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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.
 
on 04/05/2009 at 14:14

Hi - if anyone is visiting Bucquoy Road Cemetery in Ficheux and could send me a picture of my great uncle's marker, I would be eternally grateful. His info is as follows:

BLACK ROBERT C
Canadian Private 207503Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)30/09/1918 Age: 27 III. B. 7.

I plan to visit his grave on the 100th anniversary of his death in nine year's time but would love to have a picture of his marker beforehand.

I'm in Canada so if anyone needs a picture of their relative's marker here, send me a note and I'll see what I can do. I live close to Ottawa where the National Cemetery is and a lot of veterans are buried there.

Thanks,

Marc

marcwigle( at sign)hotmail.com
 
on 03/05/2009 at 16:05

I am the Great niece of Lance Corporal Thomas McIlroy MM,2nd BN, Royal Inniskilln Fusiliers. I will be visiting this grave soon and would be willing to take photos of other graves , if anyone would like them e mailed.
 
on 02/05/2009 at 22:12

I am the niece of Robert James Summers buried at the Cross Roads Cemetry of Fontaine au Bois. Thank you for your diligence in making these records accessible. Robert's elderly sister has only found out now, where he has been buried for all these years! She would love someone from our family now to go to France and take a photo of his grave for her and put flowers on his grave. Thank you. Caroline
 
on 26/04/2009 at 22:10

I am the grandson of Geoffrey Marcus Hall, buried in the Eaucourt-Sur-Somme Churchyard. I have been looking for a photo of the cemetary and in my search came to your site. Thanks for the thoughtful internet memorial
 
on 25/04/2009 at 06:36

Lest we forget. Today is Anzac day. My great uncle Percival Septimus Brew is buried in the Caterpillar Valley. I have a copy of his diary he wrote on the way from the Isle of Man to New Zealand. He was only going to stay a few years and head back to Isle of Man, But the war started and off he went. He was killed at Somme. What a waste. He seemed to be a loving humourous man who didn't deserve this. I will remember him the rest of my life an hope to meat him in the after life. So much waste of life. Please never let this happen again. Even though I never met him I Love him for himself and what he tried to do.
 
on 25/04/2009 at 04:44

Lest we forget. ANZAC day 2009. Thanks again to Pierre who enabled me to find the resting place of my g-g-uncle George William Moore. I'm glad he is in a beautiful place with his mates around him. Keep up the brilliant work Pierre.
 
on 23/04/2009 at 22:00

Least we forget... All our brave service men and women who fell, or returned home to New Zealand.

ANZAC Day New Zealand 25th April 2009.

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'
 
on 22/04/2009 at 17:59

Mathew Zotnick was my father's (Henry Zotnick Sinclair)cousin. I will be delighted to hear from any persons visiting or wishing information about the"Zotnick" family.
 
on 22/04/2009 at 10:58

With thanks for your site as it's the only one I have found to be useful. I will be revisiting this site and recommending it to those who are also researching family.
 
on 19/04/2009 at 08:24

It is nice to have found this site.I have visited Lowrie as Bernard Devaney Irish Guards 3798 was my uncle and i was named after him and i am so proud of that.
Thanks
Bernard.
 
on 18/04/2009 at 21:21

Your site is amazing,you have created a great site, allowing so many people find details of their loved ones.
If possible please could I have a photo of Joseph Abbott's 220032 grave.
Thank you
 
on 17/04/2009 at 16:12

My Grandfather was Benjamin Harper, 323315, died 1/03/17, aged 29. He left a wife Eliza and four children, my father was the youngest, being only 10 months old. My father would have been 93 today. We never knew our Grandfather was killed by "friendly fire" at Hill 60.
 
on 15/04/2009 at 03:32

F.D.Risidore is buried here, and it is my one objective in life to visit his gravesite. He was with the 3rd Canadian Artillery Division when he was killed in Belgium.
 
on 12/04/2009 at 18:35

A really good web site, found details of my uncle Sidney Bernard Saunders who was from Pontypridd, S.Wales.
very helpful thanks ***
 
on 12/04/2009 at 16:45

This is a lovely website. I went to Dunkirk in 1989 and found my Uncle Richard's (Covell) grave (DLI). I only knew that he died at Dunkirk 1940 - but not what date. Amazingly the day I visited was the 1st of JUne - the anniversary of the day he was killed. The cemetry was lovely and so well kept. I would love to visit again
 
on 09/04/2009 at 21:08

so moved to see my great uncles name Francis Walter hendrick. Never knew he was killed in WW! came across info by accident. An emotional trip. He fell on 23/April 1917. Can i arrange to have a photograph. Thankyou for undertaking such a task. I will make every effort to visit and lay flowers. God Bless you and may all the souls rest in peace. Anna
 
on 07/04/2009 at 18:10

Your website has a photo of my 1st Cousin twice removed. Ie. Son of my Great Grand Aunt. Lt Philip Edward Michael Vowels MC+BAR.
I recently read Philips service record which is available online via the National Archives in Australia. What this young man went through is beyond belief. He served at Gallipolli and Poitiers was wounded in action twice during his service before returning to the front only to be killed in action.
Lest we forget.
 
on 06/04/2009 at 09:12

Thank you for looking after Henry Holdsworth Whitear's-one of my paternal great-grandfathers- grave so well.

