Thomas’ Grave

August 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

After I found the location of Thomas’ grave in Kilmarnock Cemetery on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website, I found that I could order pictures of his monument from The War Graves Photographic Project. In a short time, I received three 5 x 7 color photos of his grave and its place in the cemetery.

Thomas Hall’s Grave in Kilmarnock Cemetery, Scotland

The second picture was a close up of the monument inscription. This inscription did tell me that Thomas was in the army for 21 years, so he must have enlisted as a private in the Highland Light Infantry in 1886 when he was twenty years old.

Inscription on top part of Thomas’ monument

The third picture was of a road in the cemetery which I assume is in the section where Thomas is buried, although I can’t pick out his monument.

Kilmarnock Cemetery

The most touching part of the monument is the inscription Sarah chose for the bottom part. It is in smaller print, but I was able to transcribe it by enlarging just that part of the picture.

I will cherish his name in my pensive thoughts,

And his memory a treasure will be,

And for me he will wait at the golden gate

By the side of the glassy sea.

I am so glad I have these pictures. They add a loving, personal touch to the lives of ancestors I knew only as names, dates, and places.

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