Each month I receive a newsletter from Lost Cousins and the latest one arrived in my inbox today. Reading through it I saw a link to the War Graves Photographic Project and I took a look at it. My great uncle John Northcote Marshall died in France in the September before the first world war ended and so I typed in his name. There he was:
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery Windy Corner Cuinchy
Area: Pas De Calais
Official Number: 37616
Unit: 8th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment.
6th September 1918. Age 36. Son of John Pyke Marshall and Mary Marshall. VIII. H. 18
These details were nothing new as I'd found him on the CWGC site but this time there was a gravestone accompanying it. For £3.50 I ordered a photo of his gravestone and it arrived this evening.
I admit I shed a tear when I received it.