My great uncle Captain James E. Risher was my mother's mother's brother. I am honored to be named after him. Uncle Jimmy made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom on August 13, 1944 (three days after my mother's first birthday). My grandmother was so proud of her brother. My grandmother loved Uncle Jimmy and use to tell us great stories from their childhood. She missed and honored Uncle Jimmy until her passing in April 2001. They are truly the "Greatest Generation."
Here's to your dog tags Uncle Son. Mum loves you and has very fond memories of you. Ian and I hope you did not suffer too much in the corn field at the Chateau. (sorry couldnt resist attaching the image! haha!) You survived Dunkirk by the seat of your pants (shame about ditchin the swag bag eh!) to come home to stay with your loving sister (our granma god bless her) only to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Am sure we would have had lots of fun and perhaps you could have kept sister Lily on the straight and narrow too! I know you both were very close. Anyway god bless you! love from your great niece xxx
Stanley Turner was my Grandfather who was killed in action on 18th July 1944. He left behind a daughter, whom he never got to see grow up and a wife, Elizabeth. I visited his grave for the first time in 2015 and will be returning this year (2016). This website and all the volunteers who maintain it are a credit to these fallen heroes.
72 years ago today Uncle Lionel, you and your comrades were buried in the cornfield where you died . So very, very sad.
72 year's have passed we still remember you your sons grandchildren and great grand children.
I'll be taking a rose to the war memorial today, but I don't need a special day to remember you. You are always in my thoughts. My dear father who was killed before I could get to know him.
Grateful thanks. Your sacrifice was not in vain.
Remembering you today Uncle Bob..RIP xx
Another year comes to pass Great Uncle Harry I shall visit again one day, this time with my Son. You shall not be forgotten Rest in Peace, thank you for your sacrifice
Thankyou for the life of Tom Morrow
My Father was best friend of Robert W. Snell. They landed on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944. Robert W. Snell was KIA June 11, 1944.
Jim Farnham R.I.P grandad gone but never forgotten.
Gd lougher. Trooper 14605792. My great great uncle, never got to meet you, but heard many a story from my gran, your sister Alice. Such a brave thing you did. God bless xx
My fallen grandfather, Trevor Edward Ashcroft, RIP, a brave man among many,never met but never forgotten.