Butte de Warlencourt

The mystery head stone - more thoughts

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The mystery head stone - more thoughts

28 May 2019

We put the following news on the site a few weeks back.

'Visitors to the Butte will have seen the headstone which is clearly visible from the car park area.

This stone was uncovered by erstwhile Butte supporters Charles and Blanche Crossan who live nearby, when helping with the clearing.

Its seems that indeed that this was the headstone of a former owner who was buried on the Butte around 1890 ish.

Undoubtedly the ravages of war has seen the grave being destroyed. Does this then mean he has been buried as an unknown elsewhere? Don't know.'

The plan was to try erect the major remaining part of stone if possible, to make it more prominent so visitors could see it from the car park.

A gang meeting of Charles and Bob at the Butte last week decided that there was more chance of Amiens winning the Champions League than these two move it. It is far too heavy. So said headstone will remain where it is .. at the moment.