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on 10/11/2017 at 09:03

Remembering H S Henry Stevenson Ewan 8th bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers No 41960 Died 21st August 1917. Ixelles (Elesene Communal Cemetery Belgium.Thinking of you as always with pride,and never forgetting you.Love your Grandson & Family.
on 08/11/2017 at 21:22

visited X cemetery on the 3/10/2017 did a small sevice in which I played last post and played Flanders Field by Alfie Boe and had the two minutes silance some visitors from Canada and they said they were moved and as long as the souls of the lads were so was I must always rember them God Bless the fallen
on 07/11/2017 at 21:05

just visited my great uncle in maubeuge centre cemetery H Sutcliffe very moving experience.without web sites like this a lot of information would be lost for future generations
on 07/11/2017 at 01:04

Great work Pierre, I was quite happy to see a picture of my ggfrather (William John Bellboddy) accompanying his name for Ste Olle Cemetery. Well done.

I am researching all the soldiers in this cemetery and can share my results with you once completed.
on 26/10/2017 at 18:16

Hi Pierre,
I am a New Zealander living in England and wish to visit Le Quesnoy with my brother next year in November to commemorate my grandfather's part during the last days of WW1 whilst in the New Zealand artillery. He was wounded badly and evacuated to Brighton England where my brother and I coincidentally settled in the area at various times. We also know Cambridge, New Zealand very well because we come from a nearby village, called Te Awamutu. We would like to be part of any commemoration that is planned next year. If it is possible could you send me details of any arrangements that are planned.
Phil Swarbrick
on 23/10/2017 at 22:53

Hi Pierre,

I am travelling to Amiens for Remembrance day in November but before that I want to come and visit my great Uncle Arthur Frederick Richard Nash's resting place. I understand that he was laid to rest in the Huldenberg Churchyard and I was wondering if you could give me an actual address for navigation purposes. I think you have an amazing site and was so happy to find it. Kind regards, Dale
on 10/10/2017 at 17:23

I have for several years had the memory of my Grandfather's name corrected on his headstone,CWGC and HMF roll of casualties as well as Southwark Cathedral in London
He died 7th August 1917 and is laid to rest in Oak Dump Cemetry South of Ypres.
I would appreciate you also amending your records to show surname GARRAD - THANKYOU
on 07/10/2017 at 17:55

Hi Pierre, I will be traveling with my wife Ferne to Ypres, Belgium Nov. 1-12, 2017 and have a Commemorative Service scheduled for NOV. 6, 2017 9:00am at Track "X" Cemetery A2. Memoriam; Pte. Omerod D. Ferguson 119th Service No:754291 A2. OMEY was born March 12, 1897 Sandfield, Ontario on a farm Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada. Served with 124th Canadian Pioneers in Belgium in farm fields, died Nov. 6, 1917, he was 20 years old. Fitting he's buried in a farm field.
on 24/09/2017 at 15:31

Dear Pierre, I have a photo of Lance Corporal J. Rae from Aberdeenshire. According to the War Graves Commission Records, his service number was 306020 and he served with the 1st Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He died on 4th November 1918 aged 33 and is buried at Mazinghien Communal Cemetery. I would be delighted if this photo could be added to his memorialisation on your website. My connection to him is that his son Bill Rae (d. 1984) married my great-aunt Ann MacKechnie and became an important member of the family. I remember him from my childhood. Bill was a keen photographer and kept a picture of his dad in uniform which I will send. Thank you in advance for your time. Maggie Scott
on 17/08/2017 at 06:25

Dear Pierre, you may be interested in adding our project's website onto your database. I have been running the Connecting Spirits project since its inception in 2005 and we research, commemorate and record the stories of South Australians linked to us by family or community, who went to war never to return home. Our website shares the accounts of our tours from 2006,2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015 plus we have recorded hundreds of soldiers' stories. If you are interested I can send you our website address for Connecting Spirits. Thank you...regards Julie Reece
on 11/08/2017 at 07:54

