The grave of Sir John and Lady Annie Stanley

Sir John Stanley and his wife Lady Annie Stanley are buried in East Sheen Cemetery, Richmond, London in grave G144.

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The inscription on the headstone reads as follows:

SIR JOHN STANLEY
KT., K.C.I.E.

CHIEF JUSTICE OF N.W.P. INDIA
“PASSED ON”
22nd DEC 1931, AGED 85

LADY ANNIE STANLEY
DIED Ist MAY 1946

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While the text along the surround of the grave reads as follows:

THE LORD SHALL BE A LIGHT UNTO ME
HE WILL BRING ME FORTH
TO THE LIGHT AND I SHALL BEHOLD HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS MICAH 7.8.9.

Sir John Stanley died on the 7th December 1931, but “passed on” on 22nd December. I wonder why that was?

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