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le 31/01/2017 13:54

The photo of the headstone for F/Lt John Patrick Trench next to his profile photo is not his,you have added F/Lt Selman`s by mistake.

Webmaster's reply : Hi, This is the right grave stone, this is a collecting grave with their two names on.
le 29/01/2017 22:26

Hi I wondered if you have a picture of Percy Beever grave buried at Pornic War Cemetery Thank you
le 25/01/2017 19:45

in remembrance of Thomas Mulgrew, and his mother Janet; who lost three sons (that i know of), her brother and her husband to the war.
le 23/01/2017 06:21

In memory of my great uncle John Charles Arthurell who died aged 21 and I'd buried in Rolincourt
le 22/01/2017 12:31

My wife and I are currently n a Pilgrimage to say "thank you" to all servicemen and women who fell in the great war and are commemorated or buried in France and Belgium. I have found your site most useful when researching specific graves. Thank you

Steve & Nancy Binks
le 18/01/2017 01:39

My great uncle Norman Millward sapper army no. 72 was injured on 28th May 1915 and was taken to Casualty Clearing Station 8 where he died of wounds on the 29th May 1915. He was buried in the extension at Nord. Grave no. LB63
Does anyone know if it is possible to get a picture of his grave
le 05/01/2017 14:46

Hi. Having seen the reference to gunner John William Finney, left by Moira Crowther, I wonder if any other details are available. I ask as my Uncle's father, Gunner Arthur Buswell, served with the 230th Siege Battery and was killed on the same day - 2nd August, 1917
le 01/01/2017 23:13

Hi i am currently doing my family tree and someone on my tree, Sidney Rogers, who's number is 20822 was killed on the first day of the Somme. He is buried in the Mamet cemetery. Is there anyway I could get a picture of his grave?
le 17/12/2016 10:03

Message to MIKE B regarding Pvt Francis Shortland from Northamptonshire, died in Flanders in 1917: this gentleman was my first cousin three times removed, and I am currently conducting research into this branch of my family. Are you looking for details of his family, or are you just interested in the military action which led to his death?
I'd be happy to share my family information with you, if it would help.
Kind regards
Bronwyn Grannall
le 07/12/2016 17:30

Thank you for keeping this site. My grandfather was the first Canadian killed on active duty in France in WWII - Sgt Donald G Hutt. My mother and aunt were very young when he was killed. Our family members have visited his grave several times over the years and have always been greeted with kindness and respect by the local people. Lest we forget.
le 28/11/2016 11:02

in War illustrated vol 10 no 248 you will You will find a photo of F/sgt H Harwood died 8 /3 1943 in roll of honour
le 26/11/2016 09:26

in memory of my father,s first cousin william burns 7719 killed 26 august
le 25/11/2016 08:16

In September 2001 I, together with my wife and adult daughters, visited the WWI cemetery in Awoingt to honour my cousin Richard Atkinson of the Shropshire Light Infantry and who died from his wounds on the last day of the War, aged 19. We placed flowers on his grave and each said a silent prayer for him. Each year on the anniversary of his death and the end of the Great War we remember him and his parents, who lost their only surviving child on his death.
le 21/11/2016 20:00

Thank you so much for your work. I am going to be visiting my uncle's war grave in Bovelles France. You have a photo of the grave on here. Sadly he is the only soldier in the Cemetery in Bovelles
le 17/11/2016 16:11

Good afternoon.
May I ask you a question; I am writing a book about the bombing of our village Roden, in the north of the Netherlands. It was on october 24 1941.
Aircraft; Wellington W5704. Crew; Gray, Austin, Whitton, Tomlinson, Gill and Cox. Till now I have three menbers located.; Gray, Austin and Whitton. I hope that Samuel Cox, 869313 and Adrian Harold Cooper Gill, nr. 404024, who were in the 214 sqdn. have served in the 57 on Feltwell.
In the reports of the RAF I cannot find the names of Cox and Gill after october 1941. Did they go to the 214?? I also cannot find Tomlinson. Could anybody please help me? I would be very grateful for that. Yours sincerely. Tjerk Karsijns, Roden Netherlands. If you google my name or bom Roden you can find a lot. I jyly this year a not exploded bomb was found in our village.
le 14/11/2016 16:23

