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War Memorial Garden

By Irishkate  
The Howard Davis Park in St Helier was a gift to the island by one of its most generous benefactors, Thomas Benjamin Frederick Davis or T B Davis, as he is always known. Born at Havre des Pas, St Helier, Jersey on 25 April 1867, the son of Thomas Leopold Davis, a fisherman and ship's carpenter, and Jemima Vickers, T B went to sea as a young man, survived a journey in a rowing boat after his ship ran aground, established a stevedoring business in South Africa and eventually returned to the island of his birth a rich man.
The plague in the park states that he dedicated to his younger son lost in the war.

I was in Jersey for my 75th birthday which was quite poignant as the gravestones were dated around end of WW2 when I was born.
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Tags: Photo journalism Jersey War graves Photo Journalism Flowers Howard Davis Memorial Park

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27 Apr 2019 12:32PM
Ashes and diamonds
Foe and friend
We were all equal in the end.

p.s. an excellent shot and a fine tribute to the fallen soldiers

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27 Apr 2019 1:31PM
A thoughtfully composed image, Kate and good reportage.

JohnSmile
Interesting write up and thought provoking image
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2019 1:57PM
A interesting write up Kate, to go with this great imageSmileSmile

Cliff
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
27 Apr 2019 2:09PM
Remember these beautifully tended graves in the corner of Howard Davis Park when I visited last year. Very nicely framed and captured shot, Kate 👍
Trev 😀
Zydeco_Joe 13 84 1 England
27 Apr 2019 2:44PM
Good work Kate the one gravestone slightly falling over helps the image so does the small amount of red from the tulips also adds to the shot.
John
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2019 2:51PM
A well composed, touching image.
27 Apr 2019 4:06PM
Thought provoking image, Kate.
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
27 Apr 2019 4:08PM
Nicely composed and presented Kate. A thoughtful and thought provoking image.

Dave.
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
27 Apr 2019 8:12PM
Lovely memorials nicely illustrated here dear Kate!
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
27 Apr 2019 11:25PM
A vey beautiful cemetery
29 Apr 2019 10:59AM
Wonderful memorial Kate , thoughtfully captured
Ian

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