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Saturday 23 March 2013

Killed by Shell in France

Ever Loving
Memory of
Ernest Reynolds
Who was Killed by Shell
in France
December 13 ~ 1916
Aged 34 Years

'Nearer my God to Thee'
In Loving Remembrance

George E Reynolds was a Private in the 6th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment and he is buried in the Hamel Military Cemetery in Beaumont~Hamel in France.

The detail of the buds and broken stem with a fallen Flower are well detailed on this headstone. The buds are a reminder of the potential of a life cut tragically short and the broken stem depicts that ending. The flower in bloom shows us that the person reached adulthood, whereas a broken bud would often depict the loss of a child.  

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