In loving memory of my granddad George Albert James Barwick from the Royal Norfolk regiment 1st Battalion. Who passed away in April 1945, age 27. Buried in Brussels. Leaving one son, always in my heart, everydayxxx
le 13/11/2016 18:47

In loving memory of my grandfather after whom I am named. Killed in Oct 1914
I am planning to visit on the aniversary of his death in 2018 with my two sons his great grandsons who I feel he would be immensely proud

Rest in peace
le 13/11/2016 18:25

In memory of my Great Uncle Richard Jones died aged 19 years old belonging to The Kings Liverpool Regiment. Rest in Peace.
le 13/11/2016 15:33

In memory of my Grandfather, NELLIS HERBERT
United Kingdom Serjeant 4385584 Green Howards (Yorkshire Regt.) 28/05/1940 Age: 32 AA. 18..
le 13/11/2016 09:46

Ernest William Jenney 1897-1918 enlisted 1915 in the Prince of Wales own
Yorkshire Regiment, later transferred to the 1/4 (Hallemshires)BM Y&L
Regiment,He served in France towards the end of the battle of the Somme
and then in the north of France Belgium,
He was reported missing July 1918 but was found alive as a POW in a
German Military hospital he had been gassed and died of Pneumonia on
the 20th of Oct 1918, It is with great sadnessthat none of us got to know
you, but you are always in our minds never forgotten but remembered with all your comrades that fought with you. God Bles you all RIP,The Jenneys and Parks Families xx
le 13/11/2016 01:29

In memory of Charles Jaques died tenth January 1916
le 13/11/2016 01:20

In memory of Charles Jaques photo available if you wish to contact me
le 12/11/2016 21:22

In memory of my fathers cousin Sidney Charles Franklin who sadly died on 29.3. 1918 in France aged 19. We will never forget you.
le 10/11/2016 15:16

James Charles Stevens, 965874, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

Killed 9 Apr 17 Aged 23

Never Forgotten
le 09/11/2016 10:41

Pte Henry Stevenson Ewan 21/08/1917 Aged 38 Thinking of you with the greatest of respect remembering what you gave for our country RIP From your grandson David and family
le 07/11/2016 22:22

Remembering Cecil Beven Mellenfield, 2nd Lt, South Lancs Regiment, who died 23rd October 1916 and whose grave I visited in Mill Road Cemetery in September 2015. He was 33 and was a solicitor in London. His cousin, Thomas Beven, also a 2nd Ltd with the South Lancs, had died on 3rd July 1916.

With deep thanks to Cecil, Thomas and all the men who died and who suffered lasting damage doing their duty for the sake of ultimately restoring freedom.

With thanks for this site for caring and remembering the remembered and unremembered men
le 05/11/2016 16:12

In memory of Lance Corporal T H (Harry) Bradshaw, 9174,
10th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died 10th June 1917
for my mother Annie, Harry's wife. In everlasting gratitude.
le 05/11/2016 13:01

wanting to say a prayer of thanks .to all persons killed/wounded or shocked from the ww1 battles .i thankyou all.. especially my great grandfather harry vernon cockbill qtr master sergeant 10th battalion 4476 and his mates. forever england in a foreign land. god bless you alll
le 05/11/2016 04:27

In memory of my Great Uncle and Grandmother's only Brother 56029/10082 Private Arthur Ernest Gilburt, Essex Regt, later 231st Division, 25th Ryl, Welch Fus.. My Grandmother carried his soldiers photo in her purse all her life. I do not have a picture of him, but I have his replacement medals, the originals and Death Plaque were lost. He married Beatrice Felgate in early 1916 in Tendering, Essex. He is not forgotten still remembered by his niece. If anyone in the family sees this please contact via this site. I am English but live now in Australia.
le 31/10/2016 16:29

