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on 15/06/2011 at 18:49

My uncle died at the Battle for Bure in 1945 where the fighting was recalled as fierce, he now lays at Hotton War Cemetery in Belgium and i would like to say thank you to the people that give their time to looking after his grave and of the many more fallen comrades graves.

United Kingdom Private 14746006Parachute Regiment A.A.C.03/01/1945 Age: 19 VI. D. 2
on 14/06/2011 at 00:33

In memory of my g/uncle Albert Edward Steele 3298, 9th. Battery, 3rd Australian Field Artillery killed by a shell at West Hoek Ridge on 30th. October 1917 near Passchendaele, Ypres Belgium. He is buried at Hooge Crater cemetery (Zillebeke) West Vlaanderen Belgium. He was the brother of Edith May Steele ( my grandmother) and was born in Newcastle NSW in 1889, but was a resident of Penrith NSW at the time of his enlistment. Hooge Crater cemetery appears to be wonderfully maintained and is a credit to those who look after it.
on 13/06/2011 at 16:24

PACKHAM Charles Alfred 9124 Private 1st South Wales Borderers

Died 26th September 1914

Remembered by a distant cousin = May you rest in peace and may your Life have not been given in vain. R.I.P.
on 12/06/2011 at 21:00

In memory of my grand Uncle Francis (Frank) McMahon
26151, 7th Bn., Royal Irish Regiment
who died age 22

Always remembered by your Grand Nephew's Paul & Anthony
on 12/06/2011 at 17:50

In memory of my great uncle George Penman Motherwell who died so young , like many others, for us.
on 08/06/2011 at 17:15

Hi Pierre, thank you very much for the picture of Charles Clunes Gordon that you sent me last night.I have sent it on to his relations in Chicago. Many thanks Colin
on 08/06/2011 at 13:31

I am the grandson of Robert Young of the 500th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery who died aged 34 on 29th October 1918 and is buried in Romeries Cemetery.
We are making our 6th visit in August this year and would love to find out any information on where he was killed.
on 07/06/2011 at 14:06

This is in memory of my great uncle Herbert Cecil Chilman who died in Flanders 1918. It has only recently come to my attention where he is buried and I don't want him to be forgotten.
on 07/06/2011 at 12:46

Frank Harris 48391 (private) 5th battalion South Staffs Reg. He was my great uncle & was killed in action on 12/10/18 near Busigny. He is buried in Busigny Military Extension Cemetery C21. My nan, his younger sister, managed to visit his grave a few days before she died in 1990 when she was 90.
He is & always will be remembered by all the family.
on 04/06/2011 at 19:59

Hello, I am the great grandaughter of Robert E Hay, a pioneer of the Royal Engineers, who is buried at Zuydcoote. My husband and I visited the cemetery for the first time in 2008 late in the evening, in darkness. I found my great grandad's grave using only the light from my mobile phone! I was able to go back and tell my Granny Donaldson (his daughter who was only 3 when he died) that I had visited his grave, and this brought her so much happiness. I grew up living in the house opposite my Granny, and I was extremely close to her. I have visited Zuydcoote again since. When my Granny died, I recieved my great grandad's medal, and a letter from a nurse that looked after him shortly before he died. In this letter, the nurse records his last words, including a message to my Granny (Jeannie). He was and is a true inspiration and will never be forgotten. I will be back!

It is fantastic to see a website which remembers those buried at Zuydcoote, and I thank those involved for all their efforts in maintaining this site and allowing us all to remember our friends and relatives. Thanks too for all who look after and maintain the war graves throughout the area, especially Zuydcoote. It is a beautiful and peaceful place, and is a real tribute to all who rest here.
on 02/06/2011 at 17:48

I am the Grandson of Leslie Packman. I visited the grave with my mother in 2009 and my mum placed a stone from the English Channel with the word "DAD" written on it on the headstone of her father. I wanted to pay my respects once again to my Grandfather and his brother in arms, in spirit and in fortitude, John Ion. I salute the bravery of all that gave their lives so that we may live in freedom and continue to serve our countries with pride

May they rest in peace for now and forever more

Your Grandson, James

United Kingdom Private Special Air Service Regiment A.A.C. 1st Age: 30 Date of Death: 16/08/1944 Service No: 6285463

