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could you lay a cross - france and belgium

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In 2012 I set about the task of laying crosses on the graves of the 60 men named on Aldridge War Memorial. I was doing well (70% complete) but then our research led to the discovery of another 36 Aldridge men who are not recorded on our war memorial. Because of ill health we were not able to travel to the Western Front this year so I was hoping that if anyone is going to the cemeteries listed they might lay a cross which I would of course send to you. A photograph would be great but our main aim is to lay crosses on the graves/memorials. We hope to go back next year to do some ourselves but we do not think that we will get to any of these. The numbers before the names refers to page and cemetery number in the Commonwealth War Graves book. Any offers of help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Sue

 

13 228  Griffiths H.         Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery. South of Bethune

13 209  Bowles T.           Merville Communal Cemetery. North of Bethune

14 278   Price J W.          Le Touret Memorial. North East of Bethune

14 265  Mellor A. A.       Laventie Military Cemetery. North West of Armentieres

16 369  Smith G.             Valenciennes St. Roch. Outskirts of Valenciennes

55 930  Raynes C B        Courmas British Cemetery. North West of Reims.

6 43  Williams T.H.        Mendinghem  Military Cemetery. North West of Poperinge.

5 32  Edwards H.           Cinq Rues British Cemetery.  Outskirts of Hazebrouck

22 401 Selvey J.             Le Treport Military Cemetery.  On the coast

2 5  Reynolds J. T.          Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.   On the coast

2 5  Grundy S C.             Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.   On the coast.

69 952 Hill S. H.             St Sever Cemetery, Rouen.      

69 952 Lote W.              St Sever Cemetery, Rouen

And two very much ‘out of the way’ ones.

Sivry Communal Cemetery, Belgium. South of Thuin. Only grave in a communal cemetery. A 11-11-1918 casualty James Henry Ernest Frost.

Mazargues Cemetery, Marseilles. Henry, Grundy.

 

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Hi Sue

 

I can do the following over the couple of weeks;

Humphries A. E. Ruyualcourt Military Cemetery. East of Bapaume

Manford T. R      Chapelle British Cemetery. West of St. Quentin

Brumbill J.          Wellington Cemetery. North East of Cambrai

Walker B V.        Bruay Communal Cemetery. West of St. Quentin

 

I am almost certainly going to St Sever in the latter part of July and will do those two if you do not get a better offer

Hill S. H.             St Sever Cemetery, Rouen.      

Lote W.              St Sever Cemetery, Rouen

 

regards

 

John

 

 

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Thank you so much. I will send you a personal message. Kind regards Sue

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Sue

 

You may like to see this pic of TR Manford's grave Plot 2 B 6 at Chappelle, Holnon taken when I was there at Easter.

 

My GGF is in row F.

 

Pm me for a higher res pic if you wish.

 

Regards

 

alan.

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Thanks Alan. It is always good to see where our local lads lie. Regards Sue

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Can certainly do Le Touret, probably do Laventie and Noeux Le Mines and possibly Merville but not until September.

Michelle 

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