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on 20/10/2016 at 17:20

In Memory of my maternal grandfather Herbert Covill who was killed in action on 8th October 1918 near Seranvillers North France in the 2nd Battle of Cambrai. He is buried in the Forenville Military Cemetery.

He had been in the war since early 1915, wounded at The Somme and went out to France 4 times in all. He had only returned to France 3 weeks before being killed. My mother was born 7 months after his death and my lovely Gran was a widow for 64 years.

We always say a Father and Grandfather never known - never forgotten.
 
on 26/09/2016 at 16:10

On 27 July 2016, my wife Lorraine and I visited Heestert Military Cemetery West Vlaanderen Belgium

To pay our respects to my uncle Harry Nansen Harris

We may even be his first family members to visit

His middle name Nansen was given after Fridtjof Nansen the famous Norwegian Explorer whom Harry's father Charles had met in Whitworth Park Manchester, Nansen having fallen off his horse whilst intoxicated, Charles helped him back onto his horse, being most grateful the intrepid explorer went on his way saying "name your next child after me!", hence the origin of the middle name.

After Harry's death on 22 Oct 1918 the family unaware he had been killed had celebrated the armistice of 11 Nov 1918, my grandmother was not informed of his death until 26 February 1919 when she was informed of his death and paid £6 17s 4d in back-pay.

Latter on 12 December 1919 she received a War Office death benefit of £15 10s 0d approximately €20 not much for a life full of promise, cut short so cruelly, most probably by a machine gun bullet.

He lies here now, forever at peace. R.I.P

He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and the Allied Victory Medal (Mutt & Jeff)

When I told my mum (who had worn his locket all her life), I had found the location of the grave of her brother she was so pleased but being in her 90's she did not wish to visit, she was just pleased that he had a known grave, as so few had in this conflict.

Coming here I have fulfilled my mother’s wish to pay her last respects to her much loved brother.

And placed a small memorial cross of remembrance by his grave.

Thank you to all those who have established and tended to this graveyard and to the kindness and respectfulness of the Belgium people

I have with the kind help of Pierre Vandervelden posted a picture of Harry on the cemetery website

Barry Meyrick
 
on 24/09/2016 at 18:48

My family and I made it to mont des cat to see my uncle Fred grave.Two years running I have made it.Hope one day to go back.R I P Fredrick Holder from BOSHAM SUSSEX ENGLAND from Ann Cripps and family Maria Sandra Heather Abigail Jessica Hannah and Scott xx
 
on 13/09/2016 at 20:45

Remembering the Father I never knew. Frank Farnham RAF. P/O Rear Gunner.Lancaster. Buried Biencourt sur Orge 103 Squadron. Your memory will forever be walking the Winchester Downs. God bless.
 
on 13/09/2016 at 08:57

In memory of John Randal Chapman DFC, 97th Pathfinder Sq. Thank you for the pictures and memories, died May 10/11, 1944. Mid Upper Gunner
 
on 12/09/2016 at 22:02

In memory of Second Lieutenant Edwin Horler, 122nd Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died 31st July 1917 age 29, former schoolmaster of Ann Cam School Dymock, Gloucestershire, remembered with honour on our village war memorial Dymock and Voormezeele Enclosures No. 1 and No. 2.
 
on 05/09/2016 at 20:22

In memory of my Uncle Arthur Edward Reid who's plane went down on 2/8/44. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and your love of country. I'm sorry that I never got to meet you, but you are not forgotten.
 
on 03/09/2016 at 07:51

Remembering one of my grandfather's cousins who didn't come home - Cuthbert William Debenham Wheeldon. We visited the church in Gladestone to see the beautiful stained glass window placed there in your honour. Now we have found you resting place. Rest in peace.
 
on 12/08/2016 at 12:18

I have only just found out that Fred Vacher existed and is resting in this beautiful place. I have been past it many time on my way home to England but this time I will stop and pay my deepest respects to you Fred. May God rest you in peace now and forever.
 
on 11/08/2016 at 10:02

In memory of my Great Uncle Henry (Harry) Townson born Liverpool 1893 served wirh the Liverpool Kings Regiment 2nd/8th battalion and was killed in action on 2nd April 1917. Not gone or forgotten to those who loved him
 
on 09/08/2016 at 10:57

The gravestone of Cpl G Sutton, Royal Signals is of particular interest to me. Graham and I served together at the Allied Signal Centre (ASC) in Margival in the early 60s. Graham was one of the few people in the camp who could afford a car - he and I had been for a day out in Rheims, in March 1964, returning to attend the afternoon meal back in camp. One of the other soldiers was holding a leaving party on camp and I had arranged to attend. Graham decided to go out again that evening. Sadly, he crashed his car and was killed. He was one of several soldiers from the camp who were killed in car crashes between 1963 and 1966. I left the camp for Germany just before France withdrew from NATO and the unit was moved to The Netherlands.
 
