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on 30/07/2009 at 15:13

I have only recently been able to piece my father death in WW2 to Haverlee Cemetery. Thanks to tracing his R/103037 number I have been able to trace his whereabouts. I see he is listed in your files Oscar Frederick Newton, Canadian Flight Sergeant (air Gnr).died 26/12/1944, age 26. I would very much like to have a photo of his tombstone Coll. Gr. 5.A. 5-7. if it is not too much trouble. My mother has passed on and I inheirited my fathers' belongings medals etc. and I would like to donate what I have collected of his life up to his death to the RCAF WORLD WAR 11 museum near his hometown Havelock, On. Canada. With much Thanks I would appreciate the photo of his tomestone and then I can rest in peace that I a least made an effort to preserve his legacy.
Yours with THANKS
Mrs Darelene Cooper (nee Newton)
2423 Chilsworthy Ave
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L5B 2R4
 
on 29/07/2009 at 15:26

thankyou so much for the update on my uncle john it is a great comfort to know he is not forgotten i often visit your page many thanks again
 
on 29/07/2009 at 04:42

Your site gives great commemoration to those who made the greatest sacrifice. My great uncle 1761 Sergeant A E Reed 51st Battalion AIF is buried at Caudry Communal Cemetery.He was wounded and captured at the battle of Mouquet Farm on the 3rd September 1916. He spent September 1916 at German Military Hospital at Caudry and died on the operating table on the 1st October 1916.
 
on 28/07/2009 at 21:43

Thank you for this site my grandfathers brother is buried here he was Willliam Learthart. We never knew where he was buried,but my mother still has his war trunk with his name on, a mystery has now been cleared up.
 
on 28/07/2009 at 09:28

My Grandfather is buried here, thankyou for sending a photo of his grave it means so much, If anyone has a photo of the Royal warwickshire regiment 8bn i would be most grateful, I have never seen a photograph of my Grandfather Mathew Armstrong, nor did my mother, He was killed when she was 5 months old. if anyone could help me my email is Rachsmacdonald( at sign)hotmail.com. Thanks
 
on 28/07/2009 at 03:45

PS We are doing a conducted Western Front tour next April and will also be doing private 10 day driving tour after the Western Front tour.

Allan
 
on 28/07/2009 at 03:40

Great job - this must have taken your a long time to accumulate and setup.

Thanks Allan
 
on 27/07/2009 at 21:44

My Great Grandfather Michael Fahey was killed on the 1st day of the battle of Loos 25/09/1915 and is buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery. I hope to visit the cemetery soon to pay my respects to him x
 
on 27/07/2009 at 13:32

I finally found the resting place of my great grandfather. How sad. Brave men. God bless you Martin Noon. x x x
 
on 26/07/2009 at 19:17

Hi my great uncle Donald McKinnon Anderson is buried in Denain Communal Cemetary reference C.56. He served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders but unfortunately was made a POW and died in a German Military Hospital in 1918.

I have managed to find his service record, medal index card and even some information in the local papers but wondered if it was possible to receive a photo of the actual grave stone? I have also written to the International Red Cross to see if I can find out information on his time as a POW. A photo would be another piece of the jigsaw and would be greatly appreciated if this could be arranged.

Yours in anticipation

Steven Smith
 
on 26/07/2009 at 18:02

i would like to add my great uncle to your memory guest book his name was ernest william jenney and he was with the 1/4th york and lancs and is buried at erqulinnes cemetary grave number 67 i noticed a message on this board from a alwyn whitehouse whose family member was also from the same regiment they were probably very good friends and are buried in the same cemetary
 
on 26/07/2009 at 16:31

My sister put me onto this website and I'm glad she did, it gave me the chance to see my Uncle Stanley Teague. I never met him, but his memory was always kept alive by his siblings. His name is also on a war mamorial in Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare, uk.
We should never forget all the services and those that lost their lives trying to make this world a better place for us to live. God bless them and may they always rest in peace.
 
