Clark, Steve b. April 23, 1960 d. January 8, 1991 Musician. Born in Sheffield, England, he was best known for being the co-lead guitarist and songwriter for the popular British rock band, "Def Leppard". In January 1978, he joined "Def Leppard" and was a constant mainstay until his death. Nicknamed "The Riffmaster", he contributed to the band's music and lyrics. He was a major factor on the group's most successful albums such as "Pyromania" (1983), "Hysteria" (1987) and "Adrenalize" (1992). He died at age 30 in London, England. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Alcohol poisoning Wisewood Cemetery, Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England Plot: The grave is situated close to the entrance. As the road drops down from the entry gate, keep to the left as it splits into a Y. Follow the edge of the path and keep looking towards the left. His grave is just a few rows away from the road.
Firth, Sgt. James b. January 15, 1874 d. May 29, 1921 2nd Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award from British King Edward VII at the Marlborough House, London, England on July 25, 1902 for his actions as a sergeant in the 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment of the British Army on February 24, 1900 near Arundel, Cape Colony, South Africa, during the 2nd Boer War. Born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, he enlisted in the British Army in July 1889. Following his service in the 2nd Boer War...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Lambert, George b. December 16, 1819 d. February 10, 1860 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Ireland, he received the award for his actions as a sergeant-major in the 84th Regiment of Foot of the British Army on three separate occasions in British India in 1857 while combating Indian mutineers. He was born in Markethill, County Armagh, Ireland. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "Sergeant Major Lambert (Indian Mutiny). For Distinguished bravery whilst serving, in three Battles, with Havelock's Column at Oonao, Bithoor and at the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Wardsend Cemetery, Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Loosemore, Arnold b. June 7, 1896 d. April 10, 1924 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. During the First World War, he was a young 21 year old private in the 8th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, British Army when he was given the Victoria Cross which is the highest and most prestigious award that can be given to a British soldier. His act of bravery came on August 11, 1917 south of Langemarck, Belgium. During an attack on a strongly held enemy position and with his platoon held up by heavy machine-gun fire, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) All Saints Churchyard, Ecclesall, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Procter, Pvt. Arthur Herbert b. August 11, 1890 d. January 26, 1973 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Bootle, England, he served as a Private in the 1/5th Battalion, The King's Regiment, British Army. On June 4, 1916 near Ficheux, France, Private Procter noticed some movement of two wounded men who were lying about 15 yards in front of the German trenches. He went out on his own initiative and under heavy fire ran and crawled to the two men. He got them under cover of a small bank dressed their wounds and promised that they would be rescued after...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England Plot: Cremated; ashes buried in All Saints Chapel