Tuesday, 15 May 2012

WWI gravestone in St George's

One of the newest graves at St George's church is this one on the edge of the burial ground.

The inscription reads:

1914 - 1918

Those honoured here died in the service of their country and lie buried in this churchyard

Private W.L.Ashton
Manchester Regiment 9.5.1916
Private J.Barber
Labour Corps 11.2.1919
Private H.Beeley
South Lancashire Regiment 18.3.1917
Private J.Middleton
South Lancashire Regiment 22.9.1916
Private E.Smith
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 14.7.1916
Colour Sergeant C.S.Apleton
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 16.8.1916

A closer view can be seen on Hyde Daily Photo.

A contribution to Taphophile Tragics.


  1. It really is on the edge. I wonder why on earth so?

  2. yes, its not the nicest location, it seems...


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