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Moss Plot: H-20W-59
Name: Date of Birth
DD/MM/YY
Date of Death
DD/MM/YY
Moss, Charles
Moss, Samuel A
  Nov 9, 1877
Sept 9, 1866
Direction Monument Faces: Materials:
7 Sandstone, gray granite, marble tile
Faces Inscribed:
5, 7, 1, 3
Plot Type: Family Males:  
Condition: Fair Females  
 
Style of Monument/Gravesite:
Double-sized ground ledger with truncated sandstone obelisk.
 
Site Remarks:
Believed this orientation because of gate holes in W curbing top. Also, Samuel Moss is not actually buried in this plot.
 
Inscription:
S face, 1st block

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES MOSS
A NATIVE OF
LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 9th OF NOV. 1877
AGED 56 YEARS
ERECTED
BY HIS LOVING WIFE

Resting in Peace _________
A kind and Loving Husband dear(?)
In Love he lived and peace he died
Life was desined by God denied

E face 1st block

IN MEMORY OF
SAMUEL A. MOSS
WHO DIED ON THE COAST
OF JAVA. SEPT 9th 1866
AGED 22 YEARS

Our hope yet remains
And one that won't die
That you will partake
Of my home in the sky
Bow down then dear parents
In afflictions sad prayer
Until you are summoned
To join me up there

 
Description and Condition:
Double-sized ground ledger (304cm W x 244cm L) raised 8-12 cm off ground. Curbing is gray granite (19cm border). Appears to have had a fence and corner posts on top of curbing that now is completely removed. Only remains are 2 steel rods at the NE + SE corners. Ledger top has brown and white tile that is heavily damaged. The southern area running W to E is missing tiles (84 x 206 cm). Center of ledger is a large sandstone obelisk (east height 3.5 - 4.0 m). Base is sandstone (99 x 99 x 15 cm) which is badly flaked. 1st block is sandstone (59.5 x 59.5 x 59 cm high). Inscriptions on all 4 faces. Letters are incised and worn (quite faint) but most readable. Column is sandstone (49 x 49 cm at base) wide at base and angles up to 4 coved peaks. On the S face of column is a carved motif of fraternal organization of Independent order of Foresters, about 1/2 way up and a carved hand with heart in palm about 1/3 way up. both are in relief and are easily visible very little wear. All other faces of column are blank. There is a crack on the N face of column near base (9.5 cm long) 18.5 cm from bottom of column running vertically. No large flakes or missing pieces on column. Monument has 1 degree tilt toward the east. Bottom right corner of E face 1st block is 'G. Kirsop', the stonemason.

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