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on 19/10/2018 at 12:29

Im writing to remember Company Quarter-Master Sergeant John Treacy of the 5th Bat.Connaught Rangers who was wounded at the battle around Le Cateau on 18th October and died at Maurais France on 20th October 1918. A hundred years ago tomorrow.

Sadly due to ill health I am unable to travel to Maurais Communal Cemetary to pay my respects as had been my intention. He never saw Kilconnell or County Galway again but I imagine in his final hours his thoughts went back to happy times with his wife and infant daughter. May he rest in peace.
 
on 17/10/2018 at 23:01

Fantastic page and thank you for the information and photographs.

I will be visiting the graves on Saturday of ND-587 405 Squadron to lay a tribute on behalf of W Sinclair's daughter and finding out more information on the crew who he served with has certainly made the visit more poignant.

Thanks!

Luis
 
on 12/10/2018 at 09:25

How lovely to find my relative listed here - when no one knew where he was. I now can fill in details of his life in my paternal family tree for future generations. regards Jenny

SULLIVAN SYDNEY
Australian Driver 1506Australian Field Artillery25/04/1918 I. D. 14.

I would love a photo of his grave if possible please.
 
on 07/10/2018 at 05:33

How glad I was to find the photograph of the 5 men who were murdered by S.S. soldiers who invaded the temporary POW camp and murdered the white men only. The camp also had South African coloured and Turks but they weren't touched. One American airman hid with the Turks and escaped and reached England to tell the story of the massacre.
I have put information on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial webpage for P/O Griffin Young. I will give credit for the photo. Thanks so much for your work.
 
on 06/10/2018 at 14:44

ref:
Gnr Harold George R. Tombleson KIA 28/08/1918 aged 22
Harold was in the army at the outbreak of the war, and in March 1915 was drafted to France, he was wounded three times.
Here on the left, with his brother Walter William J. Tombleson who survived to the war, and his father, Walter Michael Tombleson.
For Bryan and Jennifer Allen

My Wife Angela (nee Tombleson). Her grandfather was Walter William J. Tombleson who served with the London Regiment (The Rangers). Walter was awarded the Military Medal for bravery during the Battle of the Somme. He went on to live to the age of 93.

Any relatives please get in touch.
 
on 05/10/2018 at 17:50

Lance Serjeant 18/1086 West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) 17/09/1918 II. B. 9.
My great granfarther ARTHUR RENTON. who is in CHAPELLE British Cemetery (Holnon)..as a child I was taken to the war memorial
by my nana, [his daughter]I would look at a photo of a soldier on the wall. I didn't understand who he was BUT I DO NOW,, and full of respect for him and all his comrades'..I now have the photo that I was fascinated with as a child. I now share this photo with my grand children.
 
on 03/10/2018 at 20:44

Hello,
I am British and have lived in Avesnes le Sec, in the North of France since 1991. Along with representants at the Town Hall, we are arranging a ceremony at the War Grave on 11th November. Do you have any documents or photos taken at the time of WWI, that you could send to me by email, please. We would be so grateful if this was possible. If any family members of our soldiers here in Avesnes le Sec have any documents or would like to be part of our ceremony, could you please get in touch at anne1.dubois( at sign)laposte.net. Thank you so much. We will remember them.
 
on 27/09/2018 at 09:20

My great Uncle John Arthur Brook was killed on the 28th September 1918. He is buried at Havrincourt British Cemetery. I will be visiting and paying my respects with some member of my family tomorrow exactly 100 years later 28th September 2018. RIP Uncle John, you died to save others
 
on 20/09/2018 at 06:09

In memory of Emil Bawden Volbrecht of the South African Infantry Brigade who died on the 20/09/1917 during the attack on Borry Farm. Some years ago I purchased a book of the History of the South African Brigade (Buchan) that had been owned by Pvt. Volbrecht's parents - and in which annotationss had been made and flowers pressed. The grief and pride of his Mother Johanna was heartbreaking. I am honoured to have visited Pvt. Volbrechts grave in Perth Cemetry - and to have placed the flowers his Mother had pressed in his memory.
 
