On Saturday afternoon we went on a guided walk around one our local Victorian cemeteries, organised by the Friends of Radnor Street Cemetery. About 33,000 Swindonians were buried there between 1881 and 1970, and 104 are war graves, making it a Commonwealth War Graves cemetery. This walk was one of the events organised as part of … Continue reading
Photo is taken by Greg and Cindy Thredgold, contributors to Find-a-Grave. A touching memorial from Samuel and Hannah’s children, the poem at the bottom of the stone reads: “They bravely crossed the ocean wide And here they slumber side by side This monumental marble stands. Loves tribute from their childrens hands When all the storms … Continue reading
William Huntingdon Carter was born in Thornton Hough, Cheshire, UK on 18 June 1843. His parents were Samuel Carter and Hannah Huntingdon. In 1862 the family emigrated to Utah from Liverpool, as Mormon Pioneers. He married Cordelia Lane in Salt Lake City on 15 October 1865. They lived in Springville, Utah, where William was a … Continue reading
My great-uncle, Charles Easter, Boy 1ST Class J33434 R.N., lost his life at the age of 17 in HMS Barham at the battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916. He was buried at sea. His brother was my paternal grandfather.
Not exactly a tombstone, but a memorial to the brave men of the Aldeburgh lifeboat, who lost their lives in 1899. My first cousin three times removed was Allan Arthur Easter, known as Jack. He survived the capsizing of the lifeboat, but died from his injuries a few weeks later aged only 28. A contemporary … Continue reading