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 Iris Bentley

Iris Bentley

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 23 Jan 1997 (aged 65)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Croydon, London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England
Plot NN 38038
Memorial ID 6522706 · View Source
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Sister of Derek Bentley. She fought for many years to clear his name. Unfortunately, she died a year before the Court of Appeal quashed his conviction. Her ashes were placed on his grave, in an urn with the inscription, 'You will always be in my heart, your loving daughter Maria'. The epitaph in full reads 'Here lies DEREK WILLIAM BENTLEY, a victim of British justice. 30th. June 1933 - 28th. January 1953. Aged 19 years. Much loved son and brother. "THE TRUTH WILL OUT" - Iris Bentley. In loving memory of William George Bentley, a devoted husband and father. Born 3rd. May 1905, fell asleep 12th. July 1974. Lilian Rose Bentley, a loving wife and mother. Born 8th. November 1903, fell asleep 10th. October 1976. Albert Edwin Bentley, born 25th. March 1910, fell asleep 4th. March 1993. THEY FOUGHT TO THE END."

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 18 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6522706
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Iris Bentley (31 Aug 1931–23 Jan 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6522706, citing Croydon Cemetery and Crematorium, Croydon, London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Iain MacFarlaine (contributor 46514200) .