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Music Hall and Variety Artistes Burial Places

This page is an attempt to list some of the burial and resting places of the music hall and variety artistes of the Victorian and Edwardian era. If you have any information you would like to add to this page please Contact me.

Artistes Names Alphabetically

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Samuel Adams - Music Hall Proprietor - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S.E.27 - Grave 25,215 - Square 95 - No trace of headstone remains

Ben Albert - Singer & Comedian - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27 - Grave 35,050 - Square 104 - Monument is a small scroll which is partly buried.

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Wilkie Baird - Comic singer who took part in the first Royal Variety Performance - Eastern Section of Highgate Cemetery - b 1874 d 1944

Freddie (Frederick Charles) Bamberger, Music Hall pianist - The Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Sydney, Australia - Location Add-Anglican FM dd Grave 69 - buried 28 August 1975 - Age 72.

Bessie Bellwood (Music hall Artiste), her most famous song is What Cheer Ria. - St. Patricks Cemetery, Leytonstone. Monument exists - b 1857 d 1896

Willie Benn, 'Eccentric Pianist often Billed as 'The Mad Pianist' or 'The Rollicking Rubenstein'. Included on Walter Lambert's famous painting "Popularity" of 1903 - Lambeth Cemetery b ? d 1919

Charles Bertam ( James Bassett ) - Known as the King's Conjuror - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27 - Grave 31,826 - Square 82 - Headstone with a rugged cross on top still exists.

Walford Bodie (Dr.) Conjurer, ventriloquist and faith healer - Doune Churchyard, MacDuff in Banffshire - His assistants Mystic Marie d 1906 and La Belle Electra d 1919 are buried close to him - d 1939

Joe Boganny - acrobat and music hall artiste. Real name Joseph Toledano. Born in Liverpool. - East Ham Jewish Cemetery b 1874 d 29 July 1943 - See this site for more information.

William John Maurice Bottle, otherwise known as 'Datas, the Memory Man', star of the music halls from 1901 with his amazing memory feats. He was born William John Maurice in Newnham, Kent and married in 1897 in Lewisham, he later changed his real name to Bottle and is a distant relative of Ted Bottle. Datas died in 1957 in Croydon and was buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery, Wallington, Surrey, Plot number XD466, together with his wife. The grave has no headstone, but the inscriptions are to be found on the kerbstones. - b 1875 d 1956

Blondin - Tightrope Walker - Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Rd. N. W. 10 - Plot 13,198 - Square 140, Row 1 - b 1824 d 1897

Albert Alex Bowlly (Albert Allick "Al" Bowlly) - Singer, guitarist, songwriter, composer and band leader - Buried in a mass grave at the Westminster Cemetery, Uxbridge Road, Hanwell - b 1898 d 17th April, 1941 from a bomb in Jermyn Street, London.

Brierly Jack - Ford cemetary, Liverpool - Member of "THE THREE MACS," well known for their version of "MULDOON'S TENEMENT." Jack was also a boxer (glove fighter,) as were his five brothers, and performed successfully on the stage and in the ring during the 1880s and 1890s. - b 1870 d 1897

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Herbert Campbell - Singer & Comedian - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St. N. 16

Kate Carney - Putney Vale Cemetery D5 No 47 - b 1869 d 1950 - buried with her husband and son.

Harry Champion - Cockney Music Hall singer, hits included 'Any Old Iron, Boiled Beef and Carrots, I'm Henry The Eighth I am and many more - East Finchley Cemetery N3 - b 1866 d 1942

Albert Chevalier - Singer & Coster Comedian - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St. N. 16 - Buried in same Plot as George Leybourne! ( New Road J8 )

G.H. Chirgwin (1854-1922) - Music-hall artist, (The White-Eyed Kaffir) - Buried with four of his children who died in infancy at Barnes Common Cemetery, London SW - Details recorded c.1966 as follows ? Double grave No.6, Row B, Section 3. Cross on plinth, with surround. - Memorial inscriptions ? East side: - In loving memory of our dear John Lundy Chirgwin born August 3rd 1897, died March 5th, 1898 also In loving memory of Thomas Chirgwin born September 3rd died September 5th, 1898 also of George Chirgwin father of the above born December 14, 1854 died November 14, 1922 South side: - In ever loving memory of Josie Caroline our “Jo” born May 12th, 1902, died April 22nd, 1903 also our darling Georgina, born February 22nd 1909, died February 25th, 1909. - [For a time Chirgwin had lived at No . 6 Castelnau, Barnes ? only five minutes walk from this cemetery] This cemetery, for long unused, has become very neglected, vandalised and overgrown. However there have been recent attempts to bring it back into order. [contact: Friends of Barnes Common].

Paul Cinquevalli - Juggler - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27 - Grave 32,152 - Square 82 - Monument on family plot still exists. b 1859 d 1918.

John William Clack Snr - Stage name Carlo - (Father of John William Clack Jr - Stage Name Olrac - See below) - Streatham Cemetery - d December 1927. Also buried at Streatham Cemetery are John William Clack Snr's wife Georgina Clack (Carlo), their son's Isaac Thomas Henry Clack (Harry Carlo) and Alexander Clack (Alec Carlo), also their grandson Bobby Clack and his wife Lilian clack (Bobby Olrac and Lilian). - They all started out as Carlo's, when John William Clack Snr Retired, the brothers formed the Olrac's, Jack, Alec and Harry, as time went on they went their separate ways. Harry and wife Frances May Clack (La Belle Maie), both buried at Streatham Cemetery, had an act and then Alec and wife Nelli who was a tight rope walker. Jack married into the Famous Zaro Trope Family and was Married to Pauline Comerford (Zaro). Jack's Son in law was the son of Willi Pantzer. Alec was friends with Charlie Chaplin. The Olrac's appeared in the Royal Command Performance at the Palace Theatre in 1912.

John William Clack Jr, not to be confused with John William Clack Snr who is buried at Streatham Cemetery. - Stage Name Olrac - Twickenham Cemetery - d 5th September 1939.

Harry Clifton - Music Hall vocalist - Kensal Green Cemetery - d 1872.

Charles Coburn - Singer of The Man who broke the Bank At Monte Carlo and Two Lovely Black Eyes - Old Brompton Cemetery - Real name Colin Whitton McCallum - b 1852 d 1945 - buried with his wife and daughter.

Albert Collcott - Music Hall Scene Painter - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nr. Peckham, Sth. London. S. E. 15 - His unmarked grave is in Square 65.

Lottie Collins - Singer - Edmonton cemetery - b 1866 d 3rd May 1910 - her real name wass Charlotte Louise Tate - then married to Music Hall lyricist J. Tate who is buried not far from Marie Lloyd in Hampstead.

