Bin Taimur, Said b. August 13, 1910 d. October 19, 1972 Sultan of Muscat and Oman from February 10, 1932 to July 23, 1970. Due to the oil rich country that he reigned over he was able to modernize the country and helped gain independence in 1951. Following an attempt on his life he became erratic and began carelessly ruling his country. He also became very paranoid and placed his son, Oaboos under house arrest. In 1970 his son staged a coup and sent his father into exile in the United Kingdom. (Bio by: Helaine M. Cigal) Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Surrey, England
Bingham, Charles b. May 8, 1830 d. June 5, 1914 British Aristocracy. Born Charles George Bingham the son of George Charles Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan and Lady Anne Brudenell. He was educated at Rugby before entering the army. He served as aide-de-camp to his father who commanded the cavalry division during the Crimean War. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Coldstream Guards, and participated in the Coronation of King Edward. He married Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox in 1859, with whom he had seven children. He sat as MP for Mayo from...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) All Saints Churchyard, Laleham, Surrey, England
Bingham, George Charles b. April 16, 1800 d. November 10, 1888 British Army Officer. George Charles Bingham was born in London, the eldest son of the second Earl of Lucan and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Belasyse, the daughter of Earl Fauconberg, who had been married to and divorced from the Duke of Norfolk. Lord Bingham, as he was known until his father's death in 1839, was educated at Westminster School. When he was sixteen, a commision was bought for him in the 6th. Regiment of Foot. Within ten years, he had reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in command...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) All Saints Churchyard, Laleham, Surrey, England
Boyle, Edward Courtney b. March 23, 1883 d. December 16, 1967 World War I Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. He served as a Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander, in command of the submarine HMS E-14. At the Sea of Marmara, Turkey, April 27, 1915, Lieutenant Commander Boyle dived his vessel under the enemy minefields. In spite of great navigational difficulties from strong currents and the presence of hostile patrols waiting to attack, he continued, during the next two weeks, to operate in the narrow waters of the straits and succeeded in sinking two Turkish...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woking Crematorium, Woking, Surrey, England
Brymer, Jack b. January 27, 1915 d. September 15, 2003 Musician, Author. He began his career as a teacher, but, after playing with a group of professional musicians while on wartime military service, was recommended by them to Sir Thomas Beecham. Beecham asked him to audition and took him on as principal clarinettist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1947. He held the post until 1963 when he left to become a co-principal in the British Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra, later moving on to be a principal in the London Symphony Orchestra. He...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Peter Churchyard, Limpsfield, Surrey, England Plot: Churchyard.
Burchmore, Eric b. June 18, 1920 d. October 11, 1994 Royal Air Force officer. He oversaw the introduction of the Harrier Jump Jet to the British armed forces. On completing his education at the Robert Atkinson School he enlisted in the Royal Air Force, but was prevented from becoming a pilot by his faulty colour vision. Instead he trained as an aircraft engineer at RAF Halton, before being posted to RAF Kenley where he served as an aircraft fitter during the Battle of Britain. In 1944 he was put in charge of modifying the Consolidated Liberator...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Luke Churchyard, Whyteleafe, Surrey, England Plot: Churchyard.
