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on 11/11/2015 at 15:02

In loving memory of Great-Uncle Frank Whitten. I only knew him through the words and memories of my Grandfather Maurice Whitten, his younger brother, who obviously looked up enormously to his elder brother and told me of cycling trips they had made to France and Germany before the war. I have inherited a silver tray dedicated to Frank in 1915 to commemorate his wedding. Alas it was short-lived. It took me a while to track down his resting-place. Thanks for keeping these memories alive for us all.
 
on 11/11/2015 at 14:19

Thank you for having this site. Just got out the silver cross given to my Grandmother for the loss of her brother Pte.Roy Lunnin. My dad whos served in WW2 was named after him as I am and my son is. Roy. Thanks again.
 
on 11/11/2015 at 11:04

My uncle George Easey is buried here. My husband and I visited the cemetery some years ago, planted some plants and took photographs for my aunt and father - the remaining siblings of George, who had never seen his grave. Both were in their nineties. We produced a small pamphlet about him including the photos which I believe are now in the museum in Laxfield Suffolk, where he was born. Thanks so much for this site. I never new it existed until I remembered him today.
 
on 10/11/2015 at 17:36

My father Joseph Donley was only 3 years old when his father Joseph Donley of Glasgow, Scotland. Birth 1888. Reg.No:8778, of the Highland Light Infantry 2nd battalion, was killed in action on 15th November 1916, Area fighting during war - Passchendale. Redan Ridge 3. Redan Ridge Cemetery No.3-Beaumont-Hamel.Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France. I would love a photo of him.
Remembered with Honour. In loving memory your Granddaughter June E Donley.
 
on 08/11/2015 at 20:20

My great grandad is buried here. Edward Brand died in 1940 my father never knew him he was just 7 when he died. Thank you to all who help maintain the cemetery.
 
on 08/11/2015 at 15:15

Lance Corporal T H Bradshaw
Victoria Medal, British War Medal
10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
died 10th June 1917

Remembering the bravery of Harry Bradshaw
For my Mother Annie (nee Styler) Harry's wife
Tina E Kidger
 
on 07/11/2015 at 23:54

My great, great uncle is buried here after being shot and killed by a sniper on Christmas Eve 1916.

His name was George Herbert Burgoyne and he was just 21 years old.

In the same year his older brother Walter died due to illness and a few short years later his younger sister committed suicide. It must have been almost unbearable for their parents and remaining siblings which included my great grandmother.
 
on 06/11/2015 at 20:49

I'm very grateful for this website. My grandfather was killed on February 25, 1917. He was:

Private Marmaduke Richards 56900
14th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers
Buried in Plot 2, Row D, Grave 11 in Bard Cottage Cemetery

My father was born on December 29, 1916 but my grandfather had never seen his son. I do have photos that I will try to send. Thank you.
 
on 06/11/2015 at 09:50

Two members of my family who lost their lives during WWI - with gratitude - always and forever

Sgt Donald Salmons
13th Battalion Canadian Infantry [Quebec Regt]
died 05/11/1917
YPRES MENIN GATE memorial

Private Sydney Lown
1st/6th Battalion Manchester Regt
died 28/03/1918
DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY

And for all those who lost their lives in the fight for freedom since
 
on 05/11/2015 at 21:59

Hi.
My Uncle William Worthington is buried at morienval cemetery france.
You pictures include his headstone.
We are still immensely proud of the young man who served as a tail gunner in a Lancaster Bomber.
 
on 04/11/2015 at 21:05

My grandfather Pilot Officer Nelson Henry Webb is buried here. He was 217 Squadron Coastal Command and was shot down over Lanester whilst carrying out a bombing raid on the U boat bases at Lorient on December 20th 1940. My mother was 4 years old when he died. I have visited Lanester Cemetary and was struck by its peace and beauty, and how well the Commonwealth Graves are cared for.
 
