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Pte.H. Pearson KRR grave photo 10 months 6 days ago #74481

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niccoleman wrote: This is strange as the dates do not match. Presume this is another Pte. H Pearson.
His number is 8058 if anyone has access to the records.
Unfortunately these photos, taken by Grandfather James B Coleman CMG, doctor with The Irish Hospital, are very small and poor quality so the small writing is indecipherable
Why he took this particular photo of a lone grave is anyone's guess, but it is moving and " a corner of a foreign land" springs to mind..
It would have been nice to pass it on to a descendant.

No, they're the same man. Why the dates are different I don't know. Perhaps the cross was put up quite some time after his death and the correct date had been forgotten, or the date from the camp is wrong and that on the cross is correct.

Pearson H E 8058 Rifleman 1st Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - enteric fever 17 Mar 1900
Place: Waterval POW Camp
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt King's Royal Rifle Corps

I assume his grave was in the immediate vicinity of Waterval Camp. Anyone know if he was reburied in a cemetery?

Thank you for posting it, Nick. Hopefully, there'll be further responses to this, and it's always possible that a descendant of his will find this one day.

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