Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sergeant Grinstead

Gravestone, St Mary de Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea. Reading the inscription, I suspect the 'l' and 'f' in the word 'left' on the penultimate line were accidentally transposed and the word should have read 'felt'.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

5 comments:

Nicola Carpenter said...

Lovely picture. I love the snail trails were they have been eating the algae of the stone.

Beneath Thy Feet

hamilton said...

and also interesting is the use of the word 'obit' for 'died'

Julie said...

Originally, I read him to be 11 ... until I got to the respect in which he was held in the community. It is such a starkly simple tablet of stone, isn't it? I Am gathering that he had no family of note ... which is always sobering to read.

CaT said...

that is a nice text to put on someone's stone.
funny they indeed probably mistakenly wrote left instead of felt... probably at that time there was not yet a customer service for complaints.. :)

VioletSky said...

at least he had some considerate friends to erect this memorial.