The British Cemetery Montevideo

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The British Cemetery
Cementerio Británico
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Year established 1828
Location Montevideo
Country  Uruguay
Type private
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The British Cemetery of Montevideo (Spanish: Cementerio Británico) is one of the oldest operating cemeteries in Uruguay.

History[edit]

This land, now on Central Avenue, was known as the Cementerio de los Ingleses as during the British Invasions of 1807 a battle took place there on 20 January 1807, known as the Battle of Cardal, against forces of Vazquez Feijoo and where several British soldiers were killed. Their comrades buried their bodies on the land on which they had fallen. Shortly afterwards on 3 February, the Battle of Montevideo took place.

On 24 October 1818 a Portuguese resident of the Cordon area of Montevideo, Padre don Manuel Salinas took possession of a piece of “unoccupied” land situated in the centre of the city on the site of the present “Intendencia”, that was donated to him, during the occupation of Montevideo by the Portuguese Government, by the then Governor Lecor, Viscount of Laguna. On 30 September 1825 Padre Salinas sold and transferred the land to a British resident, Mr. John Hall for the sum of $400. On 14 April 1828 the British Consul in Montevideo, Mr Thomas Hood[1] bought the land from John Hall in the name of the British government, and it is from this date that the British Cemetery became more formally recognised.

This cemetery initially was a Protestant Cemetery according to the first entrance books, that being the main reason why so many Germans were buried in the original cemetery. In 1835 a German citizen by the name of Enrique Jakobsen died in San Jose, and was denied burial there on account of being a freemason and a heretic. His body was brought to Montevideo, and was also initially denied burial for the same reason. At that time all cemeteries were under the sole management and control of the Catholic Church. After his burial in the Cementerio Central which had been inaugurated earlier the same year the First Bishop of Montevideo, Jacinto Vera declared that no other burial could take place in that Cemetery until the body was removed. Because of this the Government stepped in, and on 10 October 1835 passed a decree whereby all cemeteries in this country would come under the direct influence of the Jefatura de Policia. Subsequent to this decree, years later, by Government decree of 28 June 1858 the administration of all cemeteries of this country was conferred on the Juntas Economicas Administrativas who depended directly from the Municipios. On 3 October 1837 the title deeds were issued to Mr. Hood with the provision that the land should be used exclusively for the burial of British subjects. Within a context of religious intolerance the Uruguayan Government requested that Protestants of other nationalities should also be buried there, and as can be seen from the record books this has always been respected. The British Cemetery has no restrictions regarding religion or nationality.

On 1 January 1879 a decree was passed prohibiting burials within the Cemetery, with a few exceptions due to an outbreak of Yellow Fever. On 1 October 1884 the President of the Republic, General Máximo Santos, had a decree passed to finally close the Old Cemetery and the Government made a Compulsory Purchase of the land. Anticipating this possibility, in August 1878 a piece of land was bought next to the Buceo Cemetery (which had been inaugurated on 20 March 1872) for the purpose of opening a Cemetery in this new location. In 1885 the gardens and paths were designed and constructed inside the walls of the New Cemetery, a house for the caretaker, offices, stables, a shed for the workers, and the Chapel. Any improvements or maintenance that has been done to these installations over the years has respected the original designs, and today all of these buildings still stand as fine examples of late 19th century architecture. On 14 October a dedication ceremony was carried out in the newly constructed Chapel by the Right Reverend Waite Hockin Stirling who was the Lord Bishop of the Falkland Islands.

In 1888 the railings and a water well were constructed. The first Burial in the New British Cemetery was that of a German citizen by the name of Nicolas Laukant on 9 April 1885. Mr Cristian Schenzer, who was the caretaker of the Cemetery at the time, was contracted to carry out the onerous task of transferring the remains of bodies interred in the old cemetery and their corresponding monuments to the new site. This was done between 13 October 1887 and 4 February 1888.[2]

In the year 1897 the British Community decided to build a community hall and as a way of commemorating her Diamond Jubilee it was named after Queen Victoria. The Victoria Hall Society was formed, and after obtaining a loan from the British Cemetery Society, a very suitable piece of land in calle Rio Negro was purchased, where the building was finally erected. The drive for funds for its construction was very small, and payments had to be made during the construction of the building, so that continuous loans had to be granted by the Cemetery Society, until such time as the building was finished. The so-called Victoria Hall Society could not even meet the payment of interest on the total loan, so finally an agreement was reached whereby the property was transferred to the British Cemetery Society. In this building, with a private entrance, the Acacia Lodge Temple was constructed, and the Acacia Lodge obtained a loan from the British Cemetery Society to import from the United Kingdom the furniture required for the Masonic Temple. When all the public utility companies, such as railways, waterworks, tramways etc. passed into the hands of the Government, the general idea was that there would no longer be any British Community. No use was made of the Victoria Hall; it was partly kept by the rent obtained from leasing it for weekend dances and theatre. Expenses, management, repairs, taxes etc. had to be paid by the British Cemetery Society with yearly losses, and as finally the community was no longer using the hall, decision was taken to sell it.

