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Monumental Inscriptions of Strood Cemetery, Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2NJ
                                                                                  
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2009

Part 1 - Sections B and C - Initial burials 1883 to 1913

SECTION B  (Recorded in the same order as Section A)

ROW 1

96.   [1]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF HENRY HOLLANDS
WHO DIED MAY 17th 1908?
AGED 64 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO
STELLA MARY
HURST
WHO DIED MARCH [    ] 1919
AGED 37? YEARS
[    ]
ALSO
ANNE HOLLA[NDS]
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 5th 19[    ]
AGED 83 YEARS

97.   [2]   Curbs

North Side
WILLIAM THOMAS WALTER DIED 1890 AGED 66? YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF HIS WIFE EMMA MARY WALTER JULY 1910 AGED 73 YEARS

ROW 2

98.   [1]   Red granite headstone

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
CHARLES YOUNG
WHO DIED MAY 27th 1893
IN HIS 52nd YEAR
"In the midst of life we are
in death"
ALSO
FANNY LOUISA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 17th 1901
AGED 60 YEARS

99.   [2]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE LEWIS PATRICK
WHO DIED 22nd? MARCH 1891
AGED 71 YEARS
[    ]
ALSO FRANCES LUFF
WHO DIED 9th? MAY 1891
AGED 44? YEARS

100.   [3]   Very worn headstone

[    ] FENTON

[    ] MAPLE
[[Rest eroded]

101.   [4]   Curbs

South Side
GEORGE LANGRIDGE BATEY
DIED 31st MAY 1891 AGED 62 YEARS

North Side
ALSO JANE BATEY HIS WIFE
DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1905
AGED 77 YEARS

102.   [5]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN HILL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 6th? 1891
AGED 65 YEARS
"Afflictions, sore, long time I bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Then God did please and gave her ease,
And freed her from her pain"
IN MEMORY
OF
THOMAS JOHN HILL
DIED MAY 18th? 1901?
AGED 79 YEARS
"Far beyond the world’s annoy,
Secure in Jesus love"

103.   [6]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED SCOONES
SERGEANT MAJOR 12th LANCERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 19th 1891
AGED 32 YEARS
"Beloved by all who knew him"
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THE
TROOP SERGEANT MAJORS,
SERGEANTS AND C TROOP OF
THE ABOVE REGIMENT

104.   [7]   Curbs

GEORGE LETLEY WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1913 AGED 68 YEARS

ROW 3

105.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE FREDERICK
THE BELOVED SON OF
GEORGE & ELIZABETH SILVER
WHO DROWNED WHILST
ENDEAVOURING TO SAVE LIFE
JUNE 29th 1894 AGED 20 YEARS
"Greater love hath no man than this,
That he lay down his life for his friends"
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH F. SILVER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 5th 1925
AGED 79
ALSO GEORGE SILVER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 2nd 1927
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO EVELYN RUSSELL
AT REST JUNE 12th 1959
AGED 79 YEARS

