The Cemetery at St Katherines

This page provides details of inscriptions on some of the headstones at St Katherines cemetery.

It is one of a number of pages on the "James Family History" website which includes separate pages for the family names Beale, Brownlow, Fleischer, James, Maplestone, Martin and Robinson as well as pages for the cemeteries at St Katherines and at Paynesville, Victoria .
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Location - This little cemetery is in the churchyard of St Katherines Church of England on St Helena Road in the area known as St Helena (between Greensborough and Diamond Creek) in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (See Melway: Map 11, Reference E11).

This photograph of St Katherines was taken in 2004 and shows much of the "Beale" section of the cemetery. The larger "general" cemetery area is out of picture to the left. The church was almost totally destroyed by bushfire on 28 February 1957. Following a public appeal for funds, it was re-built to similar design and re-dedicated on 17 November 1957.
Brief History - The church was built on his property over several years and completed in about 1860 by Anthony Beale as a place of worship for his family and neighbours and was named "Rose Chapel" in memory of his late wife Katherine Rose who died in 1856.
Anthony was born on the Island of St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean and was one of many generations of Beales to have lived there from as early as 1672 (including others with the name of Anthony). In 1814 he married Katherine Rose Young who was born in Scotland and was on the Island with her uncle Colonel Mark Wilks who was Governor at the time.
Anthony was in the service of the British East India Company as Paymaster with pay and status equivalent to the rank of Major and in about 1836, after the Company's Charter was terminated, he and his family moved to England. Of sixteen children born on the Island, thirteen were still living but, due to a perceived lack of opportunities for them in England, the family migrated to Van Diemens Land in 1839 apart from two of the older boys who remained in England and gained careers in the army and in medicine. In the following year, after the loss of the oldest boy Onesiphorous - believed drowned in the Tamar River - the family moved to the District of Port Phillip (later to become Melbourne) on the Australian mainland where their seventeenth, and last, child was born in 1841.
On 16 May 1876 the church was consecrated by the Bishop of Ballarat. In 1917 the church and burial ground property was transferred to the Church of England Trusts Corporation. Anthony died in 1865 and he and Katherine Rose are buried not far from the church building. Their graves are marked by a double headstone (see picture below).
The Church Today - The church is still used as a place of worship by nearby residents but frequency depends on the availability of clergy from the Anglican Parish headquarters in nearby Diamond Creek, but at the best of times, probably no more than on every second Sunday. Outdoor sporting facilities have recently been developed on adjacent land that was part of the original Beale holdings. Publicity on that subject says - " A large area of land outside the bounds of church property has been reserved as public open space under the control of the Banule Municipal Council, so that the historic church will always remain in a quiet oasis for worship in a busy suburb".

