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#501 Martin Dewey

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 20:29

Originally posted by Vitesse2
Not a racing driver, but an important figure in pre-war racing: Albert Victor (Ebby) Ebblewhite died on 11th December 1939 and was buried four days later at the Church of St Peter-on-the-Forest, Woodford New Road, Upper Walthamstow.

Visited Ebby's grave today. Headstone inscription reads:

IN GOD'S KEEPING
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
ALBERT VICTOR
EBBLEWHITE
PASSED AWAY DEC 11TH 1939
AGED 69 YEARS
AND HIS WIFE
EDITH HARRIETT
EBBLEWHITE
PASSED AWAY FEB 24th 1949
AGED 82 YEARS
TILL THE DAY BREAKS
AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY


Did Ebby own a music shop in Aldgate? There are a few references on the internet to an A.V. Ebblewhite that ran such a shop at around this time. There is only one A.V. mentioned in the 1871 and 1901 Census. I would be interested in any info regarding Ebby. He was a real hero of the early British motor sport scene.

The grave itself was quite overgrown and the headstone had sunk a fair bit, although it was easily readable. It is easy to find: Go in the front gate of the church, turn immediate right, Ebby's grave is about six or so down on your right (the inscription is facing away from you though, towards the road).

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#502 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:20

I've finally located the grave of Capt George Eyston in St.Mary's Church, East Hendred, nr Wantage, Oxfordshire. If anyone here lives locally and would care to take a photo, I'd appreciate it.

http://www.findagrav...r&GRid=32719971

#503 taylov

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 13:42

Originally posted by Vitesse2


(Regarding the grave of Rudolf Hasse - "The location of this grave is now lost".)

It's in an area which saw some pretty intense conflict between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. I doubt there's much left that was standing in 1941. And in the atmosphere of the time it wouldn't surprise me to find that the Red Army had just bulldozed the whole cemetery out of existence.


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A friend researching the history of the Eastern front has just returned to the UK. He confirms that many of the German graveyards from this period which had survived the destruction of war were later destroyed by the Soviets. Whilst massive memorials exist to the Red Army, little or nothing remains on many parts of the front to mark the fallen of the other side.

Hasse's death has been recorded by Etzrodt and Snellman as being from "a malicous sickness". A further search suggests that he died from a form of dysentery.

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#504 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 20:02

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The grave of Bob Anderson in St.Mary's Churchyard, Hendon, North London.

#505 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 20:10

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The grave of Capt George E T Eyston MC OBE in St.Mary's Churchyard, East Hendred, nr Wantage, Oxfordshire.

#506 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 20:21

http://www.findagrav...&GRid=15417114

Memorial page for Rudolph Hasse.

#507 speedman13

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 15:08

Recently refurbished grave of Raymond Sommer.

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#508 speedman13

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 15:17

Grave of Libero Liberati in Terni

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 15:21

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#510 speedman13

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 15:26

Tomb of the Nuvolari family in Mantua.

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#511 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 19:46

Thanks for posting those images Charles. If I may, I'll add them to their appropriate memorial pages on FaG?

#512 speedman13

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 22:10

No problem Paul.

#513 MCS

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 22:14

Originally posted by Paul Rochdale
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The grave of Bob Anderson in St.Mary's Churchyard, Hendon, North London.


Thanks for posting this Paul - I know that a number of us have looked for Bob's grave both in Haynes and Hendon without success (myself included).

Thanks again.

Mark

#514 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 16:08

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The grave of Harry Schell in the family vault at Cimetiere de Brunoy, Brunoy, 25km south of Paris.

#515 Vitesse2

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 14:44

Luis Fontes, 1935 Le Mans winner, killed in an air crash in Wales, was buried at St Margaret's Church, Mapledurham near Reading on October 16th 1940. (Source: The Times 16/10/40)

#516 Flat Black

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 15:37

Anybody know where the burial site of Walt Faulkner is?

#517 380W

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 22:25

Someone knows where were buried the drivers Enrico Platé (died in an accident in Argentina), Carlo Pintacuda (some sources says that he passed away in Argentina, others in Italy) and Piero Dusio (of Cisitalia marque)??????.

#518 Jim Thurman

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 22:35

Originally posted by Flat Black
Anybody know where the burial site of Walt Faulkner is?

FB, I'll have to look into it, but probably Long Beach, California.

His widow was at Walt's 2006 induction into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

#519 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 20:05

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The ashes of young speedway star Martyn Piddock were interred at the Kent County Crematorium, Charing. He and five others died in a horrific road accident between Gent and Antwerp, Belgium, when their mini-bus was in collision with two trucks, a petrol tanker and a house.

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#520 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:30

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The grave of Peter Craven, World Speedway Champion 1955 and 1962, at West Derby Cemetery, Liverpool. Killed in a racing crash attempting to avoid a fallen rider in Edinburgh 24 September 1963.