SAD DROWNING CASE IN THE MEDWAY  -   Kent Messenger,7th July 1894
An accident of a most distressing nature occurred on Friday evening in the Medway. Four young men, named Arthur Anderson, Ernest Sutton, George Cheetham and George Frederick Silver, upon leaving off work at Messrs. Aveling and Porter’s engineering factory, proceeded to Wickham Point to bathe. This spot, it appears is exceedingly dangerous to bathers. Anderson suddenly got out of his depth. Silver hastened to his assistance, but he, too, was dragged into deep water, and then Cheetham swam out and made a most determined and plucky attempt to save them from drowning. He was pulled under, and nearly lost his own life.
   A boat containing three young gentlemen, --- Messrs. East J. Rolfe, C. K. Spencer, and A.G. Fremlin, members of the Medway Rowing Club --- happened to be passing, and rowed to the spot. Spencer and Fremlin, with commendable promptness, dived into the water with the idea of saving the lives of the two young men who had disappeared. Their attempts, however, were unsuccessful. Rolfe then entered the water, and on diving down succeeded in rescuing Anderson; but failed to recover the body of Silver. Sutton, immediately he saw that his companions were in danger, jumped into the river, without waiting to remove his clothes, and did his best to reach them.
   Anderson was quite unconscious when taken ashore. Mr. Spencer, with the assistance of others adopted the usual methods for resuscitating life, and succeeded in restoring animation. On Saturday he had sufficiently recovered to leave his bed.
   The body of the unfortunate young man Silver was recovered five hours later, and conveyed to the city mortuary. Anderson is a married man, with two children.
INQUEST
  An inquest was held by Mr. Bell, at the Guildhall, on Saturday, when the statements above were corroborated by George Silver, George Cheetham, Mr. Henry John Rolfe, a student at Messrs. Arkcoll’s brewery, and John Hughes, a shipwright, who failed in finding the body with grappling irons and boat hooks, but succeeded in doing so when the tide ebbed.--- The jury returned a verdict of "death from misadventure", and the foreman remarked that the jury unanimously wished to commend the courageous conduct of the witness Rolfe. – We understand that the Mayor of Rochester and Superintendent Broadbridge are moving to secure the Royal Humane Society’s medal for Mr. Rolfe’ They will also place the names of others who attempted to save life before the society.

106.   [2]   Fallen, broken headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SUSANNAH ELIZABETH
FRYER
[WHO] DIED DECEMBER 15th 190[ ]
AGED 68 YEARS
"A sudden change: I in a moment fell,
I had no time to bid my friends farewell.
Think not this strange, death happens unto all,
This day was mine but tomorrow you may fall"
ALSO
RICHARD FRYER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DIED] MARCH 9th 1914
AGED [    ] YEARS

107.   [3]   Small, flat, brown stone ware plaque with blue glazed flowers

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY RICHARD LESTER
WHO DIED JANUARY 31st 1892
AGED 21 YEARS
____

?    GRAVE NO. 172
B SECTION

"We shall receive a Crown of Glory,
Which fadeth not away"

108.   [4]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLOTTE GEORGE
WHO DIED JANUARY 29th 1892
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AND BELOVED WIFE OF
WALTER MILLIAM
WHO DIED OCTOBER 19th 1892
AGED 39 YEARS
"They could only stand beside us,
Tend our pillow, weep our fall,
But dark death did soon divide us,
From the dearest of them all"
ALSO JAMES GEORGE
WHO DIED MARCH 30th 1924
AGED 72 YEARS

ROW 4

109.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWIN COUCHMAN
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
NOVEMBER 5th 1901
AGED 67 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWIN COUCHMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 7th 1919 AGED 84 YEARS
"The Lord shall find thee rest"
ALSO
EDITH EMILY COUCHMAN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 14th 1950
AGED 84 YEARS
"Safe in God’s keeping"
ALSO OF
CECIL GODFREY SON OF
HENRY GODFREY AND LAURA C. COUCHMAN
DIED AUGUST 21st 1900
AGED 4 MONTHS

110.   [2]   Pedestals and fallen cross

[IN]
[LOVING MEMORY]
[OF]
ROBERT BURNIP
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 26th 1897
AGED 44 YEARS

111.   [3]   Pedestals and cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLEN WIGLEY
WHO FELL ASLEEP 14th DEC. 1911
IN HER 55th YEAR
AND WILLIAM JOSEPH HER DEAR HUSBAND
REUNITED 25th MARCH 1930
AGED 73 YEARS

112.   [4]   Ruined curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FLORENCE LILLIAN COX WHO DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1911 AGED 11 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS (one line)

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN COX WHO DIED 6th MARCH 1953 AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO LILLIAS GRILDINE MARY COX HER MOTHER WHO DIED OCT. 12th 1938 AGED 72 YEARS

113.   [5]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE G. ILLENDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER? 17th 1893
AGED 76? YEARS
ALSO ARTHUR J. ILLENDEN
[SON?] OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 11th 1897
AGED 36 YEARS
"Now the labourer’s task is o’er,
Now the battle day is past,
Now upon the farther shore,
Lands the voyager at last."
"Father, in thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"