Cemetery Layout - The burial ground is divided in two by the central path that leads from the main gates to the church building. The area to the right of the path and nearest to the church is reserved for burials of direct descendants of Anthony and Katherine Rose Beale. The larger area to the left of the path contains the graves of local people, including many pioneers and other notables. That area is now believed to be full and closed to future burials.
Purpose of this Web Page - Much has been written elsewhere about the Beale family and about St Katherines, and it is not intended to write more about that here. (For further information, a starting point might be the office of the Anglican Parish, 61 Main Street, Diamond Creek, Victoria 3089, Australia. Telephone 0394381264 who may be able to supply some information or put you in contact with local descendants and/or historians). The main purpose of this page is to provide an indexed list of all inscriptions on the monuments on the "Beale side" of the path. It is hoped that such a list will be of interest to descendants in general, and of value to researchers of family history in particular.
The Inscriptions - The numbers appearing at the top of each panel in the list are unofficial references to individual burials and do not appear on the actual monuments. Those numbers are also not necessarily related to the sequence or date of burial because they were evidently alloted by a person who mapped the burial ground in relatively recent times.
The wording has been copied as accurately as possible although there are a few instances where the effects of weather and passage of time make it very difficult to read certain letters or numbers on certain monuments.
Inscriptions on monuments and plaques erected since the year 2000 are generally not yet on this list but will be added as soon as possible along with the wording on any plaques on the Church wall relevant to Beale descendants.
This List - Each of the inscriptions in this list is shown on a computer-generated tombstone shape which does not necessarily bear any resemblance to any particular monument.
In the case of married females, the inscriptions on the actual monuments show their surname at time of death and those names are listed in this index.
Where it has been possible to ascertain the maiden name (and/or previous married name), those are also listed and cross referenced.
Index
(Click on a name to view the relevant inscription).
ALLEN, May - see WINGROVE, May (died 2 Sep 1916) ref647
BEALE, Annie Janet (nee McLennan - died 14 Dec 1995) ref226
BEALE, Anthony (died 4 Sep 1865) ref240
BEALE, Anthony (died 24 Jul 1944) ref231
BEALE, Anthony Harper (died 12 Feb 1951) ref232
BEALE, Emma (nee Bennett - died 29 Jul 1911) ref238
BEALE, Halliburton (died 14 Mar 1899) ref242
BEALE, Ida Ellen (nee Harper - died 30 Jan 1919) ref236
BEALE, Ida Ellen - see MADDISON, Ida Ellen (died 15 Jul 1994) ref428
BEALE, Isabella Margaret - see MAPLESTONE, Isabella Margaret ref436
BEALE, James Harold (died 21 Jul 1968) ref226
BEALE, James Young (died 6 Jul 1905) ref237
BEALE, John Lindsay (died 21 Sep 1911) ref238
BEALE, John Lindsay (died 7 Jun 1908) ref238
BEALE, Katherine Rose (nee Young - died 5 Aug 1856) ref240
BEALE, Katherine Rose - see CLARK, Katherine Rose (died 17 Mar 1944) ref286
BEALE, Lilian - see McLENNAN, Lilian (died 21 Jun 1984) ref453
BEALE, Margaret Lindsay (died 24 Mar 1914) ref241
BEALE, Martha Ann (nee Lewis - died 9 Jan 1892) ref242
BEALE, Rose Ellinor - see FOLEY, Rose E (died 5 Apr 1856) ref343
BENNETT, Emma - see BEALE, Emma (died 29 Jul 1911) ref238
BLACK, Bertha Louise (died 24 Jul n1935) refL&M
BLACK, William (died 10 Apr 1939) refL&M
BROWN, Emma Nodin (died 23 Apr 1957) ref465
CLARK, John Albert (died 6 Oct 1943) ref287
CLARK, Katherine Rose (nee Beale - died 17 Mar 1944) ref286
CLEMENTS, Isabel Joyce (13 Jan 1969) refA
ESKDALE, George Robert (died 20 Oct 1928) refI,J&K
EVANS, Marian Francis - (nee Wilcox - died 13 Jul 1973) ref326
FOLEY, Annie (died 21 Sep 1893) ref340
FOLEY, Augusta Julia (died 6 Jun 1858) ref341
FOLEY, Herbert (died 28Apr1896) ref340
FOLEY, Rose E (died 5 Apr 1856) ref343
HARPER, Ida Ellen - see BEALE, Ida Ellen ref236
HARPER, Lilian (died 23 Sep 1929) ref370
JAMES, Edmund (died 24 Apr 1898) ref398
JAMES, John Hall (died 20 Jan 1923) ref399
JAMES, Lily Pearl - see JOHNSON, Lily Pearl ref399
JOHNSON, Daphne Irene - see THOMSON, Daphne Irene ref399
JOHNSON, Hilda Pearl (nee Johnson - died 23 Sep 1976) ref 399
JOHNSON, James Edwin (died 10 Sep 1983) ref410
JOHNSON, James Gordon (died 24 May 1961) ref399
JOHNSON, Lily Pearl (nee James - died 16 Feb 1976) ref399
JOHNSON, Phyllis (died 22 Sep 1910) ref410
LANE, Rose - see TOLHURST, Rose ( died 1967) refD&E
LEWIS, Martha Ann - see BEALE, Martha Ann (died 9 Jan 1892) ref242
McCALLUM, Harriett Ann (died 7 Feb 1946) ref444
McCALLUM, Samuel Cameron (died 11 Feb 1939) ref 444
McLENNAN, Annie Janet - see BEALE, Annie Janet ref226
McLENNAN, Donald Duncan (died 21 Feb 1965) ref453
McLENNAN, Lilian (nee Beale - died 21 Jun 1974) ref453
MADDISON, Ida Ellen (nee Beale - died 15 Jul 1984) ref428
MADDISON, Isobel Ida (died 1998) ref428
MADDISON, Hastings Elms (died 27 May 1973) ref428
MAPLESTONE, Alice Marian - see WILCOX, Alice Marian (died 14 May 1935) ref631
MAPLESTONE, Charles (died 25 May 1878) ref433
MAPLESTONE, Charles Mash (died 18 Jan 1914) ref434
MAPLESTONE, Elizabeth (died 20 Feb 1912) ref434
MAPLESTONE, Isabella Margaret (formerly Nodin, nee Beale - died 15 May 1888) ref436
MAPLESTONE, Martha (died 21 Oct 1891 ref438
MAPLESTONE, Mary Ann (died 11 May 1863) ref439
MAPLESTONE, Sophy Ann (died 30 Jun 1861) ref440
NODIN, Elizabeth - see MAPLESTONE, Elizabeth (died 20 Feb 1912) ref434
NODIN, Frances Rose (died 7 Jun 1925) ref465
NODIN, Francis (died 149 Apr 1856) ref466
NODIN, Isabella Margaret - see MAPLESTONE, Isabella Margaret (died 15 May 1888) ref436
NODIN, Katherine - see WINGROVE, Katkerine (died 5 Dec 1907) ref644
OWEN, Eva Christina (died 2 Oct 1969) ref467
OWEN, William Richard (died 13 Jun 1972) ref467
PETTY, Jean (died 4 Mar 1964) refI,J&K
RODDA, Frederick Augustus (died 31 May 1863) ref489
SINCLAIR, Irene Agnes (died 10 Aug 1926) refI,J&K
THOMSON, Daphne Irene (nee Johnson - died 29 Apr 1981) ref399
TOLHURST, Frederick Edgar Henry (died 1957) refD&E
TOLHURST, Rose (nee LANE died 1967) refD&E
TOLHURST, Peter (died at 18 months) refG&H
WHITE, Alan (died 14 May 1988) refC
WILCOX, Alice Marian - (nee MAPLESTONE - died 14 May 1935) ref631
WILCOX, Marian Francis - see EVANS, Marian Francis (died 13 Jul 1973) ref326
WILCOX, Lindsay Howell (died 12 Jun 1991) refB
WILCOX, Ilma Jessie Isabel (nee ------ died 24 Dec 1993) refB
WINGROVE, Bessie (died 1955) ref641
WINGROVE, Caroline Ada (died 25 May 1919) ref639
WINGROVE, Charles Symons (died 16 Jul 1905) ref640
WINGROVE, Francis William (died 28 May 1892) ref641
WINGROVE, Henry Vivian (died Dec 1855) ref641
WINGROVE, Henry Vivian (died 23 May 1865) ref643
WINGROVE, Isabella Margaret (died 24 Jun 1867) ref643
WINGROVE, Katherine (nee Nodin - died 5 Dec 1907) ref644
WINGROVE, Katherine Rose (died 9 Feb 1896) ref645
WINGROVE, Lucy Eleanor (died 9 Feb 1938) ref645
WINGROVE, May (nee Allen - died 2 Sep 1916) ref647
WINGROVE, Walter (died 26 Nov 1936) ref639
YOUNG, Katherine Rose - see BEALE, Katherine Rose (died 5 Aug 1856) ref240
   
