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on 09/02/2009 at 18:59

My great uncle William Garlick Neville was killed on the first day of the Somme - 1st July 1916 - and is buried at Redan Ridge Cemetary No 2 in Beaumont Hamel. It is lovely to see that he is remembered here. He came from Mortimer in Berkshire and was my grandad's younger brother. Before the war he was the postman for the village and a local bell ringer. He is also commemerated on the web page for the Central Council of Bellringers and on the war memorial in Mortimer. I would like to thank you for putting together this website and to say that we must never forget what our brave heroes did for us so that we can now live in peace.
 
on 08/02/2009 at 12:22

I came across this site by accident ,I would like to say to the people who requested that the information about my Gt great grandfathers son Arthur Theodore Phyffers ,that he had an alias A T Cotter,is invaluable.I am researching my family history and had no information about him except his date of birth.I have been given the chance to see where he is buried .Thank you Mr & Mrs Robbie & Pam.Congratulations Pierre on the work you do.Shirley
 
on 04/02/2009 at 16:19

great to see details and confirmation to me about my grandad who is on your Gordon dump cemetery list of names Marsh T private 22151 not too sure whether marsh J was his brother? thanks L
 
on 04/02/2009 at 00:26

Congratulations on your very impressive webpage. My uncle, William E. Dailey, who was killed just short of his 16th b'day, is buried in the Sunken Rd. Cemetery (Contalmaison).
I am involved in WWI and WWII research myself and submit photos of men and grave markers to the digitized webpage: Canadian Virtual War Memorial. I appreciate you dedication to preserving their memory.
 
on 02/02/2009 at 16:16

Thank you very much for a very informative website. I have just found details of my Grandfather Walter Tillcock who died in 1916 in Flers, Somme, France. I previously knew nothing about him and have only just found out his first name from my Grand-Daughter who is researching our family tree.
 
on 25/01/2009 at 17:51

Thank you so much for a wonderful website.
I was searching for my Great Grandfather Montague Augustus White of the Deveonshire Regiment 315580 , died in action on 31/10/1918 aged 33.
My search found him immediately with a lovely photo of his last resting place at the Odomez Communual Cemetry in Nord France. Do you have any further information on my Great Grandfather?
I noticed another name Albert Victor Bates. Do you have any further information on Mr Bates?
Once again thank you.
 
on 23/01/2009 at 17:10

Thank you for creating this site. I was able to learn a bit more about my Great Uncle Henry Phillip Aishford that died in Belgium on Sunday, April 23, 1916. The First World War was not something we spoke of when I was growing up, and as a result, I never really knew the details of his death. I still live in Swansea, Canada and I have learned that Henry was the first man from this small village to die in The Great War. I am proud of him.

May he R.I.P.
 
on 20/01/2009 at 09:52

Many thanks Pierre for adding my family details to your site, my grandmothers brother Pte. Walker Parker-Boulonge eastern and her cousin Cpl. T.W.Sanderson MM.-Passendaele new british, your site is a great tribute to the fallen.
 
on 19/01/2009 at 17:43

Hello, you have norman guthrie dwon but wrong details.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=29380 67

it would be much appresiated if you would change it, thankyou.
 
on 18/01/2009 at 21:04

Hi i was wondering if there is a Norman Guthrie in any of the gravesites.i think he was in the Gordon highlanders and was killed in 1914.

please email be back.

.....fanatastic site by the way.
 
on 17/01/2009 at 09:55

Geweldige website.
Zo houden wij de herinnering aan deze jongens levend!.

Mvgrt.

Ruud Scholten - Webmaster Brunssum War Cemetery.
http://www.deruudsite.eu/war_cemetery.htm
 
on 17/01/2009 at 09:26

This is an amazing website, which has helped me to locate a member of my family, thus enhancing my Genealogy Project. I was unprepared to find a picture of where my relative is buried.

Thomas Charles Yapp of the Welsh Fusiliers was laid to rest at BOIS-DES-ANGLES BRITISH CEMETERY, CREVECOEUR-SUR-L'ESCAUT on 8 October, 1918 - aged just 19 years.

The information which is given with his listing helps me piece my family history together. I shall look upon Rememberance Day with far greater passion, henceforth.