ROW 5

114.  [1]   Headstone

"Though lost to sight to memory dear"
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JAMES HUNT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 28th 1896
AGED 55 YEARS
FOR 14 YEARS SCHOOLMASTER AT
STROOD UNION
"Thy will be done"

115.   [2]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN THOMAS SMITH
DIED JUNE 23rd 1900
AGED 45 YEARS
"Rock of ages cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee"
ALSO ELIZABETH HANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 13th 1937
IN HER 82nd YEAR
"Asleep with our father"
FRANK RICHMAN SMITH
SON OF THE ABOVE
AUSTRALIA
1st JAN 1959

116.   [3]   Curbs

North Side
ALBERT BLUNDELL WHO DIED 5th JUNE 1913 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO SARAH JANE BLUNDELL WHO DIED 28th AUG. 1914 AGED 57 YEARS

South Side
ALSO GEORGE WILLIAM CLOAKE WILLARD WHO DIED 11th JAN 1933 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO OUR DEAR MOTHER ELLEN FRANCES WILLARD WHO DIED 2nd MARCH 1944 AGED 62 YEARS (one line)

117.   [4]   Curbs

South Side
ELIZABETH MOON WHO DIED 23rd JUNE 1913 AGED 49 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ERNEST MOON WHO DIED 22nd FEB. 1939 AGED 68 YEARS

118.   [5]   Headstone, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS WILLIAM GERMANY
DIED DEC. 9th 1893 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO SARAH SUSANNAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 13th 1910 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO FRANK GEO. GERMANY
DIED JANY. 3rd 1894 AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO ALBERT EDWARD GERMANY
DIED FEB. 18th 1912 AGED 35 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO GEO. WM. WEST
DIED JAN 18th 1910 AGED 39 YEARS

ROW 6

119.   [1]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN FRID
WHO DIED 20th JANUARY 1895
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1896
AGED 63 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"

120.   [2]   Small headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM A. T. PACKMAN
WHO DIED 9th NOV. 1905
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM A. T. PACKMAN
WHO DIED 26th SEPT. 1924
AGED 61 YEARS

ROW 7

121.   [1]   Headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS GODFREY
WHO MET HER DEATH BY
RECEIVING SEVERE BURNS AT STROOD
DIED MARCH 6th 1896
AGED 24 YEARS
"Peace, perfect peace, with sorrow surging round,
On Jesus bosom naught but calm is found"

STROOD WOMAN FATALLY BURNED   -   Chatham Observer, March 13th 1896
The City Coroner, Mr. West H. Bell, held an inquest at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, on Tuesday morning, on the body of Ellen Godfrey, Who was admitted to the hospital on February 26th suffering from severe burns.— Mr. J. T. Ogden was chosen foreman of the jury. Thomas Edward Godfrey, of 6, Newark Street, Strood, said the deceased was his wife, and she was 24 years of age. He was away from home when the accident occurred, his wife being in the hospital when he returned.
   She told him she was sitting over the fire in the living room and dozed off to sleep, and was awoke by her clothes being in flames. She could not account for her clothes catching fire. He felt sure she was sober; she was not in the habit of drinking much.
   John Hills, fisherman, of 4, Newark Street, said he was awoke early on the morning of the 26th February by his wife, and he then heard screams. He opened the door, and saw the deceased lying on the ground in the yard in flames. He put the flames out with water, and a constable removed her to the hospital. He afterwards went and put out the fire at deceased’s house, the hearthrug and canvas being in flames.
   P.C. Welch, who was attracted to the house by hearing the screams, said he finished putting out the flames by wrapping his cape around the deceased. He carried her to Dr. Packman, and after he had dressed the wounds brought her to the hospital in a cab.
   Dr. Ludford Cooper, house surgeon at the hospital, said when admitted deceased was suffering from extensive and serious burns on the legs, trunk and arms. She died on Monday morning from exhaustion, the result of the burns.
   The witness Hills, recalled, said it appeared to him that the chimney had caught fire, as burning soot kept falling into the room.
   The jury returned a verdict of "Death by misadventure".

