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I have found a family headstone with the names of the deceased on the front (with many details), and a military cross (for their son) in front of the stone. On the rear of the stone is a name and age, but no years. If the person on the rear is who I believe it to be, they would have pre-deceased their parents (who are on the front of the stone) by many years. I wonder if there is some significance to carving a name in the rear rather than the front?

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    Where is the grave located? I've seen a few gravestones with later burials recorded on the back of the stone in the UK and Ireland, but not earlier ones. Also, this question might be a better fit for Genealogy & Family History:SE. – sempaiscuba Aug 6 at 1:00
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    I will post it there as well (found it later). The stone is in Canada, though the occupants are Irish. – C Lovell Aug 6 at 1:23
  • I'm guessing the person may not be buried in that grave, but just a guess – Display name Aug 7 at 12:05
  • @CLovell If you've posted elsewhere, please delete this question. Having two copies of it fragments answers and means people can waste their time answering questions that have already been dealt with somewhere else. – David Richerby Aug 7 at 13:50

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