Fagan, Joe b. March 12, 1921 d. July 2, 2001 Sportsman. Legendary football (soccer) manager. Born in Liverpool, he started his playing career with Manchester City before joining Bradford Park Avenue as player-manager. He joined Rochdale as trainer before settling at Liverpool as assistant trainer in May 1958. He was appointed first team trainer in 1971 and, when Bill Shankly retired in 1974, he became assitant manager under Bob Paisley. When Paisley himself retired in 1983 Fagan took over as manager, leading the club to an unprecedented...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Holliday, Michael b. November 26, 1928 d. October 29, 1963 Singer. Born Norman Alexander Milne in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, the son of a New Zealander seaman. After leaving school, he joined the Merchant Navy, and it was while on shore leave in New York City that he entered a talent contest at Radio City Music Hall and won. In 1950 he resigned from the Merchant Navy and began singing in Liverpool's various dance halls. He then legally changed his name, adopting his mother's maiden name. He won another talent contest at the Locarno in Liverpool...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Jones, Ken b. February 20, 1930 d. February 13, 2014 English Actor. Ken is perhaps best remembered for his roles in Z Cars, and Porridge. He also starred in the sitcom series, the Liver Birds, in which he played Uncle Dermot alongside his wife Sheila Fay. Ken and Sheila met in Liverpool at the Merseyside Community Theatre Group, which was started by the father of his lifelong friend Malcolm Frood. They married on 30th October 1964 at St Polycarp Church, in Everton, near where Kenís family had made their home in Anfield. Ken passed away at a...[Read More] (Bio by: Stephen Farnell) Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Kirk, John b. July 18, 1827 d. August 30, 1865 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Liverpool, England, he served as a Private in the 10th Regiment of Foot, British Army. At Benares, India, on June 4, 1857, Private Kirk along with two others volunteered to rescue the Pension Paymaster Captain Brown and his family. At great risk, he went in the compound of the family's bungalow that was surrounded by rebels and succeeded the rescue. For daring gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on January 20, 1860. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Mace, Jem 'Gypsy' b. April 8, 1831 d. November 30, 1910 Professional Boxer. He made his boxing debut as a bareknuckle boxer in 1857, and in 1861, he defeated Sam Hurst to become the Champion of England. He successfully defended his title multiple times. In 1870, he defeated Tom Allen for the Heavyweight Championship of America. After his boxing career, he traveled the world teaching boxing and conducting tournaments. He is known by some as the "Father of Modern Boxing", and it has been said that he had the greatest influence on boxing in the pre-...[Read More] (Bio by: M.J. Beard) Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Maybrick, James b. October 4, 1838 d. May 11, 1889 Suspected to be "Jack the Ripper." James Maybrick was a well known cotton merchant in Liverpool. The mysterious emergence of the so-called Maybrick "Jack The Ripper" journal in 1992 however, immediately thrust him to the forefront of credible Ripper suspects. Regardless of the Diary's authenticity, the story of James Maybrick is remarkable in its own right. Convicted of his murder in 1889, Maybrick's wife, Florence, was sentenced to be hanged. The trial was a horrible travesty of justice...[Read More] Cause of death: Overdose, result of arsenic addiction Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Prosser, Joseph b. 1828 d. June 10, 1867 Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Moneygall, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, British Army. On June 16, 1855, Private Prosser while on duty in the trenches at Sebastopol, Crimea, pursued and apprehended a soldier of the 88th Regiment in the act of deserting the enemy while exposed to two cross fires. Then again on August 11, 1855, at Sebastopol, Private Prosser by leaving the utmost advanced trench and carryed in a soldier of the 95th Regiment who...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England Plot: Section 14. Grave 389.
Storm (Caldwell), Rory (Alan) [cremation location] b. September 21, 1939 d. September 28, 1972 English Singer and Musician. He was born Alan Caldwell in Liverpool. Storm was the singer and leader of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes, a Liverpudlian band who were contemporaries of The Beatles in the late 1950s, and early 1960s. Ringo Starr was the drummer for The Hurricanes before joining The Beatles in August 1962. The Hurricanes were one of the most popular acts on the Liverpool and Hamburg club scenes during their existence, although their attempt at a recording career was not successful...[Read More] Cause of death: Overdose of sleeping pills, ruled accidental Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England