on 04/11/2015 at 18:56

PTE Henry Stevenson Ewan 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Died 21/08/1917 Ixelles
Communal Cemetery Belgium.We will be thinking of you as always with greatest respect always feeling so proud of you Love always your Great Grandson David & Family x
 
on 31/10/2015 at 11:57

pouvez vous me faire parvenir la photo de WATT Alexander
royal scot 12 TH 3 RD mort à caestre au peuplier le 18 AOUT 1918
et son dossier militaire s' il vous plait.
 
on 29/10/2015 at 07:15

Thank you for this site I have a picture of my Gt uncle 2nd Lt John Lewis Mellor plot1 row c grave 9 s SUCRIERIE MILITARY CEMETERY. I will try to down load a photo of him to you. He died 26 June 1916 of his injuries after the bombardment leading up to the battle of the Somme, I recognise his sacrifice every year here in Britain but next year on 2016 hope to have a wreath placed on his grave, as a way of saying he is never forgotten and never will be. Once again thank you.
 
on 28/10/2015 at 15:44

My Uncle is buried in Bellacourt Military Cemetery.He was killed in action at the Battle of Arras Apr 27th 1917. I have not been able to visit his grave site--my daughter Nancy and son-in-law Darren hope to do this in 2016. Recently, my family was able to visit the Memorial Chamber in the Parliament Bldgs. in Ottawa Canada and be present when at 11 am the page in the Book of Remembrance that bears his name was opened. A very memorable experience.
Thank you to the people who tend to all the grave sites there.
 
on 20/10/2015 at 16:32

100 years today since you died of wounds. Buried at Hop Store Commonwealth War Cemetery.

ALBERT EDWARD WINSLADE

Always Remembered in Love x
 
on 19/10/2015 at 14:06

I am honoured to be asked to attend the ceremony on Armistace Day this year, where my great uncle Cyril Joseph Adams will be remembered 100 years after his death aged only 17 years.
 
on 13/10/2015 at 08:38

In memory of my Great-Grand-Uncle John (Jack )Carroll, Service Number: 2191 Rank: Private Unit: 9th Company Australian Machine Gun Corps Service: Australian Army Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army who was killed in action on July 2, 1917 aged 25 years and was laid to rest at Westhof Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
 
on 04/10/2015 at 04:59

In memory of my great uncle Clayton Moses Crowley. I just learned his grave is at Ligny- St. Flochel cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. I hope to visit some day.
 
on 30/09/2015 at 20:30

I have been reading my late mothers letters that she kept since she was 14 years old. These letters from her cousin Reginald Stewart McGibbon . He was in the R.A.C.F 576 Sqdn. After reading these letters I felt like I new him very well. He talked about his war buddies, his training, his near miss of being hit by a bomb over in England, his conference with Winston Churchill and he even mentioned Hitler (may he rot in hell). He talked about his various adventures. I knew he went missing in action, but I did not know the exact date. After I read all the letters I pinned the time between June 12, 1944 (his last letter) and the "dead letter" returned to my mother which was dated July 30, 1944. Because of you, I now know that Reginald died on July 29, 1944 and I now know that he, or his spirit is laid to rest at the French National Cemetery in Bas Rhin France and that you even have a picture of his grave. I wish now I would have read my Mothers letters while she was alive. She died three years ago. She would have very much have liked to know where he was laid to rest. I have a picture of him and I intend to donate all of these letters, including my moms last letter to him along with his " graduation ceremony" invitation ( when he got his wings medal). My mom kept everything. I will be donating all of what I have to a museum. I know there is one in Hamilton Ontario. Hamilton is also one of the locations that he stationed at. Thank you very much for helping me complete my mission. Barbara King of Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
 
on 03/09/2015 at 20:29

In memory of my Nan's Dad
Harry Beazley whom died in action in Flanders on 26.9.1915
when she was just 15yrs old
Laid to rest
Caberet-Rouge British Cemetery. Souchez
Grave Vlll Reg no G/1449
 
on 24/08/2015 at 15:44

Thank you for your efforts in helping keep the memory of these gallant men alive.

