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on 05/01/2016 at 23:01

Hello Pierre

I contribute to a non-commercial website Yorkshire Regiment WW1 which is dedicated to remembering something of the men who died during WW1 whilst serving with the Yorkshire Regiment. You have published a photograph of Tours (La Salle) Communal Cemetery where Pte Bernard Walker of the Yorkshire Regiment is buried.

I am writing to enquire whether you will allow the photo to be reused on the Yorkshires site and email me a larger copy of it? Naturally, the owner of the image will be credited and a link provided to you site if you wish.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards
 
on 04/01/2016 at 01:21

PETER N WALKER
Lieutenant in Royal Welch Fusiliers Died 18/7/1944 aged 21
Peter Walker had played rugby for England against Wales in a Services International at Gloucester on April 8, 1944, just 101 days before his death.
He played for Gloucester/Army/Barbarians and Oxford University 1941 and 1942. He was born in Upton upon Severn 2/10/1923.
 
on 01/01/2016 at 20:25

2015 I went to mont des cats cemetery were my dad's brother has been from 1940.It made me happy and sad happy to have made it but sad I can not tell my dad. I am hoping to go back one more time in August with most of my family because I still can.rest in peace uncle Fred.Fredrick Thomas Holder from Bosham sussex England.
 
on 22/12/2015 at 17:15

Pierre - This is my only way to reach you, mysteriously your server is suddenly rejecting my emails as spam. I want to thank you for the photos you sent of my grandfather's grave (Pvt. Marmaduke Frank Richards, Royal Welsh Fusiliers). I definitely plan to visit myself someday. Also, my dad would have been so moved to see these photos of his father's final resting place. Thanks for your tremendous work on this website. The stories and photos are very meaningful (I also saw the story about your family).
 
on 21/12/2015 at 20:38

Thank you for this site. My grandfather Alfred William Charles is buried here. Along with Amos Solomon,19, both were KIA with 295th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, at Armagh Wood on the afternoon of 26/9/1917, known as the Battle of Polygon Wood. Alfred went out under fire, as a signaller, to repair some telephone wires when he was hit by a shell and killed instantly. He was 35, a postman from Hull in England. His battery had only landed at Le Havre at the end of March 1917, and were positioned NW of Armienteres before moving to the Ypres Salient.
Lest we forget.
 
on 14/12/2015 at 22:28

Researching family members who fought and died in ww1 found Private Phillip Payne, York and Lancaster Reg. Brother of my maternal great grandmother, he rests in the Hergies Communal Cemetery - the only casualty buried there. Good to see that he has not been forgotten. Thank you.
 
on 09/12/2015 at 17:56

On 06.12.2015 when visiting grave (1X.D.88) of our relative Alfred Hewitt who was killed exactly a century earlier on 06.12.1915 we had a spare remembrance cross.
On noticing the nearby grave (1X.D.52) of Private 35009 W J Hodges, Royal Field Artillery we left a cross in his honour and in his name since he was also killed on the same day as our relative. Should a relative of W J Hodges read this entry we would be pleased to send them a photograph of his grave.
 
on 08/12/2015 at 20:51

Following your invaluable help my son Martin & I were able to visit my Great Uncles grave. Private Alfred Hewitt was killed in Houplines on 6 December 1915 and we visited on the exact centenary of his death on 6 December 2015 to pay our respects and represent his widow Beatrice who died in 1954 having never being able to visit her husbands grave.
Thanks to the CWWGC and members of your team for the wonderful work you do.
 
on 07/12/2015 at 08:18

I would like to Thank you for putting up this site as i finally found my Great Uncle David Charles Lillie.His name is in the book of rememberance at the house of parliment in Canada. My late father wondered as to where his Uncle was buried in France. My father served in the 2nd world war with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Sadly he never knew as to where he is buried. One day i will pay my respects for him and myself.
 
on 28/11/2015 at 04:22

My grandmothers brother Arthur Basil McDonald, May 28, 1894 - Oct. 2, 1918 was in the Canadian Army and was in the 29th Battalion. He was born in Harrigan Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada. His parents Alexander George MacDonald and Maggie Kaiser lived in Halifax NS at the time of his death. He is buried in the Duisans British Cemetery Extension. I have a bronze plaque inscribed with the following words. "HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR Note: most soldiers named MacDonald are spelled McDonald, his proper surname was MacDonald
 
on 20/11/2015 at 16:31

In loving memory of great great Uncle Alfred Houghton, Lance Bombardier Royal Field Artillery. Killed April 1918, aged 23. Buried in Blangy Tronville cemetery. Always remembered by his family.
 