Sam Collins - Singer - Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Rd. N. W. 10 - Tombstone engraved ' Farewell, Good natured, Honest hearted Sam, Until we meet before the great i am ' His Irish hat and Shillelagh are carved on the Tombstone. b 1826 d 1865

Arthur Conquest - Acrobat & Animal Impersonator - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27 - Grave 32,491 - Square 108 - Scroll type Monument still exists. b 1875 d 1945

Tom Costello - Singer & Comedian - Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Rd. S. W. 16 - b 1863 d 1943

Sam Cowell - Singer & Comedian - Blanford, Dorset - Tombstone engraved ' Here lies all that is mortal of Sam Cowell. Born April 15th. 1819 - Died March 11th. 1864 '

Dan Crawley - (Real name Daniel Crowley) Singer / Dancer / Comedian - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St. N. 16. (His wife, Lilian Bishop, is also buried next to him) - b 1872 d 1912

J. P. Crocker - Christy Minstral who performed at St. James Hall, Piccadilly. - Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Rd. S. W. 5 - b 1834 d 1869

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Walter Pfeffer Dando (1852-1944) - Mechanical Engineer, Stage Machinist, Stage Manager, Regisseur, Theatrical Mechanician & Architect, Theatrical Engineer & Inventor, India-rubber Merchant, India Rubber Spring & Chest Expander Manufacturer, Photographer, Film-maker, Variety Artists’ Agent, Piano Salesman, Bulldog Breeder & Exhibitor, Author, Lecturer , Musician And “compulsive Patentee” - And his first wife ?
Mlle. Aenea, (1859-1928) (née Letitia Barry, Mrs. Walter P. Dando), dancer, flying ballerina, “La Mouche D’Or” - Together with their daughter ? Letitia Mary Anne Emma “Queenie” Dando (1879-1921) pianist
Were all buried in the Dando Family Grave at Hendon Cemetery & Crematorium, London Borough of Barnet (formerly Hendon Park Cemetery) in Plot No. 25985 (in square C7 on map). The grave is enclosed by a kerb with a celtic cross, bearing a bronze plaque depicting three dancing angels, at its head. Three stones forming the plinth bear the following memorial inscriptions ? “IN MEMORIAM / QUEENIE / A DELIGHTFUL MUSICIAN / DAUGHTER OF W.P. DANDO / AT REST JAN.1.1921” “ALSO HER BELOVED MOTHER / LETITIA DANDO / “ÆNEA” / JOINED HER IN HEAVEN / JANUARY 16.1928. AGED .66” [“ÆNEA” was, in fact, 68 when she died] “ALSO / WALTER P. DANDO / DIED NOV. 13TH 1944. AGED 92. / R. I. P.” -
Walter Dando’s second wife, Daisy (Letitia) Paver (c.1888-1962), dancer, was cremated at Golders Green where there is no memorial.

David Devant - Conjuror - Highgate Cemetery West, Swains Lane, N. 6. b 1868 d 1941

Hugh J. Didcott (d. 1909) - One time music-hall artist, influential music-hall & variety artists’ agent. Buried: Willesden Jewish Cemetery in plot AX Row 1 No.28 - A simple headstone bears the inscription ? “SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / H.J. MORICE / (HUGH JAY DIDCOTT) / DIED / NOVR 26T 1909. / GOD REST HIS SOUL.” Parts of this inscription are repeated in Hebrew.

Phyllis Dixey - "The Girl the Lord Chamberlain Banned" Singer and Entertainer, famous for her own Strip Shows at the Whitehall Theatre, 'The Whitehall Follies.' - Died at her home in Burgh Heath Road, Epsom on the 2nd June ,1964. - Buried in Epsom and Ewell Cemetery, Grave No. V27, in the Catholic Section, restored in late 2005 by the British Music Hall Society. - b 1914 d 1964.

Josh Dixon - Real name James Drysdale Dickson - Comedian, Dancer, singer of 'The lighthouse keeper" and "The cabby" and later Stage Door Keeper and Call Boy at the Victoria Palace Theatre during the Crazy Gang period - Streatham park cemetery Private grave No. 2435 sq 8 variety artistes plot - b 1874 d 1956

T. E. Dunville - Singer & Comedian - Buried Nr. Bridport, Dorset. - Grave marked with a white cross with the words ' Jesus Wept ' Sadly, he Committed Suicide.

Augustus Durandeau - Music Hall Songwriter - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nr. Pecham, Sth. London. S. E. 15 - b 1848 d 1893

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Fred Earle - Comic, son of Joseph Tabrar, next to his grave is Billy Williams - d 1915

Tom Edwards - Ventriloquist - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27. - Grave 35,152 - Square 89 - Family monument still exists. b 1879 d 1933

Gus Elen - Singer & Comedian - Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Rd. S. W. 16. - b 1863 d 1940

G. H. Elliott - Singer - St. Margarets, Rottingdean, Nr. Brighton. b 1882 d 1962

Joe Elvin - Cockney Comedian - Burried next to his good friend, the Music Hall star Eugene Stratton (See below) in Bandon Hill Cemetery, Wallington Surrey - b 1862 d 1935)

Norman Evans - Comedian - Carelton Cemetery, Blackpool. - Headstone is in the form of a Garden Wall.

Will Evans - (William Edward Evans) - Music Hall and Pantomime performer, son of the pantomime clowns Fred Evans and Amy Rosaling - Lambeth Cemetery, Grave 437 D1 Cons - b 1875 d 1931.

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Bud Flanagan - Singer & Comedian - Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, N. 11. Plot : Lawn.

Florrie Forde (the, Australian Marie Lloyd) - Streatham Park Cemetery London. b 1876 d 1940

George Formby Snr. - Singer & Comedian - Warrington Cemetery, Warrington, Cheshire.

George Formby Jnr. - Singer & Comedian - Warrington Cemetery, Warrington, Cheshire.

Tom Foy - Comedian - Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Rd. London. S. W. 5. - b 1866 d 1917

Will Fyffe - Comedian - Western Necropolis, Glasgow.

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Gertie Gitana - Singer - Wigston Cemetery, Leicester. - b 1887 d 1957.

John Green (Paddy Green) - Proprietor of Evans Music Hall from 1856 - b 1805 d 1874 - Buried at St Mary R.C Church, Mortlake. Grave F 16.

Joe Griffiths - Part of The Griffiths Brothers and also a co-founder of the water rats- Highgate Cemetery - d 1901.

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Tommy Handley - Comedian - Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, N. 11.

Peter Haslip - Music Hall Proprietor - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27. - Grave 8,271 - Square 108 - The family Memorial no longer exists. b 1815 d 1896.

Will Hay - Comedian - Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Rd. S. W. 16. - b 1888 d 1949

Arthur Haynes - Comedian - Hammersmith New Cemetery, Clifford Ave. S. W. 14. - b 1914 d 1966

Richars Hearne ( Mr. Pastry ) - Comedian - St. Mary's, Platt, Nr. Borough Green, Kent.

Dick Henderson - Comedian - St. Mary's R. C. Cemetery, Harrow Rd. N. W. 10. - b 1891 d 1958.

Leslie Henson - Singer/ Revue Artist - Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, N. 11.

Jenny Hill - Singer - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nr. Peckham, Sth. London. S. E. 15. - Headstone still exists. Known as ' The Vital Spark ' - b 1850 d 1896

Stanley Holloway - Comedian, Singer and Comedy actor - ST. Mary's the virgin Church, East Preston, West Sussex, with his wife who was buried with him in 1997 - b 1890 d 1982

George Honey - Comedian - Highgate Cemetery East, Swains Lane, N. 6. - d 1880 ( May 28th. )

A. B. Houghton - Upside Down trick Pianist - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27. - Grave 22,638 - Square 122 - No Headstone now remains. b 1866 d 1925

Julia Frederica Howell - Singer ? - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27 - Grave 16,807 - Square 97 - No monument exists. - b 1843 d 1881

Julio H. Hughes - Scene Painter & Actor - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nr. Peckham, Sth. London. S. E. 15. - Buried in Square 27 - A ruined cross marks his grave. d 1872.

G. W. Hunt - Songwriter, wrote many of Arthur Lloyd's songs - Born and died in the same years too - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St. N. 16. - Plot is C6 in Little Elm Walk - b 1839 d 1904

Alec Hurley - Singer (Tenor) and Comedian, second husband of Marie Lloyd - Tower Hamlets Cemetery - b 1871 d 1913

James Baker Husk - Musical-hall chairman of the Cider Cellar, Dr Johnson's Tavern, The Oxford and Royal Music Halls - Highgate cemetery grave no 23301 - Members of the Alhambra theatre cast attended the funeral 23rd May 1879 - b 1811 d 1879

Leslie ' Hutch ' Hutchinson - Singer - Highgate Cemetery East, Swaines Lane, N. 6. - Plot : Near entrance, Immediately on Right. d 1969.

