An invitation to email me messages for placement on the graves of New Zealand casualties at five French cemeteries in the Somme and Nord departments in May 2015.
I am a Kiwi living in the United Kingdom. During May 2014 my partner Susan and I left a small token of remembrance on the graves of NZ casualties at Ration Farm and Maubeuge Sous Le Bois cemeteries.
During May 2015 we intend doing the same for the following cemeteries: Allery Communal; Heath Cemetery, Harbonniers; La Chappelette British Cemetery, Peronne; Villers- Faucon Communal, Busigny Communal and Honnechy British Cemetery.
For those who are unable to make a personal visit, for example due to age, illness or lack of funds to visit graves. I am willing to accept, by email, messages to be placed on the graves of the fallen. This may be the last chance that some New Zealand relatives of New Zealand casualties have to leave a personal message.
I am unable to do this for any other war graves but maybe the idea will encourage others to offer a similar opportunity for other sites.
Contact Alex Ballingall, [email protected]
Messages must be received by Monday 18th May 2015 (New Zealand time)
There is no cost involved for anyone taking up the offer.