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on 11/01/2021 at 15:30

Thank you for your site . this is in memory of my uncle Jim , Cpl.J.C.Chalmers (RHR) also North Nova Scotia Highlanders killed in action July 25th 1944 in France and buried in Bretteville Sur Laize (Calvados France)Rest in Peace Uncle Jim and thank you for your service..
on 04/01/2021 at 12:06

Hi, I've discovered your excellent website, I have information and a photo relating to L K Webb, Bransles Communal Cemetery, Seine et Marne, what is your email address?
on 03/01/2021 at 15:37


Je recherche des informations sur John TRENTESAUX décédé à Arras en 1917 et sur son frère Piter décédé en 1918 à Château Thierry en 1918.
Le nom de leur 1/2 frère Albert décédé à Corbie en 1916 apparait sur votre relevé du cimetière de cette ville.
Albert est né du 1er mariage de Napoléon TRENTESAUX avec CHAMBET Maria
John et Piter sont nés du 2ème mariage (à BOSTON, Etats Unis) de TRENTESAUX Napoléon avec AUBIN Marie Victoria
Ces noms ont été relevés sur une tombe située dans le cimetière de Leers 59115 (France)
Je vous remercie par avance pour votre aide
on 30/12/2020 at 12:34

Just found out my Great Grand Uncle Is buried In Mending Military Cemetery, Prt David Henderson Army Number 19990.
Fantastic site you have here Thank you for the information
on 26/12/2020 at 19:24

James Tibbott. Died in action 5th April 1918. We have only recently discovered this information. Rest in peace dear grandfather
on 20/12/2020 at 08:58

Hi< i am researching GARDNER LEONARD PERCY
United Kingdom Leading Airman Royal Navy H.M.S. Kestrel. Age: 26 Date of Death: 29/05/1940 Service No: FX/76361 who is buried in BOLLEZEELE Communal Cemetery (Nord France). He is my aunties first husband. I was wondering if there is any local information about how he got there, ie was he still alive after his plane was shot down. I think his co pilot was captured and sent to a POW camp in poland ? Just wondering if there are any local storys about this man, Cheers Greg Pullar New Zealand.
on 25/11/2020 at 07:55

I want to thank you so much for the immense amount of time, effort and no doubt expense you have go to, making your invaluable site available to everyone.

I hope most sincerely that you are formally recognised for your commitment to those who have given their lives in the theater of war.

I am an avid family researcher and have utilised your site (sadly) more times than I care to count.

My own great uncle, Private Samuel Stapleford, was killed in action in Belgium 7 June 1917 at the age of 23. He was born 23 March 1894 in the small village of Laguna, New South Wales, Australia.

Once again, thank you so much.

Warmest regards,
on 15/11/2020 at 21:19

I have visited my great uncle George lally’s several times now, I am hoping to try and learn as much more as I possibly can regarding him.
on 11/11/2020 at 23:11

My Uncle "Bob" G W Bainbridge died here 10th June 190 aged 17.
His grave brings a lump to my throat
I do have a picture of him in uniform with his parents
Thank you all who look after his and his colleagues graves
on 11/11/2020 at 20:32

My great great uncle, Herbert Dennis Webb lays here, he served in the Gloucestershire Regiment, 1/6th battalion from Bristol,England. I wish I had more information on him(photos, details of death/battle. He died on July 23 1915 at 19 years old. My grandad(his nephew) was named after him. If anyone has any info or help with finding out more that would be appreciated. Lest we forget
on 11/11/2020 at 15:31

In memory of the gentleman for whom I am named, Edward Alexander McDougall Grange; my father's friend during training. Alex Ross, Kingston, Ontario
on 11/11/2020 at 00:06

For F/O Edward Crowther Jones, who is remembered by me every day, and especially in November. Merci beaucoup to the villagers of Cheniers who keep his grave tidy.
on 07/11/2020 at 15:26

Remembering Great Uncle Coy Sgt Major Earnest Walker, London Rifle Brigade. Died 6 November 1918, buried Angreau Communal Cemetery.
Forever appreciative of your giving your life for others!
on 05/11/2020 at 19:44

Remembering Henry Stevenson Ewan 8th Bn KeeRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers No 41960 Died 21August 1917 Ixelles(Elesene) Communal Cemetery Belgium.Thinking of you as always with pride and never forgetting you love your Grandson David & Family
on 02/11/2020 at 19:35

I am the grandson of Private Walter Forsyth buried at Martigny Churchyard in France. He was killed age 22 in 1940. Can you please advise where I might get a copy of the website photo showing his grave alongside the two others buried there? Many thanks for any guidance you may be able to give.
on 28/10/2020 at 17:36

The Astles, Astels family has recently found a photo postcard of Herman Woodburn Astels 889701 KIA 6 Nov. 1917.
Photo taken at basic training Valcartier Quebec 1916. I would like to submit it.
on 18/10/2020 at 19:10