Alexander Muir Hyslop - Piano accompanist to the silent movies in music halls - Lodgehill Cemetery, Harborne, in an unmarked grave - b 1886 d 1963

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Lucy Johnson - Singer ? - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27. - Grave 30,671 - Square 88 - No monument exists. - b 1869 d 1903

Jack Judge - Singer and originator of the World War One song; "It's along way to Tipperary"
- Rood End Cemetery, Oldbury, West Bromwich, Midlands. Buried in the Catholic Section.

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Marie Kendall - Music Hall comedienne, principal boy and singer, whose most famous song was 'Just Like The Ivy (I'll cling to you) Marie appeared in the first Royal Variety Performance in 1912.- b 1873 d 1964

Fred Kitchen - Singer & Comedian - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27. - Grave 32,791 - Square 68/80. - Family Monument still exists. - b 1872 d 1951.

Bertha King - Real Name: Bertha (nee Sandeman) Bierman - One of the Ardoz trio, trapeze and music hall artists touring the UK and Europe in the early 1900s - Died at Brinsworth House, Staines Rd, Twickenham, the VAF Home - b 1884 d 1979

Katty King, Arthur Lloyd's wife - Actress and Music Hall Performer - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington - (Buried with her daughter Maude Emily Olivia Lloyd d 1880, and her son Harry Lloyd's wife Margaret Leigh Lloyd d - 1904) - b 1851 d 1891.

Hetty King - Male impersonator, her hits include Piccadilly, and All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor. - Golders Green Crematorium - b 1883 d 1972.

T. C. King, father of Katty King - Actor and Drury Lane Tragedian - Churchyard of Claines near Worcester - b - 1818 d 1893

Charlie Kunz - American bandleader and popular piano soloist - Streatham Park Cemetery.

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Lafayette ( The Great ) - Illusionist - Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Walter Laburnham (George Walter Davis) - Cockney comedian and singer. Buried in Abney Park Cemetery, not far from his old friend George Leybourne who greatly influenced his career. Epitaph reads "A true friend to all who knew him" - b 1847 d Good Friday 1902.

Arthur Lennard - Best knnow as the singer of "Skylark, skylark" - St. Nicholas Churchyard, Shoreham. - d 1955

Lew Lake - Comedian - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St. N. 16.

Lupino Lane - (Born Henry William George Lupino) - Music Hall, Theatre, and Film Actor / Comedian, famous for playing Bill Snibson in 'Me and My Girl' - Streatham Park Cemetery - b 1892 d 1959

Frederick Laroche (Born Frederick Morris) - Comic Singer who performed with his wife Madame Laroche (Real name Agnes Morris) serio comic vocalist, both also toured with Arthur Lloyd for two years - Norwood Cemetery - d 1881

Lily Lassah - Variety Artiste and Pantomime Principal Boy from the 1890s to the 1930/40s, later appeared on TV with Wilfrid Pickles (around the 1950s) - Streatham Cemetery - d 1973.

Harry Lauder - Singer & Comedian - Bent Cemetery, Hamilton.

Fred Law - Singer & Music Hall Proprietor - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27. - Grave 24,823 - Square 44 - No Tombstone exists. - b 1845 d 1902.

Tom Learmore - Singer & Comedian - Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Rd. S. W. 16. - b 1866 d 1939.

Frederick Ledger - Second Editor of the ERA Newspaper - d 1874 - Norwood Cemetery, and his son Edward Ledger d 1874.

Bert Lee - Songwriter - Ormes Head, Llandudno.

Will Lennon - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27. - Grave 27,528 - Square 50 - Memorial still exists. His wife is also buried with him and they both perfomed on the Music Halls. - b 1854 d 1898 ( Wife b 1851 d 1897 )

Dan Leno ( George Galvin ) - Comedian - Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Rd. S. W. 17. - b 1860 d 1904.

Fred Leslie - Leading comedian in some Gaiety productions - Charlton Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, London. SE7

Letine ( George Gorin ) - Leader of a Troupe of Acrobatic Cyclists - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nr. Peckham, S. E. 15. - His Grave is in Square 42, but the Pedestal has been removed. He was Murdered outside the Canterbury Music Hall on 2nd. June 1889

George Leybourne - Singer - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St. N. 16. - Buried in same plot as Albert Chevalier. George Leybourne had died penniless (15th September 1884) and it was not until 5th December 1891 that a headstone was erected to mark his grave in Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, paid for by Dan Leno and the Grand Order of Water Rats. He was joined in his grave by not only his grandson Frederick, but also Frederick's father - none other than the great Albert Chevalier, and Frederick's mother - Leybourne's daughter Florence. But he was not actually joined by his wife. The epitaph is 'God's finder touched him and he slept'.
Above text from an article by Peter Honri called Leybourne! Lion Comique of the Halls - Theatephile September 1984 edition - Courtesy John Grice.

Millie Lindon (1877-1940), serio [cousin of Rudge sisters See R] née Milicent Warris m. 1. T.E. Dunville, 2. Sir Edward Hulton, 3. Major-Gen. John Thompson, 4. Baron Otto Sklenar von Schaniel - Putney Vale Cemetery, in Hulton Family Grave in Block B [Plot No. not known] - Memorial inscription ? “TO THE MEMORY OF/ MILLICENT / WIDOW OF / SIR EDWARD HULTON / AT REST MARCH 11, 1940 / “PEACE AT LAST” with the second of her four husbands, Sir Edward Hulton, Bart. (1869-1925) and her daughter, Frances Mary “Betty” Stevens (née Hulton) (1909-1932) [mother of Sir Jocelyn Stevens].

Arthur Lloyd - Newington Cemetery, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh. b 1839 d 1904

Horatio Lloyd - South Necropolis, Glasgow. b 1807 d 1899

Marie Lloyd - Singer - Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Rd. N. W. 6 - b 1870 d 1922

Marie Lloyd jnr - Daughter of Marie Lloyd (See above) - Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Rd. N. W. 6 - b 1888 d 1967. She is buried with her mother and her grandparents.

Cecilia Loftus - Scottish actress, singer, and music hall performer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries - Valhalla Cemetery, Westchester, NY - b 1876 d 1943

Jimmy Logan - Comedian - Dallnotter Cemetery, Clydebank, Glasgow. - Ashes buried with Brother.

Tommy Lorne - Comedian - Auld Isle Cemetery, Kirkintilloch.

Jack Lotto - Head of the Lotto trick cycling family. A co-founder of GOWR and the third member of 'Old Joe's (Elvin) Treble' Buried next to Joe and Eugene Stratton at Bandon Hill Cemetery. B 1857 D 1944

Arthur Lucan ( Old Mother Riley ) - Comedian - Eastern Cemetery, Hull. - b 1885 d 1954.

Victoria Lytton - Dancer, actress, comedienne - Streatham Park Cemetery b 1870 d 1943

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G. H. Macdermott - Singer - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E . 27 - Grave 24,074 - Square 98 - Family Memorial still exist. b 1845 d 1901.

Frank Matcham - Architect - Highgate Cemetery East, Swains Lane, N. 6.

Ernie Mayne - (Percy Ernest Barratt) - Music Hall Artist - Section A, Grave 1D, New West Border, Mill Lane Cemetery, Shoreham, Sussex Aged 62 - Wife buried with him 1950 - At Christmas 1936 he came out of retirement to make his last appearance in a Worthing pantomime, "Robinson Crusoe" at the Connaught Theatre. - b 1871 d 1937.

