John Joshua Gummersall – Inscription

Birth: Unknown


Died: 15th June 1882


Place of Death: Albert Street


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


Date of Interment: 19th June 1882


Burial Plot: South East 125 B U (B=Plot Area. U=Unconsecrated)


Burial Plot Purchase: March 1884 by Ester Gummersall. Address Whitby Street


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 36


Inscription is Lead Lettering, worn & reads: In affectionate remembrance of John Joshua Gummersall who died June 15th 1882 aged 49 years “At rest” also Ester the beloved wife of James Walker———-(30th September 1903)——————–

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 1880 -1889 (Hartlepool Central Library). West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register July 1871 – Oct 1895 microfiche 1895 Hartlepool Central Library (Now known as  Community Hub Central)