United Kingdom Private Special Air Service Regiment A.A.C. 1st Age: 29 Date of Death: 16/08/1944 Service No: 3325519
on 01/06/2011 at 12:01

thank you pierre for making this wonderful site. my great-great -uncle h blight(still unconfirmed on what his real first name was) is buried at grove town and as biased but its is a wonderful cemetary and extremely peaceful and serene.i visited in april and laid a poppy with my father at his grave...please feel free to visit him he is III.B.6. THANK YOU

at the going down of the sun and in morning we shall remember them
on 31/05/2011 at 09:38

Remembering Douglas Albert Sanderson, brother-in-law to Graham and long lost brother to late Dorothy. An uncle to Kay and great Uncle to James and Sam.
on 31/05/2011 at 07:36

will be visiting veurn commmunal cem ext on2-6-11 to visit our great uncle grave flying officer v.a.w rosewarne r.i.p. and onto tyne cot memto visit t.w. hobbs 2nd bat royal fusiliers killed 26-10-1917 our great grandad r.i.p.
on 30/05/2011 at 13:26

Iam trying to trace my great grand father 427647 Private Robert William Collins I would like to see his memorial stone and some information that you my have on him we only have very little information on him I know that he was killed on April 12 1917 hope some one can help Thanks
on 29/05/2011 at 16:52

I know I've emailed you personally, Pierre, but I'd like to make public my appreciation of your efforts to preserve the memory of those who were killed in Belgium and France. It's good that there are cemeteries and memorials, but not everyone can visit these, so sites such as yours are invaluable.
on 25/05/2011 at 08:38

Just been reading about Dave Gallaher, original captain of the NZ All Blacks, who was killed at Passchendale, aged 43.

All Blacks killed in the First World War

Name AB no. Date of Death Place of Death Age
Albert Downing 176 8 Aug 1915 Gallipoli 29
Henry Dewar 175 19 Aug 1915 Gallipoli 31
Frank Wilson 166 19 Sep 1916 Somme 31
Robert Black 211 21 Sep 1916 Somme 23
George Sellars 182 7 Jun 1917 Messines 31
James Baird 190 7 Jun 1917 ‘France’ [Messines?] 23
Reginald Taylor 202 20 Jun 1917 Messines 28
James McNeece 199 21 Jun 1917 Messines 31
Dave Gallaher 97 4 Oct 1917 Passchendaele 43
‘Jum’ Turtill 139 9 Apr 1918 France 38
Eric Harper 112 30 Apr 1918 Palestine 40
Ernest Dodd 83 11 Sep 1918 France 38
Alex Ridland 164 5 Nov 1918 France 36
on 24/05/2011 at 05:51

Relative of Albert William Dilger Lce Cpl 2452 kiled in action 31 May 1918 son of William&Mary of Swansea Tasmania

Done his duty so we could be free
on 23/05/2011 at 14:08

Thank you for this site - we are trying to trace my great Uncle Pvt Vernon Boulton. His name is on your site - it would be great if we could see his memorial stone. We believe he was only 17 when he died if you would like to add this information.
on 23/05/2011 at 00:28

Thank you for posting this site. My relative was James Armishaw, born in England, but living in Canada when he signed up.War is hell.
on 23/05/2011 at 00:27

need to know if there is a obitary for hugh carter also named hughie no 414756 a canadian private my mother in law uncle we love to have a copy of anything to do with him for family tree so if you have any thing at all be greatful for thank you
on 22/05/2011 at 21:11

My grandpa John Clarkin 20931 Royal Irish Fusiliers died of wounds 9th May 1916. Buried at Bethune Town Cemetery. He was only 33 Years old. How I wish I had known him. Sleep well Grandpa.
on 22/05/2011 at 18:19

Lady Richard B. Nash is my great aunt , sister of my grandfather Frederick A. Haran. Note to Tom Townsend - Have you found and pictures?
on 22/05/2011 at 10:57

In memory of my four maternal great-uncles who died on the Somme in 1916: Albert George Witt, d 26.07.16, Bray-sur-Somme; Reginald Witt, d 8.08.16, Ypres; Robert Witt, d 23.10.16, nr Albert; Bertram, no record found. I will be coming to see you in two weeks' time.
on 21/05/2011 at 19:25