Ambrose Maynard - Comic Vocalist - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nr. Peckham, S. E. 15. - His Grave is in Square 56 and is marked by a Headstone.

Tom McNaughton - Formed The Brothers McNaughton with his brother Fred. Tom married Alice Lloyd (Marie Lloyd's sister) in 1894 - Hampstead Cemetery - d 1923

Lex McLean - Comedian - His ashes are above the Proscenium Arch of the Pavillion Theatre, Glasgow !

Max Miller - Comedian - Downs Crematory, Brighton.

Victoria Monks - Music Hall singer, famed for her song "Wont You Come Home Bill Bailey" and billed as John Bull's Girl - St.Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery nr Harlesden - b 1884 d 1927

Ernest Potter Morgan - Actor manager / Manager of the Manchester Hippodrome c.1905 - b 1864 - d 1927. And Ada Ella Morgan (nee Hollingsworth) - Acted under her maiden name and as Ada Morgan - b 1864 - d 1938 - Both burried at Hammersmith Cemetery, Mortlake.

Lily Morris - commedienne, known for her songs 'Why Am I Always The bridesmaid and Don't Have Any More Missus More", amongst many others. - Southgate Cemetery Plot D 1472 - (married name: McDougall) b 1884 d 1952.

Edward Moss - Theatre Circuit owner and Theatrical Entrepreneur - Large family vault in Portobello Cemetery, Edinburgh - d 1912

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Jolly JOHN NASH (1830-1901) singer and friend of Arthur Lloyd, performing with him on countless occasions including the first ever performance before Royalty by command. Known also as The Laughing Blacksmith - Fulham Cemetery - b 1830 d 1901.

Nellie Navette - Dancer - Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Rd. S. W. 16. - b 1865 d 1936.

Jimmy Nervo - (Real name James Henry Holloway) Acrobat, Comedian - St. Marylebone Cemetery, East End Rd. N. 3. - b 1897 d 1975.

Harry Nicholls - A mainstay of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane pantomimes between 1880 and 1890, under the direction of Augustus Harris ("Druriolanus") many of which he wrote or co-wrote himself - Chiswick Old Cemetery - b 1852 d 1926.

Novello Ivor - David Ivor Davies - (Novello was his mother's maiden name) - Composer, author and actor-manager, he composed and starred in "Glamorous Night" 1935, "Careless Rapture" 1936, "Crest of the Wave" 1937, "The Dancing Years" 1939, "Perchance to Dream" 1945, "King's Rhapsody" 1949. Other musicals included "Arc de Triomphe" 1943 and "Gay's the Word" 1951. - Born in Cardiff 1893 - Died in his flat above the Novello Theatre, London 5 March 1951. - Ashes interred under a great lilac tree at Golders Green Crematorium, London ("We'll Gather Lilacs") - b 1893 d 1951.

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OMI - the tattooed man, buried Chalvington Church Yard, Sussex.

Olrac - See Clack.

Archibald O'Neill - Archie O'Neill, the one-legged dancer - Yew Tree Cemetery, Liverpool, Lancashire, Section 2E, Plot 348 (public grave - no marker) - b 1893 d 1959.

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Edmund James Payne - Music Hall Actor, Singer, Comedian and Dramatist - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, No: 123207, Section J08, a couple of plots along from George Leybourne and Frederick Chevalier - b 1864 d 1914.

Arthur Pearl - comic singer and song writer. - Streatham Park Cemetery - b 1866 d 1945

Charles John Phipps - Theatre Architect - Highgate Cemetery - b 1835 d 1897

Sam Poluski ( Samuel Govett ) - Comedian - Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Rd. S. W. 17. - b 1866 d 1922.

Will Poluski - Comedian - Golders green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, N. W. 11.

J. J. Poole - Music Hall Proprietor - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St. N. 16.

Nelly Power - Singer - Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St. N. 16.

Harry Prescott - Seven Royal Hindustans - Streatham Park Cemetery - b ? d 1935

Arthur Prince - Ventriloquist - Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Rd. N. W. 6. - He was Buried with his Dummy ' Jim ' . - b 1881 d 1948.

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Pat Raferty - Singer of patriotic Irish songs - Hills Cemetery, Horsham,West Sussex - d 1952

Frank Randle (Real name, Arthur Hughes but took the name Arthur McEvoy when his mother married Richard McEvoy) ( Comedian ), Carlton Cemetery, Blackpool. Headstone reads ' I got nothing that I asked for, But everything I hoped for, Despite myself my prayers were answered, I was among all men richly blessed'. - b 1901 - d July 7th 1957.

Harry Randall - Leading Music Hall Comedian and Pantomime dame - Hampstead Cemetery, not far from Tom McNaughton (See above) - b 1860 d 1932.

Ella Retford - Irish born Music Hall singer and actress, hits included Under the Honeymoon Tree and Hello There Little Tommy Atkins - East Sheen Cemetery, Richmond - d 1962.

Arthur Roberts - Comedian & Actor - Paddington Cemetery, Willesdon Lane, N. W. 2. - The site of the Grave has not yet been found. - b 1852 d 1933.

William Hedley Roberts - Worked with Kate Williams as Atlas & Vulcana - Streatham Park Cemetery - b 1864 d 1946.

George Robey (Sir) - Knighted shortly before he died and known as the Prime Minister of Mirth. Went onto become a classical actor - Cremated at Downs Crematorium, Brighton - No permanent memorial - d 1954

James Rogers - Comedian - Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Rd. S. W. 5. - b 1823 d 1863.

William Gribbon Ross - Music Hall Performer, Singer, famous for his song 'I am Sam Hall', a ballad about a chimney sweep condemned to death, which he sang for nearly ten years - Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Rd - b 1819 d 1881.

William Ellsworth Robinson AKA “Chung Ling Soo” - Magician - who famously died on stage at the Wood Green Empire performing “Defying the Boxers” or catching the bullet trick - East Sheen Cemetery, Richmond, Surrey - b 1861 d 1918.

The Rudge Sisters:

Letitia Elizabeth Rudge (Letty Lind) (1861-1923)- Skirt dancer, soubrette & Gaiety Girl - Windsor Cemetery (also known as Spital Cemetery) - Plot No. BN 242 - Headstone (constantly overgrown by ivy) - Memorial inscription ? “IN / LOVING MEMORY OF / LETTY LIND / WHO PASSED AWAY ON / AUGUST 27TH 1923”

Sarah Frances Louise Rudge, Mrs. H.E.C. Sim - (Millie Hylton) (1870-1920) - Male impersonator, principal boy, serio, comic actress - Putney Vale Cemetery, Block B Plot No. 182 - Headstone ? large cross bearing an angel - Memorial inscriptions on plinth stones ? - “IN LOVING MEMORY OF / MY DARLING MOTHER / SARAH FRANCES LOUISA [sic] SIM / MILLIE / WHO PASSED AWAY SEPT. 1ST 1920” [The death certificate gives her date of death as 31st August] This memorial inscription was obviously written by her daughter Millie Sim, b. 1895, actress] - As far as can be discerned two lower stones bear a memorial to her husband, Harry Clulow Sim, who had predeceased her in 1901, and had been buried at ? “CHRIST CHURCH. SANDOWN, I.O.W.”

Elizabeth Gertrude Rudge “Cissie”, Mrs. George Grossmith Jnr. (Adelaide Astor) (1873-1951) - Variety artist, musical comedy actress - Kensal Green Cemetery, in Grossmith Family Grave, Grave No. 40380/161/RS with her husband, *George Grossmith Jnr. (1874-1935), actor & producer, her father & mother-in-law, *George Grossmith (1847-1912) actor & Savoyard, and *(Emmeline) Rosa Grossmith (1849-1905) also her daughter, Rosa Mary George (née Grossmith), (1907-88) and son-in-law, Edward Harry George (1904-57) there are memorial inscriptions only for those marked with an asterisk (*).

