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headstone

The principal stone in a foundation, as the cornerstone of a building or the keystone of an arch.
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And he arranged her parents' funerals when they died then, later, deviously changed a head-stone to read "Eric, dad, loved and missed", knowing people would think only-child Janet must have done it and therefore must be alive.
With no grave or head-stone, his inclusion in a list of names is the only evidence of the heroism he displayed and the sacrifice he made.
As reported in yesterday's Nuneaton Telegraph, safety checks on head-stones will carried out at cemeteries in Nuneaton and Bedworth from next week to comply with government guidelines.