Messages of Thanks
Euston Road Cemetery
"21st May 2013 - Dear Team at TWGPP, I recently asked for and received photos of the headstones and cemeteries of four relatives who died overseas during WW1 and WW2., and want to say a very big thanks to you all for the effort that has gone into this project. Being able to have these photos is very much appreciated. Between my husband and I we have nine great uncles who served overseas during WW1 with three not returning home, along with one uncle from WW2 dying overseas. With no one in our immediate family being in the position to travel overseas and visit these sites themselves the photos are the next best thing. Once again, many thanks. Regards, Christine Burnett (NZ) "
Regards, Christine Burnett (NZ)
Regards, Christine Burnett (NZ)
El Alamein War Cemetery
"7th May 2013 -Dear TWGPP team For many years now my mother has quietly grieved for her favourite uncle, who we learned recently was killed at El Alamein. While we knew he had died in the war we did not know where, until my brother in law somehow found a photo of Uncle Allan's gravestone on your website and was able to download it for my now-elderly mother. My Mum is not very unwell, and in her state of deteriorating health the photo of her Uncle Allan's grave has given her a chance to remember a happier times in her life, before he went away. It has given her a sense of peace and closure that was not possible before. We are so grateful for this small mercy, and for your grace in carrying out this special project on behalf of all service men and women and their families down the years. Thank you all for you kindness and dedication. Jan "
El Alamein War Cemetery
"26th April 2013 Dear TWGPP team. On ANZAC Day 2013 I felt it was right to find Nana's twin brother John (Jack) Dixon who was tragically lost before he could marry and have children of his own. Living in New Zealand, on the other side of the world, and seeing no opportunity to visit Egypt at any time in the future, your organisation has provided a wonderful avenue to remember our fallen soldier. Thank you all for the incredible work you are doing. kind regards "
"ANZAC DAY 25th April 2013 - Thanks so much for this, it is ANZAC day in Australia so my family is so pleased to have the photo today. We are an English born but now Australian citizens, so to have had a great Uncle who was English but joined the Australian Army as a Light Horse man who then fought in both Gallipoli and the Middle East, is a wonderful connection for us. It truly gives us someone to think of on this day. Kind regards "
Lone Pine Cemetery
"ANZAC DAY 25th April 2013 - Thank you so much for the work that you do and the service you and your team provide. My mother was very moved when I gave her the photographs of the gravesite of her relative William David Longstaff who was killed in action at Gallipoli aged 23. This soldier's younger brother Richard John Longstaff, also killed in action at Gallipoli aged 21, is only remembered at the Lone Pine Memorial and so it was great to see and recieve the two images. Kind Regards"
"ANZAC DAY 25th April 2013 - On ANZAC day I would like to thankyou for the picture of H.Foster’s headstone. He was my great, great uncle. When I showed it to my 89yr old mother she cried. First time she had seen it and we didn’t even know it existed. So, once again – many thanks, "
"13 April 2013 -Thank you . Since I Left a message with the WGC I found the link and ordered a photo directly . I have have now received it. I would like to congratulate all who have undertaken this project as it is obviously a mammoth challenge. I am sure that it is appreciated by those who are able to have a photo of a loved one's grave. in my own case, this is my uncle that I never met but heard about. I have his medals. Knowing where he is and now having a photo of his grave has allowed me to have an emotional and spiritual link with someone who was just a name before. Thank you again"
"13 April 2013 - Thank you so much Steve for these photos. I already know Jim's story and that he had a memorial in Rangoon but I've never seen his name on the stone. The family will very much appreciate this because a lot of us will probably never get to go there. As for Henry I've often wondered what happened to him and have only recently discovered he has a grave in France which I hope to visit one day. Just being able to view his gravestone like this is wonderful and very emotional. It's now come full circle with the new images sent from you and as a family we feel a sense of closure at last. Thank you for helping to perpetuate his memory for future generations to come and also my Great Grandfather Henry James Bond. Fantastic, words cannot convey how thankful I am Kind regards "
Brouay War Cemetery
"21st March 2013 - Hi there, I’m hope I have contacted the right person. I just wanted to say ‘Thank You’ for the fantastic photographs I received this morning. The images are of fantastic quality and my father will be thrilled when I take them to him next month. He visited the grave of his dad last year in Brouay, France and took some photographs but they didn’t come out very well. The photos have made me more determined than ever to visit my grandpa’s grave in 2013. Thank you once again… Best Wishes "
Avesnes le Comte cemetery
"7th March 2013 -Just to say a Huge Thank You for the recent pictures of John McLeish's war grave. I have just ordered another set as a present. I can not express how wonderful and moving it is to finally see my great grandads grave. Keep up the fantastic work of recording these graves as it is very important to family members like myself to know that these brave men will not be forgotten. Thanks again "