Finding Private Boland

December 2nd 2011.  Another beautiful day in Flanders fields.  Baldrick and myself have just returned from visiting the few remaining cemeteries in the Messines area that we haven’t had the opportunity to visit before.  Most of the photos we took today, along with many others, you will get to see sometime in 2012 (correction: 2013) when ‘A Tour of Messines’ comes to a computer near you, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak preview.


For Angela.

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6 Responses to Finding Private Boland

  1. Magic and Baldrick,
    Thank you so much for finding my site and then taking the time to visit my great-uncle Sidney’s grave- and take a photo. I was extremely moved and grateful when I saw your comment today. It is wonderful how the internet, and especially projects like yours are keeping the memories of these young men alive.
    I plan to read through your website to learn more, and will forward the link to others in the Boland family.

    Editorial update March 2014:

  2. Magicfingers says:

    Angela, you are most welcome. It was an honour to do so.

  3. Michael Boland says:

    That’s my uncle one of 3 brothers killed in ww1, 6 of brothers fought as well as a sister fron Cork Ireland

    • Magicfingers says:

      Hello Michael. Thanks for commenting – your uncle, Angela’s great uncle. Three out of six brothers is a heavy price.

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