On Saturday I had the honour of going to the unveiling of William Lee’s headstone.
We don’t often get the chance to see the outcome of our work. What our clients do with the information we give them is up to them. And we don’t always find out if our Facebook stories have an impact.
But William Lee is the welcome exception.
When we write a Grave Story we often start with an event and find someone to write about. Which is what happened here. I was looking at the Esk Valley flood. Initially I was looking at the history of a family who was driven out of their home by a landslide when I found the little mention of William Lee who had been pinned to his bed by a beam in his house.
It started a sequence of events. The New Zealand Remembrance Army asked for what I had found on Mr Lee - I was able to provide the records, and they started the ball rolling to get a headstone.
It was also wonderful to see the family of Mr Lee was able to attend.
RIP Mr Lee. We will remember.