on 02/08/2016 at 22:45

In memory of my great uncle Frank Corringham, Driver 152677 RFA, killed 28th March, 1918 age 31 years and buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery.Thank you for your sacrifice and the freedom you gave us all.
With love from your descendants still in Waltham and Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
 
on 29/07/2016 at 19:36

In memory of my great grandfather Private Charles Bolland 23000 of the 2nd Bn York and Lancaster Regiment.I never got to meet you but you will always be my hero.RIP.
 
on 26/07/2016 at 20:35

In memory of my great uncle Charles Gibbins, 8th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment who was killed on this day, one hundred years ago.
He lies alongside the Aussies of the AIF in Pozieres cemetery.

Pierre, thank-you for the work you have done here.
 
on 26/07/2016 at 11:14

In loving memory of Alfred Brims who gave his life at the tender age of 22 years, Service No. 3268, 33 Battalion. Alfie is buried in Hem-Farm Military Cemetery. He left a mother, a wife and young son. Even though we never knew him we will never forget his sacrifice and we are proud to call him our Uncle Alfie, he will always hold a special place in our hearts. May he rest forever in Gods Peace.l Lest We Forget
 
on 22/07/2016 at 12:39

In memory of Great Uncle Albert who has been frequently talked and thought about. We will visit again in August, to thank you again for your bravery in this theatre of War.
 
on 20/07/2016 at 06:23

In memory of my great uncle Cecil Wright, who on the 10th June 1917 was killed in action on the Western Front at Messines, he was 19 years old , the same age as my son. Cecil will forever be in our hearts.
Gary, Rose, Samantha and Joseph.
 
on 13/07/2016 at 23:17

Re Bapaume Military Post Cemetery - has anyone else an interest in this particular place? My great uncle Thomas James Gorman is there, killed on October 12th, 1916, almost 100 years ago.
Paul, Vancouver, BC
 
on 13/07/2016 at 18:59

Remembering my great grandfather Corporal C. Henry Charles Eggleton of the Queens Royal Surrey Regiment, 8th Btn. Died on 6th November 1918 just 5 days before the armistice. Buried in St Waast communal cemetery, Nord, France. "To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high."
Thank you for this opportunity to honor my ancestor.
 
on 12/07/2016 at 14:25

My Grans Brother was Rifleman R/11860 Henry Edwin Baker of 7th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 13 April 1917 age 20.
 
on 11/07/2016 at 10:17

In loving memory of my Great great Uncle Private Albert Fulwell South Staffordshire regiment 8th battalion who was killed fighting for his country on July 2nd 1916 at Fricourt, Battle of Albert The Somme .
Albert, you will never be forgotten x
 
on 08/07/2016 at 17:10

My great uncle was an observer in 11 squadron RFC, He was shot down and killed with his pilot on 17/9/16. The battle in the air also involved the Red Baron. My uncle was shot down by another German pilot and crew. The pilot was Jewish and subsequently written out of history following his own death shortly afterwards. We remember them all with pride and honour.
 
on 07/07/2016 at 10:45

In loving memory of my great uncle Ernest Alfred Fifield,of the London Regiment and died from gas inhalation on the 2nd Dec 1917 at the tender age of 22 ,service number 611254 and is buried at the GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY in Pas de Calais France.The son of Mr & Mrs Fifield of Isledon Road Finsbury Park.
God bless you uncle and thank you for your sacrifice to make this England a glorious country.May you rest in peace.Gone but not forgotten x
 
on 05/07/2016 at 14:44

in memory of great uncles Nicholas and joseph Watson both killed aged 19 rip you have not been forgotten x
 
on 05/07/2016 at 10:50

in memory of Thomas W Gatiss and Arthur Clemenson killed in France 1918 ages 18 and 19 years old,
 
on 03/07/2016 at 18:09

Hello would like to send you picture of Richard Workman , My Grandmother Maggie, his sister often talked of him, he was loved and missed by his family, so even though I never meet him, a huge branch of my family was cut out with his death. I have a photo cherished by my Grandmother them my Mother and now Myself, as I have no children to pass down to I would like his photo published in as many places as possible , I cant seem to use your contact e mail through this site and would appreciate you emailing me so I can send it by return. Keep up the good work of this site , Ann Seedhouse
 
