I have chosen this as my headstone of the week because I have absolutely no idea who he is! I believe he is buried in England because of the inscription which reads:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
My Dearly Beloved Husband
PERCY AUGUSTUS PELLOWE
Late (undecipherable) of H.M.S. Goliath
who passed away 17 Sept 1915
aged 36 years
Eternal Father Strong to Save
Whose Arm Dost Bind the Restless Wave
This picuture was in a box of pictures saved by my great-grandfather. Along with it were about 30 other pictures of the Pellowe family. I have absolutely no idea who they are or where why he had them.
I have tried to find Percy Augustus Pellowe and come up with just one entry on the 1881 census when he was age one, living in the household of Nicholas Pellowe in The Civil Parish of Falmouth, Penryn, Cornwall ~ and I find no Pellowe connected with the Ship HMS Goliath , which was sunk in May of 1915, 4 months before Percy died!
I am posting this in the hope somebody will recognize the name and let me know who they are or how they connect to the Niess family in Washington DC!
Linda’s Headstone of the week; Week #18