Lydia Agnes Rudge / Mrs Maurice Wingfield (div.) ( Lydia Flopp) (1877-1963), Variety artist, musical comedy actress - Died Northwood Hills, Middx., 26 August, 1963 - Buried Harrow (precise location unknown).

Fanny Rudge / Mrs. Samuel P. Mackay (Fanny Dango) (1878-1972), musical comedy actress - Brighton General Cemetery, Caulfield South , Melbourne, Vic., Australia, in Mackay Family Grave, with her husband, Samuel Peter Mackay ( -1923) her son, Peter Angus Mackay (1911-1951) ? involved in film production c.1935 and her step-daughter, Elsie [Gertrude] Mackay (1894-1963), actress / Mrs. Max Montesole.

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Eugene Sandow - Strongman - Putney Vale Cemetery, Kingston Rd. S. W. 15.

Mark Sheridan - Singer & Comedian - Cathcart Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Ella Sheilds - Male impersonator, famous for singing Burlington Bertie from Bow, Adeline, and If You Knew Susie. - Golders Green Crematorium - b 1879 d 1952.

Sammy Shields ( Alexander Young ) - Comic Vocalist - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27 - Grave 38,272 - Square 94 - His Grey Granite cross Tombstone still exists. b 1872 d 1933.

Charles Dundas Slater - Music Hall Proprietor - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27. - Grave 23,252 - Square 47 - Charles committed suicide in the back of a cab. There is no trace of a monument. b 1852 d 1912.

Edward Askew Sothern - Comedian - Famed for his portrayal of Lord Dundreary in Tom Taylor's Our American Cousin at the Haymarket Theatre which ran for nearly five hundred performances - Municipal Cemetery by Southampton Common - b 1826 d 1881.

Joseph Stoddart ( Colonel Stodare ) - Magician - Highgate Cemetery West, Swains Lane, N. 6. - b 1822 d 1866.

Eugeen Stratton - Music Hall Star - buried next to friend Joe Elvin (See above) - Bandon Hill Cemetery, Wallington, Surrey - b 1861 d 1918

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Harry Tate - Comedian - St. Mary's, Northolt -b 1872 - d 1940 - I am told that Harry Tate is in the parish registers of St Mary's Northolt. He was buried on the 18th of February 1940. He had been living at 42 Court Farm Rd, Northolt but died at springfield hospital SW17 - Info courtesy Dawn Trafford.

J. W. TATE - Composer or many songs including his famous "A
broken doll" Married Lottie Collins (See above) and Clarice Mayne in his
lifetime - Hampstead Cemetery, has an impressive memorial stone. d 1922

Alfred Herbert Taylor (Stage Name: Dan Rolyat) - British actor / comedian early 1900s - Streatham Park Cemetery - d 1927

Lydia Thompson / Eliza Hodges Thompson - 'The original blonde bombshell' More about her here. Kensal Green Cemetery - b 1838 d 1904

Little Tich - Comedian - East Finchley Cemetery, Finchley, ( Formerly St. Marylebone ), East End Rd. N. 3.

Vesta Tilley Music Hall performer and male impersonator - Putney Vale cemetery with her husband Walter De Frece - Vesta Tilley married Lord Frece and so became Lady de Frece. - b 1864 d 1952

Marie Tyler ( Marian Louise Wheeler ) - Male Impersonator - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nr. Peckham, S. E. 15. - Buried in Square 138 - Although a Headstone exists, it is very difficult to find. - b 1875 d 1905.

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The Great Vance - Singer - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nr. Peckham, S. E. 15. - Nothing now marks his resting place as the Council destroyed his Headstone. His grave is on the Left hand side of the Scouts Path facing the open space behind the Chapel. b 1838 d 1888

Vesta Victoria - Music Hall performer - Cremated at Golders Green and Lilac tree planted in her memory, which has since died. - b 1873 d 1951

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Charles Wallace - Negro Comedian - West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High St. S. E. 27. - Grave 25,329 - Square 30. - No monument exists. b 1849 d 1874.

Harry Weldon - Music Hall Comedian, married comedienne Hilda Clyder - Hampstead Cemetery - b 1881 d 1930.

Edward Weston - Music Hall Proprietor - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nr. Peckham, S. E. 15. - Plot 51 - A Headstone does exist. - b 1822 d 1874.

C. W. Wright - Cornet Player, Empire Theatre, Bradford - War Grave at the Bowling Cemetery, Bradford - Memorial Stone 29032 Drummer, Duke of Wellington's REGT - b 1880 d 1919.

Billy Williams (Richard Isaac Banks) - Singer, Billed as The Man in the Velvet Suit - Section A, Row 15, Grave 5, Mill Lane Cemetery, Shoreham, Sussex, Father Richard Shaw, died 1914, buried next to him, and grave also next to Fred Earle - b 1878 d 1915.

Kate Williams (Miriam Kate Roberts) - Irish strong Woman who worked with Hedley Roberts as (Atlas & Vulcana) - Streatham Park Cemetery - b 1875 d 1946.

James Woodward (Captain) - Worked with seals and sealions on stage and has a magnificent bronze memorial in Ramsgate Cemetery - d 1933

Joseph Woodward - Sea Lion Act - Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, N. W. 11. - b 1872 d 1945.

Tom Wootwell - Comic Singer - Buried with his wife in Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth - d 1941

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The Streatham Park Cemetery Variety Artistes Memorial

Erected in Loving Remembrance of the Following Artistes of the Variety Profession

The Streatham Park Variety Artistes Memorial in April 2013 - Courtesy Adrian Barry.

Above - The Streatham Park Variety Artistes Memorial in April 2013 - Courtesy Adrian Barry. The Memorial was erected by the Variety Artistes Benevolent Fund in 1924. The names are of those buried in that particular cemetery. Restoration of the Memorial was begun in 2009 by the charitable organisation 'The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America' who also plan to transform the former VABF chapel into a permanent exhibition.

Name
Died
Age
Notes
John COLLINSON
March 1926
72

Joseph G. SMITH
July 1926
63

Edward H. DRIVER
July 1926
74

James MELROSE
October 1926
69

John DWYER
October 1926
69

John C. LESTER
February 1927
63

Ernest BARNES
February 1927
57

Alfred C [?M]AYOR
April 1927
5_
Could find no Alfred MAYOR death in the GRO indexes, but Alfred C MAY died Marylebone District, June quarter 1927 aged 52.
John W. CLACK
December 1927
80
Stage name Carlo, father of J OLRAC who is buried in Twickenham Cemetery.
William F. STANLEY
March 1928
64

Alfred WRAGGE
April 1928
44

Charles W. HOLCROFT
April 1928
69

Hetty TOWERS
April 1928
76

Emily TABRAR
July 1928
71

William BANKS
December 1928
50

Emily R. HANNAFORD
January 1929
64

Fergus O'CONNOR
January 1929
53

Elizabeth COLLINSON
January 1929
74

Theodore E. WILLMAN
August 1942
72

Sarah J. CABBETT
May 1938
72

John JONES
June 1938
52

John CASH
July 1938
50

Eliza HOLLAND
August 1938
68

Thomas J. SHELTON
November 1938
58

John JUDGE
December 1922
43

Annie BAYLIS
June 1924
52

Louis FITZPATRICK
June 1924
71

Arthur I. DOYLE
August 1924
38

Harry GLYNN
February 1925
67

Hubert C. BEERS
September 1925
37

Harry HALSIE
April 1926
38

Patrick LANGFORD
June 1926
39

William WALKER
October 1932
49?

