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If anyone is visting this cemetery in the near future could it be possible for them to take a photo of my great grandfathers grave

Name: READ, THOMAS JENNINGS

Initials: T J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit Text: "C" Coy. 1st Bn.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 11/03/1915

Service No: 8178

Additional information: Son of John Chisholm Read and Bridget Read, of R/5, Church Way, North Shields.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 22A.

Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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If anyone is visting this cemetery in the near future could it be possible for them to take a photo of my great grandfathers grave

Name: READ, THOMAS JENNINGS

Initials: T J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit Text: "C" Coy. 1st Bn.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 11/03/1915

Service No: 8178

Additional information: Son of John Chisholm Read and Bridget Read, of R/5, Church Way, North Shields.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 22A.

Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

This is the first time that I have used this forum

Is there anyone going to France shortly much appreciate a reply

PLEASE

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Hi Brian

Wimereux Cemetery is a little off the beaten track for battlefield tourists, unless they're going through Boulogne, so you may have to wait awhile before you find one of the pals heading out that way. I visited Wimereux in 2003 - below is a general view of the cemetery which was under renovation at the time.

I suggest you keep an eye on the "Photo and Document Requests" subforum, and perhaps the "I'm going to the battlefields" one as well. Good luck.

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Brian

As you can see in Richard's photo, many of the headstones in this cemetery are of the flat variety rather than the usual vertical headstone. This format is used due to the unstable nature of the sandy soil.

Just to warn you that the photo may not look quite as you would normally expect.

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Brian,

I am not going to that area before October this year, I am sure someone will offer before then but if you have not got a photograph of the grave before then please feel free to 'PM' me and i will try to get there,

good luck,

Regards,

Scottie.

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