ripley, killed in action in Afghanistan in June 2007. Please click here to read more about him.
    Click here for
    the 'Soldier ofsite over the Month' for February 2009
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    For an archive of previous soldiers of the month, please click here
    All photographs are copyright of
    years!
    Richard and
    Chris Preston unless otherwise stated
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  1. page V. A. ALBRECHT edited Albrecht, Vannio Max, Pilot Vaudrey Adolph, Major (retired), His Majesty's Army, and Flying Offi…
    Albrecht, Vannio Max, PilotVaudrey Adolph, Major (retired), His Majesty's Army, and Flying Officer, 63437, 102 Squadron, Royal Air Force VolunteerForce, Service No: 12179.
    Born in the second quarter of 1888 in Worsley, Lancashire. Son of John Adolph and Florence Mary Albrecht; living in Fair View, Broadoak, Lancashire. His father was a Surgeon.
    Appointment: London Gazette 18th February 1910, 3rd Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht, to be Second Lieutenant (on probation). Dated 19th February 1910.
    Appointment: London Gazette 21st May 1912, The East Lancashire Regiment, Second Lieutenant Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht, from 3rd Battalion The Manchester Regiment.
    Appointment cancelled: London Gazette 7th June 1912,The East Lancashire Regiment, the appointment of Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht to a Second Lieutenancy, which appeared in the London Gazette of the 21st May 1912, is cancelled.
    Appointment confirmed: London Gazette 7th June 1912,The Manchester Regiment, Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht, from 3rd Battalion, to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 8th June 1912.
    Appointment: London Gazette 9th June 1914, The Manchester Regiment, Second Lieutenant Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht to be Lieutenant. Dated 28th April 1914.
    Appointment: London Gazette 14th January 1916, Lieutenant Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht, Manchester Regiment.
    Granted aviators certificate (1703) by the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom, on 7th September 1915 to Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht (Maurice Farman Biplane, Military School, Birmingham).
    Listed in No. 5
    Reserve
    Died
    Aeroplane Squadron between 07 August 1915 and 23rd May 1916, Lieutenant, Captain Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht.
    Mentioned in dispatches for service with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, London Gazette,
    1st November 1941 aged 28
    Son
    December 1916, during operations of Mr.the Force from the 1st June to 30th September 1916 with the names of those officers and Mrs. A.M.men who have rendered distinguished service during the period under review including Royal Flying Corps. Captain Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht M.C., Manchester Regiment.
    Mentioned in dispatches for distinguished war service; Edinburgh Gazette 6th January 1919, Major Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht M.C. (I. Force France).
    Appointment to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of distinguished service rendered during the War; London Gazette 3rd June 1919. To be Officer of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order, Major Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht M.C., (Manchester Regiment), (I. Force, France).
    The under mentioned is granted a temporary commission in the ranks stated, on seconding for four years' duty with the R.A.F., London Gazette, 10th October 1922, Flight Lieutenant Vaudrey Adolph
    Albrecht, O.B.E., M.C., Captain Manchester Regt. 25th September 1922.
    The under mentioned resigned the short service commission, London Gazette 13 October 1925 Flight Lieutenant Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht (Captain Manchester Regiment), relinquishes his temporary commission on being placed on the half-pay list (Army) on account
    of Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex.
    Commemorated
    ill health. 14th October 1925.
    Granted commission for the duration of hostilities as Pilot Officer on probation, London Gazette 30th July 1940, Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht (81797) 8th July 1940.
    The under mentioned Pilot Officer is granted the war substantive rank of Flying Officer, London Gazette, 22nd August 1941, Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht, O.B.E., M.C. (12179) 9th April 1941.
    The under mentioned officer on probation is confirmed in the appointment as Flying Officer, London Gazette, 12th September, 1941,Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht, O.B.E., M.C. (12179) 8th July 1941.
    Vaüdrey Adolph Albrecht, died 7th September 1944 aged 56 years. At the time he was living at ‘Hillcrest’ Littleover, Derbyshire he was a retired Major of His Majesty's Army, and a Member of the Royal Air Force. He was living with his sister Eileen Mary Albrecht, a spinster.
    It is unknown where he is buried; his death was registered in the 3rd quarter 1944 in Shardlow R.D.C, which covered Littleover. He is commemorated
    on the Runnymede Memorial, SurreyWar Memorial in Littleover (St Peter’s Church) Graveyard.
    (Information kindly provided by Chris Drury)

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Tuesday, March 27

  1. page G. L. COUSENS edited ... Leonard was the second son of Robert Henry (1861-1902) and Rosanna (née Smith, 1860-1900) Cous…
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    Leonard was the second son of Robert Henry (1861-1902) and Rosanna (née Smith, 1860-1900) Cousens. His parents were from the London area; his older brother, Robert, was born in Hampstead in 1891. But by the time Leonard was born in 1894, they had moved to the Kingston area and in 1901 they were living in Hampton Wick, just across the river. His parents both died young and in the 1911 census the two boys were living with their maternal uncle, William John Nimmo Smith, a retired milliner and fancy draper, of 20, Byron Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Leonard was then apprenticed to his uncle’s trade.
    At some stage, he moved to Ockbrook, changing his trade to dairyman, and married Daisy Constance Wills at St Werburgh’s Church, Spondon on 20 November 1915. She, too, was not a Spondon native, living with her grandparents in Cambridge Street. Her mother had died soon after her birth and her father re-married.
    ...
    William Johnson. She died in 1993, not quite reaching her 100th birthday.
    {War Memorials EE 1166.jpg} Grave of Leonard Gordon Cousens, Martinsart British Cemetery
    Spondon
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  2. page G. L. COUSENS edited Cousens, Leonard Gordon, Private, 325735, 17th Battalion, Royal Scots Formerly 36612, Nottinghamsh…
    Cousens, Leonard Gordon, Private, 325735, 17th Battalion, Royal Scots
    Formerly 36612, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment
    Born Wimbledon, Surrey
    Enlisted Derby
    Resided Spondon, Derbyshire
    Killed in action 27th April 1918 aged 24
    Husband of Daisy Constance Cousens, of 25, Milton Street, West Bromwich
    Buried in Martinsart British Cemetery, I, D, 15
    1911 Census
    A draper's apprentice
    Nephew
    Leonard was the second son of Robert Henry (1861-1902) and Rosanna (née Smith, 1860-1900) Cousens. His parents were from the London area; his older brother, Robert, was born in Hampstead in 1891. But by the time Leonard was born in 1894, they had moved to the Kingston area and in 1901 they were living in Hampton Wick, just across the river. His parents both died young and in the 1911 census the two boys were living with their maternal uncle, William John
    ...
    Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire
    Also
    Yorkshire. Leonard was then apprenticed to his uncle’s trade.
    At some stage, he moved to Ockbrook, changing his trade to dairyman, and married Daisy Constance Wills at St Werburgh’s Church, Spondon on 20 November 1915. She, too, was not a Spondon native, living with her grandparents in Cambridge Street. Her mother had died soon after her birth and her father re-married.
    Leonard is also
    named on
    ...
    Railway Memorial, Derby. ADerby as a shop clerk,clerk in the chief mechanical
    ...
    department, Derby presumably a career change after his marriage. Daisy and Leonard had one son, Ronald Gordon, born on 8 May 1917. After Leonard’s death, Daisy returned to her family roots in West Bromwich, remarrying in 1924 to William Johnson.
    {War Memorials EE 1166.jpg} Grave of Leonard Gordon Cousens, Martinsart British Cemetery
    Spondon
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