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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
 
on 15/05/2015 at 12:23

My beloved Uncle John Notman 3189059, No4 Commando & King's Own Scottish Borderer. John was killed in action on 2 July 1944 and is buried in Ranville War Cemetary, France. Although his grave says he was 21, he was 22 when he died. Loved and remember always. Thank you for your service Uncle John. Rest Easy.
 
on 13/05/2015 at 08:38

In loving memory of my great grandfather, Private John William Cannon 1st/9th Bn., Durham Light Infantry who died on 12.09.1918. Now resting at Grand Ravine British Cemetery, Havrincourt.
 
on 12/05/2015 at 18:59

2nd Lieutenant Daniel Menzies Grant of the 1/5 bat Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, he was my great uncle, he was wounded by a gunshot wound to the chest on the 1st Aug 1918 while attacking hill 158 south Bagneux, and died on the 4th August 1918, he is buried in the French national cemetery in Senlis. God bless him, and all the other brave souls who gave there lives for our freedom. John M Grant.
 
on 11/05/2015 at 11:16

RIP Jack Loveridge. Born in Guernsey, died in France
 
on 07/05/2015 at 00:53

In memory of Kennth Young, a Canadian Gunner, the Uncle I never knew and sadly have never visited. "There is a corner of a foreign field that is forever Canada"
 
on 05/05/2015 at 20:57

Remembering with pride my great uncle, Richard Albert Cleaver who was killed on 19 July 1916, aged 22 and is buried at Laventie Military Cemetary. Also his younger brother, Albert who was killed a few months before the end of the war on 29th June 1918, aged just 18. Albert is buried just a few miles away from his brother at Thiennes. Their brother William (my grandfather, survived) and died in 1978. His son, my father, Sidney Cleaver is alive and well at 91 - he served in WW2 flying Spitfires for 607 Squadron in Burma against the Japanese. I hope the sacrifices that all the young men featured on your site made are never forgotten - we owe them a debt that can never be repaid.
 
on 05/05/2015 at 16:04

Hi Janet Greathead Harry Topps daughters were cousins to my dad Sam Pollard Thompson we have visited uncle Harry's grave at St Angiens twice and hopefully again next month ( June 2015 ) we did send Doreen updated pics. would love to here the story of 'how he died' he was dads best friend.
 
on 28/04/2015 at 12:35

Hi~ I am looking to contact Phil from Australia~ who also was researching Patrick Francis Cassidy~ thank
Symon
 
on 26/04/2015 at 08:13

In memory of Andrew Scott who with my Grandmother, came from Hawick in Scotland in1899 ,to settle in New Zealand, and who fought for his adopted country and lost his life on the Somme 27th sept 1916 LEST WE FORGET.
 
on 26/04/2015 at 05:01

someone named jim spoke of his grandfather walter tillcock who died at the battle of somme. I would love to contact him as i think he may be a relative. My mothers mother, Phoebe was his daughter. wondering how to contact Jim. This was his message
 
on 26/04/2015 at 03:11

In memory of Private John Lawrence Kennedy (32nd Infantry Batallion) - my great, great uncle buried in Assevillers Military Cemetery. From Adelaide, he enrolled in 1916, disembarked from Perth and died in active battle on 28th August, 1918.
 
on 25/04/2015 at 06:33

I am the nephew of Edward Bernard Holden Corbett Private 34th Battalion Australian Army killed in Belgium 17th May 1917 19 yrs old, buried Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Wallonie Belgium. I think it is sad that this cemetery is never mentioned in any ceremonies that Australia holds in regards to our soldiers even on the 100 year anniversary 25th April 2015, I know not many Australians are buried there but they fought in a war for Australia and they need to be recognised for their heroic feats, Lest We Forget, I was named after my uncle he preferred to be called Bernard as my father his brother was a young lad when war was declared he missed his brother so when I was born he called me Bernard a name I am very proud of, my uncle will never be forgotten as my children and now my grand children have a photo of him and know where he is buried. if anyone has any information on my uncle please email me on lnbcorbett( at sign)optusnet.com.au. Rest In Peace Dear Uncle. Always Remembered. Bernard Corbett
 
on 24/04/2015 at 13:22

My uncle John William Grocott is buried in Villiers station cemetery.He was killed by a snipers bullet while on lookout.In 1979 I was on a coach tour and we stopped outside a cemetery in France so that some Canadian ladies could visit their brother s grave. I said to my husband that my mother s brother was buried somewhere in France.When I got back to England I asked her about it.I Couldn t believe it
Out of all the cemeteries in France we had sat outside villers station the very one he was buried in.I have never managed to get back there.I do have a photo of him,how do I put it n this site?
 
on 23/04/2015 at 15:04

LEST WE FORGET ~ IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM HENRY BAKER.
A.I.F 31st Battalion, 8th Brigade, 5th Division, D Company.
K.I.A 20th July 1916 Fromelles, France ~
 
on 23/04/2015 at 09:54

Hi my name is pauline nee putt fisher, well my grandmother Ellen southhall married Willian Robert Nathan Hallas which he is in plot VII, Row E ,Grave No 27, at dochy farm new british Cemetery, langemarck, Belgium . l would like photo of his grave . thanyou From pauline
 
on 23/04/2015 at 08:30

Jack Lucas 3950A 1st Australian Pioneers. My mother Esme was only two years old when you were lost to us. Every Anzac day at the dawn service, with my son beside me, I sense you are there with us and it brings a tear to my eye. I will always think of you and remember you with pride. You helped make Australia the greatest country on earth. Thank you grand dad Lest we Forget.
 
on 23/04/2015 at 05:49

HARRY WALTER HUTTON K.O.Y.L.I. Number 42388 was my grandfather.
I would l would l would love to see his grave stone.
 
on 22/04/2015 at 04:48

I write in memory of my grandfather Henry John Amis who died 30th August 1918 and is buried at the Eterpigny Cemetery he was the son of Arthur Thomas Amis and gave his son [ my father ] the same name, my name is Arthur Henry Amis. with the Centenary here our thoughts are with those that gave there lives. I live in N.Z. my wife and I visited the Cemetery in 2013
I have tried to send a photo of him to this site.
Thank you.
 
on 21/04/2015 at 13:13

In memory of Sgt DONALD SALMON
13th Btn., Royal Highlanders, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment.) Twin brother of Archie and one of seven brothers who served. Son of my great-grandparents, Matilda and Henry Salmon of Neatishead, Norfolk England. Died at the Battle of Passchendaele, 5th November 1917, four days before his 28th birthday. Lest we forget.
 
on 21/04/2015 at 03:09

To my dear great-uncle Miichael Joseph Newcombe. We knew very little of you over the years. Your sister Mary never forgot you and carried your memory for the rest of her life. Her last born child (my father) died in October 2014. We love you and mourn the life you never lived.
   
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