on 17/09/2018 at 16:12

In memory of my first cousin Lance Corporal Arthur Benjamin Steadman service number 30930 1st/7th Btn. The Kings (Liverpool Regt.), who died 2nd May 1918 aged 20 yrs.
Born Cape Town, South Africa. The son of Arthur and Magdelena W. Steadman of Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.
Location - Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais

Never to meet, but we give thanks for the sacrifice you and so many more made - Love and Remembrance from all family.
 
on 06/09/2018 at 23:38

Just came across this website. Mentions my great uncle, HAROLD HERBERT EVANS. Born October 1892 in Ferndale, Glamorgan, South Wales. Third of four sons of DAVID OWEN EVANS and MARY JANE THOMAS.

Buried in HIGHLAND Cemetery (Le Cateau) Grave III. E. 24

Rest in Peace
 
on 05/09/2018 at 19:32

In Memory of my great uncle BASIL ORRICK, Sergeant (Air Gunner)
Service Number 1592923 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
He died 13/08/1944 aged just 19 one of seven crew of 640 Sqd whose Halifax was shot down during a bombing raid.
He was the son of William Arthur and Hannah Orrick, of High Clarence, Co. Durham.
AS WE LOVED HIM SO WE MISS HIM. TREASURED MEMORIES ALWAYS. LOVED BY ALL
 
on 05/09/2018 at 09:14

Your website is a wonderful resource - thank you. I've been researching Able Seaman William Tate, buried in Duisans cemetery, for the Every One Remembered project. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
 
on 01/09/2018 at 21:08

I have a photograph of Pvt. Robert Maurice FitzGerald if you would like a copy. He was a grand uncle of mine. There was a visit recently from Ireland by the 'My adopted soldier 2018' project to his grave. This is an interesting project.
Thank you for remembering all those that gave so much.
 
on 01/09/2018 at 18:51

Subject; 321 Siege Bty RGA
In memory of Alexander S Scott 109829 of Lossiemouth Scotland.
Died 3rd September 1918 Husband of Mary (Hay) Scott father of Jean and Mary. Rests at Windmill Cemetery next to Robert Holdsworth of the 321 who passed on the same date.
To Roberts great nephew Darren Howlett.
Kind regards Christine Scott Miller
 
on 28/08/2018 at 08:36

My son, Stuart and I travelled to Grévillers recently to vist the resting place of my Great Uncle. EA Webb MM. RFA. Died of wounds on 12th Sept. 1918.
We thank each man laid there and within the numerous other cemeteries scattered across the world for their sacrifice.
We will remember them...
 
on 24/08/2018 at 15:07

In memory of my 2 great uncles . Morley John Bunting private 29322 Born Terrington St Clements Norfolk in 1892 Bedfordshire Regiment Enlisted Norwich Buried Bulls Road Cemetary Flers Somme 21-10-1916 ...also Francis Robert Bunting born 1879 Terrington St Clements Norfolk Private 20041 Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment buried Terrington churchyard 2-12 -16...my Grandmother lost two brothers in two months ..RIP ..in loving memory..
 
on 16/08/2018 at 21:53

You have my Grandmothers brother William Charles Lawrence Simpson who died in March 1915, of wounds he was a Kings Own Yorkshire light infantry soldier he was called to the Great War as a regular soldier while he was in Hong Kong he was due home at Christmas 1914 I have the postcards he sent my nan but he never arrived as he was sent to France.. I have his letters advising my Nan of his death of wounds and the detail of his burial in Ramparts.. some years ago we visited Ypres the first of Uncle Lawrences family to his grave since he died in 1915. I laid white roses in honour of a very brave Yorkshire man.. thank you for listing him on here Carole Noble
 
on 10/08/2018 at 19:39

I have always known of my great uncle Frederick James Simmonds, because my dad was named after him when he was born 3 months later. Frederick was KIA 21 Sep 1918 and lays in a grave is in this cemetery, I do hope one day to visit and to pay my respects in person to a brother Gunner. One day we will be united as Gunners “UBIQUE”. Your great nephew Kenton.
 
