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on 04/11/2009 at 02:26

Hello Pierre
My name is Frances Vogan and I am the grand daughter of VOGAN ALLAN DIXON JOSHUA
New Zealand Driver 9/1995 New Zealand Army Service Corps died 29/10/1918 and buried in Awoingt British Cemetry, II. E. 11 I just thought I would share a few things about him with you. Allan was born in Christchurch on 28th March 1893 to parents Samuel and Sarah-Jane Vogan both Irish immigrants to New Zealand. He was from a large family being the 7th Child and the only male to live. He was just 21 when he was shot and fatally wounded. He was survived by his wife Myrtle and son Sidney Glen. My father (his only child) was about 18mths old when his father went to war, so has no memory of his own of his father only what was told to him by Aunts and Grandparents. I would like to thank you for your web page and your time and patience in gathering this information for people like myself. It is nice to know that although i was never able to meet my grandfather in person I am able to find out where he is resting and that he is so well looked after.
on 02/11/2009 at 21:37

OATWAY - Devon

I've traced a lot of my family tree and I've got information relating to the Oatways. George Leonard was the brother of my Grandmother.
on 28/10/2009 at 14:58

In memory for Pte R (Alexander) Manson 17301 Northumberland Fusiliers.

Always in our thoughts, we popped in to the cemetry last week to say hello.....
on 25/10/2009 at 19:25

In Loving Memory of my grandfathers cornelius airley killed in action at beaver farm and francis george measey killed in action at mons .

In Memory of
Private F G MEASEY

20285, 5th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment
who died
on 18 March 1916

Remembered with honour
on 25/10/2009 at 19:18

No Surname Rank Service Number Date Of Death Age Regiment/Service Nationality Grave/Memorial Ref. Cemetery/Memorial Name
1 AIRLEY , CORNELIUS Sapper 134025 03/05/1916 38 Royal Engineers United Kingdom III. D. 20. WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY

these are the details of my grandfather cornelius airley
on 23/10/2009 at 04:52

United Kingdom Private 20285 Northamptonshire Regiment 18/03/1916 II. K. 12.
My mums dad we are stil trying to find out about him and even where they came from. We think it was Tingewike in Oxfrdshire and he was a farmer. His widow died in November 1918 in the flu epidemic .
Nothing for the orpans in those days thrown into the workhouse until they were old enough to work then fostered out as servants and treated like dirt. No land fit for heroes then or now i am afraid to say.
on 23/10/2009 at 04:41

Only just found out where my Grandad died. We knew it was in Belgium but we now know where,
He was sapper Cornelius Airley of Dalbeattie in Kirkcudbrightshire in Scotland. He was a Builder and Stone Mason also a Chimeny sweep .
We now have a connection with the place he died unfortunatly due to ill health i will never get to visit the grave,
on 18/10/2009 at 20:12

In Memory of my Grandad J H Hancock (100626)8th Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) your son was born one month after you was killed,visted your grave last week RIP
on 18/10/2009 at 17:53

To all that served we still remember you and will never forget!

Will try to come over next July and visit...

United Kingdom Private 13970Gloucestershire Regiment26/07/1916 I. C. 20.

Your Great Grand Son
on 17/10/2009 at 00:16

Hi Pierre,
Looks like i have found my Great Uncle Vincent Baker,we have no pictures of him.Would you know where i could get one in his uniform and maybe some information on him and what happened.

Tracing my Family Tree and i was told that all that was left of this man was his watch.sad but there you go.war.

Vincent's ancestors were German who came to Ireland in 1709 (1700 people called the palatines arrived here) to get away from the problems that were caused by wars in europe etc.

Ronan Mahon
on 16/10/2009 at 01:33

Thank you Pierre for your web site and for posting the picture of my great uncle Arthur Radbourne die 04/04/43 intered at Moelan-Sur-Mer cemetery.

I hope one day soon to be able to visit and pay my respects.

