Tour page 3

As you walk along the broad path, do read some of the inscriptions. In some cases, just bare details of the deceased, in others almost a family history. However there are few indicators of what people did. You will find a number of priests, some soldiers (both career and called up for the war) and also a surgeon, a couple of vets, an innkeeper or two.

To your left, just after the cross path, is a kerbstone grave dedicated to the Rushworth family including Private Arthur Rushworth of the West Yorkshire regiment.

A little further, and to your right, is a headstone for Thomas Cox, a Headmaster of Heath Grammar School. On the opposite side of the path are two interesting headstones, the first to the Newsome family who lost 2 sons in WW1 (Frank Newsome, Northumberland Fusiliers who died in Ypres and brother Charlie, Royal Field Artillery who died in Picardie),  and a little further along shows an unusual combination of names for the young child, Sharp Shooter; you can see several examples of the first name representing another family's surname.

 

Further in towards the middle of the area to the right, Lance Corporal Fred Booth, Duke of Wellington, machine gunner. 

 

 

As you come to the corner, you will begin Tour 4.

 

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