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God bless you Great grandad

Never forgotten

Michael Alexander
My Great grandad James Fairbairn from Kelso, Scotland. Kings own Scottish borderers. Died of Spanish flu, 1919, waiting to get shipped back to Scotland
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God bless you Great uncle Michael

Never forgotten

Michael Alexander
My Great uncle Michael from Lanark, Scotland. Reported dead February 1917, 5th & 6th battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) body never recovered. Commemorated on the Thiepval memorial
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Remembering Albert Thomas Herbert

Leigh Whitehead
May you rest in peace, and know that you aren't forgotten by your family. I will come to find you.
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Find a grave

John
Scottish. Trying to find my uncle's grave. Killed 11/11/1916.His Army number 13586.
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Remember

Pete Allen
Remembering on this day my great uncle Richard Allot a gunner in WW1 sadly killed in action Octobe 1918.
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Miss

Leanne
Remembrance all the war solder
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Remembering Sapper W.V. Cross

Carrie Bengston
My great-uncle died at the Somme in December 2016, aged 30. His father was Mayor of Hurstville, Sydney in the early 20th Century and there is a memorial to him at nearby Como. His sister was my grandmother and his nephew, my father. Remembered this centenary of Armistice Day. His sacrifice is not forgotten.
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Remembering

Margaret Hobson
Just to remember my Grandma,s first husband Lance Corporal David Byde of the Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on the 16th November 1916 Age 23 years old. He gave the greatest saccrife for his country his life.
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Remembering

Jenny Hughes
Remembering my great uncle John Hetherington twin brother of my grandmother lost his life age 18.
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A mon arrière grand-père

VILLACHON Sylvie
Sylvain BORIES, père de 3 enfants est mort pour la France à la bataille de Souchez le 29 décembre 1915 côte 119. A cet héros qui a combattu pour notre patrie.
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Remembering Cpl. Walter T Hirt

Marilyn Finley
Remembering my Nan's brother Cpl Walter Thomas Hirt who died 5th Sept 1916 in France aged 20. He is buried at Thiepval, France. You fought for King and Country, your family are very proud of you. .
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Marie (dit Gabriel) HUSSON 24.08.1883 - 23.05.1916 Mort pour la France à Cumières le Mort Homme - 254 ème R.I

Marie (dit Gabriel) HUSSON

HUSSON
Hommage à mon arrière grand père qui en ce centenaire rentre symboliquement au Panthéon, où pourra lui rendre hommage son arrière-arrière-arrière petite fille née cette année. Dépouille non retrouvée mais lieu de son repos éternel localisé grâce à son petit-fils Claude, à Cumières le Mort Homme, village détruit. Une plaque à son nom a été apposée cette année dans l'ossuaire de Douaumont. Marie (dit Gabriel) HUSSON 24.08.1883 - 23.05.1916 Mort pour la France à Cumières le Mort Homme - 254 ème R.I
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Sur la tombe de notre aïeul Jean-Henri LHOSTIS 18 février 1877 - 05 avril 1918 - Mort pour la France à Cantigny - TOMBE 4676

JEAN-HENRI LHOSTIS

FAMILLE RENARD STREIGNARD
Jean-Henri LHOSTIS 18 février 1877 - 05 avril 1918 - Mort pour la France à Cantigny - TOMBE 4676 "Arrière grand-père "inconnu" qui fait ma fierté et nous sommes liés à jamais." F.R
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Forever In our thoughts

Joanne Hughes
My Great Uncle Wilkie Burdon 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers service number 16/837. Died 9th April 1918 on the Somme. A brave soldier faithful unto death forever in our thoughts
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GUNNER 775797 HARRY MARSDEN BEST KILLED IN ACTION 6th April 1917 Aged 23 years.

REMEMBERED WITH GREAT PRIDE GUNNER 775797 HARRY MARSDEN BEST

ERICA BEST
Remembering our Uncle Gunner Harry Marsden Best who was born in New Farnley a small village on the outskirts of Leeds in January 1894. His parents were Wilson and Martha Best and Harry was one of ten children. He left school and went to work in a woollen Mill in the next village where he eventually became Under Manager. In 1915 he enlisted and joined "C"bty 310th Bde Royal Field Artillery which in 1916 became attached to 62nd Bde West Yorkshire Regiment. Most of his war records are unavailable but according to War Diaries of his regiment on the date of his death 6th April 1917 they were in Mory a village between Arras and Bapaume about 2 Kilometres east of the village of Ervillers. It records " two ORs ( Other Ranks ) Killed " We think this may refer to Harry. His body was never Identified . Ironically Wilson and Martha and most of his siblings ( Three of which died in infancy ) lived to be in their 80's or 90's one even reached the age of 101. Although we obviously never met Harry we remember him with Great Pride. R.i.P uncle Harry part of a Generation lost but not Forgotten.
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Private Thomas Lloyd

Denise
Proud to be your great niece ! X
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His final resting place as no grave was found xxxx

My Great Uncle Thomas Lloyd

Denise
This is for my Great Uncle killed in the Somme on the 17th November 1916. Manchester Regiment 41488 ,2nd Battalion My great Uncle was killed just before his 19th birthday x
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In honor of Lt. Thomas Simpson, 27th NF

