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Streatham Cemetery in the mid-20th Century

More burials added to our Lambeth (London) Collection on the database  The full set of records from Streatham Cemetery has now been uploaded. Amongst the new data on  Deceased Online  are the burial details of some significant south Londoners of the twentieth century.  Read more about the early years at Streatham Cemetery  here . Charlie Wilson , the treasurer of the Great Train Robbery gang, also lies in Streatham Cemetery. Wilson met Bruce Reynolds in 1960 and they planned various heists, including £62,000 robbed from a security van in Heathrow Airport. Reynolds organised a group of 17 men to undertake the Great Train Robbery of 1963 and Wilson, as treasurer, distributed the shares of the haul, which amounted to £150,000 each. Wilson was tried in Aylesbury in 1964. In his court case, he said almost nothing and was nicknamed “the silent man”. He was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment, but after four months in HMP Winson Green he arranged for three men to break him out. Over the next f

Streatham Cemetery

Records from Streatham Cemetery in south London are now available to search on the database. Records from the   London Borough of Lambeth's   Streatham Cemetery are available to view on . Streatham Cemetery opened in 1893 under the Metropolitan Burial Act of 1852, which was instigated after the cholera epidemic of 1848 to 1849. Along with a large number of Commonwealth War Grave Commission burials from World Wars I and II, Streatham Cemetery provides the final resting place for many notable people. Among them is Edward Foster VC , born in Streatham in 1886. In 1915, during the First World War, he enlisted in the British Army in the 13th Battalion (Wandsworth), East Surrey Regiment and was eventually awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the face of the enemy. In April 1917, the regiment's advance in Villers-Plouich, Nord, France was held up by enemy machine guns, strongly entrenched and covered by wire. Corporal Foster succeeding in entering th

Scottish Collection: Highland, Inverness, Moray, Western Isles, North Ayrshire, and North Lanarkshire

 This week continues our list of Scottish Collections and includes six different administrative areas. Grounds of what was the Roshven House, home to the Blackburns b y Tony Kinghorn,  CC BY-SA 2.0, Highland Roshven Burial Ground, Roshven, Lochailort Inverness-shire Abernethy Church-Cemetery - Nethy Bridge, Inverness Banchor Cemetery Newtonmore and Biallidbeg ancient Burial Ground, Inverness Kingussie Churchyard and Burial Grounds, Inverness Moray Grantown on Spey Cemetery, Moray Inveravon Churchyard, Ballindalloch, Moray Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) Kildalton Kirkyard, Isle of Islay North Ayrshire Dreghorn Old Cemetery Dreghorn Churchyard and New Cemetery, North Ayrshire Hawkhill Cemetery, Stevenston New Street Cemetery, Stevenston Stevenston High Kirk North Lanarkshire Benhar Cemetery & Calderhead Cemetery Clarkston Churchyard, Airdrie Old Monklands Part 1 Shotts Kirk Part 1 Shotts Kirk Part 2 Stane Cemetery Have you

Scottish Collection: Edinburgh and Fife

   This week I continue our summary of what's currently available to help locate ancestors who died in Scotland by listing locations covered on our database from the capital city of Edinburgh, and the kingdom of Fife. Edinburgh Castle from the  Grassmarket , photographed by George Washington Wilson in 1865   Edinburgh  Calton Old Cemetery Canongate Churchyard New Calton Burial Ground Seafield Cemetery Seafield Crematorium Warriston Crematorium Fife Abbotshall Churchyard Abdie Churchyard Abercrombie Old Churchyard Aberdour Old and New Cemetery Aberdour St Fillan's Churchyard Anstruther Cemetery Anstruther East and West Churchyards Auchterderran Churchyard and Bowhill Cemetery Auchtermuchty Church and Cemetery Auchtertool Churchyard and Cemetery Ballingry Churchyard and Cemetery Beath New Cemetery Beath Old Cemetery Bennochy Cemetery Boarhills Churchyards Burntisland Cemetery Burntisland Churchyards of Kirkton and St Columbas Cairneyhill Churchyard Cameron Church Cemetery Carnbee