Merci beaucoup, on behalf of my family, past, present and future.
 
on 14/01/2009 at 19:44

Hi Pierre,

Thank you for producing such a great site. My Granduncle, Norman Howard MM is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, (ZONNEBEKE)(West Vlaanderen Belgium).
His listing is: HOWARD N
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 332783 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20/09/1917 IV. G. 6.
My father was named after him.

Again, thank you foe such a great site.

Regards
Bob
 
on 13/01/2009 at 23:10

Hi Pierre.

We have been in touch a few times and you have helped me greatly. I must say what a fantastic job you are doing. God Bless

Vic. Isle of Man
 
on 12/01/2009 at 00:10

Thank you for your web site. I have now been able to find that mt great uncle - Second Lt. Thomas A. Siddall from Chester in England is buried there, and to know that he rests in peace.
Keep up the good work.
Ann
 
on 11/01/2009 at 14:11

A wonderful gesture to honour the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. Thank you.

My great uncle, Pte Walter Thomas Smith of 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died from wounds inflicted in action on 01.09.1917, many years before I was born. God rest his sole and that of my uncle Tom (RAF) 'm inissing presumed killed' in WW2, resting place 'somewhere in Germany'.
 
on 11/01/2009 at 01:00

Hi, My Grand Uncle Hubert Holroyd Charles Wareham is buried here. We visited in 2004 as a treat for my father's 75th birthday as he had never known where Hubert was buried. I'd be glad to chat to anyone interested in anyone with the name Wareham. Thank you for this site, best wishes. Chris Wareham. My web site for family tree research is www.familywareham.co.uk Would it be ok to display this as part of the message? Thank you.
 
on 02/01/2009 at 11:22

Have just noted the VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial details on IN MERMORy. Pierre, congratulations on the website: it is a sound idea, and you have obviously put a considerable amount of work into its development.

I am interested in this particular cemetery and have been working toward encouraging the British and Australian governments (in conjunction with the CWGC), to identify all unknown Great War burials related to the Battle of Fromelles which was launched on 19 July 1916.

Grant Triffett, Administrator/Coordinator, Fromelles Discussion Group
 
on 31/12/2008 at 10:04

Thank you Pierre for all of your hard work putting together this fantastic site and thanks to you, I have just found my Great Uncle Victor Seaton Bradley's gravesite.
Uncle Victor was born in Southport, Tasmania, Australia and moved to New Zealand to work with his brothers in the timber industry.
He joined The New Zealand Rifle Brigade 12th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company and embarked on 11th October 1916.
He was killed in Belgium on 18th. June 1917
 
on 30/12/2008 at 21:48

Many thanks for providing such a wonderful site for relatives to visit.

My late fathers brother Sydney William Hobin is buried here. he was only 20 years old when he fell in battle, he was a bandsmen and should only really have been stretcher bearing but was called to the front lines and like all the others fell in battle. I am 66 years old in 2009 and will try to make the trip to this cemetary to lay the flowers my father never got to do.
 
on 23/12/2008 at 21:15

my grand mothers brother , herbert francis haskell is buried at les baraques military cemetary, im trying to find his plot, i know the coordinates but can not find a clear layout of the cemetary , can any one help.i have the only photograph of bert as my nan called him, she was only young when he was killed , she missed him to the day she passed away, you can see his photo on www.findagrave.com under herbert francis haskell , you should be able to copy and save the photo and use it,
many thanks
gary
 
on 19/12/2008 at 03:42

Thank you for this wonderful site. I was able to find my great grandfather Private S. Moryoseph of the Manchester Regiment. He and William Thomas Collins (of the same Regiment) both died on 2/4/1917. I have visited the grave and I am thankful for the beautiful condition of the Cambrin Military Cemetery. If anyone has any information about my great grand father or his friend i would be greatful. I have my own pictures of the Cemetery if anyone is interested. Thank you.
 
on 16/12/2008 at 13:28

Thank you for creating this wonderful site. I have found my great uncle - Private James Scanlon, Auckland Regiment, NZEF
 
on 15/12/2008 at 17:27

In memory of Wilfred Horspool, killed in action in Belgium 24th June 1917, son of Ellen Horspool (formerly Jones) of Auckland. She and her family emigrated from Leicestershire, England in 1883. Jones is my wifes family name.
South Wales, UK.
 
