Asherson, Renee b. May 19, 1915 d. October 30, 2014 Actress. A prolific and versatile artist over a career spanning eight decades, she shall be remembered for her Shakespearean performances on both stage and screen. Born Dorothy Renee Ascherson to a well-off family, she was raised in London, Switzerland, and France, was well educated, studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts, and made her October 17, 1935 professional bow with a small role in a production of "Romeo and Juliet". Renee spent the years from 1937 to 1939 refining her...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Bambrick, Valentine b. April 13, 1837 d. April 1, 1864 British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He was born in Cawnpore in India, although his parents came from Stepney in East London. On May 6, 1858, during the Indian Mutiny, he was serving as a Private in the 1st Batallion, 60th Regiment (which, later, became the King's Royal Rifle Corps), when he was attacked in a hostel by three Ghazees, or Muslim fanatics. Although he was wounded twice, he managed to cut down one of them, and was one of the first to be awarded the Victoria Cross, which had been...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Cause of death: Suicide by hanging St Pancras Cemetery, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England Plot: Buried in an unmarked grave, the location of which is not known.
Blakelock, Keith b. June 28, 1945 d. October 6, 1985 Murder Victim. Born in Sunderland, he was serving at Muswell Hill as a Metropolitan Police Constable during the civil unrest that plagued London during the 1980s. In early October, information filtered through to the station that trouble was stirring in Tottenham over the death of a middle aged black woman who had collapsed of heart failure during a police raid on her home. He and his partner, PC Richard Coombes, and ten other constables responded to a request for assistance from the Fire...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Murdered East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Brown, Ford Madox b. April 16, 1821 d. October 6, 1893 Artist. Born in France, he was the son of English parents, and studied painting in Antwerp and Bruges, Belgium. Although he was never a member of the group of English poets and artists known as the "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood", he formed close associations with the members, contributed to their journal, and gave lessons to writer William Michael Rossetti. His best known works are "The Last of England" (1855), which is now found in the Birmingham Art Gallery; "Christ Washing Peter's Feet" (1851)...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) St Pancras Cemetery, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Chamberlain, Austen b. October 16, 1863 d. March 16, 1937 Brtish Statesman. Born in Birmingham, he was the eldest son of Joseph Chamberlain, the Liberal statesman, and the half-brother of Arthur Neville Chamberlain, who was British Prime Minister at the outbreak of the Second World War. Austen (who, like his brother, was known by his middle name) was the Conservative Member of Parliament for East Worcestershire from 1892 to 1914, and for Birmingham West from 1914 to 1937. He served as Postmaster General in 1902, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1903...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England Plot: Central Avenue, on the N.W. side, near the intersection with South Avenue.
Donat, Robert b. March 18, 1905 d. June 9, 1958 British Actor. Born in Withington, Manchester, England and died in London, England. In the early years of his acting career he was with the Benson company where he played leading roles under Terence Gray. In 1939, he received the Academy Award Oscar for Best Actor for the film "Goodbye, Mr. Chips." His films include "Precious Bane" (1931), "A Sleeping Clergyman" (1933), "Heartbreak House" (1943), and "Goodbye, Mr.Chips" (1939). At the Old Vic in 1939 and 1953 he played Beckett in "Murder In...[Read More] East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England Plot: Section 8
Garber, Matthew b. March 25, 1956 d. June 13, 1977 Actor. Born in London, England, he was a British child performer most noted for the role of Michael Banks in the Disney classic movie, "Mary Poppins" (1964). He began his career on the stage and also appeared in the films "The Three Lives of Thomasina" (1963), "The Gnome-Mobile" (1967) and on the TV series "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" from 1965, until his death at age 21 in London, England. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Pancreatitis East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England Plot: ashes scattered in the Willow Tree Gardens Section
Gibbs, James b. December 23, 1682 d. August 5, 1754 Architect. Born in Scotland, he trained as an architect in Rome, and practised mainly in England. His most important works are St Martin-in-the-Fields, in London, and the cylindrical, domed Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University. Through the influence of Edward Harley, Earl of Oxford, James was made one of the surveyors to the commissioners for building 50 new churches in London in 1713, and in this capacity he designed St. Mary-le-Strand (1714-1717), his first public building. Here he expressed...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England