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Tombstone Tuesday – Vilis Olavs, 1867-1917

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. In this case, I do have more information on the individual, see this Wikipedia article. This grave also appears to have been desecrated during the Soviet period – see the torn spot in the middle, it is likely that there was a photograph of him or a Latvian patriotic symbol of some kind.

Photo taken by me, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Top Inscription: “Neviens upuris savas dzimtenes dēļ latvietim nav par dārgu” (“No sacrifice for the homeland is too dear for a Latvian”)

Name: Vilis Olavs, born 1867, died 1917

Location: Meža kapi, Rīga (though he was originally buried in Vyborg where he had died, and was reburied in Rīga in 1921)

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