In memory of my 2nd cousin ALEXANDER MCINTEER buried at thistle dump cemetery,killed 21/9/1916.If anyone can help with a pic of alex or any information about him i would be greatful.
on 18/05/2011 at 20:16

In Memory of my Great Uncle 7898 Private James Taylor Border Regiment 2nd Battalion who was killed in action on 26 October 1912 Age 30 at KRUISEIK HILL. He was buried in Kruiseecke German Cemetery, Comines. I believe his grave is now lost ??? He has a memorial stone in Zantvoorde British Cemetery but this does not mark his grave. I often wonder whether his remains still lie in Kruiseecke Germany Cemetery.
on 18/05/2011 at 13:52

in memory of my great grandfather william cunningham who died at hawthorne ridge rest in peace paps your time on this earth was not in vain your family has grown and still remember you thankyou for your sacrifice you and many others like you have given us peace.
on 17/05/2011 at 14:57

In memory of my brave uncle, Lieutenant Sidney Offen, Royal Tank Regiment, killed in 1944 near Caen. I am planning to visit his grave at St Manvieu cemetery, Cheux later this year
on 17/05/2011 at 14:06

In memory of my late grandfather's cousin, Corporal Gilbert Pragnell, M.M., Hampshire Regiment and Royal Dublin Corps., buried at the Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, 1918.
on 17/05/2011 at 10:48

Niece of Samuel Haslett
on 15/05/2011 at 12:09

With great respect to my great grandfather Private 63689 Samuel Taylor Who fort the First World War in the Canterbury Regiment of New Zealand Expeditionary Force in France and was killed in action 8.10.1918. Buried in grave l . B 46 Honnechy Nord. l
Lest we forget

Sandra Whitelaw
on 13/05/2011 at 21:37

In Memory of my Father Lance Corporal Clyde Reginald Cruickshanks Killed in Korea Nov 1950. Served and was a prisoner of war in ww2.
Taken prisoner at Dunkirk and suvived. Later to join the Royal Ulster Rifles Fought in Korea untill his death. Gone but Never Forgotten
on 07/05/2011 at 13:25

Remembering my mother's cousin Fl Lt John Desmond Wallis RAAF d.14th Jan 1945 over Ostend during a practice run flying out of Hawkinge crashed into Albert Harding Hurst flying out of Biggin Hill.
'Barney' volunteered to come to UK as only is father had emigrated to Australia and thought it would be an opportunity to visit his English relatives. My mother had arranged to meet him, but the accident occurred first. They did not meet. Today we went to Biggin Hill to see the memorial and feel closer to him. RIP.
on 07/05/2011 at 08:00

Australian Lieutenant Australian Infantry A.I.F 24/02/1918 Age: 30 II. D. 37.
God's servant laid to rest far away from home...never forgotten...RIP
on 07/05/2011 at 02:49

I am researching my family tree and today I found that my cousin, Clifford Vallance, 2 x removed, died at the Somme, France on 26 Sept 1916 and is buried at Auchonvillers Military Cemetery. It has surprised me how upset I am about it. I can only hope that he and his comrades in arms, know how much we appreciate their sacrifice. God Bless
on 05/05/2011 at 17:55

Today, it is exactly 94 years to the day, on May 15, 1917 , that my grandfathers, brother John Snowden was killed in Belgium a the young age of 23 and buried at Pond Farm Cemetery. God blees you and all your brave colleagues who made the "supreme sacrifice" to keep Westrn Europe free from Der Kaiser!
God bless you great-uncle John. I am so proud of your courage, bravery and sacrifce. We will never forget you, NEVER!
Thank you Pierre for your wonderfull sites at Pond Farm, and other cemeteries where my great -uncle John and the other brave soldiers of WW1 can be forever remembered!
on 04/05/2011 at 22:28

Very nice work!, I am a Dutch National living near Halifax, Canada. My wife's uncle's grave is in Adegem BE. It touches me that after all this time so much effort goes into preserving their last resting place.
Lest we forget!
Thank you for doing what you do.
on 02/05/2011 at 07:22