Thank you so much for posting the picture of the war graves in St Samson de LA Roche cemetery.I have not yet visited the grave of my uncle,but my mother did and was impressed how well kept the grave was.She was also made very welcome by the locals,especially by the family living in the chateau.Thank you to those people who tend the grave on the families behalf.
on 09/08/2017 at 14:20

I have 3 photos of my granddad 267986 Private John Thackray who is on Nieuwpoort memorial, he was killed on 28th July 1917.
If you are interested in these photos we are travelling to Belgium September this year, please let me know and we could make arrangements to meet, we will be staying at Ypres and Nieuwpoort
on 07/08/2017 at 23:04

I am Grandson of John "Jack" Porrelli - 1594519. - I have photos of all of the crew of DS816, JI-O except Raymond Surtees - All confirmed.
I will; share with you.
E-mail me and I will forward them if you like.
Kind regards,
Great work on the site! - Please Visit my site on facebook - 514 Squadron RAF
on 06/08/2017 at 08:31

I am currently writing a web site and book on the massacre at Le Paradis and noticed that messages had been left on this site with regards to soldiers who were murdered there. I am trying to find out some biographical details of all those killed and would be delighted to hear from anyone with details and photographs of ancestors killed at Le Paradis.
on 02/08/2017 at 19:46

My Great Uncle, Josiah A. W. Wilkinson (Private, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, Saskatchewan Regiment) was wounded on April 9, 1917 and died from his wounds on December 4, 1917. He was 38. A former baseball and hockey player from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
on 31/07/2017 at 19:58

I am trying to find out more about my Gt Uncle Robert William Dixon who is buried in Eecke church cemetary along with another chap from the same regiment Jack Mason Ratledge. They both have the date as between 29th may 1940 to 2nd June 1940, why two dates? So far I have read that it is assumed Robert was killed when the lorry he was in was ambushed at Caestre, and there are a couple of others from his regiment buried in Caestre who have a death date of 29th May 1940, but Robert and Jack are buried further along at Eecke, does anybody know why and what happened to them? many thanks
on 18/07/2017 at 21:56

Our family is visiting the grave of Royal Engineer, Sapper Frank Corden who died on 24th July 1917 and is buried at Monchy Cemetery. We are looking forward to being at the grave on 24th July 2017 and it is significant that my son is 21 years old , just the age Frank was when he died. This is our second visit in the last 10 years and we are very much looking forward to visiting the pristine cemetery and the lovely area near Arras.
on 03/07/2017 at 17:36

My Great Great uncle William John Magee fought and died on 4 September 1914 and us buried in the Guards Grave just outside villers cotterets. He was an irish guard & 27 years old when he died in the dense forest next to the gravesite . If anyone has any photos or additional information I would love you to email me on zoeparks7( at sign)gmail.com

Zoe Magee - N Ireland
on 01/07/2017 at 23:14

Since researching my genealogy & 'finding' relatives that weren't known to me, and so many of them lost their lives during WW1, a big thank you for this very informative web site.
My 3rd cousin x 2, Pvte. 12/550, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 15th Coy. 1BN. is laid to rest in the Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Somme, France.

My 1st cousin x2, Pvte. 47871 Robert Thomas Fitzell lost his life on the 14th April, 1918, Somme, France.

Any further information would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
on 01/07/2017 at 17:59

Hi there, I adopted the grave of William Benzie Forbes Climie. I am trying to find some info about him and searching family members.
Great website Pierre
Best regards,

on 22/06/2017 at 13:24

hi pierre, i have just visited your site as my family and i are visiting Beveren -Ijzer cemetary next year to visit the grave of my dads brother ,private Robert Hough who died at Dunkirk age 20 in 1940 and is 1 of the 8 servicemen buried there from WW2 HE IS BURIED IN GRAVE NUMBER 2
My nan visited his grave many years ago and i promised my dad ,who sadly passed away in 2010 that i would visit his brother,i look forward to visiting this beautiful country
on 07/06/2017 at 11:21

