Jump to content
Great War Forum

Remembered Today:

  • entries
    252
  • comments
    27
  • views
    4,254

About this blog

I've visited over 300 Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries, and dozens of Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. (counterpart to the CWGC) cemeteries in the Western Front, and they all hold two things in common for me - they are uniquely beautiful, and they never cease to move me. It is both a profoundly disturbing and rewarding experience to be surrounded by so many souls whose lives were cut way too short, in all too often horrifying circumstances. If you never get the chance to visit these cemeteries in person, I hope your virtual-visit gives you an appreciation for the manner in which these men and women are cared for, in perpetuity by representatives of the CWGC and volunteers of the humanitarian organization Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.. This blog also contains videos of various ceremonies in Europe and Canada, with a particular emphasis on the Great War Centenary (2014-2018).  We Will Remember Them.

Entries in this blog

 

Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

1:20 Sapper R.T. McKee 2:45 Lieutenant J.L. McKenna 3:30 Flying Officer J.W. Erickson 3:45 Squadron Leader J.P. Gilliard, DFC 3:55 Flight Lieutenant D.S.A. Lord, VC, DFC 5:40 Strz. W. Skiers (Polish Forces) 8:00 Captain B.W.H. Hingston

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

Bellacourt Military Cemetery

0:50 Serjeant C.F. Franklin MM 1:35 Private G.M. Taylor 4:20 Soldat William Journie 4:45 Ein Unbekannter Deutscher Krieger 4:55 Soldat Chauvin

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

Frameries Communal Cemetery

0:10 Private W. Curry 0:18 Captain Maurice Cameron Roberts MC 0:25 Lieutenant C.E.G. Robertson 0:32 Private J. Gratwick 0:38 Private A.S. Dawson 0:45 Private F. Major 0:50 Private D. Lambert 0:57 Private P. Lemelin

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

Jonkerbos War Cemetery

1:10 Warrant Officer D.E. Palmatier 3:00 Sergeant G.H.P. Buchanan 5:10 Pilot Officer E.M. Witt 7:05 Flight Sergeant G.J.H. McElroy 8:40 Sergeant W.L.G. Thompson

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

Potijze Château Lawn and Grounds Cemeteries

Potijze Château Lawn and Grounds Cemeteries (The Potijze Chateau Cemeteries). The old chateau grounds at Potijze are the site of three Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries containing over 850 Commonwealth burials of the Great War. Potijze Chateau Grounds, Potijze Chateau Lawn, and Potijze Chateau Wood cemeteries were all formed in the spring of 1915 and used for the burial of Commonwealth soldiers until 1918. The architectural features of the cemeteries were designed by Sir Reginald Blo

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

The Front Line by Private Robert Edward Bradshaw

Recitation of The Great War poem written by Private Robert Edward Bradshaw, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force, killed in action, April 9th 1917 on the first day of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (Battle of Arras); performed by his grandson, Jason Bradshaw of Brantford, Ontario. Private Bradshaw was 29 years old at the time of his death. His body has been lost, but believed by historian Norm Christie to still remain in Grave CA 40, south of Neuville-St-Vaast and Thélus, Fr

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

Nivelles (Nijvel) Communal Cemetery

0:20 Lance Corporal C.A. Green 0:25 Private H. Foord 0:30 Corporal Albert Harold Hammill 0:35 Corporal W. Paterson 0:40 Serjeant W.E. Baker MM 0:50 Private W. Allardyce 1:00 Corporal W. Walker MM 1:05 Private J. A. Howes 1:10 Private Joseph Francis Hogan 1:30 Corporal S. Byrne 1:35 Private William Henry McLeod MM

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery, Great War Burials & Memorials

Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery contains 99 Commonwealth burials of the Great War and 113 from the Second World War. Many of the graves are in two veterans plots, with the Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to all service casualties buried in the cemetery, located in the newer plot. The Ottawa Cremation Memorial is in a shelter adjoining the newer of the veterans plots in the cemetery and commemorates 26 Second World War servicmen whose remains were cremated elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.A. Many Great W

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension

Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension.  Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery was begun by field ambulances of the 48th (South Midland) and 58th (London) Divisions in August 1917. It continued in use until January 1918 and at the Armistice contained 86 graves. Between 1924 and 1926, the original cemetery was considerably enlarged when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and some small burial grounds in the area. The cemetery and extension essentially form a single site

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

Mory Abbey Military Cemetery

1:00 Corporal H. Sandford 1:55 Lt Col R. A. West VC, DSO & Bar, MC 2:45 Grenadier Adam Hepbert 3:10 Martin Komischke 3:30 Hans Voss 4:20 Wilhelm Gottschalk

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

 

Rue Petillon Military Cemetery

1:00 Duhallow Block for 21 missing graves 3:00 Private K.N. McDonald 5:50 Soldat Joseph Gutleben 6:45 Private James Innes Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

ejwalshe

ejwalshe

×
×
  • Create New...