on 07/08/2018 at 20:05

E Thompson who's grave is in this cemetery is my great grandfather. His son my grandfather never meet him and my father was name after him Edward John Thompson. His granddaughter visit his grave a few years ago. Thank you for fighting and dieing so that we are able to live a wonderful life today. I would love to know more about you. Your great granddaughter Amanda
 
on 07/08/2018 at 02:06

Hello, I am researching Frank Allen Dixon, killed in action 19 July 1916 at Fromelles. His body was never found. In Box Hill Cemetery, Australia, there is a grave of his parents. At the foot of the grave is a simple memorial to Frank's life. There is also a Dead Man Penny. The grave is deteriorating and while Frank's remains do not lie there, only a simple memorial exists, I would like to contact descendants of Henry Creswick and Kate Dixon to have this grave repaired.
 
on 06/08/2018 at 00:49

i have just found out my Grandfathers brother GF Wakefield was KIA 1-May 1915 He lies in X Farm Cemetery Row C 4 Armentieres RIP
 
on 30/07/2018 at 13:12

had my family traced back to mansfieldwoodhouse to thomas bowlby christened there on sept 16 1665 he and family left in 1727 for america anyway i can find out more his wife was martha barker
 
on 20/07/2018 at 09:26

Bonjour Pierre,
This is a message of encouragement to you, so that you will keep working on your excellent website about the (too) many war graves.
I am glad that I am able to do a tiny bit of effort in helping your with your website. Keep the work going! Your website is very important.

-- We Do Remember Them --
 
on 10/07/2018 at 01:22

My Uncle, Reggie Cully, was killed 100 years ago this coming 23rd July, 2018. He is buried in the Sezanne Communal Cemetery in grave A.34. I have been told that he was wounded and being carried by stretcher to the First Aid Post when the party received a direct hit from a shell.
My father, Reggie's older brother, visited his grave with my grandmother many years ago. I have always wanted to visit Sezanne and hopefully I have not left it too late. In the meantime, I would very much like to receive a photograph of Uncle Reggie's grave and any information you may have about his death.
I do so appreciate this site and the wonderful opportunity you offer to the families of those brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice.
 
on 16/06/2018 at 15:05

Hello. I am researching my Grandfather Gerald O'Leary who was the tail end charlie in LV 882, The Halifax that came down the night of the2nd - 3rd June 1944.

He parachuted down safely and was driven away by Georges Chateau, a friendly farmer. George reportedly drove Gerald to Raizeux. At some point between landing and the 5th Gerald was killed.

It's not known if he had internal injuries because no injuries were reported by the farmer, if he was shot in a Friendly Fire situation or if there was a fight with the Germans on the ground some time after leaving the site of the crash.

Gerald was buried until after the war in in Chartres having been found dead by in La Taye (more often spelt La Taie) but there are no records of fighting in that area over the period so it is very unlikely he died there. It is likely his body was brought to La Taye from close by because of the danger of being found with a body was ever present so a short journey would have been wise. He was later moved to SAINT-DESIR WAR CEMETERY.

If you had any information on the events or knew of anyone who does or has stories.

Bernard Leroy has been fantastic in providing a huge amount of information on the flight and my Grandfather.

Many thanks, Gerald
 
on 12/06/2018 at 12:38

My great grandfather John McLinden is buried here D1.7. He was from a small village in Scotland called West Calder. He was killed in the 1st WW at the very start 1914. He had two children John and Mary-Ellen. My father (his grandson John McLinden) and mother visited him a few years back. We also visited in 2015. My husband will be visiting in a few weeks time again. Good to see the cemetery well cared for. We hope to be able to visit in years to come and also for further generations to come back and pay their respects.
 
on 08/06/2018 at 21:44

I knew almost nothing about the Britter side of my family until I started my research; I have nothing but respect and admiration for my Great-Uncle, Bombr John Joseph Britter (MM) for making the ultimate sacrifice and for being such a role model soldier.

