|Grave of Aquila Henning|
It tells one version of his death
|Aquila Henning: Born and Shot|
Piecing together the story, I was able to identify a couple of the figures in the picture. Aquila is the man in the foreground carrying a hunting rifle. The one-armed man actually existed: his name was Harry Wilkinson, a local school teacher. I am not one hundred percent sure of the identity of the kneeling man, but I can narrow it down to two people: Aquila Jr., or Robert Wilkinson, Harry’s brother. Most think it is Aquila Jr. who is seen kneeling in the picture, but if we consider the story of what happened that day, it is (in my opinion) more likely Robert who is seen kneeling in the carving as a part of the ambush. The other faces in the laurel belong to the men who were with Henry Wilkinson that day.
|The front of the Henning stone hides the story|
Engraved on its back