High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: tomb of William Henry Kirby. Photograph, 19--.
- [between 1900 and 1999]
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William Henry Kirby served as the Chief Accountant and later the Assistant General Manager of the pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome & Co. As a freemason, he co-founded with Henry S. Wellcome the Clarence Lodge of Instruction, later re-named in his honour the Kirby Lodge of Instruction. He died at the age of 37 from burns caused by a gas explosion in his kitchen at home. His tomb erected by members of the Lodge, stands eight feet tall: its pedestal, an Aberdeen granite cube, weighs nearly 10 tons, and is carved with masonic motifs