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scorpion



Joined: 24 Jul 2011
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Location: SW Flanders

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: New Flemish member Reply with quote

Hello, I'm a new member from Flanders. You must think: what does a flemish guy here on this Scottish War Memorial project forum....? I live in the "October 1918 sector " of the Ninth Scottish Division. Eighteen years ago I published a study about their fightings, the place where I live is liberated by the 11 /Royal Scots. Lots of Lads stayed with us and lie buried on our small military cemetery here. Every year in the Remembrance Week , I put some photographs of buried men at their headstones. It's a way of giving the graves an idendity, in this way the cemetery becomes a "living " cemetery. I don't have much photographs in my collection maybe twenty, but I hope to find more.
I'm afraid I don't know how I can help the forum since you work on the memorials in Scotland, my apologies for that. Also apologies for my English, As a non-native speaker I will write a lot of mistakes, please forgive me Embarassed Now allow me to walk through your pages and enjoy your forum.
In the mean time, kind regards from Flanders,
Jef
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David McNay
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Joined: 14 Dec 2006
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Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jef,

Your English is much better than my Flemish. Welcome to the forum, glad to have you here.

Regards,

David
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DerekR
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Joined: 19 Dec 2006
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Location: Hawick, Scotland

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Jef,

Where do you live?

Last week I was visiting the small cemeteries at Dadizele and Kezelberg to visit the graves of some of my boys who fell there in 1918.
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scorpion



Joined: 24 Jul 2011
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Location: SW Flanders

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
Welcome Jef,

Where do you live?

Last week I was visiting the small cemeteries at Dadizele and Kezelberg to visit the graves of some of my boys who fell there in 1918.


Hello Derek,
I live more south.... between the rivers Lys and Scheldt. As far as I'm concerned this area is stephmotherly treated by British historians. Their books are telling stories about the advance to victory which began on 29 september 1918, most of their stories ends around 14 October 1918 when the Lads captured the Flandern II and I Stellung.... in the area of Dadizele. But the war wasn't finished yet. Three VC were won in the last week of October 1918 between Lys and Scheldt. The only info about this area is to find in Regimental histories and War diaries. Thank God.
If you follow the trail of the Scots south , it brings you in Ledeghem MC, Moorsele MC, Courtrai MC extention, Harlebeke New British MC, Vichte MC ( I'm a neighbour of this cemetery), Ingoyghem MC, Heestert MC and the many graves in communal cemeteries. Scotland lost here a generation.
kind regards from Flanders,
Jef
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DerekR
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jef,

It is a small world.

I also visited Vichte last week - I must have passed your house as I could not find the cemetery. Shocked
It took me an hour to find it despite having a sat-nav in the car. It is not well signposted.
I was visiting the grave of Alfred Morrow of the Border Regiment.


Two of my boys are buried at Harlebeke:

James McIntosh, 5th Bn. Cameron Highlanders and David Pringle, 12th Bn. Royal Scots.
I did not have the time to visit their graves last week due to not being able to find Vichte MC.
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scorpion



Joined: 24 Jul 2011
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Location: SW Flanders

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
Jef,

It is a small world.

I also visited Vichte last week - I must have passed your house as I could not find the cemetery. Shocked
It took me an hour to find it despite having a sat-nav in the car. It is not well signposted.
I was visiting the grave of Alfred Morrow of the Border Regiment.


Two of my boys are buried at Harlebeke:

James McIntosh, 5th Bn. Cameron Highlanders and David Pringle, 12th Bn. Royal Scots.
I did not have the time to visit their graves last week due to not being able to find Vichte MC.





NNNNOOOOOOO Shocked There are signposts at the main trafficlights also on the second street on your left, then the first right, makes three.
By the way: do you have some info about Pte. A. Morrow.... maybe a photograph??? Harlebeke is larger isn' it. In fact it's more a concentration cemetery. There are graves from 1914 till the very end.
I hope you visited the grave of Lt David Stuart McGregor VC in the communal cemetery of Stasegem. If not, I'm always prepared to take a photograph for you.
kind regards from Flanders, Very Happy
Jef
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spoons



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum. It's great to see people around the world doing their bit to remember the loss of all these men.

\Paul
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dhubthaigh
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Joined: 19 Dec 2006
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Location: Blairgowrie, Perthshire

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jef,

Enjoy the project.
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apanderson
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Joined: 21 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Jef,

Welcome from me too.

Let's hope we can be of help to each other.

Anne
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Keptie



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Location: near Arbroath Angus

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: from flanders Reply with quote

Hi Jef

Welcome to the website and to the sister website Scottish War Graves project too.

We have friends who live in Wingene Belgium and I met them in 2008 at a war memorial near Dingwall and since then they have visited us here in Angus each June and I give them a tour around this area showing them historical and military locations and war graves in Angus & Perthshire !

I have a friend , Eddy Lambrecht who lives in Belgium and who published yet another great War book this time on the Airmen who fought over Flanders and one chapter covers my namesake Uncle's flying service in the Somme with 18 Sqn RFC & RAF until his serious wounding on 27June 1918 . Lt PW Anderson , Black Watch , &RFC RAF died of wounds back in Arbroath scotland on 2 Nov 1921 . Eddy's latest book "ZIJ VIELEN UIT DE HEMEL " is only published in FLEMISH and is sold in the Ypres book shop I hear . Would have been better published in both English like his previous books !

welcome aboard Jef..

patrick w anderson

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scorpion wrote:

NNNNOOOOOOO Shocked There are signposts at the main trafficlights also on the second street on your left, then the first right, makes three.
By the way: do you have some info about Pte. A. Morrow.... maybe a photograph???


Jef,
I saw NO signs anywhere. I even managed to arrive at the rear of the cemetery. Rolling Eyes

I do not have a photograph of Alfred Morrow I am sorry to say.
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scorpion



Joined: 24 Jul 2011
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Location: SW Flanders

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone,
Thank you so much for your warm welcome.
@Keptie.... I heard a lot of Eddy, once I have been mailing with him because he has a great collection of photographs. I know he is also a member of the Belgian WFA, like me ( I'm also in the British WFA), but I don't know him personally. Scottish War graves, is that another forum?
@Derek, Think you have used a GPS. When you got off the motorway, or when you came from Harlebeke the GPS has leaded you the shortest way. You went right at the first trafficlights, then left and after about 1Km you're at the railway crossing at the backside of the cemetery. You should had driven to Vichte crossroads, there you see the first marker. Did you visit Ingoyghem too?
Again thank everyone for your warm welcome.
Jef
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