My annual visit to my Mother's Uncle Edgar's grave. Private Edgar Moore 39781 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Killed in Action on the Reutel Ridge, Ypres 16 March 1918. The youngest of 4 brothers who all served in the same Regiment. He had only been in France and Belgium for 3 weeks at the time of his death! He is buried in Aeroplane Cemetery Ypres in Belgium not far from where he was actually killed. Such a dreadful waste of all that generation of men of all sides who gave up their lives! Why???? And have we learned any lessons????
Lest we forget!
le 22/10/2016 11:20

Remembrance of my husbands uncle who he was named after. Sadly Aubrey Colin Ash-Smith passed away 23rd April this year 2016. We were hoping to visit his uncles grave but this never happened. Dedicated to all who gave their lives in all combats : service personnel and civilians
le 20/10/2016 17:20

In Memory of my maternal grandfather Herbert Covill who was killed in action on 8th October 1918 near Seranvillers North France in the 2nd Battle of Cambrai. He is buried in the Forenville Military Cemetery.

He had been in the war since early 1915, wounded at The Somme and went out to France 4 times in all. He had only returned to France 3 weeks before being killed. My mother was born 7 months after his death and my lovely Gran was a widow for 64 years.

We always say a Father and Grandfather never known - never forgotten.
le 26/09/2016 16:10

On 27 July 2016, my wife Lorraine and I visited Heestert Military Cemetery West Vlaanderen Belgium

To pay our respects to my uncle Harry Nansen Harris

We may even be his first family members to visit

His middle name Nansen was given after Fridtjof Nansen the famous Norwegian Explorer whom Harry's father Charles had met in Whitworth Park Manchester, Nansen having fallen off his horse whilst intoxicated, Charles helped him back onto his horse, being most grateful the intrepid explorer went on his way saying "name your next child after me!", hence the origin of the middle name.

After Harry's death on 22 Oct 1918 the family unaware he had been killed had celebrated the armistice of 11 Nov 1918, my grandmother was not informed of his death until 26 February 1919 when she was informed of his death and paid 6 17s 4d in back-pay.

Latter on 12 December 1919 she received a War Office death benefit of 15 10s 0d approximately 20 not much for a life full of promise, cut short so cruelly, most probably by a machine gun bullet.

He lies here now, forever at peace. R.I.P

He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and the Allied Victory Medal (Mutt & Jeff)

When I told my mum (who had worn his locket all her life), I had found the location of the grave of her brother she was so pleased but being in her 90's she did not wish to visit, she was just pleased that he had a known grave, as so few had in this conflict.

Coming here I have fulfilled my mothers wish to pay her last respects to her much loved brother.

And placed a small memorial cross of remembrance by his grave.

Thank you to all those who have established and tended to this graveyard and to the kindness and respectfulness of the Belgium people

I have with the kind help of Pierre Vandervelden posted a picture of Harry on the cemetery website

Barry Meyrick
le 24/09/2016 18:48

My family and I made it to mont des cat to see my uncle Fred grave.Two years running I have made it.Hope one day to go back.R I P Fredrick Holder from BOSHAM SUSSEX ENGLAND from Ann Cripps and family Maria Sandra Heather Abigail Jessica Hannah and Scott xx
le 13/09/2016 20:45

Remembering the Father I never knew. Frank Farnham RAF. P/O Rear Gunner.Lancaster. Buried Biencourt sur Orge 103 Squadron. Your memory will forever be walking the Winchester Downs. God bless.
le 13/09/2016 08:57

In memory of John Randal Chapman DFC, 97th Pathfinder Sq. Thank you for the pictures and memories, died May 10/11, 1944. Mid Upper Gunner
le 12/09/2016 22:02