 


240, 233



KATHERINE ROSE
BEALE

Born 24th May 1795
Died 5th Augt 1856

 




ANTHONY
BEALE

Born 3rd Novr 1790
Died 4 Sepr 1865

They were lovely and pleasant in their lives
and in death they are not divided

 
   

 

226, 230


In loving memory
of
JAMES HAROLD BEALE
beloved husband of Janet
died 21st July 1968
aged 73 years
late 1st A.I.F.
and ANNIE JANET
(nee McLennan)
6.12.1901 – 14.12.1995

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231

In
Loving memory of
ANTHONY BEALE
Beloved husband of
Ida Ellen
Died 24th July 1944
Aged 86 years

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232


In
Loving Memory Of
ANTHONY HARPER
BEALE
Loved Son of
Anthony & Ida Ellen
Died 12th Feb 1951
Aged 61 years

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|236

In
Loving memory of
IDA ELLEN
Beloved wife of
Anthony Beale
Died 30th January 1919
Aged 56 years

 

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237

In
loving memory
of
JAMES YOUNG
BEALE
son of Anthony and Katherine
died 6th July 1905
aged 74 years
At Rest

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238, 239, 234
In Memory
Of
JOHN LINDSAY BEALE
Who died June 7th 1908
Aged 48 years
Blessed be God who has taken him home
In Memory of
JOHN LINDSAY BEALE
Who died at Kinglake 21 Sept 1911
Aged 81 years
I have fought the good fight
Also EMMA
Wife of the above
Who died at Kinglake 29th July 1911
Aged 82 years
In Christ shall all be made alive