on 24/07/2009 at 13:56

A contact I made whilst researching my Hatton family history sent me your link. I was pleased to see the photo's regarding Alfred Hatton (my Grand Uncle), but also sad he had to lose his life so young. I'd be grateful if you could email me the photo's you have. Thank you for working on such a good website. Rob Parker
 
on 23/07/2009 at 18:13

My grandmothers brother was Harold Hildebrand it was nice to see a bit of information about the plane crash he was in.
This is a great site, keep up the good work.
 
on 23/07/2009 at 11:21

My mothers maiden name was Squires. I recently visted both France and Belgium on a battlefields tour, and came across a few soldiers who shared the same name as my mothers family who are originally from South Yorkshire and around that area, and found one particular one who could be a potential relative, called George Albert Squires of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. I came across his name on a memorial in the Somme area of France on July 21st. Also, on this same day I found the name of J. Squires on another memorial. While researching George Albert on the internet, I came across this site and a woman who had posted a message named Catherine Squires and found that this man was a known relative to her, and that the other could also be a possibility. I would really like to get in contact with her to find out if there is any link between us. Even if there is no connection between us I might have some valuable information for her to locate these lost relatives.
 
on 21/07/2009 at 21:23

Can't thank you enough for this website, have found my uncle's grave and can now visit.

thanks again

carol sherratt
(Claude A Turner, St. Manvieu 12.06.44)
 
on 18/07/2009 at 10:38

Thank you for creating this website.
It is so good to see that these brave lads are not forgotton.
I'm 95% sure i have found my Great Uncle George Podmore who served with Kings Shropsire Light Infantry. He is buried at The Royal Irish Rifles Cemetry.
I plan to come over to the UK later this year, i now hope to make a trip to Laventie France to pay my respect to Great Uncle George and to ALL the other lads with him.
Again many thanks for the site.
 
on 17/07/2009 at 21:10

It's always good to find a site remembering those who lost their lives for us - many thanks for this.

Another cemetery in Oise, France is in the small village of Gannes. Seven Lancaster aircrew were killed on 18 June 1944 and are buried there. The website www.cromulent.co.uk/gannes/ gives a history of what happened and of subsequent events.
 
on 16/07/2009 at 16:32

Glad to see that James Stevenson has been remembered. He was my brother died in Neerpelt ages 19 on September 11 1944. He is buried with George Thomasson and close to James Muir the Canadian- Always remembered and graves well cared for by the people of Neerpelt. Hoping to visit Neerpelt in October 2009
 
on 15/07/2009 at 09:45

Pierre

A privilege and a pleasure to meet you and Jean-Michel at Blernacourt Communal cemetery on Saturday 11th July 2009.

Lest We Forget

Peter
 
on 11/07/2009 at 14:37

I'm proud my uncle did his bit in the ww11, only to die at the age of 20. He's buried in Lier, his name is Stanley Teague private 14330803 Essex Regiment.He died 7th October 1944, I've never met him but have photos of him passed down through the family
 
on 10/07/2009 at 17:14

Thank you so much for the good works that you have done. My Grandfather Thomas O'Brien is at Tournai. I wish my dad was still alive to see it.
 
on 07/07/2009 at 00:17

So proud that my Great Uncle Samuel Foxall R.G.A. who was killed in action in 1917 has not being forgotten. Thank you for helping keep their memory fresh and alive. They shall not be forgotten. Rest in peace brave men.
 
on 05/07/2009 at 21:02

In researching my family history I'm looking for all references to Walter Lawry Chaplain Hardy of the Royal Engineers , killed in March 1918. I was pleased to see his death recorded in your website covering Hersin Communal Cemetary Extension. Any idea how I find out about the circumstances of death?
 
on 05/07/2009 at 21:00

Last Wednesday I was cycling on the tow-path next to the Schelde. The small roman church of Esquelmes caught my eye. I stopped and went visiting the picturesque church. There, on the small churchyard: 10 white graves of WWI. 10 young soldiers of the Durham Light Infantry. Reading the inscriptions on the tomb stones made me silent. All died in October and November of 1918, just days before the war ended. My tribute to them.
 
on 05/07/2009 at 15:01

What a wonderful site. I have come across it whilst doing family tree research, and will be visiting Orchard Dump cemetery later this month to find the grave of William Thomas Sandford, a cousin of my grandfather. You are doing very important work here, we must forever remember the sacrifices of these brave men. Touching and powerful stuff.
 
