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on 12/11/2009 at 17:26

Great Site

Is it possible for a picture of Private William Hunt 18633 Died 20/10/1917 resting in Trois Arbres Cementery Steenwich II.A.34
and I will try to find a picture of him for you site. Many Tanks
 
on 11/11/2009 at 20:48

In memory of my great uncle, Lieutenant Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows of the Canadian Engineers, who died November 25, 1916, aged 23 years, on the front line and buried at Bapaume Post Military Cemetery near Albert, France.
 
on 11/11/2009 at 15:58

I"m looking for the family of Poilt Norman Lachlan Johnston in Montreal who was shot down over Belgium.PLease could they contact me.
 
on 11/11/2009 at 06:06

Armistice Day 1918-2009
11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour

In memory of my great uncle ...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 Ode...
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
 
on 11/11/2009 at 05:18

Thank you for you work of remembrance. We are so grateful to see that our great uncle and his comrades are given such attention of your site. My husband and I were the first members of my great uncle's family to visit the cemetery of his enterrment. We visited this August, 2009. He was killed Sept. 2, 1918. It was very emotion to visit him and pay tribute. Keep up the wonderful work.
 
on 09/11/2009 at 20:01

Thank you Pierre! Have been looking for my grandfather's, Captain Walter Joseph Patterson Beveridge, grave for years.
 
on 08/11/2009 at 20:46

Hi i was woundering if you could help me find my great grandad Alfred Kelly who was killed in action in the Battle of the Somme many thanks Anthony
 
on 08/11/2009 at 12:14

My great grandad was killed in action on either 24th or 29th Dec 1914 - Cornelius Bamford was his name. I have this service records, but dont really know what happened to his, if he was buried in the grave yard before it was destroyed or anything. One day I wouldlike to visit.
 
on 08/11/2009 at 11:44

Remembering my grandfather Henry Stevenson Ewan killed in the 1WW lies in Ixelles Elsene Communial Cemetry, Belgium. It is nice to see the graves so cared for thank you once again.
 
on 04/11/2009 at 17:05

My grandfather was John Swindle, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, aged 24 killed in action May 29th, 1917 near Ypes. He is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery and left a widow and 3 children. The youngest was just 2 and was my mother. She never knew her dad. It was her dearest wish to visit the grave, but after we came to Canada she never made her dream come true.

Last year, my husband and I had the privilege to visit the cemetery and pay our respects. The cemetery (like all the ones we visited) were very beautiful and the graves very well-kept. Outside the walls, however, the fields were a sea of mud - do doubt similar to the conditions in which he died.

Thank you for a wonderful site - we won't forget you grandpa.
 
on 04/11/2009 at 13:43

Many thanks for your web page showing my uncles grave, James Arthur Trayhorn RAF 550 Squadron killed in action 28-8-44.
 
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
VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
 
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

MEASEY F G
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...

RICKARDS W
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.

Thanks
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.
http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/
 
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.

Scott
 
on 19/09/2009 at 05:35

I AM ENQUIRING IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION OF MY GREAT UNCLE STEPHEN FRANCIS BARBER WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION ,HIS GRAVE IS NO 87 AT ADELAIDE CEMETERY VILLERS BRETONNEUX. I HAVE A PHOTO AND A FEW LETTERS FROM HIM.
 
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.
regards
peter
 
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

Hi
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

Hello
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....
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