Bruce Ballard
This posting is in honor of Lt. Thomas Simpson, 27th Northumberland Fusiliers, who was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. In 1914 Thomas was 31 years old, married, and owned a gun shop in Newcastle upon Tyne. He felt very strongly about his duty to King and Country in that time of great national need, so in March 1915 he applied for an officer’s position and was accepted into the 103rd (Tyneside Irish) Brigade. From a letter written to his mother by his Commanding Officer: He was seen to fall gallantly leading his men against the German trench. You have my deepest sympathy, and I feel for you all the more, as he was such a gallant fellow, so cool in danger, and so cheery in difficulties. It will perhaps lighten your grief to know that his men covered themselves in glory by taking the trench and holding out in it against attacks for three days and two nights, until relieved by fresh troops. From a letter written to his sister by his Captain: Tom was in my Company and was my closest friend in the whole battalion. He and I spent the night before the attack sitting together in the trench talking. He told me many times that he was confident he would not get through and I, of course, chaffed him and told him not to be so morbid. He said he was not in the slightest degree afraid; of course I knew that, as he was without doubt the bravest and most fearless fellow I have ever met. Tom was such a straight good honest fellow, and his platoon absolutely worshipped him. Those few of his men who are left are awfully cut up about him, and they have asked me to express their sympathy to you. He often talked to me about you and his mother and I could see what a great depth of affection he had for you all, poor lad, he was the life and soul of our Mess. I want you to know how deeply I feel for you in this terrible sorrow and I know that it will be some slight solace to know that Tom died bravely, urging his men to go on when he fell, and not to bother about him.
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Georges Foirest mort pendant la bataille du Pressoir 8 nov 16 et enterré à Maucourt tombe 2700

Pilewicz
Mon arrière-grand père, Georges, tu as 9 arrière-petits-enfants, tu avais aussi 2 petites filles et ton épouse Aimée et ton cher fils Marcel. Tu nous as laissé quelques dessins et photos prises pendant cette horrible guerre. On peut les trouver sur ce site http://foipicha.free.fr/GeorgesFoirest/GFoirest.html ainsi que ton dernier parcours dans l'Oise et la Somme. http://foipicha.free.fr/GeorgesFoirest/campagne%201916/Amiens%20Chaulnes%20Maucourt%20Pressoir%20Roye.html Nous t'aimons pour toujours.
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We will never forget.

Heather and Ruairi
Pte Joseph Miller 26766, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 9th Battalion, was killed in action on the 1st of July 1916, Theival Woods, the Somme.
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always remembered

pamela nelson
Remembering my great uncle Lance Corporal George E Glover 59th Battalion died of wounds 16th march 1917 age 23 buried Dernancourt communal cemetery thank you
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Alfred Burden

Elizabeth Scott
Remembering Alfred William Percy Burden 22/12/1894 - 07/07/1916. A scout in the Royal Sussex Regt. Regimental number G679. Aged 21 years when he was killed. His parents were father Richard Burden mother Sarah Elizabeth Burden of 98 Wordsworth Road, Hove.
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In Memory of James Moran

Susan Taylor
My Great Uncle James will never be forgotten. 18 years old when killed at the Somme on 16th August 1916. A wreath will be laid in November at Thiepval in your memory. I hope to visit next year. Son of Joseph and Emily Moran of Liverpool. Joseph his father also died in 1916. My great grandfather.
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3/10384 Pte. William Trotter

Carole Agar
Remembering my great uncle William Trotter from Scarborough who was lost on the Somme 27/09/1916 just 4 days before his 18th birthday. You will always be remembered.
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Remembering Thomas Henry Marriott July 1916 the Somme my grandfather

Josie Wallace nee Marriott
Remembering
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Joseph you are in our hearts

Martine Prajoux nèe Poupon
I want to visit my great Uncle's grave. Joseph Poupon died in Verdun in the 1st world war I want to visit his grave in August 2018
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David Alexander Black-Smith

Susan Morton
Royal Scots Guards. Enlisted in Liverpool. Killed on 4th July 1916. Never saw his son, my Granddad. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace. Remembered at Thiepval
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2nd Lt Denys S Rogers d. 21.03.1918

Denys Stutely Rogers killed in action at Ronssoy 21.3.1918

Nick Rogers
In memory of Denys Stutely Rogers, killed in action 21 March 1918, a 2nd Lieutenant in 34 Battery, 189 Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, aged 19. On the morning of 21st March, he was wounded in the arm and was taken to one of the gun pits for shelter and field dressing. The gun pit was seen to take a direct hit from a heavy German shell, killing all three men in the pit. The area fell into German hands shortly afterwards and Denys' body could not be recovered and he has no marked grave. His name is recorded on the Arras Memorial. On the same day, approximately 10 miles away, his elder brother, my father, Lt. A. B. Rogers, MC, 1Bn KSLI was one of a handful of 1Bn officers and men who fought a rearguard action and survived the day. 1Bn was effectively destroyed that day and my father was one of very few officers from the existing battalion to survive the war. He was awarded a bar to his MC for his efforts in leading the rear guard of his men and the "odds and sods" of other regiments that day.
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George and Harry

George Wilson and Harry Crockett

Harry Wilson
Served in the South African Brigade. My father George and best friend Harry killed Ypres 20 Sept 1917. George (one of 6 brothers who served) captured 24 March 1918.
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Mort pour la France le 21 mai 1918 à l'ambulance 4-9 Secteur Postal 64 à Hallivillers (Somme) Inhumé au cimetière de la commune de Javron les Chapelles 53

Hommage à un grand-oncle EDOUARD LEMERCIER

SH
Le 21 mai 1918 ,tu tombais sur ces terres d'Hallivillers dans la Somme. Pour toute la souffrance endurée pendant cette guerre,nous te rendons hommage et perpétuons le souvenir du sacrifice de ta vie dans notre famille.
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