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Michel Beckers (#47419676)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 5 days
Stephen Tallett
Thomas Charles Wharfe
TC Wharfe was my mothers uncle.Her father
was Harold Albert Wharfe who served in the Bermondsey Battalion in WW1 and died of cancer in 1944.
I am aware that Thomas deserted the RGA in 1912 and went to New Zealand. Then joined the NZ RA at the declaration of WW1.Joining the RAF at the end of WW1. His son dies in a Halifax accident which you have described. Apparently his nickname according to my mother was Laddie.
Thomas was married to a lady who was of Irish decent and the last my mother knew he had settled in Ireland.
If you can provide any further information or links I would be grateful.



Added by Stephen Tallett on Jun 24, 2017 1:51 PM

Kitty Walker Lennard
SSGT Henry Clifton Mathis, Jr
You have added a photo of S/SGT Henry Clifton Mathis, Jr to the memorial of
Henry Clifton Mathis, Jr
Find A Grave Memorial# 76664234
buried in
Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
This is a duplicate memorial that is in the incorrect cemetery. Could You please remove the photo and add to the correct cemetery ? Please?
S/Sgt Mathis and his family lived in Vincent Al. and not Ragland and his entire family is buried in the Cemetery where I have My memorials added. There are no Mathis 's burried in the Macedonia , Ragland Cemetery
Below is the correct memorial. Thanks so very much.

SSGT Henry Clifton Mathis, Jr
Macedonia North Cemetery
Find A Grave Memorial# 13381506

Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on Jan 28, 2017 11:57 AM

Gayle L
RE: William Robb Bandeen
Actually here is his father.

and his mother


Added by Gayle L on Dec 20, 2016 8:28 AM

Gayle L
RE: William Robb Bandeen
No relation. Just putting on some memorials. I got his information from this link.

Don't think this is the same person as you mention. Maybe his father?


Added by Gayle L on Dec 20, 2016 8:25 AM

Donna D. McGinty
Donald McLeod Lindsay
Dear Michel,
I am hoping that you would give me permission to use the picture posted on the memorial of Donald #21619671 - to put ancestry, in my tree. Donald is a distant cousin 4th 1x removed. I will be happy to give you full credit.. If not I understand but thank you for posting it. All our hero's should be remembered.

Added by Donna D. McGinty on Jul 24, 2016 3:40 PM

RE: Grave Pic.
Impressive. Thank you. I appreciate your efforts. In fact I am encouraged to continue photographing markers of fellow veterans throughout the world.

Added by BobBoston on Jul 18, 2016 1:58 PM

RE: Kiel War Cemetery photos
Find A Grave Memorial# 18431359 Permission Granted
Sergeant ( W.Op./Air Gnr. ) William Keith Thompson

Find A Grave Memorial# 18431167 Permission Granted
Sergeant ( W.Op./Air Gnr. ) Eric George Norman

Find A Grave Memorial# 18430924 Permission Granted
Sergeant ( Pilot ) Gilbert Townsend Hall

Find A Grave Memorial# 18430724 Permission Granted
Gunner Albert A Cartwright.

Thank you for your efforts. Please send me a Link to each, when you completed.

Celebrate Volunteerism,
Bob In Boston

Added by BobBoston on Jul 18, 2016 12:17 PM

Permission Not Granted.
Until I know which specific one you are referring to.

Added by BobBoston on Jul 18, 2016 8:45 AM

RE: grave pic.
Hello Michel,
You need to be a little more specific. Asking for: P/o Crush, Sgt. Hall, Sgt. Norman and Sgt. Thompson... I have multiple veterans and not sure which ones you mean. Please enter the memorial #.

Find A Grave Memorial# 123456789

Added by BobBoston on Jul 18, 2016 8:43 AM

Margaret Rose
RE: picture off headstones
Hi Michel

Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful memorial for the aircrew of Wellington Z1592 18 OTU. You really did an amazing job with it. As a Canadian I am so grateful to you and others who do so much to help make sure our heroes are remembered. Thanks again.

Take care,

Added by Margaret Rose on Jul 07, 2016 12:11 AM

Arthur Allen "Art" Moore III
Another photo: Charles Wambier

Added by Arthur Allen "Art" Moore ... on Jul 05, 2016 10:25 AM

Margaret Rose
RE: picture off headstones
Hi Michel,

You are most welcome to use the grave marker photos for these men or any other photos that I have added. That is so nice that you are going to make a memorial for them.

Take care,

Added by Margaret Rose on Jul 04, 2016 11:38 AM

RE: Bradley E Learned
Hi Michel,

Thank you for your reply. Many of the family members have died, so my guess is that distant relatives put them up at an estate sale, and then someone bought them and placed them on ebay.

I myself have bought military items at auctions just because I think it's sad that no one remembers these veterans. But people die, and stuff gets dispersed.

