One of our hard-working volunteer submitters, Amy, just received this kind note -
I want to thank you for posting a photograph of the grave of 1579222 L.A.C.Ernest Hartland.
I am still not sure how I arrived at the website but finding this photograph brought back many memories.
In 1942 my sister and I were evacuees in Tenbury Wells , Worcestershire, England. We were from Birmingham Warwickshire. My sister had been there since 1939 and I joined her in 1941.
Ernie was the only son of two of the most wonderful people we have ever known. He was at University and although I probably met him only a couple of times, I still have his photograph. His death was a terrible blow to “Aunty” and Uncle” especially as he was still in training. It seemed to them that it was such a waste.
I am 78 now and I can still remember the agony they felt, the postman called while my sister and I were the only ones at home and even then we understood the meaning of the small envelope he put into my sister’s hand.
Both his parents have died many years ago but my sister and I will never forget any of them.
R*** C*****Sydney Australia
A great note to receive and especially touching as Remembrance Day approaches.