Sunday, 16 September 2012

Joe



JOE





I remember going to Henley and passing an old tramp who lived along the Fairmile, who's home seemed to be in the hedge to me, on going home at night you could see his fire still smoldering. One day I noticed he had gone and the place he lived no more. I wondered what became of him till one day in Henley Cemetery I chanced on this grave.
I could not say if it was the same person who was an ex solder. He was befriended  by a Freemason who found him on Remenham hill and helped back to his tent, Joe found the guy and a long friendship ensued. After he died the Freemason organized paid for the funeral. The grave is just inside the gates of the old main entrance on Bix Hill and the grave points to the road. Rest in Peace Joe.

1 comment:

  1. what a wonderful gravestone. Lovely!

    Beneath Thy Feet

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