Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 06/19/2015


Photo taken on May 10, 2015



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Doctor
Freemasonry
Physician
Adrian Sands Connellan
Russian Influenza
Kathleen Elizabeth Marian Connellan


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Foulon Cemetery, Le Foulon, Guernsey, Channel Islands 10 May 2015

Foulon Cemetery, Le Foulon, Guernsey, Channel  Islands 10 May 2015
Russian Influenza was the first pandemic to spread throughout the connected world. Originating in St Petersburg in 1889, due to the rail and shipping networks, it spread throughout Europe and reached America. Deaths in Europe peaked in December 1889 and in America in 1890. It claimed over a million lives, reaching even to Guernsey and the hapless Dr Connellan "in the discharge of his extra medical duties during the epidemic of "Russian Influenza"". The use of masonry symbols suggests of course, that he was a freemason.

The picturesque Foulon Cemetery was opened in the mid 19th Century, and is also furnished with a crematorium. Of note are the graves of sailors from HMS Charybdis, washed up on Guernsey's west coast in 1943 after a disastrous naval operation.

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