Martin Nicholson's Cemetery Project

Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Staffordshire

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Some sections of the cemetery were closely packed while other areas were almost empty.

The percentage of war graves remembering female members of the Armed Forces is quite low.

The Star of David on a war grave shows that the deceased was a member of the Jewish faith.

Albert Henshall was "accidentally killed while at work".

Somebody still seems to be remembering baby Ann Rushton.

Martha's last words are reported on her grave stone.

"Niece" has been engraved as "neice".

A father and daughter who both died suddenly within a year of each other.

Four of the five children of James and Harriet died before reaching their teens.

Joseph Talbot was a Salvation Army Bandmaster.

The first memorial we have seen with an astrological theme.

A particularly ornate grave complete with a praying angel.

"The end of the road".

Aged 101.

Harry Degg was an Organist, Entertainer and Churchman.

"A cricket lover - clean bowled for ever"

William Bird was "drowned on exercise" while serving as a Junior Private with R.E.M.E.

James Ecclestone died "as the result of a bombing accident" in 1917.

C. L. Calvert was the first Librarian of the Stafford Free Library.

William Chidley was Deputy Governor of H.M. Prison, Stafford.

John Adams was Chief Superintendent of the Staffordshire County Constabulary.

Died "after a painful illness" aged 6.

James Packman was Cook at the County Prison, Stafford.

How many people do you know called "Xenophon"?

John Bruce was House Joiner at the County Asylum.

Aged 100.

Eleanor, the wife of Thistlewaite Houlden, was born on Primrose Day 1867.

A memorial to people who perished in the fire at the Stafford Union Workhouse

Ivy Roster and Fred Parker both died as a result of the same accident. They were aged 21 and 20 respectively.

Although many of the war graves had been maintained to a high standard these two had clearly been overlooked.

Claire Christine Nicholson and Martin Piers Nicholson - Ticklerton (Shropshire) and Daventry (Northhamptonshire), United Kingdom.

This page was last updated on July 21st 2015.