Merci mille fois, Pierre, for your excellent efforts....they are appreciated.
I am the administrator of the 400 squadron RCAF blog (http://400sqn.blogspot.com/) and came across your site while looking for a picture of the Epinay Churchyard in Eure, France to include with the details of one of our past members buried there.
Killed 2 June 1943 - age 20.
F/O Clarke was engaged in operations in a Mustang aircraft (#AM256) over the Cabouty - Tisieux area of France and crashed, due to enemy action, at Epinay.
F/O Clarke is buried in the Epinay Churchyard at Eure (Epinay), France
If you have a picture I would deeply appreciate same by return email.
Once again, many thanks for your outstanding efforts
on 02/05/2011 at 04:10

My great uncle private William Martin Whyte 454976 CEF ontario regiment passed july 30 1916

so young and brave, I am grateful for all the people that fought for our freedom.
My grandfather survived by his brother John George Whyte same regiment and rank.

wonderful site thank yo so much.
If you have any information on my great uncle please let me know.
Best regards
on 26/04/2011 at 22:38

A few years ago I visited the grave of my uncle Alan Leonard Pitfield at Beaurepaire Oise France. It was a moving experience.
Alan was awarded a posthumous DFC at his home town Hobart Tasmania.
He trained as a pilot at Point Cook, west of Melbourne Victoria, and flew in only 7 missions.
I have the original letters, written after the war, from the then-Mayor of Beaurepaire and my mother.
Bob Nichols
Hobart, Tasmania
polarbear17#bigpond.com (Replace # by ( at sign) )
on 25/04/2011 at 16:10

Thank you Pierre,
My son and I visited the graves of my uncle and four of the crew of his Lancaster Bomber a couple of years ago. He was an Australian Pilot officer John Charles Fardon Sevice No 410472 who was was shot down over the town of Longe in central France on 02/06/1944.
One of the Oldies in the local Pub remembered the plane coming down in the woods.
My mum said he used give me horsey rides on his foot. He was a lovely man. The graves are situated in the middle of the local Cemetery.
It was so peaceful and the local people were so helpful.
on 25/04/2011 at 10:57

I have inherited from my Grandmother a photo of her brother aged 23 yrs . Leslie Henry Belchamber who died 24 th August 1918 in France in the First World War . He was a mechanic in the New Zealand Army. Thinking of him on this ANZAC day 2011.
on 25/04/2011 at 04:10

James Thomas Dalley
I had been looking at photos of James's medals today and thinking what a shame we had not met - I only found out about him last year. So many people gave there lives for us to be here, ANZAC day gives us a reality check. James was my second cousin, his brother Clifford was also in the war but survived.
on 25/04/2011 at 01:00

Australian Private 2173 Australian Infantry A.I.F 29/05/1917 Age: 30 I. D. 7.
Valentine is my great uncle. There is a headstone in the old portion of the Murrarundi cemetery, NSW, Australia as a memorial to him.
Its nice to see he and his comrades resting in tranquil location.
on 25/04/2011 at 00:39

In Memory of my Gt. Uncle Frederick Alexander James Reid Australian Private 3213 Australian Infantry A.I.F. 18th August 1916. Rest in Peace.
On this Anzac Day and always, proud to know you fought for something you believed in, the freedom of your fellow man.

Thank you so much for providing this wonderful site, we hope to come to Puchevillers and leave some flowers on his grave next year.
on 25/04/2011 at 00:28

In loving memory of our Great Uncle Bill (Errol Sheridan St John) Macken who died on August 23 1916 defending the Somme. May he rest in peace. I look forward to visiting his grave soon.
on 24/04/2011 at 15:41

Anzac Day 25 April 2011.
In memory of John William Barker Elshaw 16th and 48th Battalion's.
Died from wounds 1 July 1917.. Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium.
I never new you but you are always thought about. R.I.P.
My fathers brother, my uncle.
on 24/04/2011 at 13:05

My humble apologies for last night's entry... it should read great uncle alfred (GANT).. Today is the anniversary of his death. He was killed in action on the somme. May you rest in peace. Forever in our hearts. Lest we forget xxx your great niece Lisa xx
on 24/04/2011 at 03:58

It is ANZAC day tomorrow and just to let you know i often think about you great Uncle William (Petersen )who was killed in France on 13th September 1916 and buried at Thistle Dump Cemetry.My eldest grandson is the same age now as you were when killed in action so far away from home,and the loss would have been great for my great grand parents.
on 24/04/2011 at 02:51

Wow what a great website, we are looking up our great uncle who was killed in Belgium in 1917 and we're really stoked to find his name on this site. Thanks
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