122.   [2]   Curbs

North Side
OUR DEAR MOTHER MARTHA MUNN DIED AUGT. 12th 1907 AGED 80 "Gone but not forgotten"

South Side
ALSO ROSINA FIELDER WHO FELL ASLEEP NOV. 12th 1939 AGED 76 YEARS

East Side
ALSO GEORGE FIELDER
WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 31st 1940
IN HIS 85th YEAR

123.   [3]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
KATE SUSANNAH WHITE
DIED 5th NOVEMBER 1911
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO OF JAMES WHITE
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 18th MARCH 1914
AGED 57 YEARS

124.   [4]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY STEVENS
DIED NOV. 13th 1895
AGED 77
ALSO
ELIZA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JAN 14th 1896
AGED 56
"Thy will be done"

125.   [5]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS COOMBER
WHO DIED 14th OCTOBER 1895
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
THOMAS COOMBER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 20th 1908
AGED 34 YEARS

ROW 8

126.   [  ]   Pedestals and cross

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DARLING WIFE
CLARA ELIZABETH WAGON
WHO PASSED AWAY JAN 22nd 1900
AGED 47 YEARS
"Not as I will but as thou wilt,
Thy will be done"
ALSO EDWARD WAGON
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1928
AGED 74 YEARS
"Sleep on Beloved"

SECTION C   (Rows East to West, Graves South to North)

ROW 1

127.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY BRAND
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM BRAND
WHO DIED 15th NOV. 1899
AGED 74 YEARS
"Father in thy gracious keeping
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"
ALSO OF WILLIAM
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 28th MARCH 1910
AGED 52 YEARS
"O, Rest in the Lord"
ALSO OF WILLIAM BRAND
BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 23rd 1922
IN HIS 97th YEAR
"With long life will I satisfy him,
And show him my Salvation"
ALSO IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HAROLD ALBERT BRAND
AND
JOHN YAXLEY BRAND
(GRANDSONS)
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-18

128.   [2]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA JEFFERY
WHO DIED
JANARY 2nd 1913
ALSO OF JOHN GEORGE JEFFERY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 2nd 1915

South Side
ALSO OF THEIR GRANDSON
JOHN GEORGE JEFFERY
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
MARCH 11th 1945
AGED 48 YEARS

129.   [3]   Pedestals, cross and small tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HAIDEE
WIFE OF
THOMAS FREDERICK PITCHER
BORN 14th MARCH 1851
DIED 14th MAY 1910
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS FREDERICK PITCHER
DIED 22nd MAY 1929
AGED 77 YEARS

Tablet
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RONALD ARNELL
PITCHER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 7th
1939
AGED 61 YEARS

130.   [4]   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ROBERT ROSS BROWN
WHO PASSED AWAY 18th FEBRUARY 1912
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO EMMA CATHERINE
WIDOW OF ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 30th AUGUST 1913
AGED 69 YEARS
"Lead, kindly Light"

131.   [5]   Low headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES NASH
DIED AUGUST 26th 1912
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 3rd 1915
AGED 75 YEARS
"At Rest"

135.   [6]   Headstone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
BAYDEN SIMMONDS
WHO DIED ON JUNE 8th 1909
AFTER A LONG ILLNESS PATIENTLY BORNE
AGED 62 YEARS
"Thy will be done"
ALSO OF
HERBERT CLIFTON SIMMONDS
PTE 24th ROYAL FUSILEERS
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS DECEMBER 13th 1918
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO SEDLEY FANNY
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BAYDEN SIMMONDS
WHO DIED AUGUST 15th 1924
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO
CATHERINE PARAMORE KENNETT
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 4th 1936 AGED 82 YEARS

136.   [7]   Pedestals, cross and angel

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM LABBETT
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1909
AGED 55 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away"
BUTE C. OATES
DIED 16th FEB. 1932 AGED 70 YEARS
"God rest her soul"

