A selection from more very kind
comments we have received:
"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for our
research and posting information on the casualties from the two wars. I was
so pleased and shocked to see a photograph of my great uncle (plus the family
resemblance) Thanks to the efforts of all concerned in the construction of
the web site, you are a credit!!!!!"
"Can I firstly say a big thank you, not only for the
interest you have already taken in my research but for also being so kind
and enthusiastic! It's so nice of you to offer so much helpful advice and to
take such an interest in what I am researching"
"I have to tell you, I had tears in my eyes when I
opened your envelope of information today – I wouldn’t be of a man if I
couldn’t tell you this would I?"
"Every time you have replied to an e-mail you have
answered in a very knowledge manner"
"Thank you so much for your very kind email and for
going to so much effort to try and help me find out more about my
grandfather, you really have gone to a lot of effort "
"The way his story has developed this week has left me
feeling quite stunned. …. All this has come from the funeral report and
the extra info it gave me. You've been a complete marvel, Maggie, the way
you've conjured all this up."
"I do wonder how you survive if you are as generous
with your time, knowledge and ideas with all your enquirers as you have been
with me over my enquiry. I'm very grateful!"
"You really have been an incredible partner on the
Walter Tull project, and I constantly mention the Dover War Memorial Project
to people and orgs. Your work deserves to be recognised "
"Can I just say a big big thank you for a wonderful day
at the centre in Dover and a great big well done for all your hard work,
and Simon as well"
"I would like to take this opportunity to say a very
big thank you for your letter re my brother’s name being placed on the
memorial. To say we are grateful would be an understatement. Be assured all
your time and effort has been very much appreciated by many people here, no
more than by my family. Once again thank you and say it has been a
pleasure to have met you. Most sincerely"
"May I take this opportunity to commend you for your
effort in having my father’s name along with those names of other Dovorians
onto their rightful place upon the Dover War Memorial. My brother also sends
his thanks and best wishes for your endeavours in making this happen."
"My mother is crying with joy that after 65 years her
brother's name is on the new plaque for the War Memorial."
"I have been very pleased to read the entry in the
memorial regarding him. ……I congratulate you on all the work you have put in
to produce such a fine record of those
who lost their lives in the two world
"I would like to thank you once again, on behalf of my
brother and me, for the hard work and time that must have been involved in
getting the dedication of the plaque under way. The time spent in visiting
all the relatives, collating all the details and the travelling alone must
have involved many hours. a big, BRAVO ZULU. (In naval signalese, a big
"May I say what a fantastic idea this website is and I
wish you every success in gathering information on all whose names are
inscribed on the Memorial. The website is a fitting tribute to those who
gave their lives in the service of their country, and a very poignant
reminder of the human cost to the families involved."
"I cannot thank you enough for the fantastic work you
are doing on the Dover War Memorial Project. You have taken something on
that is really big and you will succeed because you are the perfect people
for the job"
"I trust you will continue with your wonderful work
which, as a remembrance to the dead, does so much for the living."
The first Armistice Day Notice following the unveiling of the Memorial,
Cover from programme for Friendly Society Memorial Service at St Mary's 1926
Cover from programme for Salvation Army Remembrance Service, Town Hall, 1947