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Bailey, Derek b. January 29, 1930 d. December 25, 2005 Musician. He started playing guitar at age 10 and was working as a professional musician, playing jazz in London pubs and restaurants by 1950. Despite his roots in jazz, he formed a cohesive philosophy for free style guitar improvisation. He referred to his work as "nonidiomatic improvising," a style of playing guitar with reaction against all systems in music. He created a virtuosic of clicks, chimes and harmonics with aggressive bursts of volume, arrhythmic and nonlinear but still coherent in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Manor Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Forest Gate, London Borough of Newham, Greater London, England
Chapman, Annie Eliza b. September 1, 1841 d. September 8, 1888 Victim of Jack the Ripper. At the age of 47, she was the second of five confirmed Ripper victims. Most modern investigators and researchers believe that Jack the Ripper had more victims than the five confirmed ones. At five feet tall, overweight, with blue eyes and brown hair, she was known on the streets of East London as "Dark Annie." She had separated from her husband when she became addicted to alcohol. Her estranged husband was reported to be a coachman employed by a gentleman who...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Manor Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Forest Gate, London Borough of Newham, Greater London, England Plot: [unmarked]
Cornwell, John Travers 'Jack' b. January 8, 1900 d. June 2, 1916 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Leyton, England, he served as a Seaman 1st Class in the British Royal Navy. During the Battle of Jutland, Denmark, on May 31, 1916, 1st Class Cornwell was serving as a lookout on the H.M.S. Chester which was stationed ahead of the fleet in the North Sea. When the first shots were being fired, lookouts reported to the Captain who ordered battle stations. Then as the H.M.S. Chester encountered four German cruisers, 1st Class Cornwell took orders via...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Intestinal perforation due to wounds received in action Manor Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Forest Gate, London Borough of Newham, Greater London, England Plot: Section 55 West, Grave 13