Thank you Pierre for your wonderful site. I am seeking information on Kevin Campbell Waight, Flt Sergeant, whose Lancaster was shot down over Lille on 10 May 1944. Kevin was an only child, and my mother's friend, in her youth. I would love to know if there are any photos of him, which could be posted on your site, for posterity.
on 06/06/2017 at 12:54

In memory of my great-uncle P Earthey who fell on 24th September 1918 and rests in Berthaucourt Cemetery. I'm doing some research for my family into the circumstances of his death. Some time ago I found a website with a brief account of the combat actions of the Royal Sussex Regiment on this day, but the site seems to have vanished. Does anyone know where it went? Ironically, the day itself was quiet by WWI standards, so the action is poorly documented. If anyone has a relative in Berthaucourt killed around this time, and is thinking of laying a wreath in late-Sept 2018, let me know, as I'm thinking of travelling out there.
on 03/06/2017 at 19:28

This is a memorial message for Private Horace Rowland Lead who was killed in action on this date 100 years ago somewhere on the Hindenburg Line in France. I am his great nephew. He was from Birmingham England and fought with the Durham Light Infantry. He is buried in Flanders area, the Railway Dugouts Cemetery. I remember your sacrifice!
Private Horace Rowland Lead, Regimental number 54154, Durham Light Infantry.
on 09/05/2017 at 02:10

I just started researching my 2nd cousin (3x removed), Joseph Arnold Hawkridge and came across your website. Joseph was killed in action on 6 Nov 1916 and is buried in Barlin, France (Communal Cemetery Extension). Thank you so much for caring enough to make it possible for us to remember our brave warriors together. I have a photo of him that I would like to post and have more info to update his profile. I have also requested a photo of his gravesite through Findagrave.com. Thanks again!
on 04/05/2017 at 14:15

Hi, My daughter and I have been researching our family line and discovered her Great Great Uncle John Mudie was killed in action at Ypres on 1st December 1917. We have now found that he is buried in Duhallow and plan to be the first family members to visit later this year. He was in the Royal Field Artillery as a driver and he was born the youngest son and child of a family of 9 from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland, where we still live. He was one of three brothers who fought in this war. Thank you for this lovely site and the pictures. I hope to download John's photograph as soon as I have done a bit more research, but thank you for this site. It's so nice to see that they have not been forgotten. Kind Regards. Lisa
on 17/04/2017 at 11:42

Thank you for posting the photos of my Great Uncle HAROLD CLIFFORD KERR 92956. I've had an interesting week this 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge. I found my Great Uncle's ID tag online on a forum and the man who found it is returning it to me. Simply amazing. Thank you for your work on this site. "They live on if we speak their names.....".
on 12/04/2017 at 22:31

Hi My Great Great Grandad is buried in SEBOURG Communal Cemetery,
United Kingdom Rifleman Rifle Brigade Secondary London Regt (London Rifle Brigade) Secondary posted to 1st Bn. Date of Death: 05/11/1918 Service No: 45242 A. 18
I have been to see his grave once and plan on heading back in the next couple of years to take my son so I can show the next generation what our family fought for.
On the website there is a photo of the grave which is great, however it also states that it was taken by his son Alex Martin. I am hoping Alex or some of his family see this as I would like to make contact if possible as my family are unaware of anybody as a relationship.

Fingers Crossed somebody see's this and gets back in touch

Thanks in Advance
on 12/04/2017 at 01:12

Cindy. regards to your message. Walter Tillcock was my great grandfather. could you please contact me. thanks in advance.
on 11/04/2017 at 15:48

I've just discovered your site and read so much of it with great interest. I can only say thank you for undertaking such an important project. My grandfather is buried in Tincourt New Cemetery. He was Pte John Edward Sands SD/1615. Royal Sussex Regiment. He enlisted 1914 in what was called Lowthers Lambs in 12th Royal Sussex and eventually sent to France in early/mid 1916. He subsequently moved to the 8th and then the 7th Royal Sussex where died of his wounds at 55 Clearing Station on 26 Nov. 1917. two months after his 22nd birthday. I have a photo of him with his original company if you would like it. I would also, if possible like a photo of his headstone. Thank you again for a wonderful site.
on 10/04/2017 at 13:20

