I'm a World War 1 buff and researcher living in the Ypres Salient in Flanders Fields. Very often I roam the Military Cemeteries to take pictures of headstones requested by relatives of soldiers of Great Britain and the Commonwealth Forces who were killed or died in Flanders Fields.
John Lynam Thank you Johan for the photo of my grand uncle Jonn Lynam's grave. My family and I deeply appreciate your goodness and thoughtfulness towards our loved one and us.it is John's 100 year anniversary in August next year,perhaps you would like to meet with us and have a meal or a drink? Thank you sincerely Mary o Neill,Dublin Ireland.
James Dick Shanks Memorial Thank you for posting a New Irish Farm memorial of a relative of my wife's "Dick" family of Scotland and the USA. Your "Foot Steps" site is excellent and done with great dignity.
Augustus Hendrickes Thank you for honouring one of the South Coast Waratahs who marched in November - December 1915 for about 150 kilometres to Sydney to Australia and sailed across to the other side of the world.
Wells visit to The Somme Tthank you so much Johan for an inspiring, personal tour of the area and the visit to our fore bearers Graves. You do a tremendous thing and the passion just ouzes from you! You made our visit incredible. Your knowledge is second to none, it was a fantastic trip as well as being very poignant to our family.I have sent you a few pics of our visit, please feel free to post them on your website. As sent in email, we are already planning a visit to your neck of the woods up in Ypres next year to visit Flanders and other sites so will keep you posted. Once again Jjohan, Thank you so much!!! your one in a million my friend.
Tancrez Farm Military Cemetery Please may I put the photo you took of this cemetery on our Blaker Famiy History website. I have asked your permission in the past for another cemetery that you allowed me to. So would you like me to ask each time I find something or can I just put any on with of course a credit to you.
RE: Alfred James Hosie Johan that is very kind of you to offer. His name was Wilfred George Hosie, he was buried at the Bulls Rd cemetery, Flers in France which may be a long way from where you are. Do not put yourself out, I do not expect you to do this. I just appreciate the work you have done and would like to acknowledge it to you. Many thanks Jane Dundas