Burges, LTC. Daniel [cremation location] b. July 1, 1873 d. October 24, 1946 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, South Wales Borderers, British Army. On September 18, 1918, at the Battle of Doiran Jumeaux, Balkans, Lieutenant Colonel Burges brought his battalion to the assembly point, at the enemy front line trenches with only a few casualties. Later while some distance from the objective his battalion came under heavy enemy machine gun fire. Although wounded, he...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Arnos Vale, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England Plot: Ashes scattered, name is listed on the Wall of Remembrance.
Davis, Gronow b. May 16, 1828 d. October 18, 1891 Crimean War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Royal Regiment of Artillery. On September 8, 1855, at Sebastopol Captain Davis commanded the spiking party in the attack on the Redan. During this action, he saved the life of an officer in the 39th Regiment by jumping over the parapet of a sap and going across the open, under murderous fire to help carry the wounded man to cover. He also carried several other wounded soldiers to safety. For gallantry in the face of the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Arnos Vale, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Roy, Raja Ram Mohan b. 1774 d. September 27, 1833 Statesman, theologian, philosopher. He was born into a family of orthodox Kulin Brahmins of the Vashnavite sect. As a child he studied Persian, Arabic and Sanskrit in preparation for an intended career with the court service. In his twenties he went on to learn English, Greek, Latin and Hebrew and produced a translation of the Bible. At age twenty-five he moved to Calcutta where he made his fortune as a businessman, using much of his wealth in the promotion of education and social reform. He...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Arnos Vale, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Wood, Harry Blanshard b. June 21, 1882 d. August 15, 1924 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Pocklington, Yorkshire, he served as a Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards, British Army. At the village of St. Python, France, October 13, 1918, when opposed by German machine guns killed the platoon Sergeant, Corporal Wood took command of the platoon. Under heavy fire, Corporal Wood boldly carried a large brick out into the open space and fired continually ordering his men to work across while he covered them by his fire. He drove...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Arnos Vale, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England