John BARLOW
January 1933
46

Harry KATO
January 1933
74

Thomas MACKNEY
January 1933
66?

John FAULKENER
May 1933
39

William N. CHILDS
October 1933
34

Elizabeth BUTLIN
January 1934
58

Isabella SKINDSLEY
March 1934
83

Charles C. HARVEY
March 1934
73

Hyam LONG
April 1934
73

Carr LYNN
April 1934
49

John HENRY
May 1934
54

DICK McKAY
May 1934
75

Elizabeth GAINS
August 1934
74
GRO indexes have Elizabeth GAINES dying in Battersea District Sept. quarter 1934
Arthur ALBERT
November 1930
58

Alexander THOMAS
March 1931
77

Michael HENNESSY
November 1931
58

Henry A. HOLLERAND
December 1931
58

Harry PAULO
June 1932
84

Daniel ELMER
October 1932
48

Charles E. CLARKE
March 1934
78

William R. PERCIVAL
August 1922
45

Louise STANHOPE
April 1923
63

Annie L. RUMBALL
September 1923
29

Samuel AUSTIN
October 1923
50

William PERKINS
December 1923
52

Charles H. BROWN
December 1923
46

Emma E. CARLE
December 1921
76

George L. SEDGEWICK
January 1922
55

James GUEST
January 1922
79

Edgar PLEON
July 1922
35

Vernon COWPER
July 1922
50

John McBRIDE
January 1923
62

Harry TACCETTE
May 1936
62

Richard DAVIES
June 1936
64

Madeline ALASKA
July 1936
60

Nellie NAVETTE
August 1936
71

Fred EARLE
16 November 1936
62

Frank WEIR
12 December 1936
70

J. CROCKETT 27 May 1937
77
James CROCKETT aged 77 death registered Lambeth District June quarter 1937
M. TWIGG
21 September 1937
72
Margaret H. TWIGG aged 72 death registered in Battersea District September quarter 1937
Minnie DURHAM
25 May 1938
72

Bert BRAY
12 June 1938
52

Lizzie COLLINS
12 August 1938
68

T. DIACOFF
10 November 1938
68

H. KARDOC
3 Jan 1939
63
Harry G KARDOC aged 62 death registered in Southwark District March quarter 1939
James HUNTER
February 1924
43

Louin [Sic] A. KELVIN
February 1924
38

Fred BRANDON
March 1924
49

Thomas F. DORSETT
March 1924
33

Jesse N. HEAD
March 1924
55
 Jesse W. HEAD aged 55 death registered in Wandsworth District MArch quarter 1923
James HORN
March 1924
53

George W. CLAYTON
March 1924
74

William G. SPREADBURY
June 1924
51

Ella CILFILLAN
October 1924
50

Emily PANLO
November 1924
77

Esther TROWBRIDGE
November 1924
86

Kate P. CROSTON
July 1939
61

George W. SMITH
November 1939
68

Mary E. POPE
January 1940
74

Ernest G. READE
February 1940
63

Clara ARNOLD
March 1940
61

_EN SHAW
17 January 1937
77
Benjamin SHAW, 77, death registered Edmonton District March quarter 1937
Annie HUGHES
10 April 1937
81

J.E. PIERCE
7 November 1937
64
Joseph E. PIERCE, 64, death registered WESTMINSTER District December quarter 1937
Frederick C. VOSE
March 1942
69

Lilian A. GORMAN
January 1939
54

Marie WOELLHAF
January 1939 73
Arthur SPENCER
April 1939
62

Joseph COLLINS
April 1940
62

Mary D. DILLON
January 1944
70

William T. GREEN
December 1924
34

Ethel M. HEAD
March 1925
49

Leonard KILROY
April 1925
31

Christopher J. HORN
June 1925
50

Coway CLARK
September 1925
62

Tamamatto CHIYOKICHI
September 1925
68

Mason DIXON
October 1925
43

Ellen WRIGHT
February 1926
69

William R. GLENNEY
February 1929
70

Albert S. HUGHES
March 1929
74

Gertrude LEE
March 1929
50

Caroline HARRINGTON
August 1929
76

Katherine BOWLER
November 1930
75

William SKINGSLEY
February 1931
79

Beatrice COLLINS
February 1931
48

Madge BELMONT
March 1931
40

Frederick O. MENOTTI
March 1942
80

Dennis HARVEY
December 1941
62

John VAUS
January 1945
76

Leslie FAIRFAX
December 1941
70

[L or E?] SHAW
16 April 1940
49
Edith E. SHAW aged 49 death registered Westminster June quarter 1940.
Richard F. HENRY
April 1940
76

Julia H. HAWKINS
May 1940
81

Robert P. CLACK
September 1940
30

Charles F. HUGHES
September 1940
65

Elizabeth FORTUNE
November 1940
74

Charles H. HARTLEY
November 1940
84

Milud IBRAHIM
April 1943
63

Walter JENKINS
July 1943
64

Charles E. CLARK
July 1943
76

Victoria M. CUNNINGHAM
August 1943
75

Doris SELKIRK
August 1943
21
Doris Selkirk 31 [sic] death registered Chelmsford September quarter 1942
David J. JACKSON
October 1943
82

Tom COSTELLO
November 1943
80

Walter HAND
February 1941
67

Emma WITHEY
August 1944
58

William GARLAND
November 1938
62

James M. SOLOMAN
July 1940
60

Walter KING
September 1944
73

Bruce H. GREEN
December 1944
64

Fred AUSTIN
July 1935
63

John HIGGINS
July 1935
62

W.E.M. PHILLIPS
November 1935
66
William E.M. PHILLIPS, 66, death registered Camberwell, December quarter 1935
George R. DAWKINS
November 1935
72

Charles BIGNELL
December 1935
69

Richard VOSS
December 1935
63

Joseph FORD
January 1931
80

Georgina S. THOMSON
May 1942
68
Cremated
Frank PINK
November 1934
74

William KIRKWOOD
November 1934
39

James McCOURT
May 1935
38

James? E? STICHBURY?
May 1931?
45

Nellie RICHARDS
March 1932
64

John ENYER
April 1932
65

Nina ELTHAM
08 June [20]03
91
Nina Vera Eltham,  born   19 Mar 1912, death registered Bromley district June 2003    
Edward HURLEY
January 1927
58

Emile DESCHEEMAECKER
April 1928
57

Theresa KENNEDY
June 1928
54

John WALSH
Jan 1929
59

MAZANO
August 1929
76

Clifford RYLAND
August 1930?
49

F. KERR
21 March 1937
67

E L. HOPKINS
31 March 1937
50
Edward L. Hopkins, 50, death registered Lambeth June quarter 1937
Georgina CLACK
March 1932
84

Clive WATTS
September 1932
67

A SPENCER
9 April 1935?
62?

M. GERALDINE
11 July 1939
61

G. COLLINS
28 March 1940
62

Julie KENT
April 1931
52

Charles DILLON
July 1934
Aged 63

A. FILLIS
30 March 1940
82

George J. WEBB
June 1944
69

Abigail E. WILLMAN
October 1944
72

George J. WEBB
June 1944
69

Henry BENDON
July 1931
67

Joseph TABRAR
August 1931
74

Robert L. DICKSON
November 1931
59

Samuel FRYER
December 1931
52

Charles GRANT__Y
December 1931
19
GRANTWAY?
Ernest A. WESTBY
January 1931
51

Sarah WITHEY
February 1932
81

G.W. FORD
2 January 1939
44?
George W.I. FORD, 44, death registered Camberwell district March quarter 1939
Marie AUSTIN
14? January 1939
72

Theo YELSON
22 Jan 1939
34

Jenny COOPER
24 February 1939
58

I. McCARTHY
6 March 1939
60?
Ian McCarthy, 60, death registered Surrey N.E. March quarter 1939
Lily LONG
14 Jan 1939
34

Johnny DANVERS
1 April 1939
??

