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John French

Does anyone have a high resolution colour phone of Marfaux that we could publish in a (non-profit) book we are preparing, provisionally entitled Chesterfords Heroes.  One of the men from our village Private Charles Searle, whose body was never found, is remembered there.  He served in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - is there any special monument dedicated to that regiment?

 

We will happily attribute any photos used.

 

John French

Chesterford Local History and Archaeology Society

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Michelle Young

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Best I can do, you may be able to photoshop our bike gear out 

 

Michelle

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John French

Michelle, thanks.  I may be able to use either the first or a cropped third image.  It looks as if the images have been compressed down to 341 Kb - do you have the original uncompressed images?

 

Regards

 

John

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Michelle Young

I will have to look on the laptop hard drive. I can't do it today  as I'm doing a weird split shift sort of day. I will have a look tomorrow, and let you know. 

Michelle 

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Michelle Young

I have had a root about, these are taken on a variety of cameras over a number of years, the motorbike has remained the same though!

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John French

Michelle, thanks, I was spoiled for choice.  I plan to use the fourth one down, which is good enough to read the names on the gravestones.  I will attribute your photo as Michelle Young.

 

Regards

 

John

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Michelle Young

Happy to help John, and there's a KOYLI headstone in the photo! 6th photo down  shows plot 8 row C but not grave 5, just out of shot, as I got the first 4 in. 

 

Michelle 

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David Tattersfield

Here is a photo of Searles headstone. NB "believed to be" superscript ion. Sorry for brevity, tapping the message on my phone in the cemetery itself! (This is first of 2 images. Slow upload means I'll post second one later) 

 

David 

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David Tattersfield

Here's the other I promised... 

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John French

David, I did not realise there was a headstone for Private Searle and with your permission I would like to use it, with attribution, in our (non-profit) book.

 

 

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David Tattersfield

Of course you can use the images. You may not be aware but his grave is on the same row as that of this chap who was awarded the VC

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Meikle

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