Bazalgette, Sr. Joseph William b. March 28, 1819 d. March 15, 1891 Victorian Engineer. He has been credited with being as influential in improving the appearance of London as Sir Christopher Wren, and with saving more lives than any other single Victorian public official. In 1853-54 a cholera epidemic killed 10,738 inhabitants of London, at a time when the water-bourne nature of the cholera bacillus was not recognised. Then in the hot summer of 1858, "the Great Stink of London" overwhelmed all those who ventured near, or lived by, the Thames-including the...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Wimbledon St Marys Churchyard, Wimbledon, Greater London, England Plot: Bazalgette family vault, left side, behind church.
Bond, Derek b. January 26, 1920 d. October 15, 2006 Actor. He began his career on the London stage in 1936, at age 16. With the outbreak of World War II, he served in the British Grenadier Guards and was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery. Returning to acting, he made his film debut in the title roll of "Nicholas Nickleby" (1946). Through the 1940s and 50s he stared in British and American films such as, "Scott of the Antarctic" (1948) and "Black Tide" (1956). In the 1960s and 70's he turned to TV appearing on many series such as...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, Greater London, England
Gover, Alfred Richard 'Alf' b. February 29, 1908 d. October 7, 2001 Cricketer. Born in Woodcote, Epsom, he was an English crickit player known as a deadly outswinger with a cleverly disguised break back. From 1926 to 1947, he played in 362 First-class Test matches with a record of 2312 runs scored, 74503 balls bowled, 1555 wickets, 23.63 bowling average and a 9.38 batting average. After Gover retired, he couched for a while and founded a cricket school in Wandsworth England, which became regarded as the most valuable school for the fine-tuning of cricketers'...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, Greater London, England Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)
Hassall, Imogen b. August 25, 1942 d. November 16, 1980 Actress. Known as "The Countess of Cleavage" or "The Queen of the Premieres",names which were given to her due to her habit of appearing at film premieres in revealing dresses. During the 1960s and early 1970s, she was an international B-movie starlet and starred in "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" (1969), "Incense for the Damned" (1970) and "Carry On Loving" (1970). She was famed for her celebrity appearances rather than for her acting skills, and was often a favourite object for the British...[Read More] (Bio by: Butterfly) Gap Road Cemetery, Wimbledon, Greater London, England
Ismay, J. Bruce (Joseph Bruce) b. December 12, 1862 d. October 17, 1937 Joseph Bruce Ismay was born in Liverpool, the eldest son of Thomas Henry Ismay, the owner of the White Star steamship company. He was educated at Elstree and Harrow. In 1888, he married Julia Florence Schieffelin of New York, the heiress to a pharmaceutical fortune. Upon the death of his father in 1899, Bruce gained control of the White Star Line but, within three years, was forced to sell to J. Pierpoint Morgan, although he remained as Chairman. He was, therefore, the owner of R.M.S Titanic...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, Greater London, England Plot: AS
Keir, Andrew b. April 3, 1926 d. October 5, 1997 Scottish Actor. Established himself professionally in British theater, television, and film. No-nonsense demeanor was perfect for authoritarian and military roles, especially Roman soldiers, as in "Cleopatra" (1963), "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964), and "The Viking Queen" (1967). However, he is best remembered for his roles in Hammer Films including "Dracula-Prince of Darkness" (1966), "Five Million Years to Earth" (1967) and "Blood from the Mummy's Tomb" (1971). Made numerous appearances...[Read More] (Bio by: Michael P. Sizemore) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, Greater London, England Plot: Cremated
Lewis, Rosa b. September 26, 1867 d. November 8, 1952 Proprietress of the Cavendish Hotel in Jermyn Street, London. Fictionalised as Louisa Trotter, the Duchess of Duke Street, played by Gemma Jones on the B.B.C in the 1970s, and parodied as Lottie Crump of Shepheard's Hotel in Evelyn Waugh's "Vile Bodies" (1930), about which she was far from pleased. Buried along with her lady friend. (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, Greater London, England
Waring, Derek b. April 26, 1930 d. February 20, 2007 Actor. Born in London, England, he is best known to many for the role of "Detective Inspector Goss" in the 1960s British television series "Z Cars". He had countless television and film credits beginning in the 1950s with "The Adventures of Sir Lancelot", "The Adventures of Robin Hood", "Public Eye", "Moody and Pegg", "The New Avengers", "Doctor Who", "Keeping Up Appearances" and the movies "Barnacle Bill", (1957) and "Indian Summer", (1987). Waring appeared with his wife Dorothy Tutin in the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, Greater London, England