Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Sweet Angel

A Sweet Angel

This grave does not relate to my own family, however this beautiful headstone, which I discovered whilst on holidays recently in the Cooroy cemetery in Queensland moved me. I felt quite sad for the family of the young child who had died. Her name was Gwendoline ( the rest of the writing is difficult to read but it looks like Gwendoline Anne Larsel?) and she died on the 24th June in 1925 aged only 3 1/2 years. She must have been very much loved. I couldn't resist taking photographs of the sweet angel headstone.


  1. Lovely memorial.

    I think this might be your little angel.

    Name: Gwendoline Andrea Larsen
    Death Date: 24 Jun 1925
    Death Place: Queensland
    Father's Name: Carl Roy Larsen
    Mother's Name: Henrietta McFetritge
    Registration Year: 1925
    Registration Place: Queensland
    Registration Number: 003188
    Page Number: 1002

  2. Nice snaps...Childrens graves are terribly sad aren't they. I'm always drawn to the wee angels too.

    Grave ceramics really wrench my heart out also... this is one of my 'faves' i guess you could say... 15 year old Mervyn RAMSDEN who died in 1933... i took this in 2008

    Cheers Sandy [Magna_Quies]