Guestbook


July 24, 2019 

 

Paul Coueslant - UK

 

Private Joseph Porteous Skinner

 

Dear Danielle,

Thank you so much for taking the photographs of my great-great uncle's grave at Heilly Station Cemetery. These will mean a great deal to our family. I hope to go to there to pay my own respects before too long but, in the meantime, it's so good to have your photos.

 

With kind regards,

Paul


July 24,  2019

 

Margaret Rose  - Canada

 

Montdidier French National Cemetery

Thank you Danielle for taking the pictures of the graves of the airmen buried at Montdidier French National Cemetery. The niece of Flight Lieutenant Stanley Clayton McDonald was very thrilled to get a picture of her uncle’s grave. She said to thank you.

 

Thanks again.

Take care, Margaret


July 21, 2019

 

Bucky Hydal - USA

 

Danielle,

 

Pvt Joseph John Boddington, Heilly Station Cemetery, France

Merci beaucoup for the photo of Pvt Boddinton's marker. Your dedication to taking photos of Allied servicemen's graves from both wars is truly commendable.

 

God bless you.

Bucky Hydal

New Bern, North Carolina

USA


June 19, 2019

 

Petula Dodd - UK

 

Hi Danielle
Came across your entry in the Blighty Valley Cemetery so looked you up.  What amazing things you do to help others.

 

My partners grand father served in WW1 somewhere in The Somme, unfortunately wedon’t know much about his story. He was one of the so called lucky ones as he survived and was a POW for a while.


We are visiting cemeteries and memorials in honour of all the people that died in awfulness of WW1.
Very humbling and moving


May 27, 2019

 

Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Frederick William Morris, Royal Canadian Air Force, Schoonselhof Cemetery, Belgium.

 

Thank you and God Bless you

Thank you for taking a picture of the headstone of Officer Morris, so that he will be remembered. You do sacred work.


May 23, 2019

 

Ryan Peers - USA

 

Private Samuel Peers, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), Schoonselhof Cemetery, Belgium

I recently discovered that my great great grandfather died serving in the Great War. While I am an American, my father is British and so is his father after him. I have never have been able to afford to travel outside of the United States. It would mean a lot to me if you could photograph my great great grandfather’s gravesite. The only information that I am positive about is that he died in 1918 serving in France and Flanders.

 

Thank you so much!

Ryan T. Peers


May 15, 2019

 

John White

 

Thank you for visiting the War Grave at Paradis Lestrem my uncle was a young man 17 / 18 at the time when caught in the massacre. I'm 72 and have visited a few times, I noticed in the visitors book that my other uncle his brother (his name is also John White) visited last year. We're all getting older and it would be nice to know that someone still visits and name and events are not forgotten.

Many thanks

John White


May 9, 2019

 

Deirdre Coleman - GB

 

Grave photo of Private Patrick McGeoghegan, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Tincourt New British Cemetery, France.

Hi Danielle,

I wanted to let you know that I am extremely grateful to you for taking the trouble to photograph the grave. Your kindness means a lot to me and my family and we really appreciate it. Thank you very much indeed.

 

Very best wishes from Deirdre and the McGeoghegan family


April 22, 2019

 

Bridget Fielden - GB

 

Corporal S F Harrison, M M,  Durham Light Infantry, 15th Bn., Delsaux Farm Cemetery, France.

Hello Danielle

Thank you so much for taking the photo of Sidney Harrison' grave. His daughter-in-law is still alive but very elderly and so is not able to travel to see the grave for herself. She will be very grateful to you.

 

Sidney was a hero, winning the military medal for bravery on the battlefield. His daughter-in-law has his medal citation and his Dead Man's Penny which she treasures and I know she will treasure the photo too.

Very best wishes and many thanks

Bridget


April 12, 2019

 

James Fentiger - GB

 

Thank you

Hi Danielle, I just wanted to thank you for kindly taking the time to fulfill my request for a photo of Private William Henry Grainger's grave at Guards Cemetery, France, yesterday. It's very much appreciated.  I am currently compiling a virtual cemetery of all the names on my village war memorial from WWI, so your photo is a very welcome addition. Thanks again.

 

Best regards,

James


April 2, 2019

 

Bernie Fox - Canada

 

Thank you note

Hi Danielle

Many thanks for your locating and photographing my great uncle's grave. I took a pleasant "Google Maps" journey through some of the towns and villages between Antwerp and Arras. Your commitment and caring is appreciated.

Bernie Fox. Brantford, Ontario


April 1,  2019

 

Audrey Perry - UK

 

Private William Wilkinson, 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, Browns Road Military Cemetery, France.