Particularly, my 2nd cousin NZ415733 Flying Off Ronald Charles Ostend BEAZER, 487 Squadron, RNZAF who was the pilot of Mosquito FB.VI HX917/E - brought down in flames near the village of Donnemain-Saint-Mamès, 4km NW of Chateaudun, the Mosquito passing low over the village before it crashed. Both crew died when their parachutes failed to deploy in time, and are buried at Avord
 
on 23/08/2015 at 22:25

I recently found out that my grandfather and three of his brothers all signed up together. Later a fourth brother. Sadly one brother George Beck died on the 14 September 1915. Fondly remembered by their community as the Beck brothers of Athelney. George Beck was my great uncle. I never knew him, but he will take his place in my family tree that I am putting together for future generations.

I would very much appreciate it if you could find a photograph of his grave.
Private Somerset Light Infantry 7th Battalion REG number 14652
Thank you Andrea
 
on 21/08/2015 at 13:19

Any information on any of the Shot at Dawns woulkd be greatly appreciated. thanks
 
on 10/08/2015 at 19:24

Many thanks for a great w2eb site,,,my Gt Uncle lies at Erquingham Lys,Pte Harold Pendergast,Kings Liverpool Reg,,,,
 
on 06/08/2015 at 16:52

My Great Grandfather SUBADAR HASHMAT DAD KHAN 107th pioneers indian died on 22/10/1915 in near windey corner france zolebes indian him grave
 
on 04/08/2015 at 21:26

Thank you for this wonderful website.
The Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust are researching all our players and ex-players who fought in the First World War. Eleven of our "lads" made the ultimate sacrifice. One of them James T. Boardman is buried in Essex Farm cemetery and is featured here.
Keep up the good work.
 
on 03/08/2015 at 19:53

I am delighted to see a memorial page devoted to Sailly-Labourse. We will be visiting there in about a week, to pay our respects at the grave of my great-uncle, Charles Stewart. If you would like to feature his story I can tell you lots about his family. I also have the war diary. Perhaps my copy would be of use to someone else, I will have the CD with me, in any case.
 
on 01/08/2015 at 11:51

thank you so much for this site, my great uncle a mccarlie fell at marne and is buried there each man a hero, at the going down of the sun and in the morn we will remember them, we will remember them.
 
on 28/07/2015 at 04:20

In memory of my great uncle Private ALFRED HENRY FRANCIS BOWDEN, of the 2nd Battalion Wellington Regiment New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Service No:52565, who died on the 9th October, 1918 of wounds in Beaucourt, France. He is buried at the Grevillers British Cemetery
near Bapaume. RIP Frank
 
on 27/07/2015 at 20:42

Robert Dalgleish Clyde – Lance Corporal 295556 – Royal Scots Fusiliers 12th
Battalion

Robert, son of Mr. John and Mrs. Marion Clyde of 128 Kirk Road, Wishaw was born in Cambusnethan, enlisted in Douglas, Lanarkshire and was unmarried. He resided at Coltness Estates with his uncle and aunt, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Brabrook, Coltness Stables.

Below, is a story from the Wishaw Press:-

“Trooper Clyde, of B Squadron, Lanarkshire Yeomanry, is in hospital in Egypt, recovering from the effects of shell fire on the Gallipoli peninsula. The Yeomanry and the Scottish Horse had a long period of training at home, but during the short time they have been on active service they have clearly “done their bit.” The former came in for special attention from the Turks at the latter end of the year, while the Scottish Horse has the distinction of being the last to leave the peninsula when it was evacuated.”

Trooper Clyde had a miraculous escape, his experience being described in the following extract from a letter received by his friends.

Writing from the hospital ship “Glenart Castle,” “somewhere in the Aegean Sea,” he said:-

“I had a pretty lively experience. Four big shells burst round about me, and buried me for about half an hour. When I was dug out I was suffering from shock, and I also got a bit of a squeeze, but I shall be alright again soon. The Turks have been giving us a pretty bad time lately. They seem to have got a big supply of shells (“coal boxes”) which don’t half send up a dust! I think they must have known it was our Christmas time, and they to make it as unpleasant for us as possible. They started to bombard us on Christmas Eve – just the little bit “B Squadron” held.