137.   [8]   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
HANNAH
DIED 12th FEBY. 1902
AGED 69 YEARS
WIDOW OF ROBERT DICK M.D., C.M.
OF LONDON AND EDINBURGH
DIED 24th MARCH 1878
WARRISTON CEMETERY
ALSO
CATHERINE W. HELEN GILBERT
WHO DIED 19th OCTOBER 1934
AGED 72 YEARS

138.   [9]   Fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDITH SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF HARRY F. TUTT
BORN JUNE 14th 1858
DIED OCTOBER 16th 1903
ALSO THE ABOVE
HARRY F. TUTT
WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 27th 1939
AGED 79 YEARS

139.   [10]   Pedestals and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH AMES
WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1902
AGED 69 YEARS
TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES W TUTT, F.E.S.
WHO DIED 10th JANUARY 1911 AGED 53 YEARS
INTERRED IN LADYWELL CEMETERY

North Side
ALSO
THOMAS AMES
HUSBAND OF SARAH AMES
WHO DIED 7th JANUARY 1901
AGED 58 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OUR
MARY (MARSHALL)
DIED 26th FEBRUARY 1924
AGED 86 YEARS
AFTER 75 YEARS FAITHFULL SERVICE

140.   11]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LOUISA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED HODGE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
AUGUST 10th 1906
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED HODGE
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 8th 1935
AGED 79 YEARS
"In Life, In Death, O Lord Abide with me"

ROW 2

141.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ETHEL MAUD ONSLOW
WHO PASSED AWAY 8th NOVEMBER 1901
AGED 18 YEARS
"I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest""
ALSO ELIZABETH
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 27th NOVEMBER 1904
AGED 63 YEARS
"Neither shall there be any more pain,
For the former things are passed away"
ALSO GEORGE EDWARD
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 31st JANUARY 1908
AGED 66 YEARS
"His sufferings were great, his end was peace"

142.   [2]   Curbs, large plot

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLES BOILING DIED AUGUST 20th 1896 AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNAH BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED NOVEMBER 26th 1938 AGED 93 YEARS

East Side
ALSO POLY THE BELOVED WIFE OF THOMAS East BOILING DIED JUNE 22nd 1904 AGED 24 YEARS

North Side
ALSO CHARLES JAMES ELDEST SON OF CHARLES BOILING DIED MAY 16th 1897 AGED 25 YEARS "Gone but not forgotten" (one line)

West Side
ALSO MARIA ANN BOILING DIED MARCH 20th 1965 AGED 86 YEARS

143.   [3]   Pedestals, fallen cross

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BRIGHT
WHO PASSED AWAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 1904
AGED 54 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 21st DEC. 1917
AGED 61 YEARS

South Side
GEORGE
FREDERICK
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
FLORA BRIGHT
WHO PASSED AWAY 25th NOV. 1927
AGED 40 YEARS

North Side
JAMES HENRY
BRIGHT
KILLED IN ACTION
12th OCT. 1917
AGED 22 YEARS

144.   [4]   Pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
THE WIFE OF
JOSIAH SETH HAISMAN
OF STROOD
WHO DIED JANUARY 12th 1900
AGED 56 YEARS

145.   [5]   Headstone, very eroded

[LYDI]A? MAR[Y] SEAGULL
[DI]ED M[AY]? 8th 190[ ]
[AGED] 80? [YEARS]
[    ]
THOMAS WA[TERMAN]?
[    ]
HENRY AMBROSE WATERMAN?
[    ]
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 2nd 19[50]?
AGED 75? YEARS