Hello Danielle

Many thanks for the photo of William Wilkinson which you took for me at Brown's Road Cemetery.  I am very grateful .I have'nt yet been able to visit William's grave and I don't know of any other living relatives who might have been.  I do hope to visit at some time .

Regards

Audrey Perry


March 29, 2019

 

Terry Montgomery - New Zealand

 

Danielle,

Thanks for the headstone photo. Driver Alfred Embling, New Zealand Field Artillery, Caudry British Cemetery, France.  It's wonderful to have this genealogical community providing information that we can't access individually.

Terry Montgomery


March 28, 2019

 

Diane Taylor - New Zealand

 

Thank you for taking a photo of his grave. Private Rihari Watson, New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion, Caudry British Cemetery, France. I did get to Belgium in 2017 and did visit his grave then.

Kind regards,

Diane Taylor


March 28, 2019

 

Geoff - New Zealand

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph our relative's grave. Private J R Thorpe, Manchester Regiment, Caudry British Cemetery, France.  We live in New Zealand, so we are totally reliant on the generosity of volunteers like yourself.

Thank you

Geoff


March 28, 2019

 

Denise Heward - UK

 

Lance Corporal John George Luke, Northumberland Fusiliers, 24th (Tyneside Irish) Bn., Sainte Catherine British Cemetery, France

Hello Danielle -

Thank you so much for the photo of my ancestor’s grave. It means a great deal. I think what you do is fantastic. Until I started my family history research I didn’t know that some of my ancestors had lost their lives during the First World War.  I visited Belgium twice when I was young and enjoyed it very much. I remember visiting Antwerp among other places.

Again many thanks.

Denise


March 28, 2019

 

Mary - New Zealand

 

Hello Danielle,

Thanks so much for taking the photo - very much appreciated!  Captain Harold Walter Goodson MC, Dorsetshire Regiment, Caudry British Cemetery, France

Mary


March 28, 2019

 

Karen Norman - UK

 

Lance Corporal J. Morice, Gordon Highlanders, Caudry British Cemetery, France

Thank you for finding this memorial as I would never get to Belgium myself this means a lot to me.

Regards

Karen


March 23, 2019

 

Brendan - Australia

 

As I sit here in Brisbane Australia I know that there is hope for humanity because there is a very kind person called Danielle on the other side of the planet who uses her time and skills for the benefit of others she will possibly never meet. (Pvt Laurence Williams, Tincourt New BC, France)


March 23, 2019

 

Rosalyn - GB

 

Thank you! I am so deeply moved that you took a photo of John Shepherds grave (Tincourt New BC, France), he was my grandmothers first husband.

One day I'll come and bring flowers.

Thanks!


February 20, 2019

 

Han van Arensbergen - The Netherlands

 

Beste Danielle, fijn zondag j.l. kennis met je gemaakt te hebben tijdens de Herdenking in Gennep-Ottersum en op de Milsbeek. Bedankt voor de prachtige reportage. Je website is een geweldig eerbetoon aan allen die omgekomen zijn . Groet, Han.


December 29, 2018

 

Mike Tharp - USA

 

Great web site, well done


December 1, 2018

 

Alexander Bonnet - Belgium

 

Danielle, prachtige website die ik nu pas ontdek....zeer toevallig na een zoektocht naar foto's ivm een herdenkingsceremonie te Hotton op 11 mei 2017....ik was er ook...Proficiat voor je werk!!!


October 26, 2018

 

Glennise - New Zealand

 

Danielle,
Keep up the good work
Thank you from the other side of the world (New Zealand)...XXXX


October 11, 2018

 

Nick Sheridan - GB

 

Hi Danielle, just wanted to send you a huge thank you for spending your time to find and take photos of my great grandfather's gravestone, Nicholas Joseph Sheridan (Bethune Town Cemetery), I can't tell you how much I appreciate it :)

 

I have some photos of my granddad but nothing to relate to my great Granddad Nicholas, so these photos are the first & only tangible connection I'll probably ever have with him.  In a weird way it instantly makes me feel so much closer to him.

 

Again, thank you so so much for this.  I think what you do is an incredible selfless act of kindness and it makes me feel so happy there are good people like yourself out there in the world.

 

Warmest regards,

Nick Sheridan.


October 11, 2018

 

Audrey Perry

 

Thank you to Danielle for the photo of my relative -Samuel Walsh, Gorre British And Indian Cemetery.

He is not forgotten now we have discovered him in my family. We are honoured to have the photo and hope to visit his grave in the future as we have visited others previously .

Once again thank you for the work you do.