on 04/07/2009 at 15:09

A terrific website, truly a labour of love and devotion. To find someone this dedicated and caring about the sacrifices made on all our behalf so many years ago deserves to be honoured.
You do remember them! Please accept my grateful thanks for all your help.
 
on 02/07/2009 at 10:00

This is a fantastic site. Thank you for your dedication. My husbands fathters uncle is buried in this cemetry. I would most appreciatte if you are able to send me a photo of his grave. John Oswald Ayres.
 
on 30/06/2009 at 19:01

visited grave of sam raistrick very moving paid my respects laid
cross 11th of 11th 90th anniversary .
 
on 26/06/2009 at 15:33

My mother's brother Gunner William Grigg is buried in De Panne Communal Cemetery. He was part of the BEF and died on 31/5/1940 aged 21. My grandmother was never able to visit his grave but my mother and father went many years ago in her place. We have no other information on him or photos and now I am doing Family Research I would be delighted in any information you may have of him.
 
on 23/06/2009 at 19:52

My Grandfather Charles Henry Smart is buried at Varennes Cemetery. He was Able Seaman in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. He died on 21 January 1917 from Shrapnel Wounds.
 
on 22/06/2009 at 23:53

I just watched on our military channel about WW1 and about Harold E Walpole, who died a few hours after the Armistice was signed. It showed the cemetery where he is buried with three other soldiers who died after the armistice was signed and five soldiers who died in 1914. It was a very moving show on tv. My grandfather, Roy Samarija, fought in WWI. He was from what is now Croatia. My father, Leo Rivers fought in WWII against Japan. It is sad that the world has learned how to make a deadlier war but not a lasting peace. It is also sad that in New York State that history is being thrown on the back burner in schools. I keep thinking of the words if you don't know history, you are doomed to repeat it. I stress to my nephew and niece that you must learn history. I tell them that words like Sudentenland, Holocaust, Edith Cavell, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Winston Churchill and other words relating to wars must never be forgotten. Thank you.
 
on 19/06/2009 at 15:11

My Great Uncle Private Charles William Planson. Royal West Kent Regiment Royal Fusiliers ( 17252 GS 61420 ) not sure what these mean.
Died 12th January 1918 ( Ancestry states his death as April 1918)
Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery North no III E 7.
Is there any one who may have information, about the battles at that time, photos of soldiers, or photos of graves in that part of the cemetery.
Any expenses covered.
 
on 14/06/2009 at 22:28

I am touched by my ancestor Harry Turnham, who died at age 37,
 
on 06/06/2009 at 18:06

Members of my family have been over to Beny-Sur-Mer to pay tribute to my Uncle TWF (Thomas) Hackford killed in action June 6, 1944 within the recent past. It is impossible not to be moved as you walk among the headstones reading the comments and grasping the reality of the age of these brave soldiers. Congratulations to those who maintain these sites, they are truly breathtaking in their serenity and beauty. Hodie Non Cras
 
on 03/06/2009 at 16:24

Hi - my great uncle is J. Eskdale he is buried in mesnil communal cemetery extension he died 6/6/1918. he was in the highland light infantry I. A. 40. Do you or anyone have a photo of his grave. - Thanks.
 
on 29/05/2009 at 22:12

William Samuel Marshall McGhee (Marshall) was the half brother of my Mother-in-Law. He was born in Madoc, Ontario, Canada, but moved with his two brothers to Saskatchewan. In the attached family photo, taken around 1911, he is standing on the right side. My Mother-in Law, Vera, was about 5, and is sitting between her parents. My wife and I visited Marshall's grave several years ago. However, if you have a picture of his headstone, I would appreciate a copy. It is good of you to maintain this site. Many thanks, and God bless you.
 
on 19/05/2009 at 20:48

There were many from Iriland in U K Forces who died in WWI & WWII
but apparently only a few from Ireland (North & South) -judging by names in guest book - have visited this amazing record. So will try to educate my country men/women to visit this site and to see the honour bestowed on those who gave their lives for our freedom . Thank you Pierre and all involved.
 