Tom LEAMORE
6 September 1939
73

Tom CONNOR
5 October 1939
45

T. MORRIS
18 November 1939
68

Mrs. KELLINO
9 January 1940
74

C. POWELL
31 January 1940
61

I. WILLIAMS
8 ??? 1940
68

Alfred W. PETERSON
May 1929
72

George BELMONT
June 1929
55

Frank SYLVO
November 1929
68

Henry J. WATTS
March 1930
65

Henry MONTAGUE
April 1930
79

Clifford RYLAND
August 1930
73?

Julian BARNARD
December 1930
49

This list of names on the The Streatham Park Cemetery Variety Artistes Memorial was very kindly compiled and sent in for inclusion on the site in 2009 by Dai Bevan.

A close up view of the Streatham Park Cemetery Variety Artistes Memorial photographed in 2009 - Courtesy Dai Bevan.

Above - A close up view of the Streatham Park Cemetery Variety Artistes Memorial photographed in 2009 - Courtesy Dai Bevan.

 

The Twickenham Cemetery Variety Artistes Memorial

Erected in Loving Remembrance of the following Artistes of the variety profession

The Twickenham Cemetery Variety Artistes Memorial photographed in 2009 - Courtesy Dai Bevan

Above - The Twickenham Cemetery Variety Artistes Memorial photographed in 2009 - Courtesy Dai Bevan

 

Surname

Forename(s)

Stage Name

Died

Age

Notes

AGUSTIN

Annie

 

23 March 1984

102

Cremated

ALLEN

Margaret Hannah

 

9 March 1934

71

 

ALLIN

Dora

 

16 February 1987

84

Cremated

ARMSTRONG

William

 

2 May 1940

82

 

ASHLEY

Harry

 

28 October 1948

85

 

BAKER

Hylda

 

1 May 1986

81

Cremated

BALE

George

 

28 May 1949

82

 

BALE

Rex

 

6 March 1983

75

Cremated

BARNES

Elizabeth Amelia

 

16 August 1940

69

 

BARNETT

Samuel Harry

 

27 September 1958

84

 

BARRY

Leonard

 

5 October 1980

83

Cremated

BATTY

Elizabeth Lavinia

 

25 October 1976

91

Cremated

BEAUMONT

Polly

 

9 March 1937

78

 

BEER

Daisy

 

19 June 1988

82

Cremated

BERNHART

Thelma Beulah

 

12 April 1969

76

Buried Westminster Cemetery

BERTRAM

Frank

 

18 April 1936

90

 

BIERMAN

Bertha

 

9 October 1970

94

Cremated

BOISSET

Albert

 

10 June 1943

75

 

BONNING

Eliza

Selina Seaforth

27 February 1928

76

 

BRANDON

Harry

 

29 October 1935

81

 

BROWN

Gladys Bertha

 

26 May 1967

81

 

BROWN

William

Wally Walford

10 April 1931

70

Name, without dates, also on kerbstone.

BROWNE

James Henry

 

31 December 1943

71

 

BURGESS

Joe

 

10 December 1933

82

 

BUXTON

C.

 

13 October 1938

69

 

CAIRNS

Joshua

 

24 November 1945

65

 

CALLAGHAN

Harry

Harry Calden

18 May 1932

75

Name, without dates, also on kerbstone.

CAMERON

Maud Annie

 

9 November 1976

90

Cremated.

CANOVER

Thomas

 

3 October 1955

86

 

CAREY

Emily

 

11 December 1948

90

 

CARLOSS

Bessie Violet

 

7 March 1982

84

Cremated

CHARD

Frederick Wm.

 

23 November 1934

75

 

CHATER

Pauline

 

28 October 1984

92

Cremated.

CLAPHAM

May

 

4 October 1984

95

Cremated. 

CLARKE

Louisa

 

12 April 1949

84

 

CLARKE

Mildred

 

9 December 1983

87

Cremated

CLENSY

Cyril John

 

16 August 1962

84

 

COLLARD

Arthur A.

Arthur Mayo

29 August 1933

82

 

COLLINS

Fred

 

25 November 1985

94

Cremated

COLLINS

Marie

 

11 December 1950

80

 

CONY

William Henry

 

27 April 1936

73

 

CORLESS

Edith

 

14 November 1950

67

 

CORNISH

William

 

14 July 1953

78

 

COWLEY

Frank

 

11 August 1985

87

Cremated

CRAIG

George

 

21 March 1929

72

 

CUTTER

Maudie

 

28 February 1985

95

Cremated

DAVIS

Saxon

Rose Marion Davis

16 December 1978

90

Cremated

De BLOCK

Jules

 

18 January 1937

82

 

De CONE

M.

 

30 October 1936

73

 

DEACON

Minna

 

11 August 1986

98

Cremated

DELEHANTY

Peter

 

29 November 1943

73

 

DENBIGH

Mary

 

26 October 1981

85

Cremated

De'OLIVEIRA

Manoel

 

16 Feb 1969

79

Cremated

DEVEREUX

Laura

 

27 September 1949

90

 

DeVOY

James H.W.

James LeFre

7 August 1932

75

Name, without dates, also on kerbstone.

DIX

Beatrix

 

6 June 1985

95

Cremated

DRYDEN

Leo

 

21 April 1939

74

 

ELLIOTT

Rose

 

16 December 1950

74

 

ELLISTON

Harry

 

3 July 1950

84

 

FARRAR

Jabez Sonny

 

17 October 1979

71

Cremated

FARRELL

Edward

Edward Macdermott

14 January 1922

75

Name, without dates, also on kerbstone.

FARRELL

Johanna Lavina

Vinney Bishop

10 October 1927

67

 

FORD

Walter

 

18 April 1962

??

 

FOSSETT

Elizabeth

 

16 April 1978

68

Cremated

FOX

Roy

 

20 March 1982

81

Cremated

FRANTZ

Lucia

 

12 April 1949

84

 

FROST

Rosalind

 

20 August 1967

72

 

GILLAM

Jack

 

16 May 1973

-

Cremated

GRAY

L.

 

13 April 1939

70

 

GREY

Harry

 

6 April 1936

61

 

GRICE

Robert

 

21 June 1936

76

 

GRIFFITHS

Cora

 

25 January 1985

94

Cremated

GULLIMORE

Sarah Alma

 

5 June 1958

76

 

HALL

Kathleen (Kitty)

 

16 June 1988

94

Cremated

HALLS

Alexander William

 

6 April 1984

80

M.B.E. Cremated

HANCHARD

James William

Major Miles

1 December 1926

79

 

HARRIS

Sarah

 

9 February 1944

84

 

HARRIS

W.D.

 

14 July 1938

71

 

HARTLEY

Gladys

 

11 February 1984

88

Cremated

HAYES

Charles William

 

16 October 1976

82

Cremated

HEARNE

George

 

9 August 1928

46

 

HEFFRON

John

 

18 November 1934

77

 

HEGARTY

James

 

24 January 1938

78

 

HIBBITT

William Styles

Will Styles

19 April 1928

64

 

HICKEY

Agnes

 

16 December 1954

97

 

HINTON

Beryl

 

25 November 1985

96

Cremated

HOLTON

Charles Albert

 

29 May 1943

72

 

HOPKINSON

Frank

 

11 June 1943

74

 

HUGHES

Charles

 

28 October 1959

76

 

HUGHES

William John

 

3 March 1978

87

Cremated

HURLEY

George

 

17 December 1943

65

 

JACKSON

Jane Davidson

 

31 October 1960

84

Cremated

JAMES

Eleanor

 

10 March 1954

80

 

KENNEDY

H.

