John Ferguson – Inscription

Birth: Unknown

 

Died: December 12th 1917

 

Place of Death: Commercial Street Middleton

 

Interred: West Hartlepool Cemetery, which now forms part of North Cemetery

 

Date of Interment: 15th December 1917

 

Burial Plot: South East 868 E*C (E=Plot Area. *C Denotes Consecrated Ground North Side of the upper smaller path)

 

Headstone: A partial headstone still exists, but removed. It now lines the main upper path with many others embedded in the tarmac

 

Position along the path: Right 6

 

Inscription is carved, worn & reads: In loving memory of John beloved husband of Julia Ferguson accidentely killed at West Hartlepool Steel Works Dec 12 1917 aged 53 Years “Forever with the lord”

Sourced & Checked with additional info added in brackets where applicable: West Hartlepool Cemetery Purchased Graves & Inscription Transcript Durham Archive. Friends of North Cemetery Book of Interment South East 1890 – 1964 (Hartlepool Central Library). West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register Aug 1913 – Nov 1991 microfiche 1056 Hartlepool Central Library. (Now known as  Community Hub Central)