I have always been interested in the life of the uncle I was named after, Cathel Sutherland Melville, Lance Sergeant Scots Guards, who was killed in action on 6th April 1945. Along with my family I visited his grave in Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg 70 years to the day after his death. It is a lovely spot and it was a moving experience. However, I have a major question about his place of death. He is recorded on my mother's gravestone as dying at Backum while much fierce fighting took place around the 6th April at Lingen and the very close by settlement of Baccum. Baccum is approximately 50 miles from Sage while Backum is as far away again and I am uncertain as to where he actually died. There are other small errors on family memorials so I cannot make up my mind regarding the place of death. I have a photograph of his temporary grave but the correspondence received by his widow at the time of death does not say where this was. Incidentally, his wife and son are both now deceased and I was responsible for arranging their funerals. I would really like to clear up the matter of place of death and wondered if anyone could tell me where soldiers buried in Sage mainly came from, if he could have been taken all the way from Backum or more likely from Baccum and where the temporary grave was located. Any other information about the cemeteries in question would be very much appreciated.