Cheers Chris
on 11/10/2009 at 12:44

My wife & I will be visiting Ypres in November to pay our respects to Joseph William Gevaux my Great Uncle - who rests in Church Cemetery. Private 611937 of the London Regiment. We will be joined by my son & daughter together with their familiies. God bless you Joseph you and all your brave comrades.
on 09/10/2009 at 19:06

Churchyett Arthur Private 21295 Worcestershire regiment 15.08.1917 W.4 My great great grandfather. I visited his last resting place at the end of August 2009 with my wife 5yr old son 2yr old daughter. He was my mothers grandad, her mom Edith's father, she was only 8yrs when he was killed. She never spoke of her sad loss. I have a photo i will email you, to put up on the site. On page 1 of the guestbook my mothers cousin Athony Hope has left a message, 3yrs ago. I have been trying to contact him, but unfortunatley no luck as yet.

Love and thanks to all the brave souls who sacrificed so much. x x
on 04/10/2009 at 21:16

Thanks for your site. Patrick Cogan is my Great Uncle. He was badly wounded at a farm in March 1918 and given care in the Le Cateau military hospital. When he died he was buried with honours. Some of the late Germans were conscripted monks and we remember them in November
on 29/09/2009 at 18:25

Thank you so much for supplying a photo of the inscription for my second cousin - Lance Corporal Alfred George Sinigear, No. 16, 32nd Battalion, 'A' Coy, died at Fromelles 19/7/1916 - gravesite unknown. Any information appreciated.
on 27/09/2009 at 11:46

I was lucky to do a Battle Field tour in Mar 2004 where I was able to visit my Great Great Uncle, 7993 PTE Philip Louis Le Boydre of the 16th Battalion. I have only one regreat, that I did not know about the visitors log near the entry. I intend to return with my children and give them the opportunity to visit such a well maintained memorial to our loved ones and to help his memory live on in us.
on 23/09/2009 at 20:27

we are trying to locate the family of stanley christopher barratt who sailed on HMS Indomestable p/ssx 871910 due to a family breavment
on 23/09/2009 at 18:14

Quite simply a superb website and one that I visit many times - a great help for us in our research as well.
All the very best to you chaps for doing this fine work.
on 21/09/2009 at 09:15

Deepest and heartfelt thanks to Pierre. My Great Uncle, William Morrish Phillips, Army Service Corps, died 25, February 1919, and was placed at rest in Houyet Graveyard, Belgium. He shall now never be forgotten, nor shall his sacrifice. Thank you for your work to keep this site so alive!

My goal now is to visit Houyet and pay my personal respects.

on 19/09/2009 at 05:35

on 18/09/2009 at 10:19

hi pierre

a very belated thanks for obtaining a photo of my great uncle {james irvine watson} gravestone in iwuy cemetery, your fast and prompt assistance is much valued by people like me who are far from the final resting place of family relatives who died in the great war, once again many thanks, regards christian robertson
on 16/09/2009 at 12:29

Thank you so much for the work you put into this site it is so helpful and obviously a labour of love.would it be possible to have a photo of the gravestone of Thomas Lunam D L I who rests in grave number one BULSKAMP churchyard cemetery date of death 31st may 1940.I hope to make a donation tothe upkeep of this site in the near future.
on 13/09/2009 at 22:57

In Loving memory of my Great Uncle, Robert Tunstall Lord. 19years old. 50758 Somerset Light Infantry. Died 21/10/1918 With kind research, recorded as being killed, thought to have died at the Ferm de bovenuille, after German shelling, and has no known grave. May he be at rest.
on 10/09/2009 at 23:17

In memory of my great uncle Private Alexander Edwin Norman 17776 2nd battalion Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment.He was born in East Ham Essex May 1896 and died of his wounds at the Battle of the Somme on 21st July 1916 aged 21.He is buried in the Commonwealth War graves at Abbeville cemetery. May he rest in peace-he will never be forgotten.
I visited his grave in August of this year-the only family member to ever do so since his death. It was very poignant. The cemetery is beautifully kept, and is in a peaceful location just outside the town. Many thanks for the loving care of the local people who maintain these graves, who have obviously never forgotten the courageous sacrifices these young men made in the name of freedom.God bless them all.
on 09/09/2009 at 12:23

I found on your site the gravesite of my great grandfather who was killed in 1917 at Somme. My great grandmother spend all he life looking for him ( as he was listed as missing in action) until her death in 1950.