September 23, 2018

 

Koen Oost - Belgium

 

Dag Danielle , mooie website dat je hebt , echt de moeite, nog veel succes!


August 31, 2018

 

Jackie Brown - GB

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph the grave of my Great Uncle A. Tweedie (Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension, France). It means a lot to me and my family. My Grandfather was wounded but survived unlike his brother. I hope to visit the site one day.

Once again thank you for what you do.

Cheers,

Jackie


August 22, 2018

 

Howard Radley - GB

 

Please have a look at the attached video of the life of Mark (Maxie) Radberg/Rothberg who was killed in 1940 and is buried at Veurne. I think you will find it interesting  https://vimeo.com/255643236


July 26, 2018

 

Anthony Mark Butterworth - GB

 

Thank you for all the work you do for the fallen .  My great uncle was George Edward Butterworth who rests at Heestert.  I have found a photograph of him I would like to send to you .  You helped me when I started to look on ancestry sites and led to me finding lost family and the little Tommy my great Uncle George. Thank you


July 24, 2018

 

Alan Mackenzie - GB

 

Hi Danielle

Thank you so much for taking the time to take and share the 2 pictures of Private Peter Reid (Thiepval Memorial). Words cannot express enough how grateful I am.

 

Best wishes

Alan


July 23, 2018

 

Alison Hodgkiss - Australia

 

THANK YOU!!

I thought I'd capitalise my sentiments.. as you are doing such a wonderful job, in assisting so many remembering their war dead. (Pte Frederick Edwards, Thiepval Memorial)

 

From afar 'downunder' Australia

Kindest regards,

Alison H.


July 23, 2018

 

Caroline - USA

 

Thank you very much Danielle for taking the time to fill my photo request for James Heriot. (Corporal James Davison Heriot, Thiepval Memorial)

You are a blessing for those that cannot physically see his burial location.


July 23, 2018

 

CRAIG TILLEY - Australia

 

John Edward Tilley on Thiepval Memorial

Thank you so much Danielle, for photographing John's name for me on the Thiepval Memorial. I only recently found out he is remembered there and what he and his army unit went through during the battle of the Somme in 1916. Funnily enough, I visited Thiepval in 2012 but I didn't know my family history at that time. I remember looking up at all the names and wondering what had happened to them all. So there you go, now I'll have to visit again one day and see John's name for myself. My quest goes on, I'm trying to find a picture of him now ... who knows if that'll happen or not. Once again, many thanks to you for the volunteer work you do, you are a true angel. X

 

Kind regards

Craig Tilley

from Melbourne, Australia.


July 18, 2018

 

Roger White

 

What a wonderful memorial for you to maintain! Thank you so much. I discovered your website when I was searching for the burial place of an English relative who was a nun in Leuven and died of the Spanish flu in 1918)


March 17, 2018

 

Lynda Ward - Australia

 

Congratulations Danielle, it’s a wonderful website. The photos are terrific and the video made me feel I was right back there! Well done. You are fantastic to provide such information and comfort to those whose relatives never made it home. 


March 4, 2018

 

John Van de Voorde - Belgium

 

Top dat dit alles in menig mens gedachten word herinnerd... ik reed vandaag met mijn echtgenote door Meerhout ( nog nooit geweest ) en wat kom ik onderweg tegen ? Een CVRT-Spartan ! Ik ben gestopt en heb hem aandachtig bewonderd... deze heb ik hoogstwaarschijnlijk door mijn handen gehad bij de assemblage in Mechelen, waar 701 Cvrt's van de band zijn gelopen. Lang vervlogen tijden, mooi dat jullie de oorlog op deze manier herdenken waarvoor respect !


February 17, 2018

 

Geoff Lewis - Australia

 

Looking forward to our 'Brugge lunch'!


January 31, 2018

 

Dorinda Morrison-Garrard - USA

 

This looks great! How wonderful you can help family contact with their lost soldiers.

Keep up the good work.


January 14, 2018

 

Allan Tubb - Australia

 

Congratulations on a very well set up site and, your interest of those that lost who lost their lives so far away from their families and homes. You are providing an excellent opportunity to those that are not lucky enough to be able to visit your beautiful country.
Keep up the good work.
Allan Tubb from Longwood Victoria Australia


January 1, 2018

 

Alan Taylor - GB

 

A Very Happy New Year Thank You For Your Dedication To The Fallen


December 15, 2017

 

Alan Taylor - GB

 

Amazing, the detail is outstanding.  Great site will visit many times.


June 21, 2017

 

Frank Tomasello - USA

 

It's Great, I love the setup it's so easy to navigate. I'm so happy to see all your work in one place. Congratulations on a job well done.