Old 08-29-2017, 12:01 PM   #11
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Kate, I know that hopefully your getting help. But I just checked the trains from Amsterdam to Nijmegan and a return ticket is onl $33 Cdn to $55 Cdn (depending on class).

So you should be able to travel their quite economically. And then possible some short cabs from the train station to the Cemetary.

Just thought I'd post this, but your probably on top of it already.

I do wish you a great trip

https://www.raileurope.ca/en/canada/...nY=0&nC=0&nS=0
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:48 PM   #12
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Kate, I know that hopefully your getting help. But I just checked the trains from Amsterdam to Nijmegan and a return ticket is onl $33 Cdn to $55 Cdn (depending on class).

So you should be able to travel their quite economically. And then possible some short cabs from the train station to the Cemetary.

Just thought I'd post this, but your probably on top of it already.

I do wish you a great trip

https://www.raileurope.ca/en/canada/...nY=0&nC=0&nS=0


Thanks Temujin. First thing I did when I realized the getting there just got more challenging was check out the fastest and safest way to get where I wanted to and it was by train. Got all the info ready to use prn.
Heard from Janie's contact Jan and your friend Rob and both offering help. Interestingly it seems each are near the two spots I want to explore more.
I have contacts there now which in itself is wonderful.
Getting more and more excited 15 days till take off!
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:02 PM   #13
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On another issue but related to visiting War cemetery's in Europe hope you can go to your magic data bag and find this for me.
There was a man named Sidney Coull from Grand Cascapedia, my neck of the world, who enlisted in October 1915-#793109 132nd. Batt.- survived the whole war to come home and "sire" 3 sons each named for Battlefields/areas he fought at,Arras, Granville and Holland. All 3 went on to fight in WW2. Holland unfortunately was killed. I have no military data on him and no family remaining in the area to ask. All I know was that he was killed in the ETO. I would like to visit his grave if it turns out he was killed and buried in one of the cemetery's I will be visiting.
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:31 PM   #14
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Default Leslie Holland Coull

I think this is likely to be the chap:

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COULL, LESLIE HOLLAND
Lance Corporal
H/40974
07/06/1944

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, R.C.I.C.
Canadian
V. G. 11.
BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, REVIERS
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...SLIE%20HOLLAND

Summary of details from Service Record:

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Name: Leslie Holland Coull
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1919
Birth Place: Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Residence Place: Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada
Death Date: 7 Jun 1944
Service Number: H40974
Force: Army
Regiment: Royal Winnipeg Rifles, R.C.I.C.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Next of Kin: Lizzie Coull
Relationship: Mother
http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/ss...iv=1&ml_rpos=1

According to the death certificate within those records he died in the orchard of Mr Guddeville Normandy Gray Sur Mer on 6 June 1944.

Mark

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Old 09-04-2017, 02:40 PM   #15
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There were three brothers (age at the time of Leslie's enlistment):

Randolph Arras Coull (22) serving with Canadian Field Ambulance
Granville Coull (19) Prince George, B.C.
Verdon (Verdun?) Kirt Coull (11) Grand Cascapedia

Three sisters (age at the time of Leslie's enlistment):
Mrs Al Jennings (28) Toronto, Ontario
Betty Christina Coull (16) Grand Cascapedia
Elsie Shirley Coull (13) Grand Cascapedia

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Old 09-04-2017, 04:31 PM   #16
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Thank you thank you thank you Mark. You filled in,not just one, but many military holes for me and I know which family member to approach now.
I am on my way to Normandy and Beny-sur-Mer so now I can thank Holland personally!
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:37 PM   #17
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Happy to have been able to help.

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Old 09-04-2017, 06:24 PM   #18
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Thanks Temujin. First thing I did when I realized the getting there just got more challenging was check out the fastest and safest way to get where I wanted to and it was by train. Got all the info ready to use prn.
Heard from Janie's contact Jan and your friend Rob and both offering help. Interestingly it seems each are near the two spots I want to explore more.
I have contacts there now which in itself is wonderful.
Getting more and more excited 15 days till take off!
Excellent Kate, I'm glad you have plenty of resources to help. I see Mark's already helped you on your questions.......so I can go have a rest

Have a great trip and enjoy.

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