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on 09/11/2014 at 20:15

In deep gratitude and remberence of William Harry Gurbutt, Private Royal Marine Light Infantry 1st R.M. Bn R.N. Div. Age 28, died 27th September 1918 Service No: PO/1281(S) A.18. William's name is recorded on the War Memorial in our home town of Louth, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
 
on 09/11/2014 at 20:15

anyone got any info about Ernest Hook G/18111 Royal Sussex regiment died 9th April 1917 - he was my Grandad's step-father. Ernest's wife died xmas day 1915 in Hastings. I have no photo's or other info - which I would like to have for my 75 yr old mum.
 
on 09/11/2014 at 20:14

In memory of my great Uncle Wallace Miles who came from Colesbourne Gloucestershire
 
on 09/11/2014 at 20:11

In memory of an uncle Leonard whose memory has remained by my mother and father, myself and children. Buried in Ranville churchyard
 
on 09/11/2014 at 20:11

In memory of my Great Uncle, Thomas Groucott, who is buried here. Will come and visit your grave to pay homage soon.
 
on 09/11/2014 at 19:31

In memory of my uncle William Tillyard Royal Fusiliers who died 29th April, 1917 at battle Somme. I never met you, but you are in my thoughts and prayers. You died to save us. I have visited your grave and pleased you are in such a beautiful place. Your mother was my grandmother and she loved you very much. God Bless. My family will always remember you.x
 
on 09/11/2014 at 19:10

In loving memory of my nanny's brother William James King who died on 24 August 1918 and rests in Bray Military Cemetary. RIP xx
 
on 09/11/2014 at 18:50

In memory of Harry Topps Angiens church yard, killed 10th June 1940. Remembered by your daughters Jean and Doreen, and their families RIP
 
on 09/11/2014 at 17:49

Boyce crew crashed over france 1944 LM218 gone but never forgotton, Also a special reason to remember Allan cameron sutherland RCAF 207 Squadron
 
on 09/11/2014 at 17:10

In memory of my great-great uncle buried at the Caix British Cemetary, France - Freere Dayton died August 8, 1918 in WW1. I hold his bible very dear to my heart. Remembered always, by his family.
 
on 09/11/2014 at 15:45

My Grandfather, Edward John James, died on 25 March 1918 and is buried in St Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, Pas de Calais. We visit his grave whenever we pass through the area. British graves in the middle of the town cemetery - a lovely spot. Never forgotten.
 
on 09/11/2014 at 14:48

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

Commemorating the bravery of Harry Bradshaw.
For my mother Annie Styler, Harry's wife,
Tina E Kidger
 
on 08/11/2014 at 21:54

I found my Great Great Grandfather on your website Corporal William Evans, I have only a photograph of him which Im happy to share….. he was a farrier in the Army Service Corps. He was 32 when he died leaving a wife and 3 children, the youngest my Grandfather.

He is buried at the Grevillers Cemetery in France.

Thank you, and Rest in Peace.
 
on 08/11/2014 at 12:58

Hi, Gunner FC Rust was my Grandads brother. I've known about Frederick all my life, but unfortunately my grandad passed away when I was one year old so never got to have any stories passed on to me. I have however got Fredericks medals and will be visiting his resting place one day with them hopefully. Unable to do so at the moment due to ill health.
Thank you for this site 😃
 
on 07/11/2014 at 20:49

We are interested in information regarding a relative of my wife Pvt. Francis Alfred Shortland 27578 7th (Service) Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment killed in action 21.11.17 and commemorated by grave V1.J.76. Would like to know which action resulted in his death and if it might be possible to obtain somehow a photo of his headstone as we are most unlikely to ever be able to get there ourselves Thank you for your excellent work.
 
on 07/11/2014 at 19:24

I had heard so much about one of my relatives a John James Cowley, that I decided to look up about him. What I found made me very proud but sad he fell at the Battle of the Somme and I've finally tracked him down. Thank you x
 
on 07/11/2014 at 15:12

Private Alfred Austrin 7667 1st Battalion Lincolshire Regiment was my great uncle (mother's uncle). Hoping to visit Spoilbank to pay my respects on 23rd May 2015, the 100th anniversary of his death (2nd battle of Ypres) aged 17 years.
 
on 07/11/2014 at 14:13

Pte Henry Stevenson Ewan 8th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Died 21/081917 Ixelles (Elsen0 Communal Cemetery Belgium.We will be thinking of you this Sunday and feeling very proud of you greatest respect Your Grandson David & family.
 
