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I found this country cemetery on my way to Weldon Spring this afternoon.

A typically remote plot, this one stands just by the entrance to the August Busch Wildlife Reservation, and contains maybe fifty graves scattered not very densely over a flat field.

Most were marked by small gravestones, but this large and imposing monument caught my eye. A soldier, killed at the very end of World War One, dying of his injuries just a few days after Armistice Day.

Unusually, a photograph has been embedded in the stone giving this particular memorial an added poignancy.