Cemetery Symbolism – Musician

Posted: August 28, 2014 in Cemetery Symbolism, Musicians
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This headstone in Fleetwood Cemetery marks the passing of a Salvation Army musician – Frederick William Atkinson – who died on April 23, 1919 aged 20 years. Under the Sally Anne badge, the mason has chisled out a cornet to mark the departed’s musicianship.

His headstone is inscribed with the following charming words:

“We cannot say and will not say.
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
He has wandered into an unknown land.”

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