Thursday, 28 March 2019

Died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme

Pte Charles Silvester Greasby, 19th (3rd Salford Pals) Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers died on the First Day of the Somme when most of the Salford Pals were wiped out. On Jul 29, Bn was transferred to GHQ and converted to a Pioneer Bn, Charles is listed on the Thiepval Memorial. Weaste Cemetery, Salford:







Drowned in a claypit

John Edward Campbell visited a claypit, clambered on a raft and fell in. Despite the efforts of another child, he drowned. Three nearby adults declined to assist. Weaste Cemetery, Salford:





Clasped Hands Grave Art

Until We Meet Again - Rosetta Anderson died in 1912 and is buried at Weaste Cemetery, Salford:







Six young children listed

Six dead children are remembered on the gravestone of John and Sarah Potts plus a son and daughter who lived to old age. Weaste Cemetery:







Monday, 25 March 2019

George West died of his injuries after colliding with another cyclist - Knaresborough Cemetery, North Yorkshire:







A Showman's grave at Knaresborough Cemetery:


God is Love

God is Love - Knaresborough Cemetery:



Crimean Veteran dies in 1916

Crimean Veteran Daniel Newman, late Sergeant 28th Regiment of Foot died at Knaresborough in 1916 aged 82 years. He is buried in Knaresborough Cemetery:




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