I salute all who fell in WWI and WWII.

I am proud that one of these heroes helped to bring me up and died at aged 89 in 1977 and that their blood flows through my veins.
 
on 05/04/2009 at 07:58

Pieree,
Thank you so much for this site. Thank you for the infomation on my Great-Uncle Willam Geary. This is an amazing and factual site, you've helped me located my uncles grave so that one day I can visit it, so thank you so much.
 
on 04/04/2009 at 10:03

Very good site and lotts of hard work put into this very well done.
I have been to Belgium many times and the people have allways made us welcome, and the war graves are very well looked after, look forward to my next trip 2010.
Philip.
 
on 03/04/2009 at 12:18

Pierre,
A big thank you from my family for your kindness and generosity. Your excellent photographs of my great uncle's new headstone as well as the beautiful cemetery where he rests will be treasured always. Scott.
 
on 28/03/2009 at 00:50

I have traced three of my relatives who died in this war through your website, all are listed. Thanks for your efforts in compliling this major piece of work, it has been a great help.
 
on 26/03/2009 at 23:38

Hi Pierre
This is a great website and a real tribute to those who gave their lives so that we their descendants could enjoy our lives in freedom. My great uncle Hubert Wiremu Steel, buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, was one of those, and I am thankful he was able to be identified and have his own memorial stone. Looking at the photos is a very moving experience and makes one realise how much we owe to those who laid down their lives.
Keep up the good work.
Jan
 
on 26/03/2009 at 09:47

Hi Pierre
I am still taking an interest in your website and it gets better. It has to be one of the best websites on your subject, on the internet. The improvements to the site show such dedication from a man who is so sincere about those who fought and died in that terrible conflict WW1.
I am engrossed at this time, in writing the war memoirs of my uncle, Private Horace Angier, 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment, who was killed at the Glory Hole and who is shown on this dedicated website.
Many thanks Pierre.
Harry Angier.
 
on 26/03/2009 at 09:29

Thank you Pierre for all your help on locating my Great Uncles grave in Dozinghem Military Cemetery and for the wonderful photographs of his headstone. Your web site is truly amazing and must give thousands of family and friends peace of mind to know where their loved ones eventually found rest.
With much appreciation. Bless you.
Andrea Sanders (nee Blyth) Norwich, Norfolk, England.
 
on 19/03/2009 at 11:53

You have presented a truly wonderful site - heart wrenching but factual. May I use the photo of the Archway Building of Rue Petillon Military Cemetery (Fleurbaix (Pas de Calais France) please as I am compiling a Book of my family. Edward Peter Murphy was killed 20.7.1916 and laid to rest here.
My grandfather's brother John Bold Green is commemorated on the Menin Gate as his body was never found. God bless your work.
 
on 12/03/2009 at 11:09

hi. it was so nice to see my grandfathers grave at ixelles elsene communial cemetery, belgium. this was the first time i have seen his graveside and it did look so well kept i am trying to get to see it in person this year. thanks for the website.
 
on 09/03/2009 at 14:08

Hello there,

Nice website, very informative. Contains good detail

Keep up the good work.

Regards

Colin
 
on 06/03/2009 at 00:00

Hi
What a great Site.
I am the Great Nephew of Ernest Beeston MM - 2295 1/6th Liverpool Regiment buried at Beaumetz Les Loges. It was an honour to have been able to vist his grave last weekend - 28/02/09.

Forever in our debt and never forgotton
 
on 28/02/2009 at 21:59

Hi Pierre
well done on a great site, I am the great-grandson of Walter Newberry MM who is buried at the Grevillers cemetery, pas de calias.
recently visited the grave, My family are very proud of him. Walter was born in Hemyock (Nr Wellington), England on the 17/02/1889. Pierre can you add some photos if I email them to you thanks
 
on 28/02/2009 at 19:58

LEDGER, GEORGE, T/97889, Royal Army Service Corps.Row C. Grave 16.
This is my great uncle it is nice to see that they arnt forgot and that the graves are kept so well.
 
on 22/02/2009 at 04:33

What a lovely site to honour those that died for their country and now rest in Bertenacre. My grandfather, Private George Victor Skeet. MM of the 9th Battalion, Queens West Surrey Regiment who was killed on 18th August 1918 lies there with his comrades.
 
on 20/02/2009 at 14:52

wonderful site , well done . tony
 
on 18/02/2009 at 09:35

Keep up the good work, a lovely site.

Bob

Granson of F. E. Long. Prowse Point.
 
on 15/02/2009 at 12:53

Researching my family tree, I can now add closure to John Voice. So sad that he lost his life so close to Armistice day, but proud that he served his country so that I am free to write these words. I'll visit one day on behalf of my Father and Grandfather, both sadly long gone also.
 
on 15/02/2009 at 04:21

Hi, I'm so proud to be able to add a little personal message in memory of a great great uncle Henry Edward Auckett who died in action in Belgium on 2/3/1918 and is buried at Berks . Many thanks for this opportunity. May God Bless.
 
on 14/02/2009 at 19:50

My great uncle, Alexander Stirling Cross is on your list. He was kille on 7 June 1917. He belonged to Scotland but was in the merchant navy and joined the army in New Zealand.
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