I will be paying a visit to France within the next 2 years to visit his place of reas.
on 06/09/2009 at 22:26

My grandfather Richard Brannick is buried at the cemetary. I have been searching for the war memorial in Manchester that bears his name for quite some time, it was only by chance that I came across your website. I am pleased that he is buried in such a beautiful place. I will now make every endevour to visit the cemetary.
on 06/09/2009 at 21:12

It has been 70 years and now I have found my biological grandfather, Frederick William Deveson Serial 299. I am Charles first born named after Uncle Edward. Nana remarried in 1919 to Thomas Doran.
on 06/09/2009 at 19:06

i have found your website very helpful thank you.

i am still looking for people which say they are related to my great uncle john worsley.

if you are related to john worsley please could you contact me on hardingkatie( at sign)msn.com and put family in the subject box thank you.

thank you again x
on 03/09/2009 at 15:39

I was so pleased to have found your site, I have just started researching my family history and knew I had a Great Uncle who had died in the Great War. Alot of the ancestry websites dont give a great deal of information, but I have now found where he is buried thanks to you and can confirm to my father that he did die, although his father, my grandfather believed him to still be alive!! thank you so much
on 02/09/2009 at 15:56

In memory to W Millen (6102 Royal Irish Rifles) died 27/03/1916, you left Ulster a boy and died a man,your memory lives on in our hearts,
Wee Sarah(late)of Ewarts Row, and Violet,her daughter living a stones throw from Fernhill,where it all began
on 01/09/2009 at 19:20

My Grandfather Edgar Charles Hoope 1st Btn Sth Wales Borderers is remembered here. His body never found. Twice I have sat by this memorial and had breakfast with him. The Grandfather I never knew and the Father who never knew his son. Thanks to the local people these brave men will never be forgotten.
on 27/08/2009 at 16:29

after 95 years we found our great-grandfather.he was michael o meara from waterford city ireland.number 6499,rifleman 2nd bn royal irish rifles.buried in bethune town cemetery(pas de calais france).if it is possible could a picture of his grave be sent to us,until we can get to france to see him.we would be so happy to finally see where he rests.he died on the 30th of october 1914
on 26/08/2009 at 20:26

What a wonderfull site. If you could send a photo of my great great uncles grave i would be so happy, he was Pte Horace Victor De Main and is buried in Cambrin Extension his grave ref is T36.
So many young men who lost their lives are now lovingly cared for by strangers. Thank you.
on 26/08/2009 at 19:58

Pte F. Walshaw 15/07/1917 aged 35
was my great great Grandfather, I visited his grave a couple of years ago, I am pleased to know he is remembered if you have any more information about him please get in touch. Thank you.
on 24/08/2009 at 15:41

Determined to visit the grave of my Uncle at Ledeghem Cemetery next spring ...and remember the sacrifice made
on 20/08/2009 at 09:49

Have just returned from visiting the grave of my grandfather, Henry James Seguss, at Vignacourt. He was killed by a bomb on May 30th 1918. What lovely surroundings, the cemetary was immaculately kept and so peacefull. It seemed to emphasise the futility of war! So glad I went.
on 19/08/2009 at 22:44

In memory of Private LEONARD HERBERT SOWRY 32242, 12th (Nelson) Coy. 3rd Bn Canterbury. Who died at the age of 22 on 11 August 1917. Fighting the 3rd Battle of Ypres 1917 (Passchendele) Along with 7 others from the 3rd they fell that day. 'The life promised to you was denied, I will always remember and honor you'

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
on 19/08/2009 at 11:10

My dear,

I want to visit the grave of my great uncle Confait Armand Emile. He was in airforce and he died his plane was hit by the german and he is buried in heverlee cemetery in Belgium. I have never been to Belgium to see his grave. I will be in France in the border of Belgium after 14th September for a week and I wish to visit his grave on the Friday if possible I got his photos, documents and letter he wrote to my father his brother. Please tell me what I have to do.

Guy J. Confait
on 16/08/2009 at 14:31

Well done and thanks, a very good web site.
We came back from visiting Chauny yesterday and visiting a relatives grave ( Samuel Barnett) Sherwood Foresters..
I also took some pix of other grave stones of Notts and Derby's if any one would be interested..
Also visited Chemin de dames and Lochnagar...

Proud but sad....
on 11/08/2009 at 11:10

When I visited the grave of my Great Uncle Percy I felt as if he spoke to me. I wrote these words later and when I got home I set it to music. When I sing the song it's as if one old soldier lives again.