on 17/11/2015 at 10:24

Hello, I have a photo of my great uncle Edward Vick DCM which I can email to you
 
on 16/11/2015 at 16:28

My great grandfather Wilfrid Hawthornthwaite died 20/111917 at Battle of Paschendaele. Left behind his wife and two sons Jack and Roy. Roy was my grandfather.
 
on 15/11/2015 at 14:15

In Memory of my Grandfather CHARLES RICHARD DUTTON who died on Aug 15, 1944, several months before the arrival of his and my Grandmothers first born son (my father) RICHARD DAVID DUTTON. He knew a little one was on the way, but they never met...

In turn, I named my first born son after my Grandfather, and who is now a strong healthy 10 year old, CHARLES RICHARD DUTTON (II) living with my lovely wife SUSAN DUTTON, my other son ALEXANDER THOMAS DUTTON and I in Ontario.

While my Dad and Mom are now retired and living life as true Canadian Snowbirds - travelling to Florida 5+ months a year. :)

My Grandmother JESSIE UPJOHN, did re-marry, then divorced - living a healthy life until 2003... When she joined up once again with her true live in Heaven - CHARLES RICHARD DUTTON.
 
on 15/11/2015 at 04:18

Albert Phillip Lacombe was the son of Cleophas Lacombe and Margaret Ann Beaudry he was born 03 Apr 1878 in the Town of Peterborough, Ontario. From the Canadian Census of 1881 through to 1901 he grew up in the town of Bracebridge with other 11 siblings. Between 1901 and 1906 he made his way and settled in Souris, Manitoba. Between 1906 and 1907 he met, fell in love with Marie Ezilda Lefebvre. They were married on the 11th of February 1907 St. Augustine Church, Brandon, Manitoba. Witnesses were Elvina Lefebvre sister of Ezilda and Charles Shannon. On the 08 June 1912 a daughter Mary Frances was born at Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg. Albert Phillip Lacombe enlisted 21st November 1916 and was assigned to the 11th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troop. He passed away on the 12th of November 1918. The following letter was received by his widow Ezilda Lacombe from the attending nurse at No.1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station:
Dear Mrs. Lacombe
I deeply regret that it is my sad duty to inform you of the death of your husband 1084280 L/Cpl Lacombe 11th CRT who was brought here on the 12th of November suffering from acute influenza and pneumonia and passed away on the evening of the 14th. During that time he was very ill and unable to talk much so that he left no messages as far as I can learn. I am sorry that I did not know his home address until after his death or I should have personal talk with him as my own home town is not far from Souris, but among so many patients it is only by chance that we meet those we know. Any personnel effects will be forwarded through the customary channels and should reach you in due time. The interment took place in the Auberchicourt cemetery some distance from Douai. With sincere sympathy for your bereavement in this hour of victory yours very truly,
S Peris Johnson
A/matron, No.1 C.C.C.S
 
on 12/11/2015 at 13:59

In memory of my Great-Uncle, Wright Cooper, died 08-09-1917, his elder brother Samuel survived the conflict, my father fought in WW2 and is now 94, sadly he never knew Uncle Wright. May God bless all who served.
 
on 12/11/2015 at 01:56

In Memory of my Great Uncle Richard who is buried here. Thank you to all who look after these graves

THOMPSON RICHARD
United Kingdom Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 6th Bn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 14/05/1940
 
on 11/11/2015 at 19:22

In Memory of A G Yorke from Rugeley my great uncle and brother of my Nan Edith Yorke.
Rest in peace Arthur you gave your life for your country and we will all be eternally proud of you

Paul Millard M B E
 
on 11/11/2015 at 15:31

In Memory of 7898 Pte James Taylor, Border Regiment killed 26/10/14 buried in Kruiseecke German Cemetery.

DOES ANYONE KNOW THE EXACT LOCATION OF KRUISEECKE GERMANY CEMETERY IN BELGIUM ? I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT THIS CEMETERY.

THANK YOU - BEE
 
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
   
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