Messages of Thanks
Reichswald War Cemetery
"15 November 2012 - Thank you so much for doing such an amazing service! I stumbled upon this organization and words cannot express the feeling it was like to get this email and see my Uncle’s grave site. I never expected to get emotional about it, but just being able to see a visual of the final resting place for him gave a sense of peace. Thanks again – your thoughtfulness in why you did this project is very much appreciated. Sincerely, "
Bari War Cemetery
"14 November 2012 - Thank you so much for your assistance and for making this photograph available. My late father and his two brothers all served overseas.This dearly beloved young man was the one who never returned. It was such a great loss for my father that I couldn't help but feel it myself, and to feel a very strong connection with him even though I never knew him, because he died before I was born. My own brother was named after him. Unfortunately none of us has ever been to Italy, but it is my sister's intention to get there one day and to visit the grave. In the meantime, it is very comforting to be able to see it online and now to be able to have a photograph of it. Special thanks to Sam Perreault for taking the photo. Sincerely, "
Sandra Jean Mcphee
Sandra Jean Mcphee
"14 November 2012 - This is great work you are all doing, thanks very much. This request was to see my grandfather's grave who was captured by the Japs in 1941 and taken to Ballale in he Solomons. God knows whatever happened to him exactly but we've researched a story of his regiment which completely contradicts what the MoD have said happened to him! I don't suppose we will get any closure on this, as they were treated very badly as POWs, but seeing his grave certainly helps. I just need to show it to my father now. Best regards to you and your wonderful team, keep up the good work Helen Hughson "
Massicault War Cemetery
"13 November 2012 - I just wanted to let you know how much receiving this picture means to me. When I first opened and downloaded the attachment of his grave marker, I was brought to tears. Victor Stone was my mothers uncle or my great uncle. I never knew him per se, but after being told how he gave his life to save his men when their tank was bombed by the germans, I just knew I had to find out more about him. Your picture has allowed me to connect with a relative and a war veteran who to me, is a hero. My mother also sends her appreciation. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. With kind regards, "
"11 November 2012 - Thank you so much for doing this. My grandmother was Cyril Purnell's eldest sister. I was always told that he had no known grave. It's wonderful to find this."
"11 November 2012 Dear TWGPP, Thank you ,thank you, thank you! You have no idea how long I've searched for him. Words cannot express how much this means to me and my family. With Best Regards and Gratitude, "
Eric L. O'Connell
Eric L. O'Connell
"11 November 2012 - On Remembrance Day I was thinking of my mother's eldest brother. He left the family home age 17 and was not to return.My mother collected for the British Legion for many years and my sister has now (after her death) continued this in our area.We have the medals in the box which we discovered in the bottom of a drawer- safely stored for now what is almost 100 years. It means a huge amount to see this grave and can we express our thanks to all the volunteers who work on this project. "
Ranville War Cemetery
"10 November 2012 - It's wonderful to have this facility and we are indebted to TWGPP. Francis (Frank) was the older brother of my dad, and my dad never forgot Frank's number and would always visit the war memorial in Wednesfield, and the memorial on Frank's grandparents' grave at Heath Town, every Remembrance Sunday. Two decades ago my dad finally managed to get to Frank's grave, with my sister. My dad died in January (2012) but as I accompanied him from childhood, so I take my children to the same memorials on the same day. We will remember them - all. "
Cambes en Plain war cemetery
"10 November 2012 -Thank you so very much for these beautiful photographs. I have received the hard copies by post and I'm delighted with them. This soldier was my Uncle. My Dad (his brother) was in the Navy during the war and both bothers were miraculously at home on leave together the last time they were to see each other. Tommy was killed soon after and these photographs are all we have of him. Sadly, my Dad is no longer with us to see Tommy's burial place but it means so much to our family to have these photographs - we feel like it has re-united our family in some way. Thank you for all you and your fellow volunteers are doing in this effort - I hope you realise how important and cherished your work is. Kindest regards Doreen Nash "
"9 November 2012 - I think this is a marvellous project and I am happy to support it. To the best of my knowledge, nobody from my family has ever been able to see this grave before, with the exception of an old black and white photograph taken at the time. His name was spelled incorrectly then, so it is nice to see that it's right on the new marker. Thank you so much for making this available. "