146.   [6]   Headstone, eroded

[    ]
[IN LOVING MEMORY]
OF
GEORGINA FRANCESCA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF BENJAMIN BUCK
AND DAUGHTER OF
MAJOR F.? C. SKURRAY HEWITT
WHO DIED OCTOBER [    ] [C. 1902?]
IN HER 60th ? YEAR
ALSO THEIR CHILDREN
BENJAMIN FRANCIS [    ]
EMILY JANE HEWITT [    ]
JAMES FREDERICK [ ]
AMY WOODS AGED 1 YEAR [    ]
ALSO SARAH ANN HEWITT
WHO DIED JULY 2[   ] [    ]
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
BENJAMIN BUCK
WHO DIED JULY 31st 1914
IN HIS 73rd YEAR
ALSO
WILLIAM JAMES EDGAR BUCK
WHO DIED JULY 1st 1914
AGED 48 YEARS

147.   [7]   Headstone

IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN GERMANEY
DIED NOVEMBER 2nd 1901
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO OF
THOMAS WILLIAM GERMANEY
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPTEMBER 10th 1906
AGED 79 YEARS
"Now the labourer’s task is o’er,
Now the battle-day is past,
Now upon the farther shore,
Lands the voyager at last"
"Father in thy gracious keeping
Leave we now thy servant sleeping"

148.   [8]   Headstone, large plot

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
BEATRICE ELEANOR
DAUGHTER OF
ARTHUR CHARLES & CHARLOTTE ELIZA
OAKESHOTT
DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1897
AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO OF
FLIGHT SUB-LIEUT. LEONARD ENGLAND OAKESHOTT, R.N.A..S.
SON OF
ARTHUR CHARLES & LAURA East OAKESHOTT
KILLED IN FRANCE MAR. 31st 1918
IN HIS 19th YEAR
ALSO THE ABOVE
ARTHUR CHARLES OAKESHOTT
FOR 39 YEARS POLICE COURT MISSIONARY [    ]
BORN AT STROOD MAR. 15th 1846
DIED AT STROOD JUNE 4th 1919

ROW 3

149.   [   ]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN GEORGE WALTER FREEMAN
WHO DIED 31st JANUARY 1902
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 13th JUNE 1903
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO JOHN HENRY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 12th JANUARY 1898
AGED 29 YEARS

ROW 4

150.   [1]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA MARY
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
DANIEL WILLIAM MARSH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 11th APRIL 1909
AGED 63 YEARS
"Gone from us but not forgotten,
Never shall thy memory fade,
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger,
Round the spot where thou art laid"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
DANIEL WILLIAM MARSH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th MARCH 1916
AGED 76 YEARS
"Good was his heart and in friendship sound,
Patient in pain and loved by all around,
His pains are o’er his grief’s for ever done,
A life of everlasting joy he’s now begun"
ALSO ALICE ELIZA MARSH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 26th JANUARY 1946
AGED 71 YEARS

151.   [2]   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY COOK
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18th 1904
AGED 40 YEARS
"Brighter, fairer far than living,
With no trace of woe or pain,
Robed in everlasting beauty,
We shall see thee once again"
ALSO PERCY
THE BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 11th 1898
IN HIS 7th YEAR
"Though lost to sight to memory ever dear"
ALSO EMILY BOURNE
WHO DIED APRIL 18th 1920
AGED 65 YEARS

Rear
ALSO
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY JOHN LEWIS COOK
(ROYAL SURREY REGT.)
KILLED IN ACTION 23rd JULY 1918
AGED 33 YEARS
AND EDITH MAUD
THE BELOVED WIFE OF ARTHUR COLE
AND SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st JULY 1923
AGED 35 YEARS
"May light perpetual shine
upon them"

152.   [3]   Curbs

South Side
ROBERT LAMPARD WHO DIED 31st MAY 1898 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ELIZABETH HIS WIFE WHO DIED 28th AUGUST 1908 AGED 82 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ELLEN SARAH LAMPARD WHO DIED 10th JULY 1947 AGED 93 YEARS

153.   [4]   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT GIBBONS
WHO DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1898
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS MYHILL
WHO DIED 3rd DECEMBER 1903
AGED 46 YEARS
"I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest""

154.   [5]   Fallen, small headstone

IN MEMORY OF
MARY CARTER
1844 – 1901
AND
EDWARD D. HER DEAR HUSBAND
1843 – 1913
ALSO THEIR SON & DAUGHTER
ELIZA East RUSSELL
1874 – 1892
AND ROBERT H. CARTER
1876 – 1909