Burgon, Geoffrey b. July 15, 1941 d. September 21, 2010 Composer. Though he penned a large number of respected classical works, he shall probably be better remembered for the television scores he wrote and often conducted. Coming to music at a rather late age, he became a self-taught jazz trumpeter in his mid-teens, and later studied composition at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama; after supporting himself with his trumpet for several years he decided, at around 30, to sell his instruments and devote himself to composition. Though he had...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) St John the Baptist Churchyard, Bisley, Surrey, England
Butler, Thomas Adair b. February 2, 1836 d. May 7, 1901 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Soberton, Hampshire, he served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Bengal European Fusiliers, British Army. During the siege of Lucknow, India, on March 9, 1858, Lieutenant Butler, who swam across the Goomtee River, climbed the parapet and remained in that position for a considerable time, under a heavy fire of musketry, until the position was occupied. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on May 6, 1859 and retired...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) St Michael Churchyard, Camberley, Surrey, England
Campbell, Margaret b. December 1, 1912 d. July 25, 1993 Duchess of Argyll. One of the most photographed and publicized society beauties of her time, she was first married to American stockholder and golfer Charles Sweeny. The couple remained in London during the war, and she assisted her husband in forming the "Eagle" squadrons, manned by American pilots in the period before America entered the war. After their divorce, she married Ian Douglas Campbell, the 11th Duke of Argyll. They were subsequently involved in a sensational divorce case that ran...[Read More] (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Surrey, England Plot: Plot 119
Carroll (Dodgson), Lewis (Charles Lutwidge) b. January 27, 1832 d. January 14, 1898 Author. Carroll was the third child born to a family of eleven children. From a very early age he entertained himself and his family by performing magic tricks and marionette shows, and by writing poetry for his homemade newspapers. In 1846 he entered Rugby School, and in 1854 he graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford. He was successful in his study of mathematics and writing, and remained at the college after graduation to teach. His mathematical writings include An Elementary Treatise...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Guildford Cemetery, Guildford, Surrey, England
Christofi, Styllou d. December 15, 1954 The names of four women who were executed at London's Holloway Prison are recorded on this memorial. The bodies were removed from the prison in 1971 due to complete rebuilding. Mrs. Christofi was found guilty of murdering her daughter-in-law and in spite of efforts made in Parliament to prevent the hanging, she became one of the final women to be hanged in Britain. (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Surrey, England Plot: Plot 117
Cobb, Capt. John Rhodes b. December 2, 1899 d. September 29, 1952 Racing enthusiast-1st Person to exceed 400 mph on Land & 200 mph on Water. Born in Esher, Surrey, England near the Brooklands race track. This proximity inevitably led to an interest in fast cars. He was a Director at fur brokers Anning, Chadwick & Kiver. This position allowed him the finances to specialize in large capacity motor racing. He won his first race in 1925 driving a 1911 10 litre Fiat. In 1926 he debuted the ex-Count Zborowski Higham Special at Brooklands racetrack. In 1928 he...[Read More] (Bio by: db) Christ Church Churchyard, Esher, Surrey, England
Davis, Sammy (Sydney) b. January 9, 1887 d. January 9, 1981 Motor racing driver, author, artist and journalist. Born in London, Sydney Charles Houghton "Sammy" Davis began an apprenticeship at Daimler before racing on motorcycles and cyclecars. By 1921 he was recruited into the AC team before joining Aston Martins in 1922 driving a purpose built car called the 'Razor Blade' to break ten World Records and 22 National Class Records. In the 1925 Le Mans 24hr Race he partnered Chassagne in a 3-litre Sunbeam and came second. He returned the following year to...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul Narramore) Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Surrey, England
Del Mar, Norman Rene b. July 31, 1919 d. February 6, 1994 Conductor. Del Mar studied composition at the Royal College of Music under Matyas Seiber and Ralph Vaughan-Williams. After WWII, he performed with several orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where he played 2nd horn. Del Mar began his conducting career with an amateur orchestra, later known as the Chelsea Symphony Orchestra. In 1948, after two years as assistant to Sir Thomas Beecham, Del Mar became Musical Director of the English Opera Group, a position he held until 1956...[Read More] (Bio by: Steve Brown) St Peter Churchyard, Limpsfield, Surrey, England Plot: Next to Beecham's grave, facing the High Street.
Delius, Frederick (Fritz Albert Theodor) b. January 29, 1862 d. June 10, 1934 Composer. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, the fourth of fourteen children of immigrant German parents, the young Delius was educated at Bradford Grammar School. In 1884 he left the family home to take control of an orange plantation in Florida, which was followed by two years of studying in Leipzig, Germany. 1888 brought another move, this time to Paris, France, and in 1896, Frederick met a painter by the name of Jelka Rosen (q.v.). The following year saw the couple settle in Grez-sur-...[Read More] (Bio by: Steve Brown) St Peter Churchyard, Limpsfield, Surrey, England Plot: From the entrance, follow the path in front of the Church (parallel with the High Street). Keeping the Church on your right, follow the path round the Church and take the first pathway on the left (again parallel with the road). Delius' grave is a few yards along on the left, facing the path.
Dixey, Phyllis b. 1914 d. June 2, 1964 Entertainer. Britain's most famous stripper and fan-dancer, especially during the war. She was once billed as 'The Girl the Lord Camberlain banned'. her show Peek-A-Boo, ran into trouble with various authorities while on tour. One magistrate cleared her of charges of appearing in an indecent show when told that she always appeared with her body covered in liquid silk. She married the comedian Jack Tracy in 1937. In 1944 she took over the lease of the Whitehall Theater in London and it was there...[Read More] (Bio by: julia&keld) Epsom Cemetery, Epsom, Surrey, England Plot: Section Y (in the front row)