I had left a simple message on a thread that was titled Air Raid on Etaples, on the Great War Forum. Only days later, I received an electronic message containing photographs of my Great Grandfather’s final resting place. Neil, a kind and generous gentleman found, visited and archived this spot in a beautiful cemetery in Etaples, France on Sunday, April 13. I am so grateful for this record as I have no idea if I will ever be able to visit Etaples and I feel, in so many ways, that I know John through the research I have done. I continually feel appreciative of the various people who have supported me in my research over the years; my cousins, libraries, government archives and the administrators of various on-line forums. I received the following correspondence, along with these photographs, on Good Friday morning, April 18.
I hope you don’t mind me sending on a few pictures I took last Sunday (13 April) of John’s grave at Etaples and some general views of the entrance as seen from the location of his grave.