on 03/07/2016 at 12:25

In memory of my great grandfather Thomas Edward Eccleston 27655 of the south Wales borderers born 17th may 1893 willenhall father Alfred mother Ann sibling's Frederick Alfred easy and Eliza Thomas enlisted in 1915 in Walsall with the D,C,L,I 23535 but transferred some where along the line living at 92 hednesford rd heath heyes Thomas was killed in action 29th august 1918 leaving his wife Emily daughter Doris And son frank Thomas George who was born November 2918 Thomas never met Thomas escaped several near misses one being his troop ship being torpedoed Emily received a letter in the September of 1918 telling her Thomas had lost his life in which the military reverend wrote Thomas did his duty most nobley lest we forget
 
on 02/07/2016 at 10:03

In memory of my grandmother's uncle - Alfred Houghton - Royal Field Artillery buried in Blangy-Tronville cemetery, where we visited in 2014. We have photographs of him, and a letter from him, and my grandmother often talked about "Uncle Alfred". Never forgotten.
 
on 01/07/2016 at 21:51

My wife's great grandfathers brother Arthur Jack Stevens is buried at Heilly Station. Another brother, Richard Charles Stevens, also gave his life in World War 1. I will be forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice that they and countless others made for us.
 
on 01/07/2016 at 19:30

In memory of my grandmas fiancé Private Albert Bradley 34202
Enlisted in 6th Leicesters on November 23rd 1916
Crossed to France February 2nd 1917
Killed in action July 13th 1917
Never Forgotten
 
on 01/07/2016 at 15:11

In memory especially today of my great uncle ernest francis housden who died in action 23 march 1918. At the tender age of 22. Bless you always in my thoughts a young boy who died for his country , i pray you didn't suffer . Hope to meet you on the other side on day.
 
on 01/07/2016 at 13:52

In memory of Arthur Frederick Hyde. Born in Wiltshire and emigrated to Australia. He was back in 1916, fighting in the fields of France with the 18th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. He was in the trenches for the entirety of the Somme campaign. Just 11 days before the end of the campaign, he was killed by sniper fire in "no-man's land" on November 7th 1916. He was 25.
Generations later, we will never forget your sacrifice and I'm proud to bear your name as my middle name.
 
on 01/07/2016 at 11:14

For Pvte William Garlick Neville - Redan Ridge Cemetary No2, Beaumont Hamel, France - Thinking of you today William on the 100th anniversary of your death. Your loving Neville family - words cannot express our gratitude for the sacrifice you made for this Country so that we could live in peace.
 
on 01/07/2016 at 11:05

Two of my great uncles William and George beck both were killed in action in the battle of the Somme
 
on 01/07/2016 at 08:49

Gunner Ellis Spencer is buried in Carnoy Cemetary. He died on the Somme on 12/07/1916. Thank you for the beautiful grave and the care that is still taken with all the cemetaries. We will think about them all this month as it is now 100 years ago that we lost these brave men. Ellis was my Grandmother's brother and my generation are so grateful to him and all those that fought in such a terrible war.
 
on 01/07/2016 at 07:51

My great Uncle.
Aaron Jones of Bangor Gwynedd
Died 31/10/18
Royal heavy artillery.
I am so proud of my ancestor. My Grandmother his sister talked of him.
How sad we have these pages. But thank goodness for you.
RIP Aaron Jones. Thank you for your life and what you gave for your country.
 
on 30/06/2016 at 22:49

I have only just found this website and find it a useful link to my Grandfather John Gardner Hayes who was gunner in the 90th Hvy Bty Royal Garrison Artillery. He died of wounds on 4th October 1917.
I knew of the burial site before visiting Ypres in 2002 but only coincidently came across the enclosure whilst on a business trip. Since then I've visited his grave 3 times and plan to be there on 4th October 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of his death.
If anyone can supply facts about the 90th Hvy Btry RGA and where they were at that time I would be very grateful. Bob
 
on 30/06/2016 at 16:32

Bombardier Edwin Sparrowham
I came to visit my great uncles grave in February 2012
He was originally from Essex Grays Thurrock area.
My mother does remember his large picture in uniform
But she does now know what happened to it along with her
Other uncles picture in his naval uniform .
He also died but Of meningitis in 1919 aged 19.
I would dearly love to show my mother his picture again.
 
on 27/06/2016 at 15:50

My uncle, Leading Aircraftman James Francis McMaster 538667 is buried at Angoulins Communal Cemetery France. He died on the 25/06/1940 I take it for granted he was shot down as the RAF cant give me any information, it also states my uncle Jim was born in France, he was actually born in Belfast Esmond Street Shankill Road, they dont even know his Dob. His father was James McMaster who fought in the 1st world war with the Royal Irish Rifles, his Mother was Margaret, Brothers Harold, William, Sisters Evelyn, Susan and my Mother Elizabeth. I am trying to get my uncles birth certificate but I think it might have been destroyed, so I would be grateful if anyone else had some information.
 
