It is a coincidence that the first British soldier killed in the First World War and the last British soldier killed in the First World War were killed in Mons.
Strange though it may seem, it is just a coincidence. Stranger things have happen, I am sure.
People are strange, when you're a stranger and nothing can be stranger than what people claim to see and with often reported celestial activity, people are bound to look to the clouds to see what they can see.
Both John Parr and George Edwin Ellison where buried in the same cemetery and as the years passed by the talk was of the sky and not of the spot where you stand to view, and wish you were a tree.
Then one day there was yet another "visitor."
Likely a sceptic, if you ask me.
And without a glance to the heavens he saw.
And was amazed, with awe and wonder that in over 90 years since the noise of man-made thunder
The lighting, was of such purity, that he could not help but see
Of never knowing
How such can be
It being a coincidence
A complete coincidence
That there in rest
Is the headstone of one
Facing the other one
Was all for me
Me, me society
Who don't give a hoot
If you're dammed of blessed.
Originally posted in the "Fire of the Lord" blog at the picture link below, where you can find information on how the Pentecostal church in the UK grew from developments that started in Sunderland by the Rev. Alexander Boddy who was also involved in the story of the Angles of Mons, which were clained to have been seen at the fists battle in the First World War that included British troops.