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Sunday 11 November 2012

Lest we Forget

Made to honour my great Uncle...
The soldier was my Granny's brother who died during the First World War. He is buried at Grave 330 Sedan (St Charles) Communal Cemetery, Ardennes, France. My eldest son took a detour by the cemetery when he set off on the Mongol Rally earlier this year and took some photographs for me to add to the family tree. We believe he is the first family member to ever visit the grave. The quotes were made by him when he uploaded his photos to Facebook.

The kit was a freebie called Poppies which I found on the Daisytrail forum by a member called Bloggs and the layout was produced in Craft Artist.

In Flanders Field
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. 


  1. Carol, what a lovely page to put in your scrapbook. I see you have used my favourite Poem by John McCrae too, I used to hear my father recite it on Remembrance Sunday.
    We shall never forget them ......

    Hugs Rita xx

  2. The layout looks fantastic. Glad your son got to find the grave and take this special photo of your great uncle's headstone.
    Hugs, Sandy

  3. Fabulous lo. Love the poem. Thanks for sharing at sparkle and glitter

  4. What a beautiful layout Carol and what a keepsake to have. So so personal and will mean a lot to the whole family. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  5. A very beautiful layout Carol and I am sure this will be treasured for many years to come.

    Linda xxx

  6. Beautiful layout and peom Carol well done thank you for joining us for our POPPIES Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs Hugs Elaine

  7. Thank you Carol for sharing this and what a lovely poem too! x

  8. Such a special layout....it's beautiful!
    Hugs Jo x

  9. This is a lovely layout Carol, a wonderful way to remember and honour your great Uncle.

  10. This is a special way to remember both your great uncle and you son's visit! It's lovely! Thank you for joining us in the Sparkle and Glitter challenge this week!

  11. Thank you for sharing your beautiful layout with us at lasting memories

  12. gorgeous creation, lovely
    thanks for joining the sparkle and glitter challenge this week

  13. How PERFECT this remembrance LO is! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

  14. This is lovely.Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments. And good luck.

    Caz xx CSD DT

  15. This is beautiful Carol! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments! Laura x

  16. Very beautiful tribute to your great uncle.. And very special for your son to visit his site... :)
    Thanks for joining us this week at Lasting Memories..
    Toni - LMDT

  17. Very special tribute, Carol. This is beautiful and thank you for sharing. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

  18. Your layout is lovely thank you for sharing it with us at Deliciis Doodles
    Hugs xxx

  19. This is beautiful Carol. i am sure he is very proud of you. Thanks for playing with us at Sparkles and Glitter.
    Hugs Nataliya

  20. really cool layout, thanks for joining Simply Create!!!


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