#521 Direct Drive

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:05

Omaha, Nebraska USA

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#522 Greatest

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 15:21

Originally posted by Direct Drive
Omaha, Nebraska USA

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R.I.P., Gordon...! :cry: :up:

#523 Jim Thurman

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 17:04

Originally posted by Flat Black
Anybody know where the burial site of Walt Faulkner is?

Thanks to Dick Cole, who looked up and passed along the reports from the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Walt Faulkner was interred in Sunnyside Mausoleum in Long Beach, CA - which is now known as Forest Lawn-Long Beach.

The article mentions him being born in Texas and starting his racing career at San Diego in 1938, moving to Long Beach in 1950.

I have no idea whether he finished school in Texas before moving to San Diego, or whether he finished there. He definitely lived in San Diego for a while, perhaps until 1950.

#524 Vitesse2

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 21:50

Flt Lt Edward Knowles (Teddy) Rayson, pre-War voiturette driver. Killed in an air crash "on active service" Nov 1st 1939. Interred at Brookwood Cemetery Nov 7th 1939.

Source: The Times Nov 6th & 18th 1939.

#525 speedman13

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 15:05

Can ayone tell me the locations of the following graves.
Franco Cortese
Umberto Maglioli
Meo Costantini
Mario Tadini
Eugenio Siena
Kay Petre
Whitney Straight
Charles Jarrott
William Bauer
Rene-de-Knyff
Emile Levassor
Paulo Zuccarelli
Luigi Arcangeli
Stanislas Czaikowski
Bolley Pittard
Andre Boillot
Luigi Chinetti
Giulio Masetti
Huldreich Heusser

#526 Vitesse2

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 21:11

You've asked about Jarrott before ....

http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=3452075

#527 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 15:58

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The grave of George O'Dell, the 1977 World Sidecar Champion, in Woodwells Cemetery, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.

(Crikey, I don't know why that's so big. I'd reduced it to be a suitable size for forums)

#528 Giraffe

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 16:26

You've copied from the wrong box methinks; should be from the first box in the lower section, Paul. (That's if it's Imageshack).

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 16:39

The grave of George O'Dell, the 1977 World Sidecar Champion, in Woodwells Cemetery, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.


What happened to him? Name is not in Motorsport Memorial. Non racing death?

#530 speedman13

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 16:53

He commited suicide.

#531 Tim Murray

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 16:54

He died in a house fire, which he started. Full details in this recent thread:

George O'Dell

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 16:55

He died in a house fire, which he started. Full details in this recent thread:

George O'Dell


Geez - thanks for the info guys.

#533 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:16

http://roseracingpub...est-review.html

This is a new book I've just been told about, written bu Buzz Rose, and presumably concentrates on American drivers.

PS When I add images here, I always do it the same way every time. Sometimes it's OK, sometimes not. I sound a bit like Eric Morcombe "I am playing the right notes but not necessarily in the right order!".

#534 Graham Clayton

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:43

I think with the passage of time I can mention one of the most moving experiences I had when I organised the "Back to Windsor RSL Speedway" day back in July 2002.
Earlier in 2002 I had made contact with Fred Tulk, who was one of the top speedcar drivers at the speedway back in the mid 1960's. When I told him of the planned event, Fred told me that he wanted to attend, but he was very sick and might not make it.

About a month before the unveiling of the plaque I received a phone call from Fred's wife, who told me that Fred had suffered a major brain haemorrhage and had passed away.
After I passed on my sympathies, she asked me if it would be possible if she could spread her husband's ashes (he was cremated) at the site of the circuit on the day of the unveling of the plaque.

Fred's widow arrived early in the day before a large crowd arrived, and we walked down to the end of the cul-de-sac that is approximately in the middle of where the speedway was located. A couple of his fellow speedcar drivers came down as well. We reached the end of the cul-de-sac, and Fred's widow undid the container that contained her husband's ashes, and spread them on the place where he enjoyed so much success.

It was a very moving moment.



#535 Leif Snellman

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:53

Berlin 7th July 2009. Not sure if this will turn out to be a wild goose chase but I know I would regret if I would not have a try.

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Taking U-3 to U-Bahnhof Oskar-Helene-Heim. Up the steps...



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...turning left into Clay Allee...



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...passing the US Mission Berlin ...



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And after a 380m walk a left turn onto Hüttenweg.



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Another 400 meter on Hüttenweg...



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..and I have reached my target. A few kilometers further on along Hüttenweg lies the AVUS race track in the middle of Grunewald Forst.



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Entering Waldfriedhof Dahlem. Now comes the hard part. The only thing I have is a code saying "11-4a". Hopefully there will be a map somewhere.



