Intrigued, I read on. It was, indeed, THE Harry Dodson, and Harry was, indeed, ‘coming home’.
Since his death in 2005, I’ve often seen people posing questions on blogs and social media about the whereabouts of Harry’s remains. All had gone unanswered. This article both reveals the reason why, and takes the story to its natural conclusion.
The article reveals that Harry’s ashes remained with the undertaker who had no instructions on where they were to be buried. Only recently has it been established that he wished for his ashes to be buried in his mother’s grave at St Matthew’s Church, on the Earl of Selborne’s Blackmoor Estate. From what I can piece together from elsewhere, this has only come about since the death of Harry’s wife, Jane, last year.
So, some 12 years after he died, the ashes of Harry Dodson will finally be laid to rest.
On Monday, June 19, at 2pm, Reverend Dom Clarke will host a service at St Matthew’s Church, Blackmoor, to mark the interment of Harry’s remains there.
Lord Selborne is quoted as saying, “We are now hoping to trace as many people as possible who knew Harry, or who were related to him, to invite them to attend the short service at Blackmoor Church.”
The same article was also published the same day in sister-paper, the Farnham Herald