Grave Spotlight Below is a list of Graves that have appeared in previous issues of our Newsletters Victor Hugo Watson 1878-1943 One Friday evening in 1935, at home in Horsforth, Victor Watson suggested to his son Norman that he should try…More…..Charles Barker Howdill 1863-1941The first child ever cremated at Lawnswood was Dorothy Howdill who died of scarlet fever in 1905: she was the…More…..Cedric Arnold Wilkinson 1897 – 1918The Greatest Raid! Cedric Arnold Wilkinson was born in Leeds in 1897. His father was a travelling salesman and the…More…..James Graham 1869 – 1931 James Graham is buried in Lawnswood Cemetery far from his birthplace in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. His parents were agricultural labourers and…More…..Tom Mann 1856 – 1941Tom Mann was born on 15 April 1856 in Grange Road, Longford, now a suburb of Coventry, the son of…More…..John Frederick Bradley 1881- 1944My grandfather John Frederick Bradley was born in 1881 at West Darby, Liverpool, the first child of John and Elizabeth…More…..Sir William Richard Gowers (1845-1915)Sir William Richard Gowers was born in Hackney, London on March 20, 1845 More…..William Whitfield 1829-1907The Gravestone above is my family memorial for my Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Great, Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandmother. This…More…..Joseph Clark 1856-1939This impressive black polished granite monument commemorates Joseph Clark and various family members, at least eight of whom are interred…More…..Obadiah Nussey 1812-1902 Obadiah Nussey, Esq., JP, Chairman of the Textile Industries and Dyeing Committees (1875-1902) Born November 1812 in Leeds, Obadiah…More…..Thomas Scattergood 1826 – 1900Thomas Scattergood, one of the most important figures in the development of forensic science in 19th Century England. More…..Berkeley Moynihan 1865 – 1936In July 2015, I visited Lawnswood Cemetery where my grandfather, Baron Moynihan of Leeds, the greatest surgeon of his time,…More…..Peter Laycock 1837-1905The life of Peter Laycock was one of struggle, perseverance and success. Peter Laycock’s contribution to the city and people of…More…..Archibald Witham Scarr 1827-1904A Mayor of the Masses Archie Scarr was born on May 3rd1827 in Burnley, Lancashire the son of Thomas…More…..Archibald Neil 1856-1933As a regular feature of our newsletters we would like to celebrate the lives of some of those who are…More…..