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Next week I am in Ieper (with freinds) and will be visiting the following Cemeteries and can take a few pictures. Please PM me with your requirements giving name rank number and regiment as well as grave and plot number:

Brandhoek New British Cemetery No 3

Canada Farm Cemetery

Charleroi Communal cem

Berks Cemetery Extn

New Irish Farm Cem

Ferme Olivier Cem

I am also travelling south to Arras and the Somme via Laventie and Loos. Again will be visiting a number of cemeteries. Because of the number I have to visit and the time constraints, cannot advise the actual cemeteries but will visit Pozieres and Lempire. I know this makes life a little difficult but if you want to PM me details, I'll add it to my list and you may be lucky. Any pictures will be sent on my return. Those cemeteries not visited this time will probably be visited later on in the year.

Sorry cannot be more specific but also don't want to visit an out of way place and see a photo request when i return.

BernardP

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Bernard

Your post box is full. Here is the message I tried to send.

Hello Bernard

I saw your post regarding your visit to Canada Farm Cemetery Please will you take a photograph of the following man's grave? He is commemorated on a Mid Wales War Memorial that I am researching. Would also like to know if there is an inscription at the base of the stone and if so, how it reads.

Driver John Williams

220511

Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

Died: 18th August 1917

24 years old

Grave Ref: 11.C.9.

Regards

Myrtle

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Bernard,

ppcli asked me for a picture of charleroi, for driver thomson robert T3/027492 8 army auxiliary horse transport royal army service corps grave Q16 .

I will not be able to go to charleroi in the next mounths, so could you please take the picture for him

thanks in advance

kind regards

sabine

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Bernard,

If at all possible would it be possible to ask for headstone pictures of;-

New Irish Farm

Garwood, R., #1602, 17/8/17, Plot II.C.2

Kerr, N.S.L., #B/224, 8/8/17, Plot II.E.41

New Irish Farm

Isaac, Captain (DSO), 9/5/15, Plot XXXI.F.13.

All Rifle Brigade

Andy

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Bernard,

could you please add the following Anglesey casualties to your list, if possible? Don't worry about all of them - any you can take will be most acceptable. If it is possible to read the personal inscription (if any) on the base, that would be a real bonus:

Brandhoek New Military (?or is it New British) Cemy. No.3, Ieper

EVANS, E. 706871 Driver RFA, 17 May 1917 Ref. III.B.12

Canada Farm Cemy., Ieper

HUGHES, R.C. 59677 Pte. RWF, 21 July 1917 Ref. I.F.12

JONES, W.P. 70232 Gnr. RGA, 31 July 1917 Ref. II.B.14

Pozieres Memorial (if you're going there, that is):

Panels 35-36

Cheshire Regt.

Lance-Sergt.

OLDHAM, J. 9627

Panels 36-37

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Privates

EVANS, J. 203981

JONES, D. 23344

JONES, R. 203763

WILLIAMS, J. 20933

Panels 52-54

Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regt)

Private

EVANS, T. 74078

Panels 78-79

Ryl. Munster Fus.

Private

WILLLIAMS, R. 5998

That's all I'll trouble you with. Hope you have a good trip, and that the weather keeps reasonable! By all means pm me re. the results.

LST_164

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Bernard,

could you please add the following Anglesey casualties to your list, if possible? Don't worry about all of them - any you can take will be most acceptable. If it is possible to read the personal inscription (if any) on the base, that would be a real bonus:

Brandhoek New Military (?or is it New British) Cemy. No.3, Ieper

EVANS, E. 706871 Driver RFA, 17 May 1917 Ref. III.B.12

Canada Farm Cemy., Ieper

HUGHES, R.C. 59677 Pte. RWF, 21 July 1917 Ref. I.F.12

JONES, W.P. 70232 Gnr. RGA, 31 July 1917 Ref. II.B.14

Pozieres Memorial (if you're going there, that is):

Panels 35-36

Cheshire Regt.

Lance-Sergt.

OLDHAM, J. 9627

Panels 36-37

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Privates

EVANS, J. 203981

JONES, D. 23344

JONES, R. 203763

WILLIAMS, J. 20933

Panels 52-54

Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regt)

Private

EVANS, T. 74078

Panels 78-79

Ryl. Munster Fus.

Private

WILLLIAMS, R. 5998

That's all I'll trouble you with. Hope you have a good trip, and that the weather keeps reasonable! By all means pm me re. the results.

LST_164

Hopefully will get the headstone photos but from past experience have found photos of names on Memorials less satisfactory and due to numbers of soldiers I am looking for may not get round to them on this trip. Will pm results.

BernardP

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Further to my original post. Likely Cemeteries in France include the following:

Pozieres

Lempire

Adanac

Browns Rd

Bethune town

Delville Wood

Devonshire

Gorre brit and Indian

Grevillers

LAVENTIE

Rue du Bacquerot no1

Royal Rrish Rifles

Please PM me if want a photo, will try but can't promise.

BernardP

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New Irish Farm Cem

Further to my original post. Likely Cemeteries in France include the following:

Adanac

...

LAVENTIE

Bernard, if you have the opportunity pictures of the following mens graves would be much appreciated:

Name: EADES

Initials: J W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Gloucestershire Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd/6th Bn.

Date of Death: 23/08/1917

Service No: 266638

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Spree Farm Mem. 12.

Cemetery: NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY

Name: RICHARDS, JOHN HEDLEY

Initials: J H

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Unit Text: 75th Bn.

Age: 31

Date of Death: 18/11/1916

Service No: 163420

Awards: M M

Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jane Richards, of 9, Albert Rd., Clifton, Bristol, England; husband of the late Myrtle Edith Thornton. Native of Tavistock, England.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. J. 29.

Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT

Name: CHAPMAN, ARTHUR GOODING

Initials: A G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Gloucestershire Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age: 21

Date of Death: 17/07/1916

Service No: 4832

Additional information: Son of Mrs. Emma Gooding Chapman, of 2, Oldfield Cottages, West Hill, Portishead, Bristol.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 11.

Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

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Bernard,

since you've posted an expanded list of cemeteries, can I please chance my arm and also ask for the following? (if you get to the locations in question, that is - no problems if not):

Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont

ROBERTS, R.O. 202015 Pte Manchester Regt. 25 August 1918 Ref. VII.E.6

Bethune Town Cemy., Pas de Calais

OWEN, H. 175870 Spr. RE, 11 Feby. 1917 Ref. VI.B.37

PRITCHARD, O. 25511 Pte RWF, 2 Dec. 1916 Ref. VI.A.19

Delville Wood Cemy., Longueval

WILLIAMS, R. 15443 Pte RWF, 20 July 1916 Ref. XI.J.6

Gorre British and Indian Cemy., Pas de Calais

PARK, A.J.L Major RFA, 21 April 1917 Ref. IV.A.6

WILLIAMS, W.H. 2nd Lieut. The King's (L'pool) Regt., 22 March 1918 Ref. VI.C.21

Rue-du-Bacquerot No.1 Mily. Cemy., Laventie

EVANS, J. 33284 Pte RWF, 20 Jany. 1916 Ref. II.E.14

JONES, H. 18151 Pte RWF, 7 June 1916 Ref. II.G.21

Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie

ROBERTS, T. 25530 Pte RWF 21 April 1916 Ref. II.F.8

I'm afraid that's more than I thought when I started on your list...as I have said previously, any one of them is useful, so please do subordinate these lists to your own timetable and itinerary.

Have a good time,

LST_164

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As my Cemetery Visit Plans have now been finished, I'm sorry that my photo offer will now have to be closed. will post again before my next visit.

those who have posted or PM'd will be contacted on my return to supply their email address for picture delivery.

BernardP

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Bernard,

Many thanks and have a great trip, enjoy.

Andy

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Hi

LST 164 - I will be in Pozieres next weekend. I will have a telephoto lens with me so I will try to get the memorial names for you. It always depends on the bay and the weather as lighting and/or condition can make it difficult, but I will have a go. If they work I will let you know next week and you can PM me an email address.

Andy - I will be mainly around Arras apart from my usual day on the Somme so if there are any Rifles you need from the area let me know (you probably have them all anyway!!)

Jim

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Jim,

that's a kind thought, and I'm moved to accept it. Takes a little bit of heat off Bernard too, who is probably wondering what I'm going to ask for next (it's just that his list coincides with X number of relevant casualties, honest!).

I say the same to you as to him; that anything you can get will be gratefully accepted, but don't feel obliged to go the extra mile on my behalf.

If you have anything for me on return, you can post a note here or pm me directly if you so wish.

Appreciate your offer.

LST_164

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Hello Bernard,

Thank you for the kind offer.

I have listed (2) for Belgium and (3) for France. I will be appreciative of any that you are able to provide.

Cheers

Geoff

DICKSON, THOMAS GRANT

4/03/1919

AFC

L. 13.

CHARLEROI COMMUNAL CEMETERY

TOOLE, JOHN HENRY

19/02/1919

AFC

G. 10.

CHARLEROI COMMUNAL CEMETERY

GODLEE, JOHN

19/07/1916

RFC

III. K. 30.

BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY

REEVE, CHARLES FREDERICK

13/05/1917

RFC

III. J. 8.

BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY

McKEOWN, JOHN ALEXANDER HUNTER

14/10/1918

AFC

I. C. 12.

LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

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  • 2 weeks later...

For those who requested photos, I am now processing quite a few photos so it will be a few days before I can send them out. However, time ran out such that I missed the following cemeteries:

BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY

LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Gorre British and Indian Cemy., Pas de Calais

so you may want to get others to meet your requirements as it will be a few months before i get back over there. To clarify, the Brandhoek Cem we visited was the No.3

If you can PM me you email address I will get the pictures to you as quickly.

BernardP

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LST_164

I have some photos from the Pozieres Memorial. I would rather email results so if you can PM me your address I will send.

Jim

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Jim,

photos of the Pozieres Memorial received the other day - thanks very much for troubling to get them on my behalf. It's this sort of helpfulness which makes this Forum such a valuable resource for all sorts of researchers.

Sincerely,

LST_164

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I would also like to add a public thank you to Bernard and grandson for the excellent photographs of Canada Farm Cemetery. As LST_164 says, these very kind gestures make this forum a very special resource.

Myrtle

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A big thank you to Bernard and grandson also for the photos from Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

Your efforts are very much appreciated.

Cheers

Geoff

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A big public thank-you to Bernard for his generous offer and willingness to tramp around taking pictures on behalf of the rest of us back home.

The shots I received were very good indeed, and will help my own project tremendously.

Well done, from a grateful

LST_164

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Am posting 3 pictures from the trip, a panorama of Delville Wood Cemetery, a large CWGC on the Somme across from the South African Memorial as well as Laventie German Cemetery. Also a VC grave from Villers Faucon. These are just a small selection of those taken.

Bernard

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The enclosed photo shows a VC grave surrounded by German Graves. The cemetery includes many German Graves, some in separate rows but others intermingled. May they all rest in peace. I've included another photo to illustrate. You will notice that the German headstones are of an inverted V shape at the top rather than flat as seen in other locations. I don't know why.

Bernard

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I ve done all the charleroi ones today , , no worries , give me time to rename my files and ill be able to send the ones you want

just need an email adress of course to send them to , and who to send which ones of charleroi as all 300 are available

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