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161st CEF Huron county my great grandfather Killed in Action sad note home

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A photo of my great grandfather Pte Fredrick William Stokes of Goderich Ontario enlisted with the 161st CEF killed in action Sept 27th 1918 Cambrai Road buried at the commonwealth cemetery Sans le Marquion. A short note he wrote to my grandmother that he folded around some cards he sent her

Bill

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Bill,

Have you ever managed to visit his grave?

France must have been near impossible for most families of fallen Brits to visit back in the day, let alone families from Canada, SA, India, Australia and NZ.

Tony

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No Tony no one in my family has my grandmother ( his daughter) was in England in the 1970's but she got very sick and had to cut her trip short (she was going to go see his grave on a two day trip to France ) a women out of the blue several years ago sent me a photo of his grave very very nice of her to go out of her way to do that unfortunately my grandmother died before then

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