About Me

Winter Hill ,Horwich, UK
About Me Jake ,I am 11 years old and have Autism. This Blog is about what I can do not what I cannot,sometimes people think I cannot because I have autism ,this blog is about challenging that!I have lots of special interests, in particular running, exploring and this blog shows a small amount of what I get up to! Please be careful as some of activities I do may look easy are not , I know Winter Hill very well I can get off safely and know what to do when the weather closes in ,to keep myself safe I use high performance clothing and footwear,waterproof/ breathable/reflective/thermal layers. in layers so I keep warm and dry , I take my safety seriously and I always take care when out exploring. My dad is very experienced on the fells he is teaching me how to keep safe.I can use a map and compass, the hills can be windy , very cold, be wet , misty and boggy. STAY SAFE! check out under my link's for advice on safety from Bowland and Pennine Mountain rescue. Try my Winter Hill Challenge

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren , West-Vlaanderen Belgium -John Thomas McQue's resting place

this is about the visit to Great ,Great Granddads memorial 
we laid poppy's in November in England
Me walking with Mum ,Evie and Leo towards the Memorial ,

Helen Fairchild was a nurse in the first world war who died but is buried elsewhere, she served in clearing stations near the Cemetery

update re the Neice of Helen who contacted Jake 

see section re Belgian Schoolchildren Learn
About America's Sacrifices in an Earlier Time
a person called Luc Inion passed Jakes details onto Nelle Fairchild Rote

Jakes Dad

The gate posts -this one has the first world war date  on it

This one has the second world war date on it 
a book that contains all the details for the Cemetery 
towards the front of the cemetery 
This is my Great ,Great Granddads gravestone

Grave/Memorial Reference:XV. F. 14.

image above taken from the web site 
Me and  Evie 

A Chinese grave  

A person whose name is not known


  1. You are a fine young man to care so much about our warriors and the women nurses who eased their suffering. I am so proud of you. Please keep up the good writing and photography. My friend Luc Inion grew up on the farm where Dozinghem Cemetery is located. He saw your blog and forwarded it to me. I am the niece of Nurse Helen Fairchild you had in your story. I am 82, and two years ago my daughter took me to visit Dozinghem and to meet Luc and his fine family.
    Your story made me cry tears of joy to know that a boy like you appreciated her.
    Nelle Fairchild Rote In USA

  2. Thank you for your comments , the Cemetery is very peaceful and very well looked after, I wrote this Blog entry to show my Nana where Her Grandfather was buried , I came across the Plaque for your Niece Helen and was very interested in learning more about her story. Thank you for taking the time to write my dad helped me write this response Jake and Jakes Dad