Remembrance Day is getting closer, and poppies are starting to be displayed as we head towards the 11th. I saw two of the latest iterations of Remembrance in town yesterday.
And on Wednesday 10 October at 11am, a service was held at Tewkesbury Cemetery, to welcome Home Pte. Henry John Waylen who died of illness contracted during service in Salonika in 1917 but who has been laid in an unmarked grave ever since. I photographed his grave on 29 October.
The epitaph on the grave is a very special one..
“A GARDENER HE WAS WHO FOUGHT AND DIED
HE LIES IN THIS BED WITH POPPIES BY HIS SIDE”
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