on 07/11/2014 at 00:03

Many Thanks for the photo of the resting place of my great uncle Frank King in Zuytpeene, France.
The sad story that my mother told me of his wife and son has been made more poignant and real.
Seeing the photo has moved me more than I could have foreseen and I have decided that I should visit to pay my respects.
Best wishes,
Karen
 
on 05/11/2014 at 17:24

Thanks to a programme on the TV, I have just discovered that my paternal grandfather, Ernest Dellar, is buried in Béthune, Pas de Calais. I never really thought about him before, but I now feel strangely moved. I intend to go and visit his grave. Strange how things happen.
 
on 04/11/2014 at 19:12

I have recently visit Awoingt British cememtry and was very moved to see how well it was looked after, I was visiting the grave of thomas malham lance corporal killed in action 1918 RIP never forgotten.
 
on 04/11/2014 at 09:13

Lance Corporal Ernest William Buckfield, Royal Engineers, serving with Inland Water Transport. Died 20th March 1919 on his way back home from Mesopotamia. He was taken off the boat in La Havre and died of malaria. He left a wife and four year old daughter in Sutton Surrey.
Sorry not to have a photograph of him. I seem to remember my grandmother had a picture of him on her wall taken while he was in hospital in La Havre with a feeding cup by his bedside. Sadly that photograph has disappeared. Would dearly love to see it again.
My family visited his grave a few years ago. We felt so moved and yet relieved to know he was buried in such a beautiful well kept place.
Thank you.
 
on 04/11/2014 at 08:42

I am eternally grateful to Isabelle and Guillaume for taking me to my Uncle's grave in Breux-Juoy. After 70 years I am the first family member from Australia to visit his grave. A very emotional visit but extremely rewarding all thanks to these two amazing and dedicated people. With heartfelt thanks. The web site is absoliutely brilliant. There are no enough words to say "thank you Isabelle & Guillaume."
 
on 01/11/2014 at 21:53

my uncle William Francis Walton was buried at Namps Au Val after passing away from wounds received at Villers Brettoneux on April 13th 1918. He was the editor of the Emmaville Argus newspaper and also ran the "Cooee" newspaper on the troop ship "Suevic" during his November 1916 voyage to Britain. I had the honour of visiting his grave in 2005 and shall never forget the experience.
 
on 01/11/2014 at 17:19

I am eternally grateful to Pierre For sending me a picture of my Great Grandfathers Grave from Maing Communal Cemetery. He was Private S42221 of the Seaforth highlanders. I cried when I saw that picture. The first time anyone of my bloodline has ever seen the gravestone. So grateful to know his final resting place. Rest in Peace Private Malcolm McIntyre. Your Family salute you. Gone but not Forgotten.
 
on 01/11/2014 at 06:18

Hi Pierre,

I have photos of the Graves of my Uncle Flight Sergeant William Gunning RAAF and his crew, all of whom are buried in the Chierves Communal Cemetery in Belgium. + A photo of Bill taken the day he received his wings. I'm happy to share them with you for the site, if you let me know an email address I can send them to.
 
on 30/10/2014 at 22:37

The final resting place of my Great Uncle Stephen Brown Essex Regiment 7799 D. 8 Jan 1915.
 
on 29/10/2014 at 12:27

I am very interested to receive a photo of Barnes Thomas Private Black Watch 'Royal Highlanders 9th Bn Death on 21.10.1918 servie S/27658
Taintignies Communal Cemetery Belgium
 
on 26/10/2014 at 21:19

I lead a group to the Battlefields in July 2014. We led a wreath to a relative buried at Pouchvilliers Cemetery. We were all deeply moved when we discovered in the Registry Box a photo of a soldier buried there and a letter dated May 2013 from his family telling him of his family history. The letter tells that his sister was 102 and still alive and had 10 children. I regret not taking full details of the soldier and letter. Can anyone assist as i refer to them when i do talks on behalf of the Somme Museum Northern Ireland They underline the continuing emotional impact of WW1
 
on 24/10/2014 at 19:32

In memory of my Great , Great cousin Fred Hawthorne who died from wounds on the 1st June 1917 , he was in the Royal Medical Corps and was a Stretcher Bearer , my Mother informed me he was shot by a German Sniper .His mother was Hannah Barlow who moved to the States and lived in Pennsylvanian and put on her son grave stone " My Brave Boy"
 
on 24/10/2014 at 17:06

Remembering my father in laws uncle Private John William Miller also known as Jack of the 2nd Bn East Kent Buffs L/9359 died 17th /08/1915 aged 22 , lived in Chatham, Kent ,England. Son of Ada Miller sister of Lillian Brown nee Miller , uncle of John William Brown great uncle of Paul John Brown and great great uncle of John William Brown (JR). Service medals worn with pride ! We shall remember them and the sacrifice they gave for their country ! With love the Brown's John William , Shirley, Paul John, Ann, John William (jr), Charlotte , James, Victoria, Lillian and Ruby, from Chatham and Gillingham Kent.
 
