The unusual upper framing of this headstone at Crib Point Cemetery on the Mornington Peninsula intrigued me.
I wondered if it linked with the navy (associated with this grave) rather than the Catholic element.
Not sure if I have the answer.
In 1956-1972, Lieutenant Commander Patrick Timmins was one of several officers in charge of the shipwright and artisans training section in HMAS Nirimba, Quakers Hill, New South Wales.
More details HERE!
Back to the framing of the grave!
Does the design represent the craft and trade element of the navy?
And nearby Crib Point Cemetery is the major naval base HMAS Cerberus.
Did Pat have some association here too?
Messing with big boats
Part of naval history
A man of the sea
P.S. I am so grateful that a family member added a comment to this post.
TT's blog View from the Ballast has a post HERE describing growing up in the Timmins family.