Thank you Pierre for taking the time to send me a photo of Joseph Costello's grave and adding his tribute .
on 09/04/2017 at 19:01

The previous message regarding Harold W Cochran's burial site should have read IV B 14, not NB 14. Sorry.
on 09/04/2017 at 18:54

Hello, thank you for this site. My double first cousin, once removed is buried at Bucquoy Rd. p
Pte Harold W. Cochran, 3180506, site N.B. 14. I am eagerly awaiting a picture of his gravestone which I have recently requested from another site. Enjoying your page. I have a photo of him which I am attempting to attach to the cemetery site.
on 06/04/2017 at 20:01

Hi my father in law only found out after the death of his mother that his biological father had died in Ww2 before he was born. We now know that he is buried at gosselies communal cemenrty and would love a photo of the grave before we come and visit can you help ? His name is Joseph Costello died 04/07/1943 aged 22 row 1 grave 47 thanks Mandy
on 01/04/2017 at 15:49

Dear Pierre,
What a lot of hard work has gone into your wonderful site. I can see it must be a labour of love for you. Thank you.
on 31/03/2017 at 12:52

Hi Pierre
Visited today, just to say thank you again for all you do. I visited George Morrison's grave ETERPIGNY in March 2016, staying 3 nights in Lille. I laid some soil from his home in Whitehills. I also visited other sites relating to Portknockie War Memorial.Everything is only a moment away.
Best regards
Cy Pirie
on 31/03/2017 at 12:48

Hi Pierre
Visited today, just to say thank you again for all you do. I visited George Morrison's grave in March 2016, staying 3 nights in Lille. I laid some soil from his home in Whitehills. I also visited other sites relating to Portknockie War Memorial.Everything is only a moment away.
Best regards
Cy Pirie
on 30/03/2017 at 15:38

My great grandad is buried at Montcornet Military Cemetry - Thomas Old. He was killed in action 25th September 1914, Cameron Highlanders regiment. He was only 33 years old and my grandad was just a baby when they received the news. My grandad made it his mission to find out where he was buried and twenty odd years later his name was put on the grave. Sadly my great granny died before she ever found out where her husband was buried. Please can you email me a picture of his grave. Myself and my mum would love to come to the cemetry and visit his grave as no one has been there since he died but we are unsure how to get there. We live in Scotland but one day I am sure we will visit. My grandad has passed away now too, but my mum still has a collection of letters that my great grandad wrote to his wife while he was waiting to go out to battle. Thank you
on 30/03/2017 at 14:28

Great website. So much information
on 25/03/2017 at 22:30

Hi there amazing site my great grandfather private George Brown 7425 killed 1/09/1914 Royal inniskilling Fusiliers from co Derry but signed up in Glasgow . The village verberie was the scene of fighting 11 kilometeres south west of Compiegneon the main road to senlis and Paris. I wonder are there any relatives out there I wonder ?

Please could I get a picture emailed to me of his grave I would appreciate that.

Thank you
on 21/03/2017 at 01:19

Would the gentleman named Jim please contact me as I have personal items of his grandfather Walter Tillcock.
on 16/03/2017 at 15:53

Hi, Many thanks for your hard work on this site!
Can you tell me how to find out more information on my great uncle THRELKELD J W
United Kingdom Private 281145 Lancashire Fusiliers 16/03/1918 XXXII. B. 15.
I have not found much on Ancestry, is thier anywhere else i can try?

Kind regards

on 15/03/2017 at 17:57

Excusez moi mais mon Anglais n'est pas très bon J'ai vu sur la photo de mon oncle Arthur Pelham Webb que vous me demandiez de vous contacter
Voici mes coordonnées
Mme Liliane Boulet
on 09/03/2017 at 20:19

Thank you for your excellent homepage.

I have in centuries and years taken an interest in WW1, and especial for the battlefield, warfare and the inhuman sacrifices of lives at the Vest Front.
I have, over years, visit almost every front line from Verdun to Ostende, and naturally also an unbelievable great part of the Memorial Cemetery.