ROW 5

155.   [   ]   Headstone

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
[AL]BERT WILSON
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE WILSON
[WHO] DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1898
AGED 50 YEARS
"[Though] lost to sight to memory ever dear"

ROW 6

156.   [   ]   Headstone, flaking

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED
SON OF
[ALF]RED & EMMA BAKER
DROWNED OFF CUXTON 29th APRIL [190]0
AGED 17 YEARS
"The morning comes we cannot tell,
How we shall end the day,
Death like a sudden whirlwind came,
And snatched his life away"
ALSO BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM THOMAS BAKER, WORCS [REGT.]
[KILLE]D IN ACTION 20th SEPTEMBER [    ]
AGED 27 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO OF THEIR FATHER
ALFRED BAKER
[WHO] DIED 10th JUNE 1926
IN HIS 83rd YEAR
AND THEIR MOTHER
EMMA BAKER
[WHO] DIED 8th OCTOBER 1935
AGED 86 YEARS
"Reunited"

FATAL BOATING DISASTER AT GILLINGHAM   -   Chatham Observer, May 5th 1900
On Wednesday three shop assistants hired a boat at the Sun Pier and went for a row down the river. Off Gillingham they got into the swell caused by the Government tug Buster, and, failing to keep their boat head on to it, the craft was overturned. One of the occupants, Baitup, could not swim, and he sank "like a stone" , his companions having no opportunity of affording him assistance. Deceased was 18 years old and belonged to Tonbridge, having come to Rochester only a few weeks since, and was an only son.

LAD DROWNED WHILST BATHING
   A sad bathing fatality occurred in the River Medway, off Wickham, on Sunday morning, a lad named Alfred Baker, aged 17, a horse driver at the factory, being drowned. The body was recovered later in the day, and conveyed to the mortuary to await an inquest.
   The inquest was held before Mr. West J. Harris (County Coroner), and a jury composed entirely of Wickham workmen, in the chapel of Strood cemetery on Monday evening, Mr. W. H. Pounds being foreman of the jury.
   Alfred Baker, father of the deceased, said the deceased lived with him at 81, Cuxton Road, Strood. He last saw him alive at 9.30 o’clock on Sunday morning, when he left home to go and feed his horses.
   Robert Stevens, of 29, Gun-lane, Strood said he worked with the deceased. On Sunday morning, about 11.30 o’clock, the deceased with George Kidney and witness, went down to the river near Wickham Factory. Deceased said he should go into the water for a swim, and asked witness and Kidney to accompany him. They refused, as it was too cold, and only deceased could swim out of the three. Deceased stripped and plunged into the water. He swam out towards the middle of the stream and threw his arms up and said "That is the depth". The water was then up to his neck. Deceased then swam out from seven to eight yards further, when he cried for help and sank.
   Witness waded into the water to look for him., but could not see him. He called a boat, but it came too late. Deceased never rose after once disappearing beneath the surface.
   The Coroner: I can’t see what he could be thinking of to go into the water, especially after the weather we have experienced lately.
   Witness: He was headstrong to go in, sir.
   The Coroner: Yes, and you see he has had to pay the penalty.
   P. Corpl. Peacock, stationed at Cuxton, said on receiving information on Sunday afternoon, he went to the spot described by the last witness, and found that the body had just been got onto the foreshore. He conveyed it to the mortuary at the Cemetery. There were no marks of violence on the body. It was quite stiff.
   The father of the deceased, in reply to the Coroner, said he was quite satisfied the affair was a pure accident.
   Alfred Ware said he found the body 200 yards from where it disappeared.
   A verdict of "Death by Misadventure" was returned.

LAST ROW, (north west corner)

157.   [   ]   Pedestals and cross, large plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELLIE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM HENRY & ELISE RILEY
BORN FEB. 25th 1879
DIED AUG. 15th 1904
"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall
see God"

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