 

11 November 1938

67

 

KILT

William

 

4 November 1941

72

 

KIMBER

Vera Nancy Ada

 

13 December 1977

74

Cremated

KING

J.

 

22 March 1939

55

 

LANGAN

Charles

 

30 June 1937

70

 

LANGAN

Frank

Frank Lang

25 April 1930

60

 

LANGAN

Patrick

 

22 March 1928

86

 

LAROLA

Fred

 

19 April 1947

81

 

LAW

John

 

2 April 1941

72

 

LAWSON

Alexander

 

10 July 1945

62

 

LEATHERDALE

Richard John Lewis

 

14 March 1981

80

Buried Lambeth Cemetery

LEE

Bernard

 

6 August 1981

91

Cremated

LEE

Sidney

 

26 April 1953

81

 

LEEMING

Albert

 

17 August 1968

85

Cremated

LEITH

Ethel Maud

 

27 August 1967

89

Cremated

LEVENSTON

Florence Ann

 

13 January 1977

81

Cremated

LEWIS

Sarah Clunn

 

11 December 1945

65

 

LLOYD

James

 

21 January 1933

88

 

LORD

Ethel Emma

 

31 December 1966

78

 

LUDLOW

Sarah

 

30 September 1984

88

Cremated

MANNING

William

 

19 January 1927

66

 

MARBA

James

 

28 May 1941

74

 

MARSDEN

Bert

 

4 October 1948

7_

 

MAURA

Frank

 

8 June 1946

84

 

MAWER

Marie Louise

 

11 November 1967

73

Cremated

MAXAM

Henry Edward

 

19 February 1945

77

 

MAYOUE

Alice

 

31 October 1954

88

 

McCOLE

Andrew

John Hina

6 April 1929

76

 

McNICHOLL

William Joseph

 

8 January 1982

84

Cremated

MELVILLE

Rosalind Elizabeth

 

24 February 1929

93

 

MILTON

Gladys

 

5 May 1982

92

Cremated

MOORE

Florence

 

22 February 1944

74

 

MORGAN

Evan John

John Courtney

25 May 1929

70

 

MOSLEY

Marion

 

7 June 1983

81

Cremated. 

MOSS

W.E.

 

13 January 1946

90

 

MURRAY

Bert

 

1 March 1976

83

Cremated

MURRAY

Ellen Louisa Renee

 

25 May 1977

90

Cremated

NEWMAN

Edgar

 

11 August 1960

65

 

NORTON

May

 

24 August 1977

88

Cremated

O'DONNELL

Alice Kate

 

27 June 1960

97

 

OLRAC

J

 

5 September 1939

69

OLRAC was the stage name of John William Clack, not to be confused with the John William Clack burried at Streatham Cemetery who was his father.

OSCROFT

Edward

 

11 October 1977

94

Cremated

PABLO

Edward

 

28 May 1936

80

 

PARENTI

Edith May

 Freda Brandon

6 February 1961

90

 

PARKER

Louisa Charles

BLEWETT

14 September 1962

54

 

PARKMAN

Henry Edward

Hal Collier

21 May 1931

86

Name, without dates, also on kerbstone.

PASSMORE

Thomas

 

24 February 1932

64

Name, without dates, also on kerbstone.

PAVETT

George

George Barber

5 May 1930

78

 

PAYNE

Vera

 

29 December 1983

87

Cremated

PETERSON

Laura

 

27 September 1949

90

 

POOLE

H.

 

13 November 1938

60

 

POOLE

Ivy Cecilia

 

15 April 1981

91

Cremated

POOLE

Mildred H.

 

12 October 1977

86

Cremated

POWER

Antonia

 

7 November 1929

72

 

RAYMOND

Bob E.

 

19 June 1985

81

Cremated

READ

Arthur

 

15 November 1959

   

REED

Leslie

 

5 January 1937

77

 

REES

Phillip

 

10 January 1969

85

Cremated

REEVE

Gladys May

 

18 March 1988

93

Cremated

RICHARDS

Harry

 

25 August 1978

61

Cremated

ROACH

Thomas

Sid Urma

15th December 1927

80

 

ROBINSON

Maud

 

29 December 1975

87

Cremated

ROBINSON

May

 

9 April 1988

95

Cremated

ROSE

Harry

 

17 January 1944

84

 

ROYSTON

Harry

 

7 March 1941

78

 

SCHWARZ

Madeleine Marjorie

 

11 January 1977

90?

Cremated

SCOTT

Emily

 

18 November 1939

88

 

SCOTT

Tom

 

2 May 1929

79

 

SEDDON

Joseph

 

12 April 1933

68

 

SHARPE

Charles

 

28 November 1950

72

 

SIMPSON

John Roy

 

9 May 1969

89

 

SINCLAIR

Fred

 

15 May 1947

82

 

SMITH

Ellen Ann

 

14 January 1988

92

Cremated

SMITH

Samuel

Charles Clifford

10 March 1929

81

 

SPIERS

James George

James Newland

20 March 1931

91

Name, without dates, also on kerbstone.

SPINK

Alfred George

 

5 March 1947

77

 

SPURWAY

Mary

Nellie Leamar

5 July 1938

81

 

SQUIRES

Molly

 

15 June 1985

89

Cremated

STELLING

Harry

 

15 June 1944

74

 

STEPHENS

Charles Hector

 

15 February 1941

69

 

TARR

Lilian

 

23 July 1986

84

Cremated

TAYLOR

Isabel Rose

 

21 March 1929

82

 

TEALE

Getrude Victoria

 

6 February 1979

91

 

THOMPSON

Constance

 

6 November 1977

85

Cremated

THOMPSON

Jessie Grave

 

6 December 1961

78

 

TILBURY

Walter Robert

 

29 March 1942

78

 

TRIM

Kate

 

4 May 1959

82

 

TYSON

Joseph

 

13 March 1930

82

 

WALKER

Harry

 

20 April 1937

78

 

WALTON

Matthew

 

31 July 1929

83

 

WARRINER

Ernest

 

4 March 1960

82

 

WATSON

D.

 

12 January 1947

93?

 

WATTS

Frances May

 

22 March 1980

85

Cremated

WEATHERHEAD

Joseph

 

8 June 1932

81

Name, without dates, also on kerbstone.

WELLER

Arthur Charles

 

16 June 1969

75

Cremated

WELLESLEY

Harold

 

21 December 1964

83

 

WEST

Alfred

 

15 September 1935

71

 

WHALL

Alfred

 

1 March 1970

96

Cremated

WHELAN

Gordon Albert

 

13 March 1985

76

Cremated

WHITE

George

 

21 August 1955

82

 

WHITTAKER

ADA

 

11 December 1965

83

 

WILDE

Gordon

 

16 December 1936

67

 

WORTH

John Joseph

Alfred Lindsay

29 January 1933

83

 

WRIGHT

Winifred Sabine

 

30 April 1984

83

Cremated

ZANETTO

George

 

28 May 1949

82

 

ZENON

Faustyn

 

15 August 1953

88

 

This list of names on the The Twickenham Cemetery Variety Artistes Memorial was very kindly compiled and sent in for inclusion on the site in 2009 by Dai Bevan

 

Links and References

The information on this page is from various sources:

Some Nunhead references - From a book published by the ' Friends of Nunhead Cemetery '
Some West Norwood references - From a booklet by the ' Friends of Norwood Cemetery '
Some artiste's burial information - courtesy Adrian Barry, Director of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.
Streatham Park and Twickenham Cemetery Memorials by Dai Bevan.
Other references, and inspiration for this page - Gareth Price.

Also see the Music Hall and Variety Artistes Commemorative Plaques page here.

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