Last year after the Unlock the Past Baltic cruise and conference I hired a car and drove across from Southampton to go ancestor chasing in some churchyards in Kent before flying home. Having a GPS is a necessity especially on your own to find some of the churches.
I came across this headstone in Hinxhill, Kent.
A lot of sadness for this family but a wonderful memorial stone.
George was one of 68 people killed in the terrible fires that hit Victoria in 1939 after two years of very dry conditions followed by the highest recorded temperature. A disaster waiting to happen and it did.
|The Australasian 21 January 1939|
|Argus 23 January 1941|