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herbie89 (#47213555)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 9 days
RE: A O Hornung #17050241
'Notes of a Camp Follower on the Western Front' by E.W. Hornung is available to read online at the following link:

In the course of his travels for the YMCA Hornung located his son's grave and there is a moving account of it in the above book.

Added by J B on Aug 04, 2014 8:15 AM

colin thornton
Henry Humfrey
Hi Herbie,

Take a look at this link, Opotiki NZ Cemeteries are now online.

This one is of his wife.

Best regards


Added by colin thornton on Jun 16, 2014 4:48 AM

RE: A O Hornung #17050241
Hello Herbie,

Yes, I do, although it is more of a small booklet really. It is entitled 'E.W. Hornung and his Young Guard, 1914' and contains many of E.W. Hornung's poetic works and essays.

It is available from Amazon but unfortunately it costs nearly $100.00 which is outrageous.

Added by J B on Apr 23, 2014 9:24 AM

RE: A O Hornung #17050241
Hello Herbie,

Thank you for your enquiry re Arthur Oscar Hornung, son of the well known writer E.W. Hornung.

The information which I wrote for his biography at Find A Grave came from a small pamphlet entitled 'E.W. Hornung and his Young Guard, 1914'. The information which you were interested in, namely Oscar's burial place, came from a letter written by a General Officer at the time of his death in which he stated that ....'He lies buried in a cemetery made by the Essex Regiment behind a farm which goes by the name of Turco Farm on the east side of the Yser Canal'.

I believe that E.W. Hornung went to France in search of his son's grave but never found it. In the confusion of that time, Oscar's grave, like so many, remaining unmarked.

I do hope that this has been of some help to you in this matter.

Added by J B on Apr 22, 2014 11:45 AM

Olivia Mary John French
no typo
taken from the stone

Added by julia&keld on Apr 08, 2014 10:36 AM

RE: #56430419
Hi Herbie, Thank you for adding the bio to James Elvey Fairs it was nice to have a bit more information on what he did once he emigrated with his family to Australia. How are you getting on with your study of him? When you say that his name appears on the local War Memorial do you mean in West Grinstead? If so where abouts is it as I would like to pay a visit

Added by Kerry on Mar 29, 2014 11:23 AM

RE: #56430419
Hi Herbie,

Yes James is a relation to me on my mother's side. He is my 5 cousin 3x removed and had the unusual name of Elvey.


Added by Kerry on Mar 23, 2014 2:27 PM

Whitmore and Francis
You're very welcome. Snettisham not too far from us, so will try and get sunnier picture as soon as time and weather conditions permit.

Added by FamilyHistoryAddict on Dec 15, 2013 8:14 AM

Now I know where the grave is I will try to get a better photograph on a sunnier day. I've accepted your corrections - sorry for the error but had difficulty reading the plaque.

Added by FamilyHistoryAddict on Dec 15, 2013 4:59 AM

Re message below - not to worry. I've worked out the relationship now.

Added by FamilyHistoryAddict on Dec 14, 2013 9:01 PM

Hello, you put up a photo request for Alice Whitmore and her husband Charles. When I went to photograph the gravestone there was another plaque on there. Just wondered if you knew who they were and how they are related to Alice and Charles. I have created a memorial for them.

Memorial number: 121727347

Arthur Noah Francis and Alice Doris Francis

Added by FamilyHistoryAddict on Dec 14, 2013 1:26 PM

Eman Bonnici
RE: Humfrey
Do you still, by any chance, remember which site was that?


-- Eman

Added by Eman Bonnici on Dec 12, 2013 8:19 AM

Eman Bonnici
RE: Humfrey
You're welcome. I shall try to find Richard's memorial in the coming days as well. He's supposed to lie buried just a few paces away from Alexander but couldn't locate it.


-- Eman

Added by Eman Bonnici on Dec 11, 2013 9:19 AM

RE: hyper-link
But now your mentioned it I might pop in there tomorrow as I will be passing that way.

Added by wertypop on Nov 22, 2013 7:49 AM

RE: hyper-link
No I dont think I have?

Added by wertypop on Nov 22, 2013 7:46 AM

RE: hyper-link
Thats no problem, I sometimes pass that area I used to live a few years ago so I know it quite well.

Added by wertypop on Nov 21, 2013 11:27 PM

David Neller
RE: Frederick Millham #7071592
Hi Herbie
I have not yet had the chance to visit that grave again and according to my records there is not a gravestone to view. I shall visit again when the weather improves. Sorry for the confusion.

Added by David Neller on Nov 20, 2013 4:20 AM

2nd Lt Lenox William McClure John
it says he is a sister

Added by julia&keld on Nov 15, 2013 6:30 AM

RE: T.Perry
it does not mater whether its 2 days or 2 months or 2 years ahead. a dupe is a dupe and has to be deleted by the duper. what has it to do with my memorial? why would not you contact the duper instead?

Added by julia&keld on Nov 15, 2013 6:13 AM

RE: T.Perry
It is NOT our memorial that is the dupe, so why you send it to us?

Added by julia&keld on Nov 14, 2013 12:07 PM

Not our dupe, why are you writing to us?

Added by julia&keld on Nov 14, 2013 9:27 AM

Dympna Beckett Joyce
Re: Morris Tomb, Bohermore, Galway
Hi there
Thank you for you message, it may be a while before I get to Galway, as it is dark before I finish work now, and it takes over an hour to get to Bohermore. - but I will keep your request in mind.

I the meantime can I suggest that you submit a photorequest (you will see the tab on the memorial) for a photograph using the Memorial, there may be a member nearer to Galway...



Added by Dympna Beckett Joyce on Nov 13, 2013 12:21 PM

Many thanks for taking the time to post a photo of the grave of Private Hugh Friock, your help is much appreciated!

Added by CJ on Oct 17, 2013 12:50 PM

RE: Jack Cooper
I am very pleased. Thanks so much :)


Added by J.Sullivan on Oct 14, 2013 2:23 AM

Kathy Muldowney
Photo A Russell memorial
Thank you for the photo. My family has never seen a close up of the memorial for great uncle Alfred Russell. I know that his great nieces and nephews will treasure it. Your time and effort is appreciated.


Added by Kathy Muldowney on Oct 13, 2013 7:28 PM


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