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William Warrender 19329

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:03 am
by Steve
Hi All
We are going to visit my G Granddad's final resting place, in Noeux Les Mines, on the 100th anniversary of his death and was also looking to maybe visit Dunkirk en-route. If any have done a similar thing, do you have any advice that might help us with the experience.

I have ordered copy medals that he was awarded (originals have been long time lost) so that I can get a picture of them on his grave stone. Don't know why, but feel it fitting.

Re: William Warrender 19329

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:47 pm
by gilbo139
Could be cold in Northern France in November......I did the same last year when I visited my Great Grandads grave on the was blowing a gale but luckily the rain held off pretty much. I took a small amount of earth from the grounds of his parish church in Worcester and mixed it in with the soil just in front of the headstone. There was hardly anyone else about, it was quite,re not far from Vimy ridge which is well worth a visit if you haven,t been before! Have a good trip!

Re: William Warrender 19329

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:05 am
by Steve
Thanks for the reply. I love the idea of taking a bit of English soil over with us. We may very well visit Vimmy Ridge, as it is so close to noeux les mines.