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Posted: 10 October 2015

Dorit and Peter Heidemann is looking for Marine A.J.Callow

Last seen: Near Calais 1942

Dorit and Peter Heidemann ( Berlin ) are looking for family and friends of Marine A.J.Callow . He passed away 19 AUGUST 1942, presumable during " Operation Jubilee " . Till now we wrote the following text to the Royal British Legion and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Berlin, 21 September 2015 Dear Sirs or Mesdames, my wife ( German ) and I ( Dutch ) live in Berlin and spend since more than 10 years six weeks each summer with a friend in Sangatte, about 7 km south of Calais, France . Some years ago we noticed on the cemetery of the nearby located village of Escalles the grave of A.J.Callow : PLY/X 3413 MARINE A.J.CALLOW ROYAL MARINES NO.40 R.M. COMMANDO 19TH AUGUST 1942 AGE 22 It is the only grave of an allied soldier of the second world war on this cemetary . In the summer of 2014 we felt like improving the look of the grave. This summer we noticed, there had been visitors because of a new remembrance cross with a poppy. Now we are not sure anymore, whether our activities are welcome by the family . Is it possible for you to find out whether there are family members ? If there are could you please send a copy of this letter to them so they have the possibility to contact us: Dorit and Peter Heidemann, Hugo-Heimann-Strasse 3, 12353 Berlin, Germany . e-Mail : nederlandse.avond@berlin.de Thank you very much for your help . With kind regards Dorit and Peter Heidemann Would you eventually know, who may have left the poppy cross at the grave last time ? Many years ago we noticed an other poppy cross on the grave with the following text : REMEMBRANCE FROM Sedlesmaker ( ... we could not read properly the last five letters ... ) E.Sussex ROYAL BRITISH LEGION We transmitted to both organisations this picture of the grave . CWGC informed us about the parents of Marine A.J.Callow : Alfred and Eliza Callow of Palmers Green Middlesex . The Royal British Legion suggested us to make use of their search facility .

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