on 24/10/2014 at 11:59

visited my grandfathers grave harry dodd gunner my father never met as my grandmother didnt give birth to him until 3 months after he died.
I was very proud to go and see where he fell and thank the people for the upkeep of this cemetry
 
on 22/10/2014 at 10:48

Albert George Collman private 17114 Queens own royal west kent regiment 1st battalion died 10 april 1917. 41 years old father of 4 sons my dear pop being one.we love you Sir.If you were half the man your son became I know you would have been a great comfort to the young men you fought along side.Your great great grandson Ezra will be accompanying me. We will be at your side for the 100th year.I will bring a photoraph of your son Richard, He was in subs in ww2 royal Navy. My Pop.
 
on 20/10/2014 at 20:43

PrivateService No:7045793
Date of Death:10/09/1944 Age:24
Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) 2nd Bn. The Glasgow Highlanders Grave Reference: 18. C. 8.
Cemetery:GENT CITY CEMETERY
Son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Evans, of Milton, Stoke-on-Trent.
I have been looking for Albert for a while now, ever since my Nan passed away 9 yrs ago. dont know much about him really other than he died in Belgium somewhere protecting a school full of children ( as the story goes ) my nan told me. Would love to find out more and at some point visit his grave. R.I.P
 
on 20/10/2014 at 14:09

100yrs to the day the 20th October 1914 my hero Grandad Private James Gemmell 9050 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers lost his life at Le Touquet.He was buried in the Field Cemetery at Le Touquet Railway Crossing now known as the (Railway Crossing Cemetery ) After the War his remain's were never found due to his grave being lost by shelling in the area and he is Remembered with Honour on the Ploegsteert War Memorial for the missing. His name is not mentioned anywhere at the Railway Crossing Cemetery and i hope that a Memorial Plaque of some kind will be placed at the Cemetery by the CWGC. ( Let Those Who Come After See To It That His Name Be Not Forgotten.) From his Grandson Raymond Gemmell
 
on 17/10/2014 at 13:42

My late husband was the nephew of Carey Rowbottom. It is possible I may have a photograph - but not certain - they are in the Attic

One of his schoolfriends may be still alive - I will try and find out
 
on 14/10/2014 at 17:08

World War II - Killed in Action

James Kitchener JOHNSON

Pilot Officer (Navigator)
Service # J/88546//R127811
Royal Canadian Air Force
#619 Squadron
Royal Air Force

On July 18th 1944, allied forces, of the Royal Air Force, 619th Battalion departed Dunholme Lodge airfield near Lincoln, England on a bombing mission to Revigny, France. The crew on Lancaster bomber # PB-245 consisted of 4 officers of the Royal Air Force, 2 officers from the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the lone Royal Canadian Air Force officer, James Kitchener Johnson.

Pilot Officer/Navigator Jimmy Johnson, was 26 years old, and the youngest child of William and Annie Johnson of Kirkland Lake Ontario, when his Royal Air Force bomber was shot down by a German BF 110 G-4 “Night Fighter”. Jimmy was on his 25th bombing mission.

As the plane tumbled to the earth in the countryside near the pastoral setting of Ussy-sur-Marne, France the tail section of the plane, broke off and fell into a farmer’s field. The body of the plane continued on and crashed in the foothills just outside the village that straddles the Marne River some 70 kilometers from Paris. The plane exploded on impact and burst into flames incinerating the six members of the crew including Jimmy Johnson. The tail-gunner section of the plane was later found some 500 meters from the crash site, with the tail gunner still strapped to his flight seat.

The following day, under the watchful eyes of the occupying Nazi forces, the villagers held a funeral service and buried the gunner in the village commune ironically at the bottom of the hill where the plane crashed.

Eventually the community erected a tombstone that reads "Aux Sept Aviateurs Anglais - enterrés ici ou dans les environs" (To the Seven English Aviators-buried here or in the surrounding countryside).

Two Ussy-sur-Marne villagers, brothers Jean and René Guyon, were in their early twenties in 1944 and witnessed the Lancaster aircraft, as it fell from the sky. They managed to salvage the wheel from the tail-gunner's section of the plane and kept it in their family barn, 10 kilometers outside the village, where it stayed for over 60 years.

When Johnson family relatives visited the grave site in 2002, Ussy-sur-Marne townspeople, directed them to the farm of René Guyon where Rene now being in his eighties, donated the “wheel” to the family and it is retained in the Johnson.

