royal borough of kingston upon thames

The Angel and The Swan.

This beautiful bronze is the grave of Dorothy Burton, (Dolly) who died in 1908 aged 14.

A little research reveals her father, Arthur Burton, owned a foundry in Thames Ditton just opposite Ye Olde Swan which produced some very famous works of art, statues of public figures and war memorials. See more here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thames_Ditton_Foundry

Kingston Cemetery, Kingston-upon-Thames, Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.

“Our Darling Dolly”

Her inscription reads -

In Sweetest Memory of

Dorothy Frances Victoria

(Our Darling Dolly)

Younger Daughter of

Arthur B and Florence L Burton of Thames Ditton

Who, after a long and painful illness borne with

patience and cheerfulness, passed peacefully away on

28th April 1908. In her 15th year.

“God is Love”

Her parents lie with her.

Kingston Cemetery, Kingston-upon-Thames, Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.