|Margaret Rose (#47702872)|
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I'm retired and have nine grandchildren who I spend a lot of time with. One of my interests is connecting with people overseas on the internet who will visit war graves and take photos for family members who are unable to go there themselves.|
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|Annie Greene||RE: Photo of Valenciennes St Roch Cemetery|
Thank you so much for this - it will make our web pages on Percy Camplin complete. I will make sure that the photograph of the cemetery is attributed to David Moutter
|Grant Workman||Private Albert Laubenstein|
I saw this on Global B.C. News tonight and saw where you had left flowers, so thought that I would pass it onto you.
Grant Workman. West Kelowna, B.C.
OTTAWA – A Saskatchewan soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice around 70 years ago to be given a final known resting. The Department of National Defence (DND) announced Saturday the remains of a WWII soldier found in Europe have been identified as those belonging to Private Albert Laubenstein.
Laubenstein was born in Saskatoon in 1914. He enrolled in the 102nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Artillery in 1940 and served in Canada before going overseas in 1941.
Three lakes in northern Saskatchewan have been named after soldiers from the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry who died in Afghanistan. Three Saskatchewan lakes named to honour fallen soldiers
He transferred to the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps in 1944 and was a private with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment until his death on Jan. 26, 1945 during the Battle of Kapelsche Veer against entrenched German Forces.
The regiment suffered 50 fatal casualties during the battle, including Laubenstein, who was 30 years old.
Laubenstein’s body was interred in a battlefield grave but, in the chaos that followed the end of the war, that grave was thought to be lost forever.
In June 2014, a metal detector hobbyist discovered a soldier’s remains on the bank of the Maas River near Sprang-Capelle, Netherlands.
The discovery was reported to the recovery and identification unit (RIU) of the Royal Netherlands Army who undertook an exhumation.
A few artifacts were also recovered, including a silver signet ring. A gold letter “G” affixed to the ring is likely an heirloom from Laubenstein’s father, who passed away in 1942.
Canadian Army dental records showed extensive dental work had been performed on Laubenstein, which allowed the RIU to identify him. Royal Canadian Dental Corps’ forensic dentists verified the identification.
Veterans Affairs Canada is providing the family with ongoing support as final arrangements are made.
Laubenstein’s remains will be interred next to his regimental brethren at Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands on May 6. Attending the funeral will be members of his family, as well as representatives from the Government of Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
“After all these years, it is with great honour that we are finally able to lay Private Laubenstein to rest with the honour and dignity he so greatly deserves,” said Jason Kenney, federal minister of national defence.
“His courage, dedication, and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country will never be forgotten.”
Approximately 28,000 members of Canada’s Navy, Army, and Air Force who died in the first and second World Wars and the Korean War have no known grave.
|Anna Green||John Donald Buchanan|
Hi Margaret! My name is Anna Green and I'm a highschool student from Ottawa. I am currently doing a history project on a Canadian WW2 soldier named John Donald Buchanan and I saw that you left a nice message on his page. I was wondering if you had any personal connections with him because I'm looking for as much information as possible about him.
Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!
|Annie Greene||Photo of Valenciennes St Roch Cemetery|
Dear Margaret Rose
I work for Hounslow Local Studies. Percy Walter Camplin who was Chief Librarian of Heston and Isleworth died of wounds on 13th November 1918 and is buried in Valenciennes. We are creating some web pages to commemorate his life and would very much like to use your photograph of the cemetery. We would attribute the photograph to you if you give us this permission and would not share the image with anyone else.
|Canuck Gal||Memorial # 56384737 - Russell Kerfoot Johnston|
You attached a candle to this memorial, and we wondered if you are somehow related? Russell was my husband's great-uncle. We were grateful to find this memorial of his death in France during WWI, and of your thoughtful tribute.
|Sharon Fulton||RE: Find A Grave Memorial #14042258 R E B Pike|
Thank you Margaret! I appreciate that! I will sure that Dirk's name goes on the credit.
|Sharon Fulton||Find A Grave Memorial #14042258 R E B Pike|
Hello! I was wondering if you would allow me to attach (with appropriate credit given) your headstone photo from this memorial to my tree on Ancestry?
Thanks for considering my request. :)
|Alison||RE: Re: Find A Grave Memorial# 45376508|
Not a problem, all I ask is that you give credit to the photographer of any photos you use
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend
Added by Alison on Feb 28, 2015 10:35 AM
|Tom Gray||RE: Pte Lyttle|
Thank you for your reply. Actually they aren't my relatives. About ten years ago my father purchased an old photograph album from a junk sale and there were some pictures of WW1 Canadian soldiers inside. on the backs of two of the pictures were two names, Pte Charlie Lyttle and Pte Lawrence Blair Campbell. Well ten years later we've been able to link up the stories of four young men. Charlie Lyttle, Judson Harold Ellis (who was killed with him and who's nephew I've just recently been able to contact), Alfred Lyttle (Charlie's brother who was killed about two years later) and Lawrence Blair Campbell who was in the same unit as Charlie and Judson and was the only one of the four to survive the War.
I have, shall we say, a substantial military family history myself but somehow it feels important to make sure there is someone thinking of these four young men.
Added by Tom Gray on Feb 22, 2015 6:33 AM
|Tom Gray||Pte Lyttle|
During an internet search I spotted that you had left a virtual message for Pte Alfred Lyttle and his brother Charles. I have spent the last 10 years researching these two soldiers (and two others that served with them).
It has reached the point where I shall be marching in WW1 Canadian uniform along the last route taken by Charles and then from his final resting place 15 miles to the memorial where Alfred is commemorated.
Well I just wanted to say thank you, I am attempting to find any surviving relatives for these four men and am very glad that there are people out there who know their names still.
Added by Tom Gray on Feb 11, 2015 5:26 PM
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