Tuesday, 9 October 2018

MURDER - SUICIDE

Driver Ernest Earnshaw and his wife Amy Ethel were found dead in their lodging. Inquest verdict - Earnshaw murdered his wife and then committed suicide while his mind was deranged due to jealousy. Newton-le-Willows Cemetery:





RAILWAY ENGINEER'S GRAVE 1842

The spectacular burial slab of Peers Naylor, - Engineer at St Peter's, Newton-le-Willow. He died in 1842. His Epitaph is recorded in the Notes and Queries column in the Derbyshire Courier Jan 17, 1874:





HEAD OF DEAD BIRD

My favourite image from Newton-le-Willows Cemetery - the remains of a bird lying among the leaves on a grave. Monochrome is best, I think:



DIED OF ENTERIC FEVER

Cpl Bugler George Henshaw, 1st Vounteer. Bn, Manchester Regiment caught enteric fever in South Africa. Sent home. Spent months at Netley Hospital but never recovered. Died at Manchester Infirmary, after fourth Operation August 1902. Peel Green Cemetery




PIGEON ON HEAD

Oh the indignity of a having a pigeon sat on my head - Sheffield Burngreave Cemetery Chapel:


KILLED BY FALLING STONE

Struck on the head by a large stone - Fred Keen is buried at Sheffield City Road Cemetery.








KILLED IN MOTOR ACCIDENT

Pte Harold Boucher, 16th Bn Tank Corps is buried Unicorn Cemetery, Vend'Huile. Several comrades who died same day are buried close-by, marked by 1 regimental cross with their names. Boucher buried separately. Brother Tom died in horrific motor accident - Sheffield City Road Cem.




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