Note : The two John Lindsay Beales mentioned above were father and son.
The son died before the father.
The John Lindsay Beale who died 21 Sep 1911 was the 13th child born to Anthony and Katherine Rose Beale.
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241

 

In memory of
MARGARET LINDSAY BEALE
Last surviving daughter of
Katherine Rose and Anthony Beale
Arrived in Victoria 1839
Died 24th March 1914
Aged 86 years

 

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242, 235

In
Loving memory
Of
MARTHA ANN
BEALE
Died 9th January 1892
*     *     *
HALLIBURTON BEALE
Died 14th March 1899
Aged 65

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286

 

In
Loving memory
Of
KATHERINE ROSE
CLARK
Died 17th Mar 1944

 

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287

 

In
Loving memory
Of
JOHN ALBERT
CLARK
Died 6th Oct 1943

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326, 328


In Loving Memory
Of
MARIAN FRANCIS EVANS
Born 5th August 1895
Died 13th July 1973
Daughter of Alice Marian Wilcox
Great Grand-Daughter of
Katherine Rose & Anthony
Beale

TYRRELL GEORGE
GRANVILLE EVANS
1893 - 1963

 

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340, 342

 

Sacred
to
the memory of
ANNIE FOLEY
who died 21st September 1893
aged 63 years
and of
HERBERT FOLEY
who died 28th April 1896
aged 70 years
God shall wipe away all tears; There
Shall be no more death. Neither sorrow
For the former things are passed away
Rev. xxi. 4.

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341

 

Sacred to the Memory of
AUGUSTA JULIA FOLEY
Who died June 6th 1858
Aged 26 years
I heard the voice of Jesus say
Come unto me and rest;
Lay down thou weary one lay down
Thy head upon my breast

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343


ROSE E FOLEY
Died April 5th 1856
Aged 30 years

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370

In
Loving memory
Of
LILIAN HARPER
Who died 23rd Sept 1929
Aged 67 years
43 years Education Dept
Blessed are the pure in heart

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398

 

In Memory
Of
EDMUND JAMES
Native of Worcester, England
Died 24th April 1898
Aged 79 years

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399, 412, 413, 411, ?

In Memory
Of
JOHN HALL JAMES
Born at Richmond
18th April 1848
Died 20th Jan 1923
JAMES GORDON JOHNSON
24.5.1875 – 24.5.1961
LILY PEARL JOHNSON
(Nee James)
2.8.1880 – 16.2.1976
HILDA PEARL JOHNSON
(Nee Johnson)
28.9.1903– 23.9.1976
DAPHNE IRENE THOMSON
(Nee Johnson)
19.8.1917 – 29.4.1981

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410, 409

JAMES EDWIN
JOHNSON
born 3.8.1902
died 10.9.1983
PHYLLIS
JOHNSON
born 22.9.1910
died 1.1.1987

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428

 

In loving memory of
IDA ELLEN
loved wife of
Hastings Elms
Maddison
loved daughter of
Anthony & Ida Ellen
Beale
1.10.1897 – 15.7.1994

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(Bronze Plaque)

In loving memory
ISOBEL IDA
MADDISON
1923 - 1998
loving and loved daughter of
Hastings and Ida Maddison

(Bronze Plaque)

In loving memory
HASTINGS ELMS
MADDISON
27.5.1973 aged 78

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433

 

 

CHARLES MAPLESTONE
born 19th Janry 1809
died 25th May 1878

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434, 435

 

In loving memory
of
CHARLES MASH MAPLESTONE
who died 18th Jany 1914 aged 75 years
also his wife
ELIZABETH
who died 20th Feby 1912 aged 67 years

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436

 

ISABELLA MARGARET
MAPLESTONE
born June 6th 1822
died May 15th 1888

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438


Sacred
To
the memory of
MARTHA
MAPLESTONE
born at Beccles, England
8th January 1811
died at Kew 21st October 1891
aged 80 years

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439

Sacred
to
the memory of
MARY ANN
relic of
Charles MAPLESTONE
formerly of Beccles, Suffolk
died 11th May 1863
aged 80 years

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440

Sacred
to
the memory of
SOPHY ANN
daughter of
Charles MAPLESTONE
of Ivanhoe Lodge, Heidelberg
died 30th June 1861
aged 20 years

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444, 443

 

In loving memory of
SAMUEL CAMERON McCALLUM
Beloved husband of Harriet Ann
Died 11th February 1939
Aged 84 years

Also the above
HARRIET ANN McCALLUM
Died 7th February 1946
Aged 87 years

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453, 452

In
loving Memory
of
DONALD DUNCAN
McLENNAN 1st AIF
loved husband of
Lilian
died 21st Feb 1965 aged 65 years
and
LILIAN
daughter of
Anthony & Ida Ellen Beale
died 21st June 1984
aged 90 years

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465, 273

In loving memory
of
FRANCES ROSE NODIN
born 24th February 1843
died 7th June 1925
With long life shall I satisfy thee
and shew thee my salvation
Ps. 91. 16.