on 15/05/2009 at 13:57

My nans wish was to find and visit her fathers grave who died through the first world war in 1918. She never did so my father and I are hoping to visit. It is great to access infomation on sites like this to visit and pay respects to all who died. They should never be forgotten!
 
on 13/05/2009 at 21:57

My Mum will find it very moving to see a photo of the grave of her cousin Thomas McCord Campbell at Nossengem. If you could send me a large photo of the group of graves in Nossengem as well as one of Tom's own grave that would be great.
 
on 12/05/2009 at 18:38

Great Site. if possible could you send a photo Edgar Pearce 111 G.4
Gordon Dump Cemetery
 
on 11/05/2009 at 00:41

Thank you for creating this website. I have my grandmothers memorbilia and I believe it is her brother, that is Pte. Tom Hardaker 219755, that is listed on your site, I have his Canadian memorial cross listing him as Sgt T. Hardaker with the same ID number. As a fellow veteran of overseas deployments I do appreciate the time and effort you have given to keep all our fallen heros alive and in our hearts. Thank you.
 
on 10/05/2009 at 07:50

thankyou for your site. i have been able o find my grandads uncle for him to set his mind at ease. if anyone is going to the war cemeterie in lapugnoy i would be greatful if they would take a picture of the grave for me. the info is
LYSONS WILLIAM
United Kingdom Private 25455Royal Warwickshire Regiment21/09/1918 Age: 20 X. D. 7.
my email is steel_mouse( at sign)hotmail.com
thank you
sarah
 
on 10/05/2009 at 01:58

Thank You thru your site,I have located my grandfathers (Cpl SJ Attikin MM) final resting place at Wancourt British Cemetary.France, May he Rest In Peace for enternity.......Bruce F Attikin
Sturgis SK
 
on 09/05/2009 at 19:17

I visited my great uncles grave at Caterpillar Cemetery Longuval last week. I can add that JJ Mitchell is in fact James John Mitchell. He was born in Liverpool and died in the fields nearby following the attack on Guillmont that started at 4.20 am on 8/8/16. The casualitiesd were heavy due to shelling and machine gun fire. I can't even imagine what it was like. He had been in France for approximately 14 months. This attack also saw Noel Chavasse earn the first of his two Victoria Crosses (VC'S)....who knows...maybe they met ? I visited many cemeteries in a week and each one, no matter what time of the day I went, was immaculate as if there was a state visit due that day, a great tribute to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. If you go to any of the cemteries, do what I did and say thank you to the gardeners. One of the saddest moments for me was a row of soldiers who had all died on Christmas Day......Essex Farm cemetery just outside Ypres in Belgium.
 
on 08/05/2009 at 22:23

I am the great granddaughter of James Patrick Egan, buried in grave #20 at CHERISY ROAD EAST Cemetery (Heninel) (Pas de Calais France). Thank you for your website.
 
on 07/05/2009 at 01:55

Thank you for the wonderful work you have done to remember our war dead. Lest we forget!
 
on 06/05/2009 at 22:46

Thank you so very much Pierre for the tribute to my Uncle George Warren and his Halifax crew on the Gosselies, Belgium, page. George's sister is still with us and she'll be thrilled to see her dear brother's photo on your website. It was taken in Ottawa, in front of my late grandparents' home, just before he went overseas.
I'll be back to Belgium in September to visit, once again, George's resting place, and the family who kept for us his charred parachute for almost 65 years. A part of George is now back with his family.
*We Will Remember*
 
on 05/05/2009 at 10:20

I have been researching my family history and their involvement during the wars that have occured. It was by grate surprise that i came across my Grate Grate Grate Uncles name appearing on this web site. I asked my family and no one knoew that he was killed during action in 1918 this led to me being able to obtain copies of his service records and this confirmed that he was and that he is beried in the becon cementry. I would like to say a verry big thank-you for this web site and i look forward to learning more about him now
 
on 04/05/2009 at 19:43

Always sad to see so many soldiers names that lost there lives, my great uncle was one of those who is resting in this cemetry, private Brian Freail 6018186, Queens own Royal West Regiment, died age 21 i think this is the plot number 5.F.17, will come over and visit and pay my respects to such brave men.
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