Bryan, Corp. Thomas b. January 21, 1882 d. October 13, 1945 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Bott Lane, England, he served as a Lance Corporal in the 25th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, British Army. On April 9, 1917, during the first day of the Arras offensive at Vimy Ridge near Arras, France, Lance Corporal Bryan although wounded, went forward on his own to view a machine gun which was inflicting much damage. He worked up most skillfully along a communication trench, approached the gun from behind, disabled it and killed two of the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arksey Lane Cemetery, Arksey, Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Capstick, Tony b. July 27, 1944 d. October 23, 2003 Actor. He was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England and died in Hoober, Wentworth, South Yorkshire, England. Film and television credits include "Band of Gold," "Common As Muck,""Resurrected," "All Creatures Great and Small,""Last of the Summer Wine," "Coronation Street,""The Cops," and "Heartbeat." He was also folk singer, guitarist, comedian and radio recording artist before becoming a broadcaster and actor. In 1981 he had a hit single "Sheffield Grinder"/"Capstick Comes Home." (Bio by: Genet) Rotherham Crematorium, Rotherham, Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
Chafer, Pvt. George William b. April 16, 1894 d. March 1, 1966 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He served as a Private in C Company, of the 1st Battalion, 1st East Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. During heavy bombardment and attack on British trenches at Méaulte, France, on June 3, 1816, a man carrying an important message to his commanding officer was half buried and rendered unconscious by a shell. Private Chafer at once grasping the situation, on his own initiative, took the message from the man's pocket and although severely wounded, choking and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Rotherham Crematorium, Rotherham, Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England Plot: (Ashes interred on the grounds of the Community Youth Civic Centre, Rotherham)
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.
Hartley, Donna b. May 1, 1955 d. June 7, 2013 Olympic Athlete and Medalist. She was born Donna Maria Louise Murray and is remembered firstly as the south of England sprint champion, winning the Amateur Athletics Association 200 metres in 1972, the 400 meters in 1975 and becoming the U.K. 400 meters champion in 1977. In 1978, she won two Commonwealth Games gold medals in Edmonton, Canada, for the 400 metres and the 4x400 relay. In 1979 she was European cup semi-finalist winner in both 400, and 400 relay again. She was also runner up in...[Read More] (Bio by: Stephen Farnell) Holy Trinity Churchyard, Wentworth, Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England Plot: Left of Church entrance new ground
Perrie, Lynne b. April 7, 1931 d. March 23, 2006 Actress. She became a houshold name starring in the long-running British television soap Coronation Street(1960-?), as Ivy Tildsley from (1971-1994). Born in Yorkshire, she first accheived her breaktrough to stardom in Ken Loach's "Kes" (1969). Her television credits include; "Queenie's Castle" (1970), "Follyfoot" (1971), and "Coronation Street" (1971-1994). She married Derrick Barksby and produced one son, (Stephen). In 1994 she voluntarily opted to leave Coronation Street, due to professional...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Rotherham Crematorium, Rotherham, Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, 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
Wharton, Arthur b. October 28, 1865 d. December 13, 1930 Athlete, English Football Player (aka Soccer). He became the first black professional football player when he joined Rotherham Town in 1889 as a goalkeeper. He also set the world record of 10 seconds for a 100 yard sprint in the Amateur Athletic Association Championship in 1886. Wharton was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2003. (Bio by: C.S.) Edlington Cemetery, Edlington, Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England