And
EMMA NODIN BROWN
her niece
great grand-daughter of Anthony Beale
born 6th October 1884
died 23rd April 1957

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466

 

FRANCIS NODIN

Died April 19th 1856

Aged 51 years

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467, 468

EVA CHRISTINA OWEN

24.10.1892 – 2.10.1969

WILLIAM RICHARD OWEN

30.12.1894 – 13.6.1972

Ever Remembered

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489

 

Sacred
to
the Memory of
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS RODDA
who died May 31 1863
Aged 5 months

Suffer little Children to come unto me
and forbid them not, for such is the
Kingdom of God

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631

In loving memory

of
ALICE MARIAN WILCOX

Born 26th Aug 1862
Died 14th May 1935
Grand-daughter of
Katherine Rose & Anthony Beale

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639, 648


In loving memory

of
CAROLINE ADA WINGROVE

Died 25th May 1919
aged 50 years

She being dead yet speaketh

and

WALTER WINGROVE

Died 26th November 1936

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641, 642, 638



In loving memory
Of
FRANCIS WILLIAM WINGROVE
L.R.C.P. Edinburgh
Died May 28 1892
Aged 29 years
Also
HENRY VIVIAN WINGROVE
Died December 1855
Aged 26 years

Also
BESSIE WINGROVE
M.A. 1870 – 1955
And with God be the rest
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643plus

In
Memorium
HENRY VIVIAN WINGROVE
Died May 23rd 1865
Aged 12 months

Also
ISABELLA MARGARET WINGROVE
Died June 24th 1867
Aged 15 months

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644

In loving memory
Of
KATHERINE WINGROVE
Died 5th December 1907
Aged 66 (?) years
Faithful in all things

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640

In loving memory
Of
CHARLES SYMONS WINGROVE
Died 16th July 1905
Aged 76 years

For 46 years Secretary
and Engineer to the Shire
of Eltham

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645, 646

In Memoriam

KATHERINE ROSE WINGROVE
Aged 29
Died 9th February 1896

And

LUCY ELEANOR WINGROVE
Died 9th February 1938

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647

 

MAY

Beloved wife of
Robert Lindsay Wingrove

2nd September 1916

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No reference G & H

 

In memory of
PETER TOLHURST
Aged 18 months

Also infant son of
Michael & Elizabeth Tolhurst

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No reference I, J & K

SINCLAIR
In memory of
Our dear mother
IRENE AGNES
who died 20th August 1926
our dear father
GEORGE ROBERT ESKDALE
Who died 20th October 1928
Also
JEAN PETTY
Loved daughter of
Rose & George Sinclair
Who died 4th March 1964
Erected by their loving children

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No reference L & M

In loving memory of
BERTHA LOUISE
Beloved wife of
William Black
Died 24th July 1935 aged 59 years


Also the above
WILLIAM BLACK
Died 10th April 1939 aged 75 years
At rest

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No reference number A

 

In loving memory of
ISABEL JOYCE CLEMENTS
Passed away 13th Jan 1969
Aged 43 years
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Beloved wife of Bob

Loving mother of
Donald, Stuart and Jennifer

At rest

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No reference number B

In loving memory
Of
LINDSAY HOWELL
WILCOX
VX 146674 (Lieut)
Corps of Signals
Great great grandson
Of Anthony & Rose
Beale
Born 16.7.1916 Died 12.6.1991

Also
ILMA JESSIE
ISABEL WILCOX
Born 15.7.1915 – Died 24.12.1993
Beloved wife of
Lindsay

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No reference number C

In memory of

ALAN WHITE

Born 28.4.1919 Scotland

Died 14.5.1988

At rest

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No reference number D & E

In loving memory of

The Reverend
FREDERICK EDGAR HENRY
TOLHURST
1895 – 1957
Vicar of the Parish
1929 – 1931

and his loved wife
ROSE
1895 – 1967
In God’s care

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