Messages of Thanks
Kisumu War Cemetery
"25th August 2012 - I am absolutely indebted to you for forwarding the photographs of the cemetery and grave where my cousin Flying Officer Stanley William Ives is buried and await to receive the hard copies. It means so much to me and my family to be able to see the exact place. I think this is a marvelous service you offer to the public who take great comfort from it and are so grateful. Thank you so much. With warmest wishes "
Hanover war cemetery
"23 August 2012 - Hi, Thank you for the picture. It would be wrong to say that you have made an old lady happy, but you have provided her with closure on something that happened almost 70 years ago, and helped to provide some reassurance that sacrifice is not in vain. Your work is valuable and it must be very fulfilling. Thank you so much. Best wishes, George Fletcher "
Tobruk War Cemetery
"28 July 2012 - Thanks very much for these fantastic photographs. I'd never dreamt that someone would have a photo of my great-uncles grave in a far off land. I stumbled upon the WGPP site by chance, via the War Graves Commission site, and found his details in seconds. A wonderful moment of serendipity that links me to a poignant piece of family history. Best wishes for your wonderful work, Kind regards "
"26 July 2012 - Thank you so much for the photograph of Walter Frederick Bartonís grave in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy, no. 14405463. He was my motherís brother and I was told at a very early age about him and how my mother had wanted some words written on his headstone but she was informed this could not be done. My mother is now the only one of her siblings still alive. She is 91 this year and has never seen her brotherís grave. I cannot tell you what the photograph has meant to her as she saw that the words she had written all those years ago are on his headstone after all. Please thank all those who have taken part in this project as it has given great peace of mind to my mother who was his older sister. Yours sincerely "
"23 July 2012 - Brilliant photographs and a very efficient service, thank you so much. I have now completed my search and have included another four requests not including of course James William Gurney. James William Gurney was my grandmothers father, she has just celebrated her 100th Birthday about a month ago. For my grandmother this is a difficult request, because his body was never found, and is only decorated by the war memorial, as is the case of her Uncle Charles Edward Gurney. The amount of loss that has occurred in my search, is somewhat over whelming at times, but reassuring that people like yourself always keep the past alive. kind regards "
"15th July 2012 - Thank you for the photos that you so kindly sent this morning, much appreciated. I can not believe that after nearly 8 years of doing family tree research I only came across your web site yesterday totally by accident. It had often crossed my mind that someone may be cataloguing war graves but I never thought to look. The photos you sent finish off several years research in to the family members that we lost in WW1 &WW2. It is nice to have a grave or at least the memorial inscription for them. Please thank every one for their hard work. Good luck in the future "
Yours sincerely Gary Houseman
Yours sincerely Gary Houseman
Banneville War Cemetery
"4th July 2012 - Delighted to receive the Photographs of Sydney Neale Marsden. Only found out about this man a couple of days ago. You people bring home to us the long lost family members. Thanks again. "
Adinkerke Military Cemetery
"4th July 2012 - Thank you so much for these photos, they are for my 102 year old aunt who is John Gamble's daughter Kathleen and was seven when her father died. Her only memory of him was when she was four in 1914/15 when he went off to war and all she really remembers are his puttees! Life was very difficult for her and and my grandmother after Jack was killed and it's a time that has never really been spoken about until recently hence my research into the Gamble family now. My grandmother remarried and my grandfather adopted Kay and I think out of a sense of loyalty to him her biological father was never mentioned but she never forgot so these pictures will be very precious - thank you. "
"29th June 2012 - Dear TWGPP please accept my thanks for forwarding the photographs of the war graves commemorating 4 members of my family, two from WW1 and the other two from WW2. All died so far from their homes and family. I have visited the cemetary at Salerno, but it is most unlikely that I will visit Taukkyan or Gweru cemetaries, or the cemetary at Niederzwehren.The War Graves Project with which you are involved is so worthwhile. I had previously obtained printouts from the War Graves Commision, and was disappointed not to see the actual gravestones. Richard William Smart who is remembered at Niederzwehren, sadly died as a prisoner of war only a month before the end of WW1. All these years later, I am the first member of his family to have the privilige to gaze at his grave stone- an emotional moment. We are so fortunate to benefit from clever modern technology and the generosity of your volunteers who make the project viable. Thank you for an excellent service "
Barbara du Bois
Barbara du Bois
Lancaster dropping poppies over Green Park
Leonard George Harbord at Hanover war cemetery
"29 June 2012 - The Bomber Command Memorial event today prompted me to google my grandfathers name;.Leonard George Harbord. I was amazed and very very touched to discover your organisation's photo of his grave. We knew my grandfather's plane had been shot down in Germany but not much else. Thank you to you & all your colleagues...it is difficulty to put into words what this means to me...but I am very grateful to you, and know my father, who is now in his seventies, will feel the same when he sees the link I have sent him. I am sure you receive mountains of correspondence so please- no need to reply- I just wanted to express my gratitude. Very best regards"