Two were killed and several wounded that day. We got the same dose on Christmas Day, but had only one killed that day. On the following day (Sunday) it was fairly quiet, but on Monday they began a terrific bombardment with their “coal boxes”. In three hours they dropped over 1000 of these big shells. We suffered pretty heavily that day, having eleven killed, the same number wounded and two missing. Our Major Monteith was also killed. This was when I got buried. I will never forget that day.”

Lance Corporal Clyde was part of 94th Brigade 31st Division and was killed in action aged 23 on the 31st October 1918, during the action of Tieghem, in the Ypres Salient during the Final Allied advance of the war.

Private Clyde is interred in Ingoyghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. Grave B.19 and commemorated on Newmains War Memorial and Cambusnethan Memorial Arch.

I also have a picture of him.

Alistair
 
on 27/07/2015 at 14:00

Pte. Michael McCarthy 7754 in row 1. C. 8. Etretat. Of 2nd batt. Royal Munster Fusiliers is my Grand uncle. You were sadly missed but never forgotten. Died of wounds 25th July 1915.
 
on 27/07/2015 at 13:28

I have been in contact with Simon Somerville, who has a web site for 75 NZ Squad RAF. I have gained a lot of information from him regarding one of your photos - specifically the crew of the Lancater Bomber ND190.
The full line-up from L to R is :-
Sgt M.F.Morgan : Sgt F.C.McIntyre : F/S B. Milne : F/S B.W.Bateson : Sgt C.H.Slater : Sgt G.L.Startin. : Sgt E.L.Connett. (copyright Archie McItyre.)
Full details of each member are detailed in your write-up.
Colin Harry Slater was my father's paternal first cousin (my1st cousin once removed!!). Colin died when I was 2 months old.
My paternal cousin and I are the genealogist of the Slater Family and intend to visit the site of the Battle of Loos (for its 100th Anniversary) where our paternal Grandfather received a bullet wound to his right temple - he survived. We also intend to visit the Graves at Fruges.
Its only since reading Simon's site that I became aware of your web site.
I thank you on behalf of the Slater family for the photo of Colin's grave.

You and your team are carrying out such an honorable and generous task on behalf of those brave men (and their families) involved all wars.

Chris Slater (pp Slater Family)
 
on 27/07/2015 at 10:10

NEWZEALANDERS ,on our third visit to pay respects to my great uncle,JAMES SMETHURST. i had a contact in new zealand who wanted a photo off a relative,so whilst we were there,we took photos off all the new zealanders,and a mauri ,and a short video,anyone interested,contact me,Buckbypeter( at sign)gmail.com
 
on 23/07/2015 at 20:01

Just read a note from a a land who visits a cemertey where G Lickley is buries and his crew members
We are building a war memorial in the village where Geofrey Lickley lived and it is nice to read a English born lady goes and visits them all
Thank you
 
on 16/07/2015 at 12:42

I have a medal engraved Sgt.P.G (Gentleman) RUSSELL. 45823. My research shows his headstone is in the Belgium Battery Corner. West Vlaanderson. Belgium. Any family who would like this medal please email.
 
on 15/07/2015 at 18:59

Urgent request: family & relatives of 1st Corps British Expeditionary Force, buried Vaufleury Communal Cemetery Laval & another 3 cemeteries in Le Mans...14 dead September 19, 1939 - 30 December 1939, and 1 dead 15 June 1940. David Page, relative of Thomas James Page, whose photo appears on the site, Please contact me through site administrator. Regards
 
on 15/07/2015 at 11:11

Will be visiting my grandfathers grave on the 23rd Sept, he is Sgt Albert Cannon and died on this day 1915. My grandson Garren will be visiting with me.
 
on 03/07/2015 at 05:54

Thank you for a terrific website.
 
on 02/07/2015 at 04:36

At last we have found your resting place -R.I.P. MY Great Uncle John Munro Pte 138213. thank-you xx
 
on 30/06/2015 at 19:48

In memory of my Grandfather Francis McAllister of Northumbrian fusiliers who was killed in the first battle of Somme. July 1st 1916 . He died for freedom and honour. 99th aniversary tomorrow. R.I.P

Your Youngest Grandaughter.
 
on 30/06/2015 at 08:06

Thank you for maintaining this website.