Air Canada was approached and asked to ship the wheel to Canada, and they said that they would but at a very hefty price. Air France was approached and their spokesperson said, “Of Course, No Charge, its part of the debt that France owes Canada.”

Royal Air Force
Warrant Officer John TATE
Air Gunner
United Kingdom
Service # 1378784

Royal Air Force
Sergeant Terence FROGLEY
Air Gunner
Lymington, Hampshire, England
Service # 1609273

Royal Air Force
Rupert T. HARWOOD
Pilot Officer Wing Operator
Slough, Bucks, England
Service # 178759

Royal Air Force
Samuel W. LING
Sergeant Flight Engineer
United Kingdom
Service # 1427911

Royal New Zealand Air Force
Norman W. DONNELLEY
Flying Officer (Pilot)
Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Service # 422269

Royal New Zealand Air Force
Donald I. GRANT
Air Bomber
Oamaru, Auckland, New Zealand
Service # 422269
 
on 09/10/2014 at 20:15

Steven Whitlow, have you had any luck?
 
on 08/10/2014 at 12:39

Thank you very much for creating this page. I am great nephew of Frank Alan Wells. I supplied the photo of Frank to the Proville Marie or J C Defer and attended Proville in 2003. My dad's cousin has just visited Cambrai this year, but did not realise the whereabouts of the bombers monument in the woods at Proville.
 
on 05/10/2014 at 09:06

I went to Soupir on October 3, exactly 100 years since my Dad's uncle, Lance Corporal WALKER F T from the South Staffordshire Regiment 2nd Bn was laid to rest. It was a very moving day...but why does war have to happen again and again? What a waste!
 
on 01/10/2014 at 07:25

Hi I'm looking to find out where my grandad is buried his name was pft john Hulme I think he is buried in gezaincourt exstention he died aged 33 on the 30th July 1916 I would be very grateful if any one could give me any details
 
on 29/09/2014 at 12:45

In memory of Sgt Cyril Hansford who was Flight Engineer on a Lancaster aircraft shot down whilst on a bombing raid of the V1 Doodlebug installations at Prouville on 24 June 1944. The courage and bravery of these men should never be forgotten
 
on 26/09/2014 at 10:00

In memory of my Great, Great Grandad, Walter Parr from Arnold, Nottingham who served in the 9th btn Sherwood Foresters and died in France on the 10th March 1918. Thank you to Chris (below) for suggesting the roll of honour nomination at the Tower of London.
 
on 25/09/2014 at 14:02

After quite a long search I found the resting place of my Gt Uncle George Fairclough .
Now I have found where he is , I hope to be able to visit the grave , to remember him .
 
on 24/09/2014 at 23:17

In Memory of my uncle: WC William Macfarlane Russell and all his crew of flight LL280 - who were shot down in St Denis d'Orques, May 8th, 1944. A memorial is being held at their graves next year on May 8th.
 
on 24/09/2014 at 17:36

In memory of Pte.Arthur Woollaston MM of Birmingham. Died 1940 and buried in Moregem graveyard, Belgium.
Remembered fondly by his nephew Ron.
 
on 20/09/2014 at 19:58

In memory of Gunner R Hicks, my great grandad from Bolton, who died on 15th Seeptember 1917 and is buried in Talana Farm Cemetery in Belgium. RIP
 
on 14/09/2014 at 21:33

George STUNELL
AGED 21 from Thornton Heath Surrey now rests at Le Kreule Hazebrouck France.
Lance corporal 10862 East surrey regiment.
George was my grandfathers brother . We remember his bravery and always give thanks for the freedom we enjoy due to his and so many others sacrifice. We thank the people of Le Kreule for the upkeep.
we will remember them. Iris Stunell (Aspland)
 
on 14/09/2014 at 18:58

I am so grateful to Chris for his note on Tower of London Roll of Honour for those who were killed in action. Lance Corporal William Bamber 26289 will be one of the 180 who will have their name read out on 26 September 2014. He was in the Kings Own (Liverpool) 11th Batallion. I believe they were called Pathfinders. He was KIA on 21 March 1918 just near San Quentin. With the shortage of recruits, I am told, the pathfinders were deployed to the front line trenches. My brother and me would love to see a photo of him.
 
on 10/09/2014 at 19:56

In memory of my Godmother's brother, a Cousin on my father's mother's side, Private John William Canning, 45586, who died on 6th July, 1918, having been wounded about a day earlier. He was in the 15th Bn, Hampshire Regiment (having been transferred from the Warwickshires). He is buried at Lijssenthoek and someone has recently put poppies on his grave. It is very moving to see his picture on the home page of the Lijssenthoek cemetery. My Godmother missed her brother greatly. R.I.P.
   
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