I have no idea if any members of my family since have visited him, but I myself am determined to travel to Dantzig Alley as soon as I am able to.
 
on 29/05/2018 at 14:14

We are so proud of our Grand father Private Alexander Carswell 40032 "A" Company 6th/7th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers from Ayr, Scotland, who paid the ultimate sacrifice on the 22nd September 1917. At peace in the New Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe. Belgium.

From the Carswell Family.
 
on 12/05/2018 at 18:22

Thank you for this wonderful page.

I'm looking for photographs or further information on my 1st cousin 4 x removed HARRY YATES aged 26 service number 154535 255th Siege bty Royal Garrison Artillery.

Please email me: andymeakin( at sign)hotmail.com

WE SHALL NOT FORGET
 
on 08/05/2018 at 21:35

I was researching my great grandfather,Albert Harbottle, who served throught the First World War when I discovered his brother David Thomas Harbottle left England to live in Australia.He served as Thomas David Harbottle in the 2nd Battalion Australian Infantry.He was killed at Galipoli aged 27. RIP great uncle.
 
on 07/05/2018 at 22:04

Hi I came across your website and have found it very interesting. I’m
Visiting Aval Wood Military Cemetery this coming Friday as we have a great uncle buried there. His name was Pvt Myles Donnelly who fought in the Irish Gaurds and died in battle on 12th April 1918. I’m trying to find more information about the battle he may have died in as research for my mother and uncle who are visiting the cemetery with me. If you help
In any way I would really appreciate it. Thank you. Colm 00353876172641
 
on 07/05/2018 at 21:07

I am hoping I get the chance to visit my Gran Uncle grave Michael Corcoran 2nd Battalion in zwevegem communal cemetary. Would like a close up photo of his gravestone if possible. I grew hearing my dad talk about him, glad we were able to locate his grave and know he was never forgotten.
 
on 07/05/2018 at 00:04

While researching John Yates 240175 1st Batt. North Staffordshire Regt. I came across the message (3/9/12) from Ms Susan Brown (UK) relating to this soldier. In my collection I have a beautiful piece of Memorial workl created in honour of this person and I would be extremely pleased to be in contact with Ms Brown to be able to provide photo's etc. If you could pass on my email address I would be very happy. Neil Falconer, Australia
 
on 05/05/2018 at 09:51

Remembering the New Zealand men that are buried at the London Rifle Brigade Cemetery. And especially my great uncle Leonard Herbert Sowry
 
on 26/04/2018 at 07:17

My Great Uncle John Harold Johns is buried here: (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 7).
 
on 25/04/2018 at 05:54

Hello
My great uncle is Samuel George Frederick Oakley
From the 58th Battalion from Warrnambool Victoria
Service number 1947
I'm trying to find any pictures of his resting spot
Or any other information about him.
Thank you so much in advance
 
on 16/04/2018 at 00:48

Thank you for your web page. My great Uncle, Dick Enmore Scott is buried in Rue Du Bois Cemetery. I was sent a photograph of my uncle's grave by an unknown person who saw my story on the web, but is has been lost. Would I able to get one for this coming ANZAC Day herer in Australia. I would like to put it on the memorial where is name is engraved. I think the grave site is in I.B.11. Hoping you can help and thank you.
 
on 15/04/2018 at 02:35

Thank you for this info. Patrick F Dooley is my dad.
We did go YV and see this grave in 1997 .such a peaceful resting place
 
on 09/04/2018 at 20:07

Hi Pierre Vandervelden, I have a facebook page called 7th Bt Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. It traces the soldiers and their movements from Ireland through France and Belgium. Can I use some of your images? Cheers, Chris
 
on 01/04/2018 at 22:40

In Memory of my uncle Ted who i never knew. O.S Ernest Edward Staples buried in Dinard cemetary lost HMS Charybdis October 23rd 1943. Always remembered with pride
 
on 31/03/2018 at 13:23

In memory of my Great Grandfather Benjamin Dodds of the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry who gave the ultimate sacrifice on Thursday 30th December 1915 and is buried in Houplines cemetery France alongside a number of "Faithful Durhams" - we will remember them.
 