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

Added by Val on Apr 04, 2016 12:25 PM

Bradley E Learned
Good Morning,

Bradley E Learned is my grandfather's cousin. In fact, I just got through scanning family photos with him in them. I'm wondering. Where did you get his medals and picture? Thanks for your reply:-)

Added by Val on Apr 03, 2016 4:45 PM

Thank You For The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial(s)

Michel...thank you very much for transferring to me Find A Grave Tuskegee Airmen Memorial - Quitman Walker 56356763

I will be placing clickable links in said Memorial which will inform persons who view it that there is a web page linked to said Memorial which lists names of Tuskegee Airmen who have passed away, and, now, continue to watch over,
and, protect the U.S.A. as Members of "THE KNIGHT SHIFT...Hoorah!!!

Tuskegee Airmen Virtual Cemetery

Tuskegee Airmen Virtual Cemetery Manager

Further, I seek to build a complete Tuskegee Airmen Cemetery (Pilots & Ground Personnel) which will eventually contain thousands of Tuskegee Airmen. Therefore, if you have, or, know of, additional Tuskegee Airmen, please also let me know about them and transfer them (also, let your family, friends & associates know about this).

Once again, thanks very very much for your assistance.

I remain,

Sincerely yours,

Michael James Morton

Added by pm on Mar 15, 2016 12:47 AM

wwii researcher
Faces of Margraten - Charles V Thornton
I like the photo you posted from the Faces of Margraten - 2015 event. Makes a complete image with flowers, photo and marble marker.

Added by wwii researcher on Mar 14, 2016 8:17 AM

If you are family or friends of this hero. Please contact me:
Thank you.

Added by Jacky EMERY on Feb 17, 2016 2:01 PM

Judy Uelmen
Lieut Robert J Nystrom #56292973
Thank you so much for posting the picture of his dog tags on the memorial page. I have to ask, how did you come across them? The family was told that he was flying a mission during WWII and didn't return. If you have any other details please share them with us. It was so hard on the family. He was an only child.

Thank you so much.

Judy U.

Added by Judy Uelmen on Nov 10, 2015 10:30 PM

Ron August
SSgt Louis DiMartino
Hello, I saw that at some point, you posted a photo of a crew on Louis DiMartino's memorial (#56357880), and I was wondering if you knew the identity of the other individuals in the photo. I tried to find the photo in the website that you sourced, but I couldn't track it down. The reason I ask is that I was hoping one of those individuals was 1st Lieut Harry M First, who was the navigator on the B-24 that they were shot down on. I also was interested in knowing the identities of the others in the photo.
I appreciate any help you can give,
Ron August

Added by Ron August on Oct 06, 2015 4:00 PM

photo you added to 71933620
Thank you Michel for all the work you do to honor WWII veterans. You added an amazing photo to my uncle's memorial at

It shows my uncle Sgt John Lazoration with his flight team. I wonder where the photo came from?
May I add it to my uncle's information on my family tree?

Do you know the names of the others in the photo? If so, could you share them? I know that a few of them survived the training mission which killed my uncle.

Thank you so much!

Added by Connie on May 22, 2015 5:10 PM

Don Calhoun
Col Dayhuff
Oh incidentally, you posted a photo to Col Dayhuff' s memorial. Just wanted to show you the end result. And thank you also for all the WWII work you do for our fallen Airmen.

Added by Don Calhoun on Feb 12, 2015 9:21 PM

Don Calhoun
FAG 130672433
Michel, Check out Colonel Harry Dayhuff' s memorial 130672433. Finally found an obituary for him, LOOKS SWEET.

Added by Don Calhoun on Feb 12, 2015 9:04 PM

Kevin Robinson
Dennis Francis Brooker
Hi Michel,

I see that you have posted a photograph of medals awarded to my Great Uncle Sgt. Dennis Francis Brooker, of 626 Squadron. He was unmarried when KIA, survived by his parents, and older brother and sister. As a family, when we began researching my Grandmother's baby brother, about whom she only spoke as she grew older, we were unaware that any of his medals still existed.

I cannot quite read the name of the person to whom they were sent, but the address appears correct. Are you able to provide more clarity as to who has his medals? Perhaps a relative about whom I am unaware? A museum?

Kind regards,

Kevin R

Added by Kevin Robinson on Feb 07, 2015 9:25 AM

1 Lt. Albert Amiero
Michel...I'm so sorry I've not gotten back to you until now. I put the pix I have of Albert on his memorial page. His 1st cousin (also my Grandma Irma's 1st cousin), Capt. Dorothy Puffpaff, is the one who took the pix. It was taken at their grandparents (Puffpaff) house in East Dundee, Kane County, IL.

Added by CADebenport on Jan 02, 2015 3:47 PM

R. J. Heddins
RE: 1st Lt Gus N. Girlinghouse
Hi Michel. Thanks for your message. Yes, of course, you're welcome to use those photos. Please email me directly at and I'll send you the higher quality photos. Thanks for honoring my cousin Gus!


Added by R. J. Heddins on Dec 17, 2014 8:59 AM


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