Simon Kidner wrote:
> Noel Burgess wrote: "The image carved on the stone is a hangman-type
> figure, obviously male, ..."
> or possibly an adaptation of a War Department (is that the right
> term?) logo?
You're thinking of the benchmark (derived from a symbol of the Board of
Ordnance) - in which case, Noel's premise that the carving precedes the
benchmark (rather than being copied from it) is erroneous.