This is part of the photographs I took from the Penang Christians Cemetery.
I had Google a little on Sir Francis Light and here are some things I found :
Francis Light was born in Suffolk. Although his date of birth is unknown, his baptism is recorded as 15 December 1740
Light married Martina Rozells, by whom he had 3 daughters and 2 sons. His eldest son, William Light, became the first Surveyor General of Southern Australia and founder of the city of Adelaide. Francis Light died from a Malarial attack on 21 October 1794.
Information taken from Aim25
Another angle of Sir Francis Light’s grave.
It is a modest tomb compared to the others. In fact, it was hidden amongst majestic, dome shapes tombs and I had to search around before I found the grave. Well, I never expect that a graveyard can conjures such profound feelings in me. I am still in awe at the courageous young men and women who ventured to Malaysa to set up their homes here. I guess life was hard then because many of the graves there belong to days old babies and teenagers.
Rest in peace, Sir Francis Light.