In memory of Second Lieutenant Edwin Horler, 122nd Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died 31st July 1917 age 29, former schoolmaster of Ann Cam School Dymock, Gloucestershire, remembered with honour on our village war memorial Dymock and Voormezeele Enclosures No. 1 and No. 2.
le 05/09/2016 20:22

In memory of my Uncle Arthur Edward Reid who's plane went down on 2/8/44. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and your love of country. I'm sorry that I never got to meet you, but you are not forgotten.
le 03/09/2016 07:51

Remembering one of my grandfather's cousins who didn't come home - Cuthbert William Debenham Wheeldon. We visited the church in Gladestone to see the beautiful stained glass window placed there in your honour. Now we have found you resting place. Rest in peace.
le 12/08/2016 12:18

I have only just found out that Fred Vacher existed and is resting in this beautiful place. I have been past it many time on my way home to England but this time I will stop and pay my deepest respects to you Fred. May God rest you in peace now and forever.
le 11/08/2016 10:02

In memory of my Great Uncle Henry (Harry) Townson born Liverpool 1893 served wirh the Liverpool Kings Regiment 2nd/8th battalion and was killed in action on 2nd April 1917. Not gone or forgotten to those who loved him
le 09/08/2016 10:57

The gravestone of Cpl G Sutton, Royal Signals is of particular interest to me. Graham and I served together at the Allied Signal Centre (ASC) in Margival in the early 60s. Graham was one of the few people in the camp who could afford a car - he and I had been for a day out in Rheims, in March 1964, returning to attend the afternoon meal back in camp. One of the other soldiers was holding a leaving party on camp and I had arranged to attend. Graham decided to go out again that evening. Sadly, he crashed his car and was killed. He was one of several soldiers from the camp who were killed in car crashes between 1963 and 1966. I left the camp for Germany just before France withdrew from NATO and the unit was moved to The Netherlands.
le 02/08/2016 22:45

In memory of my great uncle Frank Corringham, Driver 152677 RFA, killed 28th March, 1918 age 31 years and buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery.Thank you for your sacrifice and the freedom you gave us all.
With love from your descendants still in Waltham and Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
le 29/07/2016 19:36

In memory of my great grandfather Private Charles Bolland 23000 of the 2nd Bn York and Lancaster Regiment.I never got to meet you but you will always be my hero.RIP.
le 26/07/2016 20:35

In memory of my great uncle Charles Gibbins, 8th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment who was killed on this day, one hundred years ago.
He lies alongside the Aussies of the AIF in Pozieres cemetery.

Pierre, thank-you for the work you have done here.
le 26/07/2016 11:14

In loving memory of Alfred Brims who gave his life at the tender age of 22 years, Service No. 3268, 33 Battalion. Alfie is buried in Hem-Farm Military Cemetery. He left a mother, a wife and young son. Even though we never knew him we will never forget his sacrifice and we are proud to call him our Uncle Alfie, he will always hold a special place in our hearts. May he rest forever in Gods Peace.l Lest We Forget
le 22/07/2016 12:39

In memory of Great Uncle Albert who has been frequently talked and thought about. We will visit again in August, to thank you again for your bravery in this theatre of War.
le 20/07/2016 06:23

In memory of my great uncle Cecil Wright, who on the 10th June 1917 was killed in action on the Western Front at Messines, he was 19 years old , the same age as my son. Cecil will forever be in our hearts.
Gary, Rose, Samantha and Joseph.
le 13/07/2016 23:17

Re Bapaume Military Post Cemetery - has anyone else an interest in this particular place? My great uncle Thomas James Gorman is there, killed on October 12th, 1916, almost 100 years ago.
Paul, Vancouver, BC
le 13/07/2016 18:59

Remembering my great grandfather Corporal C. Henry Charles Eggleton of the Queens Royal Surrey Regiment, 8th Btn. Died on 6th November 1918 just 5 days before the armistice. Buried in St Waast communal cemetery, Nord, France. "To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high."
Thank you for this opportunity to honor my ancestor.
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