On a visit at Passendale Memorial in the summer 1987, with my wife, we had attention on a gravestone, at the Memorial entrance first row.
That was going straight to our hearts.

AGE 19


I have through the years, at several time, visit Passendale Memorial Cemetery.
I can´t let him out of memory, though he is "just" one of many soldiers on the field.

This homepage description is military, but is it possible to find more information of his private life ?.
It would please me to get knowledge to it.

When my wife, at 2007, died, I have with Danish words, let graving on our gravestone, the words from Harold Paynes gravestone.

I promise myself, and my wife, to visit Passendale Memorial this year : 2017, 2 November, 12:00 o´clock, in memory of the 100 years-day of Harold Paynes death.

It might be the last time in my life.

How peculiar that a soldiers destiny, can have such an influence, on to him, unknown human.

It was only occasional, 30 years ago, we attention his gravestone.
If it was occasional.
Only God, and maybe Harold Payne, knows.

Excuses for my incorrect English.

Ishoej Denmark 9 Marts 2017

Yours sincerely Preben Nielsen
on 06/03/2017 at 11:43

Just been looking at your pictures and details on Essex farm. I have a relative buried there, Alfred Beal. I visited last year. I you have time, would like to copies of the two black and white photos on the exxes farm page showing the old dugouts.

Thank you
on 04/03/2017 at 21:15

My great Grandmother's first husband is buried at Pond Farm his name is David Donovan Died 11/02/1917 Leaving her and his young son Harry Donovan who was also killed 02/12/1940 at sea during WW2.
on 03/03/2017 at 00:25

hi, I have a come across some of photos of lost bomber crew shot down during the war

Lancaster Mk3 ND790 (KO-H)

William Arthur Horace Fountain (68301597)
Service No: 132839
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Navigator)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit:115 Squadron.
Date of Death: 08/06/1944
Age: 30

Sydney Frederick Francis (68301598)
Service No: 54718
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit:115 Squadron.
Date of Death: 08/06/1944
Age: 26

George Edwin Hitchcock (68301604)
Service No: R/ 146998
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit:115 Squadron.
Date of Death: 08/06/1944
Age: 23

Henry Joseph Lawrence Lane (68301606)
Service No: 1853600
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gunner.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit:115 Squadron.
Date of Death: 08/06/1944
Age: 22

Halvar Leo Fred Moller (68301610)
Service No: J/92035
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Pilot Officer (Air Gunner.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit:115 Squadron.
Date of Death: 08/06/1944
Age: 34

Albert Sellick (68301616)
Service No: 1177392
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Flight. Engineer.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit:115 Squadron.
Date of Death: 08/06/1944
Age: Unknown

Albert Wharton (68301622)
Service No: 1610054
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Wireless. Operator)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit:115 Squadron.
Date of Death: 08/06/1944
Age: 23

115 Squadron flying out of Witchford Cambridgeshire,
Lancaster mk3 ND790 (KO-H),
Mission to Chervreusse France,
1 of 6 Lancaster shot down that night from 115 Squadron by night fighters,
shot Down near Houdan France 00.34 hrs 7/8th June 1944,
if you would be interested I'd be more then happy to forward them to you.

kind regards Colin Jarrold
on 28/02/2017 at 09:25

United Kingdom Rifleman S/20668Rifle Brigade28/05/1918
My great grandfather and great grandfather to many. Thankyou for creating this page.
on 27/02/2017 at 21:20

In memory of my Great Grandad. Private 13423 George Robert White of the 10th West Yorkshire Regiment. George died a hero at Fricourt on 1st July1916. He will never be forgotten. Thanks to Pierre Vandervelden his memory will live on. I visited Dantzig Alley last year on the 100th Anniversary of his death. What a sobering and spiritual time.
Thanks for everything you are doing.
on 25/02/2017 at 16:04

I shall be visiting the Hermies Hill graves this year. My uncle -TAYLOR R E Private 41475 Royal Berkshire Regiment 03/12/1917 TI. B.3, was killed during the retreat from the first Battle of Cambrai. I have found your web site extremely helpful. Thank you
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