I found a Victory Medal with the engraving:


I can not find an origin
on 19/09/2020 at 12:08

Compliments for documenting these men. I seem to be related to Dewhurst Graaff, pilot officer from then Southern Rhodesia. I am deeply interested in WWII and have published on the subject.
Best regards
fpamsterdam a t y ahoo dot e t c
on 17/08/2020 at 17:54

In memory of my cousin Kenneth Tompkins. We will come and visit you one day. Thank you for your service , love from your Auntie Alice’s granddaughter and family
on 09/07/2020 at 13:12

In memory of my Great Uncle Samuel Hodgson. Pte 20504 16th Bn Cheshire Regiment. One of the first Bantam soldiers. Died 26th November 1916 at Arras. A Barnsley miner, left a widow and 4 young children.
on 14/06/2020 at 08:43

In memory of my Dad’s cousin, Thomas Woodburn Johnson, resting and commemorated in Isieres cemetery.
on 11/06/2020 at 16:49

On 25/04/2014 at 05:55, Sue (from Australia) wrote: "thinking of my grandfather today who was killed on the 25th may 1940. he is buried at lendelede communal cemetery. l have been lucky enough to visit his gravesite twice and hope to return again in a couple of years time. l have allways been made to feel very welcome by the people that work at the town hall. my grandfathers name is john cowie trooper 315432 12th. royal lancer, R.A.C."

Dear Sue,
Some Lendelede (Belgium) locals are thinking about doing something special in the context of November 11th commemoration this year (2020). Would you by any chance have more information concerning the circumstances of your grandfather's KIA, any pictures or documents in order to honour John Cowie? Please contact me via jo.vanderbeke( at sign)proximus.be
Thank you in advance.
Jo VANDERBEKE, Lendelede (Flanders, Belgium)
on 06/06/2020 at 16:05

My dad was an RCAF Instrument Technician posted to Gransden Lodge air base in 1944. In relation to the crew of Lancaster ND352, shot down near Auneau on 11.06.1944, I found this entry in my father's diary: "June 11 – Attacked railroad centre in Paris – lost “T” – Stronach and crew. His navigator was from Peterborough was here sitting on my bed Thursday night eating toast with us. He was a good officer."
on 02/05/2020 at 10:31

Remembering Great Great Uncle
United Kingdom Private 41055 Leicestershire Regiment
Age: 20
on 25/04/2020 at 21:13

In memory of my great uncle, Buchan Littlejohn, who died at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. You are remembered.
on 12/04/2020 at 18:14

Hi Pierre,
The residents of our street Kings Road St Albans UK are organising a Street Memorial to those young men from our street that died in the Great War. We are also writing a pamphlet with details of their lives. Archie Faulder is included in this number and is burried at Outrijve Churchyard. I note that you have been in touch with relatives of his who have supplied you with a photo. If you still have their details would it be possible for you to forward them my email address so that I can share what I have written with them and let them know of our plans.

Thank you! Judy Sutton
on 08/04/2020 at 12:57

on 25/03/2020 at 15:22

I Notice that a Susan Richards (USA) has written a note on her Grandfather pte. M.RICHARDS RWF KIA 25/2/17. Could you possibly inform her that I have her Grandad's British War Medal that I was just about too put on my website if she is interested could she e-mail me?
on 18/03/2020 at 13:56

Trying to find info on HECTOR Dufour D/61071 of the les fusiliers months royal died at dieppe or info on his family as he could be my grandad thank u
on 10/03/2020 at 15:23

Thank you for your still excellent homepage.

At 9/3-2017 I write to you for information about 219208 Private Harold Payne, 42nd Battalion Canadian Infantry, dead 2 november 1917.

And I receive unbelievable excellent information, which make me able to follow his life from birthday the 10/3-1897 in Barnstaple, England, to his family home in Toronto Canada, his drafting the 28/8-1915 in Smiths Fall Ontario, his arrival with SS Baltic to England the 31/5-1916, his campaign at Vimy Ridge with 42nd Battalion at Oktober 1916 and accordingly the War Diary to the disaster at night between the 2/11- 3/11-1917, where he with 7 officers and 200 of other ranks attacking a Pill-Box at Farm House ruin, half mile south of Passchendaele.

40 killed, 10 died of wounds, 120 wounded, 4 missing, 33 unharmed.

219208 Private Harold Payne was between the dead. "Killed in action".
He was 20 year, 7 month, 23 days old.
Resting at Passchendaele New British Cemetery, plot A, row 1, grave 21.

This is not just a ordinary day, this is Harold Payne birthday the 10/3-1897.

In regard to him and his family.

"To live in the hearts of those he loved, is not to die".

Denmark 10 marts 2020

Yours sincerely Preben Nielsen

on 11/02/2020 at 16:27

In memory of my great uncle George T Merchant of the 1st/5th Bn of The King's Liverpool Regiment who died on 30th November 1917 who was born in Ringmore Shaldon Devon in 1887.
on 26/12/2019 at 00:06

Great to stumble across a tribute to my Uncle Bob (Robert) Dobbyn of Toowoomba. Also a photo of him with my dad Denis Dobbyn.

