In Lucknow, as in other parts of the world, graves mean little to some people, but a search on the internet proves otherwise! What one will find on this blog isn't even 'a drop in the vast ocean' of tears that would have been shed if it were possible to calculate. The names, the sad poetry, quotes and expression of grief of the loved ones all being ground to dust.
"...We always say that the history of a parish is in its graveyards..." Passage West (from a blog and book by Jim Murphy)
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Matilda Helsham died 1866
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MATILDA, WIFE OF CAPTAIN HENRY HELSHAM 2ND BATTALION 25TH KING'S OWN BORDERS AND DAUGHTER OF PAYMASTER FORLONG OF THE SAME REGIMENT, WHO DIED AT NEWERA ELLIA 24TH JUNE 1866 AGED 21 YEARS * *** IN LOVING MEMORY OF FLORENCE BELOVED WIFE OF JAMES HALL WHO DIED AT GUILDFORD XXXXX