Recent Visitation

     

Recently we were contacted, via this website, by a family in North Yorkshire. They have a relative buried in a cemetery, thought to be Wimereux, and were very concerned by a story they had heard about the cemetery being disturbed by a road building programme. Uncertain about his forename and regiment, they asked if we would help to find him.

After census searches etc., we were successful, although his forename and regiment were different from those suggested to us. We also found his brother, who also lost his life and was unknown to the family and were also able to assure them that the cemetery was not threatened.

Much in the way that that the Visitation Service would have done, Roger attended their graves, sent the family photographs of the headstones, and placed British Legion poppy crosses for them.

Pte. Cecil Davison

Wimereux Communal Cemetery

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Pte. Cecil Davison

Pte. Cecil Davison

Fred Davison

Lance Bombadier Fred Davison

Arneke
Arneke British Cemetery

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Cemeteries then and now