on 04/12/2008 at 15:44

Looking for a picture of the grave of Thomas Maher Pte 10565 died 2 Spet 1918. Was in Royal Irish Regiment.
 
on 02/12/2008 at 18:15

In memory of Pvt. Ivor Hanington Murray, 4th.Battalion CEF, killed April 1915 at Langemarck. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery.
 
on 29/11/2008 at 06:15

In honor of all of the fallen, especially Great Uncle Ivan Walter Johnstone
3034415 who will never be forgotten by his great niece, who's Grandmother Mildred was Ivan's sister.
 
on 26/11/2008 at 11:05

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 25/11/2008 at 20:42

I thank you for posting the WW1 Graves information. I was able to locate my Great Uncle, David Cushingham. I am currenlty working on my family history for my children, and finding such a memorial is very heartfelt. Thank you for your efforts.
 
on 24/11/2008 at 15:18

I am 9years old and tracing my family history. I know that this man is a distant relative i think great great great uncle. I would not know about him if you had not listed him on this website. Thank you so much for honouring him in this way. I would very much like to visit his grave one day. My brothers middle name is "william" what a coinsidence!
 
on 24/11/2008 at 10:47

In honour of and with much love to my Uncles who gave their lives that we might live in peace.
Charles James Lavender (age 22)of the 7 Btn Royal West Kent Regiment) who died during the Battle of the Somme on 22nd Sept 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval memorial and his brother Dennis Lavender (age 21) of the 2nd Btn Royal West Kent Regiment who died on the 28th Oct 1918 in Mesopotamia and is remembered at the Baghdad (North Gate)Cemetery.
Your sister Mary especially remembers you with love as do we all.
Till we meet again.
 
on 22/11/2008 at 00:46

This message is dedicated to my great grandad PVT Harry George Webster who died from his wounds on the 22nd November 1917 aged 37 i think, serving with the 9th service battilion of the Leicester Tigers regiment in france, who now sleeps in the cemetary at hersin.

Even though me never met, i feel your loss, and will always carry you in my head and heart.To remember you is to honour you. Myself, Our Family and our country will always be proud of the sacrifice you made for your country. One day, i promise to visit where you lie.

Sleep well grandad x
 
on 21/11/2008 at 23:28

My fathers brother died in France in 1916.My father was only six years old at the time.Dad never knew where he was buried or what had become of him.All my life I've wondered and at last I have found him.Now I hope that one day I will visit his grave for my Dad who passed away in 1989.God bless him and all the others who gave their lives.
 
on 21/11/2008 at 09:41

What a fantastic site.

I was a 19 year old lance corporal in the British Army when i found my Great Uncles Memorial in Nieuport. Private 242550 Ambrose Murrell was 19 when he died at the third battle of ypres on 16th August 1917.

May he and all those who gave their lives rest in peace

If anyone can tell me any more how and where he died I would be eternally gratefull.
 
on 20/11/2008 at 17:33

daniel james corke known as james corke
my greatx4 cousin who was in The Buffs East Kent Regiment g/1956 died at arras 3rd may 1917 he's my sons name sake
 
on 19/11/2008 at 20:18

In memory of Eric Francis Stofer who died at the tragically young age of 19. He was the namesake of my father Herbert Eric Riga Scott Stofer (WW2 veteran) and my own namesake as well. I have 2 photos which I cherish and I wish your soul peace.

Thankyou for maintaining this site and for what it means.

Eric Stofer
 
on 19/11/2008 at 17:39

I have just discovered this site.

Thank you Pierre, for taking the time to record all this information and to 'Remember'. Your aims are admirable and appreciated.

I will send you a photo of my Grandfather's original cross.

In Memory of:

Pioneer Thomas Leaney 227816 Royal Engineers. KiA near Ypres 17/9/17 aged 42. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.

Born in Lamberhurst and lived in Brighton, Sussex, England.

