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Thread Topic: GREAT WAR specialising in YPRES SALIENT
Topic Originator: Steve Morse
Post Date October 23, 2005 @ 3:16 PM
 GREAT WAR specialising in YPRES SALIENT
 RE: GREAT WAR specialising in YPRES SALIENT
 RE: GREAT WAR specialising in YPRES SALIENT
 RE: GREAT WAR specialising in YPRES SALIENT
 GREAT WAR specialising in YPRES SALIENT

Steve Morse
October 23, 2005 @ 3:16 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I have studied the Great War for many years. Over the past few years I have concentrated on the Ypres Salient which was probably the worst place on the whole front.  I decided  to begin a website as a tribute to all the men who served on the salient.  It also seemed that many people wanted help on Great War matters. My website grew from this.  I aim to visit and take photographs of all the Ypres Salient cemeteries and also add information which may help others.  I also decided on writing a book on 9th (Service) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters.  A number of Lincs men served with the 9th.  They also trained at Belton before going to Gallipoli. I am therefore in the process of taking photos of the graves of all 9th Bn as well.
I am always happy to help people and take photos of graves whilst visiting the area.Great War Ypres Salient - Website address:  
Ed:  Thanks for that contribution Steve.  The website is very good and informative also easy to navigate.  Take a look I'm sure you will find it useful if you are researching the GREAT WAR.

Steve Morse
December 1, 2005 @ 8:13 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Update:Hello Each
For anyone requiring photos of Great War cemeteries - I have just added another 12 from the Ypres area. I have also added photos of Barbara and I laying a wreath this year.
Also a page for 34th Div and 5th Aussie Div memorials.
Cemeteries -
Poperinghe Old and New.
Voormezeele No 3
Bedford House
Sanctuary Wood - A number of 46th Div men here - Notts, Derbys, Lincs and Staffs.
St Julien DS
Colne Valley
Ruisseau Farm - 2 Sherwood Forester officers here - 10th Battalion.
Langemarck German cemetery
Dochy Farm
Polygon Wood (apologies for Barbara being in photo but she decided to get on one of the 150 I took :))
Buttes New Military.
Wreath laying at La Belle Alliance
5th Aussie Div and 34th (UK) Div memorials.

If you find any errors, I would be obliged if you could let me know.
I am now going to lie down in  a dark room for a month.Regards.
Great War Ypres Salient -

Steve Morse
January 13, 2006 @ 6:19 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

will be again visiting Ypres (Ieper) at Easter. If anyone would like a photo of a headstone, let me know.
Please - Only the Ypres Salient area - Belgium from Ploegsteert to Ypres.  I need full CWGC details as to location of Grave and cemetery.  If you wish me to leave a 'poppy' cross, let me know with message to be put on it.
I will then do my best to get you a photo.  As usual though, first come first served. If you wish to have a photo of a particular cemetery, it may be best to check on my website first to see if it has been visited already.
If anyone has family from Lancashire, I have a complete list of the Accrington Pals 11th (Service) Battalion East Lancs Regiment.  Although the name suggested men of Accrington, actually men from other towns - Burnley, Blackburn etc were also in it.  
I also have a database of all men of the 9th (service) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment) who die din WW1 - date of death, burial place etc.

January 21, 2006 @ 3:04 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I particularly enjoyed reading Norman Butcher's letters.

November 2, 2014 @ 7:59 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hope this still finds you.
a Big Thank you for information on my Grandad. My grandfather is Cpl Ernest "RONAN" Gotbed RENDELL whose grave you found with words written.  My mum never new her dad as she was only 18 mnths olds when he died on 10 Oct 1917 Passchendaele.His remains removed from battlefield and re-interred in Tyne cot. He earned a Military Medal somewhere along the way.  He went from Cpl to Sergeant, Cpl Sgt often it's hard to keep up with his movements ! but he was 44 Bn. Hope it's OK I've used words from grave and photo of map.
Again thanks from Western Australia