Thursday, 23 August 2012

Peter Finlayson and family

Behind this beautifully carved stone lies a family tragedy of two children who died very young, one while fighting in the First World War. Here is the text:

Erected by Peter Finlayson
in loving memory
Helen Agnes
his daughter who died 8th Nov.
1912 aged 23 years
also Peter his son
who was killed in France 18th Nov
1916 aged 22 years
also the above
Peter Finlayson
who died 1st Feb 1934
aged 82 years
also his wife
Catherine Mitchell
who died 4th April 1939
aged 82 years
also Archibald his son
husband of Isabella Whitecross
who died 30th March 1940
aged 61 years.

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