Dalton, John b. September 6, 1766 d. July 27, 1844 Meteorologist. He is fundamentally known as a meteorological pioneer who advocated the atomic theory. In 1793, he published meteorological observations and essays which recorded the changable climate of the Lake District in which he lived. He was also a fervent collector of botanical and insect species. He was the first to ascertain that rain is caused not by any alteration in atmospheric pressure but by a diminution of temperature. He developed his - the atomic theory, the thesis that all...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Ardwick Cemetery, Ardwick, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Hawthorne, Robert b. 1822 d. February 2, 1879 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland he enlisted in the British Army in 1836 at age 14. He was serving as a bugler with 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot on 14 September 1857 when he performed the deeds for which he was awarded the VC. The citation reads: "Bugler Hawthorne, who accompanied the explosion party, not only performed the dangerous duty on which he was employed, but previously attached himself to Lieutenant Salkeld, of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Milou) Ardwick Cemetery, Ardwick, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England Plot: Grave is unmarked.