Sam (age 23) set off for China with a friend from school, Frank Dymond, who was to to work closely with Sam for many years as a missionary, in January 1887.
The original photo is on display in Lake Chapel, Shebbear. The following information is printed beneath it.
The final resting place of two Bible Christian/Methodist Missionaries is at Stone Gateway, Guizhou Province, SW China.
The graves of Rev Sam Pollard (1864-1915) and Rev R. Heber Goldsworthy (1895-1938) were broken down during the Cultural Revolution, by the Red Guards, but, by Government Order dated July 1996, they have been rebuilt, and the site made a National Memorial – to be preserved for ever. The graves were photographed 7.9.1995. Sam’s grave is in the foreground.