Thursday, 11 September 2014

Died of Wounds

Of all the gravestones in Sheffield (Norton) Cemetery, the example marking the grave of Private Arthur Hebblethwaite is probably the most impressive. The son of John and Lucy Hebblethwaite, he was married to Ada Beatrice Hebblethwaite of 2 Moor View, View Road, Heeley, Sheffield.

Arthur was serving with the York and Lancaster Regiment at the Battle of the Aisne in September 1914. He was badly wounded on 21 September and evacuated to England. He died of his wounds at Netley Military Hospital, Southampton on 29 October 1914 aged 30 years.

A photography of Arthur can be viewed HERE and details of the hospital HERE.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Grieving Angel

This grieving angel can be found in Stockport Cemetery. It commemorates Arthur Dutton who died in 1926. Here are a selection of views:

St Wilfrid's 5

Again more angels are on display. The wonderful symbolism on display inside St Wilfrids left me speechless. Such beautiful work.

St Wilfrid's 4

Higher up the facade of St Wilfrid's church is more fabulous art works. Wonderful!

Welcome to the Graveyard Detective

An illustrated look at the World of Graveyards and Cemeteries. There are many Stories behind the Stones that Stand in them. Who knows what we might find?


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