SU8322 : CWGC grave in Trotton Churchyard

taken 3 years ago, near to Trotton, West Sussex, Great Britain

CWGC grave in Trotton Churchyard
CWGC grave in Trotton Churchyard
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CWGC gravestone
These gravestones are all of a uniform size- an admiral's is the same as a seaman's. While most are Portland Stone, other materials such as granite are sometimes used. Although the vast majority are for service personnel, civilians killed in the service of their country are also commemorated. At the top of the stone is a crest. Below this are individual details: for example name, rank, decorations, regiment, death date and age at death. A religious icon may be placed beneath these; and below that an approved text of up to 66 letters. Visitors are often puzzled that the number of CWGC graves they can see does not tally with the number shown on the web site - this is because some families chose to have their own size and shape of tombstone.
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SU8322, 119 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8361 2247 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.7337N 0:48.5978W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8364 2247
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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