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Indeed there was a map on the wall to the left of the gate and what I'm looking for seems to be less than 100 meter away.
I should take the path that leads to the right before the trees ...



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..then after a few meters a turn to the left, down the steps, and then left again.


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.. and immediately right again. Now, it should be the fifth or sixth one on the left side.


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I have entered a different world, a world of thick green vegetation, lots of flowers, peace and a beautiful calmness.
Now, it should be here somewhere.


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Bernd and Elly together again after 70 years. The flowers seem to build kind of a wall protecting them from the rest of the world.



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Hard to put my feelings into words but It was quite an experience for me and I don't regret I spent one and a half hour on this.

Edited by Leif Snellman, 15 July 2009 - 12:13.


#536 speedman13

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 13:09

Did you see the Ernst von Delius grave and the Ernst Gunther Burggaller grave in the same cemetery.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 13:27

Hard to put my feelings into words but It was quite an experience for me and I don't regret I spent one and a half hour on this.


Thanks for that Leif, I'm not ashamed to say that my eyes moistened as I reached that final pic.

Rob.


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 19:06

Who knows on who's gravestone or memorial this text is written?

'Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to see them come true.'

I remember reading this somewhere but I can't remember where.

#539 David McKinney

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 19:54

Entering the quote in full bring 64,000 google hits - I'm sure you'll find the answer there much faster than waiting for TNF :)

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#540 Leif Snellman

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:48

Did you see the Ernst von Delius grave and the Ernst Gunther Burggaller grave in the same cemetery.

No, I forgot to check out their location before my trip. :|

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 14:35

No, I forgot to check out their location before my trip. :|




That is a shame . . . Ernst von Delius is just 13 paces away from his friends . . .



There is a photo in Rosemeyer L'asso invincible by Cesare de Agostini of the funeral procession passing by the grave of Ernst.


Thank you for sharing your photos with us. A very peaceful and special place.

#542 Tim Murray

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 08:46

Bernd and Elly together again after 70 years. The flowers seem to build kind of a wall protecting them from the rest of the world.



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Hard to put my feelings into words but It was quite an experience for me and I don't regret I spent one and a half hour on this.



Thanks for that Leif, I'm not ashamed to say that my eyes moistened as I reached that final pic.

Rob.

I've been without a working computer for the last month, so apologies for this very belated response, but thank you so much, Leif, for this lovely sequence of photos, which had the same effect on me as it did on Rob.

#543 speedman13

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 14:48

In 1916 georges Boillot was shot down over Verdun and was buried in the military cemetery at Vadelaincourt.
I have searched this cemetery and can find no trace of his grave.
After further investigation I have found that in 1919 the French government offered relatives of deceased servicemen the chance to have them reburied in cemeteries of their choice.
Apparently about 6500 people took up the offer.
Boillot's parents lived in Paris and I suspect that he is buried there.
Does anybody have any info.

#544 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:07

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Bruce McLaren's (and his father's) grave in Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 16:26

That's the first picture I have ever seen of Bruce McLaren's grave. :cry: Thank you for posting it Paul.

#546 ErinKondratieff

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 21:26

Fraser Nash driver Alfred Fane Peers Fane (shortened to Fane Fane, or just Fane) is buried in the small private churchyard at Hedsor Priory.
Fane and his wife lived at the Priory and after his death flying a Spitfire on July 18, 1942, his wife Evelyn had a stone seat errected in the
corner of the field adjoining the graveyard, although it has subsequently been removed. The headstone is regularly tended by Larry Lambourne.

Photographs by Howden Ganley
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#547 Vitesse2

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 00:06

Fraser Nash driver Alfred Fane Peers Fane (shortened to Fane Fane, or just Fane) is buried in the small private churchyard at Hedsor Priory.
Fane and his wife lived at the Priory and after his death flying a Spitfire on July 18, 1942, his wife Evelyn had a stone seat errected in the
corner of the field adjoining the graveyard, although it has subsequently been removed. The headstone is regularly tended by Larry Lambourne.

Photographs by Howden Ganley

Thank you Erin (and Howden)

The seat is now at Shelsley Walsh, overlooking the Bottom S:

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#548 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:19

http://www.findagrav...p...d=41246899

A new memorial page - Walter Bäumer. Yes, I know Lubeck is incorrect but FaG doesn't have Bünde listed in their list of German cities. I have contacted them.

#549 speedman13

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:50

Felice Nazzaro is buried in the cimitero Monumentale Torino. Section Ampliazione 7, Gruppo 30.


Having visited the cemetery I now find this information is incorrect.
This grave is for a Felice Nazzaro but he lived from 1906 to 1966.
Nazzaro the racing driver lived from 1881 to 1940.



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Posted 08 October 2009 - 15:06

Just found these on the net

Stefan Bellof and Lorenzo Bandini




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