"The snowdrops in bloom"
|1. Headstone of Sapper Peter Doyle, R.E. (died 13.11.1940)|
[St Mary's R.C. Churchyard, Cleator, Cumbria]
|2. Lourdes Grotto replica, Cleator, Cumbria , Cumbria.|
[Peter Doyle was laid to rest adjacent to the Grotto]
_________________________________________Sapper Peter Doyle, R.E. (Service No 2117012) from Cleator Moor, Cumberland (now Cumbria) served with the Royal Engineers in the early part of the Second World War. He passed away while serving in the U.K. on 13 November 1940. A few days later, on 16 November 1940, Peter's funeral service took place near his home at St Mary's R.C. Church, Cleator. In February 2009, when visiting Peter's grave, I found the snowdrops in bloom - a symbol of hope and a remembrance that life goes on.