True or False
Following the Cornwall Railway Society quiz last Saturday evening, one question was put to the audience, where was George Jackson Churchward buried. The answer came back Swindon.
George Jackson Churchward died on 19th December,1933 after being struck by 4085 Berkeley Castle hauling a Paddington to Fishguard Harbour Express, at that time he was reported to be examing the tracks at Swindon. He was born on 31st January, 1857 at Stoke Gabriel and buried at Christ Church in Old Town, Swindon.
However his gravestone was photographed in May 1978 in the churchyard of Stoke Gabriel Parish Church, South Devon.
Perhaps the funeral was held at Swindon where reports suggested the town was brought to a standstill and internment followed in South Devon
Any Comments would be appreciated
(Apologies for this being a little late arriving on the web - it got here in good time)