Benn, Ernest b. June 25, 1875 d. January 17, 1954 Author. He served as a civil servant in the Ministry of Munitions and Reconstruction during World War I when he became convinced of the benefits of state intervention in economics. His views altered in the 1920s when he became a follower of classical liberalism. He was the author of more than twenty books and many pamphlets about his political ideas, including "The Return to Laisser Faire" (1929), "Debt" (1938) and "The State, the Enemy" (1953). His best known work, "The Confessions of a...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Peter Churchyard, Tandridge, Surrey, England Plot: Cremated, memorial plaque in garden of rest.
Gilbert, Walter b. 1871 d. 1946 Sculptor. He was the designer of many war memorials. He studied at the Birmingham Municipal Art School and the Royal College of Art before completing his training in Europe. He spent the early years of his career teaching art at Rugby School and at Harrow. In 1898 he founded the Bromsgrove Guild, a highly regarded Arts and Crafts Movement studio which was responsible for creating the famous "Liver Birds" for the Royal Liver Friendly Society Building in Liverpool and the bronzes on Liverpool's...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Peter Churchyard, Tandridge, Surrey, England Plot: Churchyard.
Kerans, John Simon b. June 30, 1915 d. September 12, 1985 British Naval Officer. He was in command of HMS Amethyst during the famous Yangtze Incident. He served as a British Naval Attaché in China at the end of the Chinese Civil War. In 1949 the British ship HMS Amethyst came under fire from the People's Liberation Army while sailing up the Yangtze River to replace HMS Consort as guard ship for the British embassy. Kerans took command of the ship after she had withstood days of heavy fire and sustained many casualties. The ship was detained for ten...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Peter Churchyard, Tandridge, Surrey, England Plot: Churchyard.