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Offline GuyMassey

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When did my grandparent's visit Belgium?
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:33 GMT (UK) »
My grandparents Ronald and Therese Massey lived in Surrey after WW1 and visited the Ypres area at some point in the 1920's. This would I think have been a pilgrimage as Ronald's younger brother Kenneth was killed at Passhendaele on 29th October 1917. Is there any record existing that would date their visit? I have tried passenger lists but with no success.
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Re: When did my grandparent's visit Belgium?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps the Royal Britisb Legion can help you.

I found this on their website:-

"Remembrance Travel has been arranging visits to battlefields, war cemeteries and memorials since 1927. Everyone is welcome to join our tours, whether that be an ex-service veteran, or a family wishing to do more research into their past."

http://www.remembrancetravel.org.uk/about-us
Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy
MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell
Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie
Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell
Perthshire: Brown Ferguson
Wales: McCarthy, Thomas
England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells
Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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Re: When did my grandparent's visit Belgium?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 19:15 GMT (UK) »
I don't think that there are any passengers list for Channel crossings, so I doubt if there will be any records I'm afraid.
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Re: When did my grandparent's visit Belgium?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 20:27 GMT (UK) »
A long shot but there might have been an item in a local newspaper or something like a parish magazine.
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Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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