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Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery Fleurbaix France Help Needed

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    I have a request for any forum members that may live in France or Europe and are near or go near this place .

    I am trying to get a photo of a marked gravestone .

    It is of my grandfathers older brothers grave . Both of them served with the AIF in France in WW1 . My grandfather was wounded in 1918 and came home, but thats another story in itself . He died in 1968 when I was 5 years old aged 75 , he didnt have my father until 1940 , at 47. Same age as me now.

    Williams Alfred Edward
    30th Inf Batt AIF
    #2188
    KIA 20/7/1916 Fleurbaix France

    Initailly buried Eaton Hall Croix Blanche on the same day.

    Then moved some years later to Rue-Petillon.

    I have a 1925 dated letter stating Plot 1 , Row K , Grave 54

    Would be his final resting place.

    If anyone could help out in anyway would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hello,

    perhaps contact this man:

    ruepetillon

    And this is your Alfred-Edward?

    Pvt Alfred Edward Williams (1889 - 1916) - Find A Grave Memorial


    Best wishes for the new year


    Alex

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    Hi,

    Try this forum:

    Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog :: Index

    It is a Dutch forum, specialized in WW1. But there is a international section, in English.

    A lot of members live in France or Belgium an the visit battlefields en cemetery's often. I am sure the will help you.

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    I don't know if you're still interested in this quest,or may be had already a positive reply,but as a member of a Northern france digger's forum,i have asked today a good guy to try to pic your grave...
    Will keep you informed,if you are still on touch.Seb

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    Think this is what you are after ...

    I also have some other photos, and that of the Rue-Petillon Cemeter entrance and surrounds.

    Regards,
    Frank
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture 2188 - Pte AE WIlliams.jpg  

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    Briliant work Frank!
    I failed when i tried to find a member of my french forum living in the vicinity of this village.You succeed!
    Now,what about a little reply from Kenworth??.........

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    Hi Frank, and welcome to the forum! I would like to thank you for doing this. Exactly the thing which makes the forum a nice place to visit, members from all over the world helping each other out.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Good work Frank and welcome
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Frank, and welcome to the forum! I would like to thank you for doing this. Exactly the thing which makes the forum a nice place to visit, members from all over the world helping each other out.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Yes Ade ,

    It truly is wonderful the power of the internet for linking pieces of a puzzle together , in the most unusual ways you have not thought possible .
    Franks grandfather , was my grandfathers brother , and Alfreds brother , a great uncle to us both , yet we have never met , nor know know anything about each other until know.
    He took the photos in 2005 on a trip not knowing years later that I would ask about it , and stumbled across it randomly.
    Unbelieveable yet Wonderful Eh

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    Brilliant result i love this forum !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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