Askey, Arthur Bowdon b. June 6, 1900 d. November 16, 1982 English Comedian and Actor. He is remembered for the playfulness of the characters he portrayed on British radio, film, and the stage, his improvising, and his use of catchphrases, which included "Hello playmates!", "I thank you" (pronounced "Ay-Thang-Yaw"), and "Before your very eyes". His father was a secretary of a commercial firm in Liverpool, England. He received his elementary education at St. Michael's Council School and studied further at the Liverpool Institute for Boys. He was very...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Bazalgette, Sir. Joseph William b. March 28, 1819 d. March 15, 1891 Victorian Engineer. He has been credited with being as influential in improving the appearance of London as Sir Christopher Wren, and with saving more lives than any other single Victorian public official. In 1853-54 a cholera epidemic killed 10,738 inhabitants of London, at a time when the water-bourne nature of the cholera bacillus was not recognised. Then in the hot summer of 1858, "the Great Stink of London" overwhelmed all those who ventured near, or lived by, the Thames-including the...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Wimbledon St Marys Churchyard, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England Plot: Bazalgette family vault, left side, behind church.
Board, Lillian b. December 13, 1948 d. December 26, 1970 Athlete whose very promising career was cut short by her early death. She won silver in the 1968 Olympic women's 400 metres event. In 1969 she created a world record of 3 min. 30.8 secs. in the 4x400m. at the European Championships and was awarded a gold medal. Her illness prevented her from particpating in the 1972 Olympics. (Bio by: David Conway) Cause of death: stomach cancer Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)
Bond, Derek b. January 26, 1920 d. October 15, 2006 Actor. He began his career on the London stage in 1936, at age 16. With the outbreak of World War II, he served in the British Grenadier Guards and was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery. Returning to acting, he made his film debut in the title roll of "Nicholas Nickleby" (1946). Through the 1940s and 50s he stared in British and American films such as, "Scott of the Antarctic" (1948) and "Black Tide" (1956). In the 1960s and 70's he turned to TV appearing on many series such as...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Burrell, Sheila b. May 9, 1922 d. July 19, 2011 Actress. She shall be remembered as a longtime stalwart of British stage and television. Raised in London, she studied at the Douglas-Webber School of Singing and Dramatic Arts and made her 1942 professional bow in the troop-entertainment production "The Patsy". Burrell made her West End debut in 1944 with "The Rest is Silence" and refined her craft at large and small venues before gaining her first major notice in 1949's fantasy "Dark of the Moon" in which she played Barbara Allen, a young...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Carter, Howard b. May 9, 1874 d. March 2, 1939 Scientist, Archeologist. Born in 1874 to Samuel and Martha Joyce (Sands) Carter in Kensington. He was a sickly child of humble origin having had, as a result, no old school ties to his name. He was, however, educated as an artist by his father, who was an accomplished and well-known draughtsman himself. As an infant and child, he spent many of his days at the family cottage in Swaffham, a small farming community within Norfolk. It was at the nearby mansion of the wealthy Amherst family...[Read More] Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Cheyney, Peter b. February 22, 1896 d. June 26, 1951 Actor, Author. Reginald Southouse Cheyney was born in Whitechapel, in the East End of London. In later years, he considered that "Reginald" sounded too plebian, and he used "Evelyn" and "Everard" as his first name, before deciding that was going too far in the other direction and settling for "Peter." His father, Arthur Cheyney, was an Irishman from County Clare, who ran a stall selling whelks and jellied eels ; his mother, Katharine Mary Southouse, ran a rather more successful corsetry...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Epstein, Jacob b. November 10, 1880 d. August 21, 1959 Jacob Epstein was born in New York City of Jewish parents. His ambition was to become a painter, and he began by sketching the characters of the ghetto. Unfortunately, he had to abandon this because of his poor eyesight, and decided to become a sculptor instead. In 1902, he moved to Paris in order to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Three years after that, he re-located to London. His first important commission was to design eighteen figures, influenced by the writings of Walt Whitman, for...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England