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The origins for this website really date back to 2005,when a friend of mine,

Mark Appleby,who I share an interest in military history with,suggested that we get a group of us together and go on a Leger Battlefield tour to see the D-Day beaches in Normandy. 

This we did and over the years since,we have been on a tour a year visiting many World War1 & 2 battlefields across Europe. 

Having visited many cemeteries at the battlefield sites we've viewed,I had an idea to try and find out more about the men who were in them and see if I could find out more about their lives just from using the information left on their headstones.

This website is the result,it will continue to grow as I add more cemeteries that I visit.

I hope you enjoy learning a bit more about  some of the men who laid down their lives for all of us in World War One.


Mike Abbott  2016      


"Have you news of my boy Jack?"
Not this tide.
"When d’you think that he’ll come back?"
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.

"Oh, dear, what comfort can I find?"
None this tide,
Nor any tide,
Except he did not shame his kind —
Not even with that wind blowing, and that tide.


Then hold your head up all the more,
This tide,
And every tide;
Because he was the son you bore,
And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!

My Boy Jack by Rudyard Kipling
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