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Hello Everyone,

I'm researching over 90 men who appear on a local war memorial, and I'm collecting as many of their headstones as i can.

Over 50 of the men have a headstone, and I've got them all apart from 12, two of which are in Iraq. (any volunteers)

The other 10 are scattered around, mostly in France, and haven't yet appeared on the War Grave Photo Project, so I'm wondering

if anyone is planning to visit a few cemeteries soon, and could help me with my project.

The men I'm looking for are,

John Allday, Hampshire Regiment, Pernes British Cemetery, plot I. D. 31,

Albert Edward Bennett, QOOH, Bailleul Communal Cemetery Ex (Nord) plot I. P. 46,

Henry Bradley, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Plot II. B. 2,

Thomas Henry Gardner, Oxford and Bucks, Puchevillers British Cemetery, plot II. F. 43,

Wilfred Hitchman, R H A, Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Plot I. B 26

John Charles Hopkins, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Ste Emille Valley Cemetery, plot I. E. 15.

Thomas Charles Ingram, Bucks Battalion, OBLI, Medinghem Military Cemetery, plot IV D 22,

Albert Victor Long, Kings Shropshire Lt Infantry, La Clytte Military Cemetery, plot II B 37,

Edward J Read, Household Battalion, Hamburg Cemetery, Germany, plot I D 4,

Albert E Wilkins, Rifle Brigade, Fins New British Cemetery, plot I. AA. 17.

Any help at all would be very much appreciated,

Barry.

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Hi Barry,

Is FINS the one at Sorel Le Grand? Ste. Emillie is on the itinerary aswell and i believe La Clytte may be aswell A friend and myself run our own website and we are visiting in April this year. See my signature for the link

ALL of our photos are free

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Hello Anthony,

You've been kind enough to send me photos in the past, and yes the Fins Cemetery is the one at Sorel Le grand.

I've also tried your website looking for these men, with no luck, so any you can find would be a great help.

Regards,

Barry.

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Albert E Wilkins, Rifle Brigade, Fins New British Cemetery, plot I. AA. 17.

If anyone does visit, pictures of the following Portishead mens graves would be appreciated:

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=554728

Name: HAYMAN

Initials: H G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Bombardier

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

Unit Text: "D" Bty. 223rd Bde.

Date of Death: 11/02/1918

Service No: 620121

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 5.

Cemetery: FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=554936

Name: MITCHELL

Initials: R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Gloucestershire Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd/5th Bn.

Date of Death: 13/12/1917

Service No: 265515

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 11.

Cemetery: FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND

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Barry, Andrew,

Consider them done (if no one else can get them before!!)

Barry, you probably couldn't find them as we haven;t managed to get to the particular cemeteries to photograph them. Any more you might need that we could help with, please let us know- if you are after some that we don't have we keep them on 'record' for future trips and we have 'contacts' living in France and Belgium

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Thanks for your help Anthony,

Thanks to various members of the GWF, yourself, and the War Graves Project, i have nearly all the headstones I'm looking for.

It's only the few I've listed in my original post that i have left to find,

and some of them i should imagine are in cemetries that don't get visited very often.

Barry.

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Barry, Andrew,

Consider them done (if no one else can get them before!!)

Thanks for that :)

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Barry, I went out this afternoon and got you Bennett (Bailleul), Ingram (Mendinghem), and Long (La Clytte). Took a couple extra hours for Bennett, as the CWGC has the wrong grave notation for him-- there is NO row 1P. He is actually in Row 1F. If you will PM me your email address, I can send them tomorrow. Doc

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Guest Christopher H

QUOTE (barryb @ Jan 29 2009, 07:46 PM)

Albert E Wilkins, Rifle Brigade, Fins New British Cemetery, plot I. AA. 17.

If anyone does visit, pictures of the following Portishead mens graves would be appreciated:

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=554728

Name: HAYMAN

Initials: H G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Bombardier

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

Unit Text: "D" Bty. 223rd Bde.

Date of Death: 11/02/1918

Service No: 620121

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 5.

Cemetery: FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=554936

Name: MITCHELL

Initials: R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Gloucestershire Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd/5th Bn.

Date of Death: 13/12/1917

Service No: 265515

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 11.

Cemetery: FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND

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Guest Christopher H

Hi Antony
Only just joined but note you were looking for photo of H G Hayman's grave. He is my great uncle and was one of 5 sons fighting on different fronts during WW1. Hopefully you will receive attached photo taken on armistice day 2014. (seems file of photo too big to upload, any suggestions as new to forum?)

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