on 24/03/2018 at 13:25

Hopefully my husband and myself will be coming to visit the grave of James Hammond. We will try and visit around the 8th November, will you be around. You do such a caring job, looking after grandad 's grave. It would be wonderful to meet. Thanking you xx
 
on 20/03/2018 at 03:12

Re: Looking for information/relatives/next of kin on Private Joseph Brennan 14492
Hi,My Grandfather was Joseph Brennan 14492 he was married to Anastasia(Ann)O'Neill in the Coombe dublin
R_DOWNES( at sign)sky.com
 
on 12/03/2018 at 14:54

Hello Pierre
I am leadiong a local project to commemorate the 6 men from our village who died in WW1 and are on our local war memorial. One of them is Francis E Stacey who emigrated to Canada in 1913 but came backto Europe as a volunteer with the Royal Canadian Dragoons. He died as a prisnoer of war and is buried at Hautmont - STACEY F
Canadian Private 114871Royal Canadian Dragoons01/06/1918 I. A. 1.
We were wondering whether any of your photos might show that left hand end of Plot 1, so we could perhaps pick up an image of his headstone on I.A.1?
Best regards

Mike
 
on 10/03/2018 at 18:17

Hello Pierre,
We were in contact a few years ago when I sent you several photos of Canadians who were killed in WWI and WWII.
I recently sent you an email at the last address I had, asking you to contact me with regard to making contact with a person who has posted a photo of a Canadian who is buried in the communal cemetery in Plougoumelen. The town will be erecting a memorial and have been able to contact all families with the exception of Gordon Fletcher HARRISON, Royal Canadian Air Force. I noted there is a photo of Gordon Fletch Harrison that was submitted by his great niece, Jennifer Clark. Would you please send a message to Jennifer and ask her to contact me about the dedication of the monument in Plougoumelen? The mayor of the town and the organizers are anxious to be in contact with Jennifer and any other of her family. Thank you.
 
on 10/03/2018 at 16:25

Hi, My greatgrandfather Frederick Roberts private 7718 Royal munster fusiliers from Liverpool UK killed 16/4/1916 and is buried in MESNIL RIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART. His name has lived on in our family he left a wife and 4 children my nan Mary was the eldest. We have no photos if there is a photo of his regiment out there can I please have a copy ( i know a long shot ) thanks for this website.
 
on 28/02/2018 at 18:24

Visiting William Elijah Eade of the 14th Battalion Hampshire Regiment and his distant cousin, Leonard Eade of the 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

You deserve our respect.

R.I.P.
 
on 07/02/2018 at 13:37

Hi, I visited the war graves at the NOEUX-les-MINES Cemetery (nr Bethune) of my GRANDFATHER in May last year. It was the 100th anniversary of his death, Alfred J. CHESSMAN d.30/05/1917. It was the first time any member of our family had visited the WW1 Graves. I found it very emotional, especially as my Dad was born 2 months after his father was killed, so never met this brave man.

Also, we visited the VERMELLES British Cemetery to find the grave of Benjamin POWELL d.22/04/1916 - Gt Uncle to my husband.

We travelled on to CONNAUGHT Cemetery nr Thiepval to visit the grave of my Gt.Uncle Edward COOPER d.02/02/2017 - his brother Arthur P. COOPER also died 11/11/2017, but was on the HMS M.15, which got torpedoed & sunk by the U-boat UC-38 off the coast of Palestine - his name is on the Navy Memorial at Portsmouth.

Also, Walter POWEL d.23/02/1915 (2 x remvd cousin of my husband who is buried in DERNANCOURT Communal Cemetery Ext.

Plus visiting the Memorials of ARRAS & THIEPVAL, finding names of family also on these memorials.

To see these family graves and the two Memorials for the brave soldiers that died and who have no known graves, was very moving and I would urge anyone to visit these sites if at all possible.
Joan M. Chessman
 
on 30/01/2018 at 10:57

Hi, I am John Cowies granddaughter. I have been over to visit my Grandfathers grave at the Lendelede Cemetery. I am coming back this year to visit again. I will be visiting on the 11 of the 11 2018. Do they still play the last post by his grave. Kind Regards sue Templeton.
   
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