|The family gravestone of William Pickering|
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Photograph by Pete Schofield
Grave Location and Inscription:
In/ Loving memory Of / Mary Ann / the beloved wife of / Richard Pickering / who died November / 21st 1905 / aged 51 years // also / John / son of the aforesaid / died July 23rd 1893 / aged 17 years / and 6 months / Gone, but not forgotten / also / Pte. William / Hoyland Pickering / son of the aforesaid / who was killed in action / in France June / 30th 1916 / Also Hannah / daughter / of the aforesaid / died March 27th 1890 / aged 6 years / and 6 months / Asleep in Jesus / Also Fred / the beloved husband of / Ruth A Pickering / died Oct 27th 1936 / aged 46 years / Interred at Carlton Cemetery near Blackpool.
William Pickering is buried in the Longuenesse (St Omar) Souvenier Cemetery in France and is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
William Pickering served in the Canadian Infantry.