Percy’s Song P. Gilbert

1. Aye up me duck, here I am just over here
Percy Boy they called me from 6th Leicestershire
Word went round Hinckley town and I signed short service forms
To fight for King and country in the war to end all wars.

2. Aye up me duck, we meet at last, don’t shed a tear
Unknown age writ on my grave for over 90 years
Best not to speak or think of the horrors that I saw
But I’m happy knowing I won peace in the war to end all wars.

3. Now I was just a grocer when I heard the battle call
The Captain said ‘you’ll do me lad hang up that overall.’
We looked so sharp in Ypres ‘The Tigers are here’ we cried
‘You’ll all be home for Christmas’ said the Generals but they lied.

4. We dug in deep as mustard gas and rain fell from the sky
One by one I lost my mates and began to wonder why
At Passchendaele I copped it, a bullet did for me
In sinking mud, I cried for Mum our Tom and his apple trees.

5. Aye up me duck, I’m glad that you could find the time to come
I hope next time you bring; your daughter and your son
You can tell them all about ‘Our Perce’ from a Hinckley grocer’s store
How he was brave, your lives he saved in the war to end all wars.

6. Take care me duck, off you go to the land that I gave peace
Up the Fosse and Tigers too, I remember Filbert Street
I’m glad the fighting is over and my life was not a waste
And the war to end all wars made the world a better place.
Copyright PGG 2009
on 11/08/2009 at 11:00

Thankyou for helping preserve their memory. Hoping to visit Belgium in the not too distant future to follow in family members footsteps and to visit those who didn't come home.
on 10/08/2009 at 13:30

While researching a Roll of Honour, in the church that I attend, I came across this site. I must commend you on the detail you have painstakingly collated. So far I have not searched it in detail, but I can see that so much has been compiled that I am sure that at some point I will be able to make use of the information it contaisns. My thanks to you. Byron Evans South Wales
on 09/08/2009 at 15:59

Thankyou, a beautiful site that remebers and honours those who fought and gave everything........
on 09/08/2009 at 14:08

hello this is the first time i have been on here and i am trying to find my father family. i know that fusilier john worsley is my great uncle and louisa worsley is my nana.
i am looking for my nana's sister and brother, i have recently found out that my uncle tom (one of my nana's brother's) is no longer with us but i am still hopeful that i can find the rest of my father's family.
if anyone can hope me please let me know by email
hardingkatie( at sign)msn.com

thank you all for you help
on 09/08/2009 at 05:23

Thank you for your dedication in creating and maintaining this site. My great uncle, 2405 Private Alister White, was killed on 4th April, 1918 and is interred at the Adelaide Cemetry. I have been told he was killed in the Battle of the Somme but just where I do not know. We plan our pilgrimage to VB for Anzac Day, 2010.
on 07/08/2009 at 18:38

Thank you for remembering my great grandfather who was charles norman innes dunman, who died in the third battle of Ypres, on 31 july 1917, and is buried in hooge crater cemetery. I am so proud to call him my great grandfather, and hope next year to visit his grave.
lest we forget.............
on 07/08/2009 at 16:07

An excellent site Pierre. It has been a great help in my family history research and I will certainly be sending you some photographs to add to it. I just wish I had found it sooner!
on 04/08/2009 at 12:41

I am most grateful to you for producing this most excellent web page, and for the help it gave me to find and visit the grave of my late father's brother who is buried at Tilloy British Cemetery. he was killed on the first day of the great attck on 9 April 1917. Again my most grateful thanks
on 03/08/2009 at 08:39

JAMES MATTHEW; dearly loved and missed father of Freda Matthew, Auckland and Eileen {Kennedy} Christchurch NZ. Loved husband of the late Mamie.
So sad for our Dad to be cheated out of knowing his grandchildren etc, so many of them have his good looks.
Many of his family have visited Bruyelle and we are all deeply grateful for the care of the graves of these young men. Thank you from all of us in New Zealand.
on 03/08/2009 at 06:48

I am trying to find more information about William J Worgan, 1st Glos regt No 20691. He is buried in Cambrin Cemetery - FRO163 0-16. I have a photograph of a wooden cross showing his memorial. He died on 23/05/18 stating 'killed in action' He was my grandmothers brothers son making him my cousin. My Mother, who is 90 years old cannot remember anything about him. Can you help please?
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