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Jacqueline S Brooks (#48212511)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo Living in North Yorkshire, UK with my American husband Jim and 5 cats. Jim and I morph into Santa and Mistress Holly Claus in December, and we are on the Santa Special trains that run between Pickering and Levisham with NYMR.

One of my special interests is Family Research, into my husbands' BROOKS and SCHWARTZ lines, that have branches in Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama Louisiana and Kansas. Plus my own Family lines, SELBY, WINSTANLEY, HALL, MALLABY, PYBUS, and ILLINGWORTH.

I have the Memorial pages for a large number of my husband's ancestors, plus the War Graves of three of my family, my maternal grandmother's brother, my Great Uncle, Pvt. Bernard Hall, Sgt. George William Selby, a 1st Cousin 3 x removed, from my Selby line, and Pvt. William Hutchinson Pybus from my Pybus line on this site.

April 7th, 2017 I went to France, staying in Lievin, just 3 miles from the Vimy Memorial. On the 9th I joined around 25,000 other visitors to attend the 100th Anniversary of the Battle for Vimy Ridge, it was a very hot day, we were sat baking for 6+ hours in 22 degree centigrade blazing sun. Compared to the weather 100 years ago, a complete opposite to the rain, snow, and mud filled shell holes the soldiers had to fight their way through. It was a fantastic day for us, one of the most poignant scenes for me was the 3,598 pairs of boots that were laid out around the memorial, a pair for each man who died on the 9th, April 1917, including my great uncle. The following day, my friend and guide Francis, and another new friend visited La Chaudiere Military Cemetery where my uncle is buried, and had a little Commemoration service of our own for him. I was able to fulfil several photo requests, and wish I could have done more. Now I want to go back again some day, maybe next year.

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David Fisher
Charles Hobbs
Thank you for the photo of Charles Hobbs grave stone in France.
David Fisher
Added by David Fisher on Apr 22, 2017 10:53 PM
Stairs II
Thomas Lawless # 66097207
Thank you for the photos for Thomas Lawless grave at La Chaudiere Military Cemetery. Your attendance at the Vimy Memorial 100th anniversay ceremony had to be very special.
Added by Stairs II on Apr 21, 2017 5:11 AM
Philip Townsend
RE: Pvt. Francis Nichol - Vimy
Hello Jacqueline,

Thanks so much for taking the photos. I hope you had a memorable visit. I watched the ceremonies on TV and was very moving.

Take care,
Philip Townsend
Added by Philip Townsend on Apr 17, 2017 3:24 PM
gone_fishing - unless_you_email
Photo Request: Lt Joseph John Walters
Thank you so much for fulfilling the photo request for Lieutenant Joseph John Walters.

Added by gone_fishing - unless_you... on Apr 17, 2017 3:00 PM
Team Beanclay
James N Jackson
Thank you so much! I really appreciate you getting this photo. :)
Added by Team Beanclay on Apr 16, 2017 9:26 AM
Chris & Brett Clifton
RE: Vimy
Jackie, we are not with a tour, taking a ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe. E-ticket last week as well. My email is, probably a little more private. Chris
Added by Chris & Brett Clifton on Mar 14, 2017 8:01 AM
Team Beanclay
RE: Pvt. James Normington Jackson - Vimy
Oh wow! That would be amazing if you were able to! From one Jacqueline to another thank you in advance for anything.

-(Jacqueline) Paige
Added by Team Beanclay on Mar 13, 2017 10:50 PM
Chris & Brett Clifton
RE: Pvt. Alfred Gales - Vimy
Jackie, my son and I will be there as well. We leave Canada on the 6th and will be using Dieppe as a base. Chris
Added by Chris & Brett Clifton on Mar 13, 2017 3:45 PM
Chris & Brett Clifton
RE: Pvt. Alfred Gales - Vimy
Thanks for letting me know, I look forward to the photo of his grave. Chris
Added by Chris & Brett Clifton on Mar 13, 2017 3:44 PM
Philip Townsend
PVT Francis Alexander Nicholl
Hello Jacqueline,

I will send you a link to a document that is attached to his record on our family tree on via your email address.

I thought you might want to "know" a bit about him.

Kind regards,
Philip Townsend
Added by Philip Townsend on Mar 13, 2017 2:32 PM
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