In A Corner Of A Foreign Field....
 
on 19/11/2008 at 00:42

I have recently discovered that my Grandmother's half- brother is buried at Moulin de Pierre cemetery in France Nord. He was John Kirby 15th Battalion Welsh Regiment 72878. I have a large framed photograph of him and I will get a copy of this. I am determined to visit his Grave and place a family memorial of him after all these years. He died on 8/10/18 in the second battle of Cambrai. thank- you Pierre for your very detailed site. It must have taken so long to put together. Mary Paterson Penarth. Wales.
 
on 18/11/2008 at 00:35

My great uncle Edgar died from wounds on 5 November, 1918 the day after being shot by sniper fire during the Battle of the Sambre . He was a lieutenant with the 5th West Riding Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Edgar, from Keighley in West Yorkshire, was the younger son of John and Mabel Clapham. He joined the local Territorial Regiment in October 1914, and he received his commission in January 1917, being gazetted to the rank of lieutenant in August 1918.
Edgar is burried in Awoingt British Cemetery, near Cambrai.
When I retire I hope to pay a visit to his grave.
 
on 17/11/2008 at 22:26

Recent research has revealed that my great uncle John Bellamy 26855 Pvt Kings Own Royal Lancaster regiment died of wounds 15th January 1918 near Arras is buried in Duisans cemetery, plot V.E. 34 . John was, according to the 1st battalions war diary, one of five casualties following an H.E. and gas shelling attack on the night of the 15th January whilst the battalion were digging new reserve trenches.

A photo of his grave would be fantastic and would add to the testimony that I am writing for my family and in particular my Father, Thomas John who is John's nephew.
 
on 17/11/2008 at 21:23

I am researching mu great uncle Harry Jukes who died in1917 and is buried at this cemetary. He served with the Royal Garrison Artillery 303 Siege Battery. I believe his brother Frederick Jukes joined the same unit but his records were destroyed in 1940.
Cheers
Andy WATKINS
 
on 16/11/2008 at 23:07

Thank you for recording details of my Great Uncle, Rifleman Geroge Eric Prior' buried at Ghissignies. His family never knew he had a grave. A photo would be wonderful please. Family legend says he had lied about his age to get into the War and survived until the week before the Armistice was signed. Because of his death I am Prior-Sankey. Adrian Prior-Sankey, Chaplain (SCC) RNR.
 
on 16/11/2008 at 22:24

Thank you for bringing back a great uncle I never knew. William McCorist ALIAS Nicholson, my mums uncle and my grandfathers brother. He was killed when he was 21 on the 12/8/15 I rediscovered him october this year.I have one photo of him and his number 1727 blackwatch. I now know he is on the memorial at flers 1. thank you again Margaret
 
on 16/11/2008 at 21:59

In loving memory of private HW Brown 200934 1st/5th bn.,south staffordshire
regiment. who died 5/4/1917 will visit you one day.
 
on 16/11/2008 at 11:10

I have visited the grave of Edwin Charles Mounter Sapper.R.engineers on 2 occasions now ,the last being 12 nov 2008.On behalf of my mother Margeorie Mounter we laid flowers , mum went to the grave in July 2004 it was to pay respects to her grandfather.
 
on 15/11/2008 at 19:32

In loving memory of our great uncle and great, great uncle james blues 3379 of the Black Watch who died 22nd May 1915.

Not forgotten
 
on 15/11/2008 at 02:38

In Memory of my Great Uncle George Henry BRISTOW, Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F. who died on 18/10/1918. I hope to visit his grave next year.
 
on 14/11/2008 at 02:33

In memory of my great uncle 2nd Lietenaunt Thomas Albert Wallace buried in Villiers Bretonne , he was 1 of 3 brothers who went to the great war but never returned, a Gallipoli veteran my grandfather missed him and my family will always attend ANZAC day in rememberance of ALL our soldiers
LEST WE FORGET
 
on 13/11/2008 at 22:23

In memory of my Grand uncle Ernest Davis, who died on April 9th 1917 at Vimy Ridge. I never knew you, but wish to keep your memory alive. God bless you and keep you, you will always be in our thoughts.
 
on 12/11/2008 at 23:50

in memory of my great grandfather Hyman Altman, who voluntarily joined His Majestys forces. his memory lives on, and his sacrifice not forgotten. shalom
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