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Captain George Vancouver Gravestone, Petersham Surrey

Vancouver Gravestone, Petersham Surrey

It's pretty modern, Captain George Vancouver died (in obscurity, accoring to the Wiki entry) in the year 1798 aged 40. Restored by the native sons of British Columbia Post no. 2 (Canada) Maingtained by the late major J.S.Matthews and the City of Vancouver BC (Canada)

As a Naval officer, he charted the pacific North-West of North America between 1791-5 on The Discovery and The Chatham. Born in 1757 in Kings Lynn. (see comment below by snapper)

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Taken on July 29, 2012