Halle, Sir. Charles b. April 11, 1819 d. October 25, 1895 Conductor, Pianist, Composer. Founder of England's world famous Halle Orchestra. Born Karl Halle in Hagen, Westphalia, Germany, he studied at Darmstadt and went to Paris in 1836. The Revolution of 1848 drove him from France and he settled in London. From 1853 he was director of the Gentlemen's Concerts in Manchester where, in 1858, he established the Halle Orchestra and built it into one of the finest in Europe. He was knighted in 1888. (Bio by: Mike Berrell) Weaste Cemetery, Salford, Lancashire, England
Halliwell, Joel b. December 29, 1881 d. June 14, 1958 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Middleton, England, he served as a Lance Corporal in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army. During the Battle of the River Aisne, Muscourt, France, May 27, 1918, Lance Corporal Halliwell was captured by the Germans and was a prisoner with them for before he managed to escape. On his way back to the British lines, seeing many wounded comrades lying on the ground, he mounted a stray German horse which he rode back to pick up a wounded man and brought...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Boarshaw Cemetery, Middleton (Lancaster), Lancashire, England Plot: D 1068.
Hartley, Wallace b. June 2, 1878 d. April 15, 1912 Disaster Victim. He died in the sinking of the "RMS Titanic" on April 14-15, 1912. he gained posthumous fame as the band leader who supposedly had the Titanic's band play "Nearer My God, to Thee" as the ship sank. His body was recovered from the Atlantic by the "SS Mackay-Bennett" and returned for home for burial. Cause of death: Froze or drowned Colne Cemetery, Colne, Lancashire, England
Hawthorne, Robert b. 1822 d. February 2, 1879 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland he enlisted in the British Army in 1836 at age 14. He was serving as a bugler with 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot on 14 September 1857 when he performed the deeds for which he was awarded the VC. The citation reads: "Bugler Hawthorne, who accompanied the explosion party, not only performed the dangerous duty on which he was employed, but previously attached himself to Lieutenant Salkeld, of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Milou) Ardwick Cemetery, Ardwick, Lancashire, England Plot: Grave is unmarked.
Jasnorzewska, Maria b. November 24, 1891 d. July 9, 1945 Poetess. Also known as Maria Jasnorzewaska Pawlikovska, she was born in Sopot, and was a member of the group of Polish poets known as "Skamander." Her first volume of verse was "Niebieskie Migdaly"; literally, this means "Blue Almonds", but is, perhaps, better rendered as "Idle Musings" or "Pipe Dreams." In 1935, she was awarded the Golden Laurel by the Polish Academy of Literature. When Hitler invaded Poland and the Second World War broke out, she and her husband escaped, firstly, to Romania...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Lancashire, England Plot: I 2182 (Roman Catholic section)
Jones, William b. 1839 d. April 15, 1913 Victoria Cross Recipient. Private at Rorke's Drift. William Jones was born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England. A private in the 2nd Battalion/24th Regiment of Foot in Natal, Jones was a member of the British defense force at Rorke's Drift. In the afternoon of January 22, 1879, a Zulu force attacked the small British supply outpost at Rorke's Drift. Defended by only 131 soldiers, of which 39 were in the hospital, against almost 4,000 Zulu warriors, the men held out against unceasing Zulu...[Read More] Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Kelly, Maj. Henry b. July 10, 1897 d. January 18, 1960 British World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born at Moston, near Manchester, he was educated at St. Patrick's School and the Xavererian Brothers College in Manchester, and joined the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) on September 5, 1914, one month after the outbreak of the First World War. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1915 and, the following year, sailed to France, where he took part in the Battle of the Somme. On the 4th. October 1916 at Le...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Lancashire, England Plot: I 272
King, Marcel b. 1957 d. October 5, 1995 Singer. Born in Manchester, he was the youngest member of "The Sweet Sensation", who were the winners of I.T.V.'s talent show "New Faces." One of the judges on that show was Tony Hatch, who co-wrote the song "Sad Sweet Dreamer", which the Sensation then recorded and which reached Number One in the U.K. charts in October 1974. Their only other hit was "Purely By Coincidence", which reached No. 11. In 1991, Marcel King recorded "Reach for Love" for the Manchester-based Factory Records, which...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Lancashire, England Plot: FF 1398 (Roman Catholic section)
Leslie, Arthur b. 1901 d. June 30, 1970 Actor, "Coronation Street." Nicknamed 'Gentleman Jack' by his fans, he played the long suffering husband of Annie Walker, and Landlord of the "Rovers Return" from December 14, 1960 to June 24, 1970. The series has been airing internationally for over 40 years. Cause of death: Heart attack St Stephen On-the-Cliffs Churchyard, Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Lowry, L.S. b. November 1, 1887 d. February 23, 1976 Artist. He was born in Stretford, Manchester,and was educated at the Victoria Park School, but did poorly there. In 1904, he began to work for a firm of accountants. However, his only real interest, since he was a child, had been drawing; so, in the same year, he began to attend night classes at the Manchester Municipal College of Art. In 1910, he joined the Pall Mall Property Company as a rent collector, and remained with them until 1952, by which time he had risen to the post of chief cashier...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Lancashire, England Plot: C 772
Marks, Michael b. June, 1859 d. December 31, 1907 Businessman. A co-founder of Marks and Spencer merchandizing chain, he was born in Slonim, Russia and came as a penniless refugee from the anti-Semitic pogroms there to Stockton-on-Tees in 1881. Starting with a peddler’s tray he followed fairs and markets hawking his wares until 1884 when he was lent five pounds by Isaac Dewhirst that enabled him to set up a trestle stall in an open market at Leeds. Within ten years he was operating eight penny bazaars. He still used the wording he had on his...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Old Jewish Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire, England Plot: Small stone obeslisk.
Marples, Ernest b. December 9, 1907 d. July 6, 1978 British Statesman. Born in Levenshulme, South Manchester, he was educated at the Stretford Grammar School and qualified as a chartered accountant, before moving to London, where he made his fortune by buying Victorian houses, converting them into apartments, and letting them. In July 1939, he joined the London Scottish Regiment as a Private, transferring to the Royal Artillery in 1941 as a Second Lieutenant; in the same year, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. In the General Election of...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Lancashire, England Plot: G 898
Meredith, Billy b. July 24, 1874 d. April 17, 1958 British (Welsh) Footballer. Born in Chirk, Denbighshire, into a mining family, he began work at the age of twelve as a pony driver. In his spare time, he played for Chirk's football team and won his first Welsh Cup medal in 1894. He had a brief spell as a semi-professional with Wrexham and as a professional with Northwich Victoria, then joined Manchester City in late 1894, although he continued to work at the colliery until 1896, when City insisted that he give up the day job. Manchester City...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Lancashire, England Plot: Y760
Morris, Edna b. June 11, 1906 d. August 11, 1972 British Actress. She was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England. Film and television credits include "Z Cars," "Cluff," "Public Eye," "Crossroads," "Thorndyke," "Dixon of Dock Green," "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning," "Sons and Lovers," and "The Flying Doctor." (Bio by: Genet) Overdale Crematorium, Bolton, Lancashire, England Plot: OVERDALE CREMATORIUM OVERDALE DRIVE BOLTON LANCASHIRE BL1 5BU