Crimmin, John b. March 18, 1859 d. February 20, 1945 Karenni (Burma) Expedition Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award for his actions on January 1, 1889 near Lwekaw, Burma (now Myanmar). Born near Bruff, County Limerick, Ireland, he served as a surgeon in the Bombay Medical Service of the British Indian Army. Later, he achieved the rank of colonel and served in the Indian Medical Service and received the Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire award in 1901. He died in Wells, Somerset, England at the age of 85. His Victoria Cross...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Wells Cemetery, Wells, Mendip District, Somerset, England
Douglas, Campbell Mellis b. August 5, 1840 d. December 31, 1909 Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Birmingham, England, he served as an Assistant Surgeon in the 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot, British Army. On May 7, 1867, at the island of Andaman, in the Bay of Bengal India, Assistant Surgeon Douglas was one of a party of five who risked their lives in manning a boat and proceeding through dangerous surf to rescue some of their comrades who had been sent to the island to find out the fate of the commander and seven of the crew, who were feared...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Wells Cemetery, Wells, Mendip District, Somerset, England
Linley Sr., Thomas b. January 17, 1733 d. November 19, 1795 Composer. The son of a carpenter, his first musical instruction was obtained from Chilcot, an organist at Bath, England. Later he studied at Naples under Paradies. Upon his return to Bath he became a very successful singing-teacher and also conducted popular concerts, at which he produced much of Handel's music. He was appointed director of the Drury Lane Theatre in 1774. He was director there for fifteen years and composed several successful pieces. In 1777 he became a member of the Royal...[Read More] (Bio by: julia&keld) Wells Cathedral, Wells, Mendip District, Somerset, England Plot: North Aisle of Nave. Also a memorial tablet in the Cloisters.
Moore, Sir. Jeremy b. July 5, 1928 d. September 15, 2007 British Royal Marines General. He joined the Royal Marines in 1947 and spent the next 36 years in the service of Corps. His posts varied from action in Malaya 1952, Housemaster of the Royal Marines School of Music, Instructor of NCO's School, RMA Sandhurst Commander and service at the Brunei Revolt. In 1973, he was awarded the Star of the Order of the British Empire and promoted Major General Commando Forces Commander in 1979. He is most noted for the war to recover the Falkland Islands from...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Wells Cathedral, Wells, Mendip District, Somerset, England