Davies, Richard Bell b. May 19, 1886 d. February 26, 1966 British Navy Vice Admiral, World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award on January 1, 1916 for his actions on November 19, 1915 at Ferrijik Junction in Bulgaria, near the border with Ottoman-controlled Europe. Born in Kensington, London, England he was orphaned as an early age and raised by an uncle who was a doctor. In 1901 he enlisted in the British Royal Navy and after taking flying lessons, he entered the Royal Naval Air Service in 1913. When World War I broke out in July...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Southampton Crematorium, Southampton, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Sothern, Edward Askew b. April 1, 1826 d. January 21, 1881 Actor. Edward Askew Sothern was a 19th century English actor largely remembered for his comic roles such as Lord Dundreary. Born in Liverpool England to a Merchant family he first tread the boards professionally in 1849 as Douglas Stewart before travelling to America in 1852. After acting in stock companies stateside he joined the Laura Keane company where he developed the caricature of the inept English nobleman known as Lord Dundreary in Tom Taylors Our American Cousin. Legend has it that the...[Read More] (Bio by: Cleanur) Southampton Old Cemetery, Southampton, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Spackman, Charles Edward b. January 11, 1891 d. May 6, 1969 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He was gazetted for the award on January 11, 1918 for his actions as a sergeant in the 1st Battalion, Border Regiment, British Army, on November 20, 1917 at the Battle of Cambrai, near Marcoing, France. Born in Fulham, London, England, he joined the British Army following the outbreak of World War I in July 1914 and was sent to the Western Front in France. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On 20 November 1917 at Marcoing, France, the leading company was...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Southampton Crematorium, Southampton, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England Plot: Cremated; ashes scattered in the Gardens of Remembrance.