Two relatives of mine with links to Thurlaston, Leicestershire, were killed on the same day and just a few miles apart. I don't know if they knew each other personally.

Pte James Thomas Thompson of Coventry was killed 29th September 1918 whilst serving as a gunner in 8th Battalion, Tank Corps in the assault on the Hindenburg Line at Bellicourt. He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois memorial.

Second Lt. George Ernest Woodward of Thurlaston, Leicestershire, was killed on this day whilst taking part in a diversionary attack a handful of miles away near Epehy. He was in the Worcestershire Regiment.

Had James lived, he would have married his cousin and become my great uncle. All I have is a fine box which he made and inscribed to my great aunt in 1916. She subsequently never married.
 
on 25/06/2015 at 11:33

My Grandfather’s burial place near Esquelbecq at a war grave site at Esquelbecq in Northern France , (grave IC 32)
Henry (Harry) Lucas ( Royal Garrison Artillery # 44330 ) , died 9th May 1918.. age 37 , wounded during the LYS offensive 9th to 29th April 1918 , died in a Casualty Clearing Station. He is listed on the Holy Trinity Church Rathmines memorial , Henry & family lived ( at sign) Mount Pleasant Building , Oxford Road Rathmines Dublin Ireland
 
on 24/06/2015 at 22:57

My great uncle is buried at Templeux-Le-Guerard. He was Lance Corporal Joseph Warner, D/4343, 6th Dragoons (Inniskilling) who died on 7th July 1917 aged just 25 yrs. I don't think my grandmother (Joseph's younger sister) was ever able to visit his grave. My brother, my cousin and myself are going to visit his grave in September this year on our grandmothers behalf. I have a lovely picture of Joseph in his uniform and would love to laminate one and put it on his gravestone. I am very proud of my great uncle even though I never met him.
 
on 12/06/2015 at 22:06

Dear sir I am looking for information about great,great uncle frank heathcote. I do believe he enlisted into the Cheshire regiment. His service number was 3960. I would be very grateful if you could find any information about my great uncle. Thank you
 
on 01/06/2015 at 19:23

Do you know if there are any "unknown soldiers" buried in the Orchard Dump Cemetery. My great uncle was killed and missing in action at Arleaux on 28 Apr 1917. I noticed that many members of the Western Canadian Regiments who fought at Arleaux and were killed on 28 April 1917 were buried in this cemetery. He was at first with the Saskatchewan Regiment and then combined with the Alberta Regiment.
 
on 29/05/2015 at 06:55

Really nice to see the records of my great grandfather maintened. In memory of Fredeick Joseph Bernard who lies at Orleans main cemetry. Father of Jim Bernard, Vincent bernard, ivy Bernard and Gweney Bernard. Life changed all of a sudden for his children when he died.
 
on 26/05/2015 at 12:37

Thank you so much for your photos of Benouville cemetery. I am going there for the 71st anniversary of D Day and am arranging British Legion crosses for the children to lay on the relevant graves. Last year was very impressive but a bit chaotic, now I think I know who is where!
 
on 20/05/2015 at 17:48

In memory of my granduncle ,Joseph Brady, Regimental No 12573, 1st Batt, Irish Guards who was conscripted while living in Scotland, a native of Conaghy, Co. Monaghan, died of wounds at the age of 26, March 28, 1918.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis!
 
on 17/05/2015 at 03:54

My great uncle samuel edward coates was kia at hooge crater on 20th of sept 1917 any info or pictures of would be greatly appreciated as none exist to my knowledge..thanks brad
   
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