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p.risboy

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Hi all,

Took this photo of my Gt.Uncles gravestone, when on my trip to England last month.

Frederick & John Stevens. Died in WW1.

They had two other brothers who were in WW1. Herbert survived and Thomas died a year after the war, from the effects of war so he wasn't recognised as War victim.

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The stone is deteriorating from the bottom up, and Johns details will soon be gone:(

Steve.:)
 
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Hello Steve,

It's good that you managed to get a photo of it. I tried to get some of my ancestors while I was in Torryburn, Fife but it was almost impossible to read any of the headstones. I took some photos such as these:

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Is the second one the grave of a pirate.:confused: Or was the occupant diseased....!!!:2fun::2fun:

First one seems to depict scissors/shears, not sure what the other chap is holding,,,Tool box.??.

Great pics Dave.:)
 

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The first one is a bit over-exposed.

I was hoping someone could explain them to me. :D

The figure on the left in the first one looks female.

It looks like a tool box or chest in the second one.
 

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Torryburn relied solely(pardon the pun) on fishing in times gone past......my guess is that the skull and crossbones depict the poor souls lost at sea or the drowned bodies that were recovered and buried there......i have seen similar graves in a Portland(Dorset) churchyard.

Good photos.
 

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Hi all,

Took this photo of my Gt.Uncles gravestone, when on my trip to England last month.

Frederick & John Stevens. Died in WW1.


The stone is deteriorating from the bottom up, and Johns details will soon be gone:(

Steve.:)
Hi, if you email this man on this web site. http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk/index.htm He has war grave photos of POTIJZE CHATEAU WOOD CEMETERY in Belgium where John is buried and i know if he has the grave photo would be happy to send you a copy. There is no charge but i like to suggest that a smal donation to http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/ that way you will have a copy of his CWGC grave and you have contributed to a great cause.

 
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