on 21/06/2016 at 19:36

St Souplet Cemetery - I have some information regarding James Henry Turton died 25/10/18. He was the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Turton of 16 The Terrace, Bawtry Road, Canklow, Rotherham. He was born about 1899 in Ackworth Yorkshire. His name is also on the Brinsworth and Canklow War Memorial in St George's Churchyard in Brinsworth. I would be grateful if someone could obtain a picture of James Turton's grave for me as I am doing a project on the WW1 names listed on the War Memorial.
 
on 13/06/2016 at 11:01

S9984 David Bradford 14th Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders - my father - His 1917 diary 24th April "Boys went over 4.15 a.m. H Nairn J N Melville E Robertson E Smith A W Thain T Kempton B Angus. All buried in Fifteenth Ravine Cemetery except James N Melvile who appears on the Thiepval Memorial. All from Dundee Angus except T Kemptom who came from Glasgow. My father was lucky enough to live to 101 years but never forgot these men.
 
on 08/06/2016 at 18:26

My great uncle Harry Dransfield (Born Cleckheaton) died from wounds on 7 June 1918 aged just 22.
I have just about exhausted my search for his family. Please get in touch if you are a family friend or relative. Thank you. Pat
 
on 06/06/2016 at 10:52

Ray, I have just read your tribute to Geoffrey L Mills, is your Dad still alive ? You may be aware that he was honoured in a ceremony in France on 20/6/2007 in that town, and he is buried in Clichy. Surprisingly, I picked this up as I am a neighbour to his sister Betty, still alive. Betty was unaware as to what had happened to Geoffrey her older brother. He was shot down over Bois D'Arcy enrolee to bombing Acheres rail depot - I don't know if this will ever reach you, but it would be nice to connect the two of them perhaps ? Please contact me if any possibility. Betty is still in Walthamstow
 
on 04/06/2016 at 21:56

Hi
Is there anyone who knows anything about my Grandfather? He was called George Gebbie Stevenson born in August 1907 and he died at the Sigy en Bray battle on the 08.06.40. He was a a sergeant in the Seaforth Highlanders and has a grave in Sigy en Bray cemetery next to H. Robinson, A. Miller and J F Brown.
Many thanks
Melanie Phillips
 
on 02/06/2016 at 18:02

I have just purchased the solid brass Somme 100 poppy lapel pin. It is in commemoration of Private 13317 Albert Key of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He died on the first day of the fighting. In addition to the many others who lost their life whom we remember, we will now have a special place in our hearts for Albert. If anyone has any more history of Albert we would love to hear it.
 
on 01/06/2016 at 08:45

I don´t know how to amend this but Francis Samuel Langston was a British airman. I am based in Spain.
 
on 01/06/2016 at 08:43

Thank you so much Pierre for remembering my great Uncle Francis Samuel Langston who died with his crew in their Halifax on the 11th of April 1944. I know during the 1940´s his brother Harry spent many years trying to locate the crash location so it is amazing to see a photo of the actual plane. What a terrible loss of life all of them young fit men. I know they were on their way home from their mission when they got hit. My Great Uncle had only been married a few weeks. This summer we are going to visit his grave. It was a long time ago but he has not been forgotten.
 
on 27/05/2016 at 19:53

thanks

on this day remembering William George loane of 2nd Norfolk regt died among the 95 men of la paradis massacre.
and those of the royal scots 27th may 1940

United Kingdom Corporal Royal Norfolk Regiment 2nd Bn. Date of Death: between 24/05/1940 and 27/05/1940 Service No: 5768812 1.C.
 
on 02/05/2016 at 18:30

Thank you for your wonderful site. My Granduncle Patrick Commons 17138 was killed in WW1 on 8th Oct 1918.and is buried in Bellicourt Cemetary. No of grave is 11 p3. His sister my Grannie cried for days after she heard the news.He was only 32.I would be very greatful if you could send me a photo of him if you have one and a picture of his grave. May they all Rest Forever in Gods Peace
 
on 27/04/2016 at 10:01

My uncle is buried in the cemetery Douglas Mundy I was named after him. My dad his brother has visited the grave before he passed away, something he had always wanted to do. I intend to do the samewithin the next 6months something I have always wanted to do.
I can only thank the village for the way they look after the graves. I hope, when I go I can thank them personally.
   
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