- Paul Dobbyn
Brisbane, Australia
on 20/12/2019 at 16:30

Remembering private J H Tomlinson. 7th battalion Lincolnshire regiment 38017 who died of shrapnel wounds aged 27 on august 15 th 1918.
Thank you so much for your excellent research.
on 17/11/2019 at 17:58

Remembering William Brindley-gunner died 17th July 1917.
Thank you for your research.
on 17/11/2019 at 12:05

My great grandfather is buried here sergeant William Dunstan Kemp 32980 killed on 9th April 1917.also served in the South African campaign.
on 14/11/2019 at 23:26

In remembrance of my Great Uncle 4314 Drummer E. Spiers, Warwick Regt. (T.F.)
on 11/11/2019 at 23:56

In memory of my Great Uncle James George Sutherland..so proud..only wish I could have had the privilege to have met him.
on 11/11/2019 at 12:02

I look at your picture most days in my living room and think how I would have loved to play a round of golf with you. So proud to be called after you.

Peter Nazar (nephew)
on 10/11/2019 at 20:16

Remembering Lance Corporal T H Bradshaw (Harry)
10th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
(my mother's first husband) who died 10 June 1917.
Rest in Peace Harry.
on 10/11/2019 at 19:24

Thinking of you today great grandad . So proud of you and so proud this page keeps your photo on it to show everyone what a fab guy u were xx lots of love u great granddaughter Fiona xx
on 10/11/2019 at 08:45

Remembering Great Uncle Company Sargent Major Ernest Walker, London Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 6th November 1918. Buried Angreau Communal Cemetery, Belgium.
Always in our thoughts.
on 25/10/2019 at 11:59

Remembering my Great Grand Father, William Loveridge PTE 23010, killed in action on 22 Jan 1916 France and Flanders. Born in Tredegar Wales, lived at 8 Penard Place Cardiff Wales. Buried at RUE-DU-BACQUEROT NO.1 MILITARY CEMETERY, LAVENTIE FRANCE
I Intend to Visit with my Grandson Emyr and pay my greatest respect next year 2020. I will post an update after this.
Colin Yates
on 11/10/2019 at 14:57

here is hoping that any one could kindly help me. my great uncle. namely
cyril claude baker. leading aircraftman royal air force volunteer reserve 59
sqdn. age 24 who was shot down in a liberator on the 3/12/1945 and is layed to rest at rocheford sur mer naval cemetery.
would so very much like to beable t find or get in touch with other familys who had a loved one who sadly were on the same plane as my great uncle.
god bless uncle cyril always in our thoughts and never forgotten.
on 20/09/2019 at 10:53

Je souhaiterais avoir l'email adresse de Patricia Walsh pour lui envoyer la photo de la tombe du soldat MORTON enterré à Charleroi.


Claire Dujardin
on 22/08/2019 at 15:01


I am interested in the following person as he lived in a village that have asked me to give a talk about their village and the men who went to war.

United Kingdom Mechanician 1st Class Royal Navy H.M.S. Charybdis Date of Death: 23/10/1943 Service No: D/KX 76797 C.12.

Any additional info or even better a picture would be amazing


on 18/08/2019 at 14:25

Lance Corporal Joseph Wilson. Killed 25/8/1914.
I am particularly interested in this soldier and his story of been executed by a German Firing Squad, thus saving the life of a child who had been accused of sniping.
As I am researching all the soldiers who are on the Penrith War Memorial, Joseph is named on it. I want to be able to verify this story. Can you help?
on 12/08/2019 at 16:31

I'm looking for information on Pte.J.M.Craik. Buried at Raillencourt. If you have a photo of his grave. We have just discovered he is part of our family but still trying to find all the connections. Thank you for your help.
on 26/07/2019 at 22:35

I am looking for information on a Free French airman who was killed in a mid-air collision with another Free French airman over my home village in North East England. He was on a training flight with 80 OTU and was killed on 13th December 1945 - after the War had ended. His body was sent home and buried in BOURVILLE-TONNEVILLE Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France which I think is near Dieppe. I would like some information about the man - Sgt Jacques J B Lemonnier - a photograph of him if possible and a photograph of his grave. Many thanks to anyone who can help.
on 19/07/2019 at 14:58

I am researching the 10 men from my village of Harbury Warwickshire killed in WW2. One is Raymond Ceney buried with his comrades from the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards in Leers Communal cemetery. Yesterday I was speaking to his son Tony who was ababy when his father was killed in 1940
on 26/06/2019 at 08:54

In memory of Patrick Horkan, Swinford Co Mayo. Ireland, 4005 Connaught Rangers and 43282 Inniskilling Fusiiliers.
You died too young as you all did.
My son is named in your sake.
Many thanks.TFSX
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