Upon the death of Queen Victoria, on 22 January 1901, the British Community in Uruguay decided to raise funds to build a monument in her honour. F. Pozer & Company constructed an obelisk with grey granite from the hills near Minas, 8 metres high, with the inscription "Victoria, Queen and Mother of her People". The monument was inaugurated at 3pm on Sunday 10 August 1902. The ceremony was led by the Walter Baring - British Minister & Consul General at Montevideo,[3] Reverend Basil Cobbett and the President of the British Society W. Galway accompanied by 6 sailors from HMS Basilisk. The monument still stands in its original position within the entrance to the Cemetery.[4]

At a meeting of the British Cemeteries Society held on 13 February 1908, Mr J.J. Hore then Honorary Treasurer of the Society brought forward a scheme for the establishing of a British School in Montevideo, for those children whose parents could not afford to send them for their education abroad. The proposal was eventually carried through, and the then Rector of the Anglican Church, Rev. Alpass, who had educational experience, was instructed that whilst in England he should obtain the services of a headmaster and teacher for the projected school. He was also instructed to purchase the required furniture and books for the school. Apart from paying Assisted Education for various children once the School was installed in calle Salsipuedes (now Blanes), the British Cemetery Society made the School a grant of $5,000 for a period of three years, and that it should be continued until such time that the school could pay its own way. When the School moved from calle Blanes to 18 de Julio continued assistance was granted. From there the British School decided to build their own property, and in this respect purchased land in Pocitos, where the School was built. Edward, the Prince of Wales laid the Foundation Stone in 1925. The Cemetery Society guaranteed and paid all the mortgage interest on the property built in Jose B. Lamas, on the condition that on the Board of the British Schools Society there should always be two members of the British Cemetery Society until such time as the final payment of the mortgage on the property had been made.

During 1910 the British Hospital decided to vacate their old premises on the street Juan Lindolfo Cuestas, and build a new hospital in Avenida Aldea (now Avenida Italia), where it stands today, and known as the Edward VII Hospital. The total investment for the construction was $60000, and it was made out in debentures. The British Cemetery Society had to guarantee the 6% interest on these debentures. As the British Community could not meet the total $60000, the British Cemetery Society had to absorb one third. Also, some years later, when the extension to the Edward VII Hospital was made, of what were called the new wings, the British Cemetery Society granted a further loan, which covered 40% of this construction at a low interest rate.

In the year 1945 when practically all the British public utility works were sold to the Uruguayan Government the then Presidents of the various British Societies together with their committees decided to sell out, as they thought that it could be the end of a British Community in this country. Consequently the Victoria Hall, the Old English Club and Montevideo Cricket Club sold out.

In accordance with the statutes of the Society, at the end of every financial year, if there is a profit in the running of the Society the same is disbursed amongst medical entities.

Types of crosses[edit]

Distinct styles of monuments are to be found within the Cemetery, reflecting the wide variety of nationalities and religious groups which are represented.

Notable burials[edit]

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen[edit]

The British Cemetery contains the graves of quite a number of soldiers, sailors and airmen of different nationalities, although the majority are of British descent. Some served with the Armed Forces, and others are from merchant ships that were in the River Plate area at the time. A few of these ships are well known to the general public, such as the Royston Grange or the Achilles, which was involved in the "Battle of the River Plate".[5]

Various United States Marine are buried here.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Personalities[edit]

Arts[edit]

Education[edit]

Health[edit]

British Hospital Nurses[edit]

Sports[edit]

Business[edit]

Central Uruguay Railway[edit]
  • Frederick William Fothergill. (d. 1915).Administrative Officer of the Central Uruguayan Railway company. Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge, 1910. Plot B 031.
  • John MacColl. (1825-1886). In August 1864 he was one of the group that decided to construct the Stock Exchange in Piedras y Zabala, Montevideo. Inaugurated on 15 January 1867, MacColl was its first President. Member of the first Board of Directors of the Uruguayan Railway Company. Founder Member of the Acacia Lodge. Plot B 001.
Montevideo Water Works[edit]
  • William Davies. (1878-1956). Chief Engineer of The Montevideo Water Works. Plot B 186.
  • James Fraser. (1860–1921). Manager of The Montevideo Water Works (OSE). Plot A 156.
  • George Nancollas. (1862-1945). Engineer, The Montevideo Water Works. Plot A 137.
  • Alexander Hislop Robertson. (1871-1938). Accountant of The Montevideo Water Works. Plot B 026.
Gas Company[edit]
  • Thomas Frederick Lane(1859–1946). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1894 and 1906. Founding member of Silver River Lodge in 1909. He was for many years the manager of the Montevideo Gas Company. On his retirement in 1922 he left to settle in England, but a few years later he returned to this country. Plot A 150.
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others[edit]
  • Harold Bottrill (1895-1937)Director of the shipping firm, Maclean and Stapleton, Montevideo. Plot A 077.
  • William Robert Cameron (d. 1913). Manager of The London & Brazil Bank. Plot B 037.
  • Pablo Raul Fontaina. (1931–2008). Founder of Channel 10 in Uruguay. Plot A 127.
  • Dominique Gounouilou. (1811-1888). French businessman. Plot 207.
  • Franz August Hoffmann (1828-1914). One of the founders of Villa Independecia, later named Fray Bentos. President of Liebig's Extract of Meat Company from 1892 till 1914. Plot B 269.
  • John Johnstone Hore. (1843-1915). Arrived in Uruguay in 1860. Founded Lucas-Calcraft in 1876, as an insurance company, also as an importer of British products. From 1908 was assessor to Liebig's Extract of Meat Company. President of English Club from 1907. Plot B 274.
  • Robert Kibbey. (1866-1923). Superintendent, Montevideo Station,Western Telegraph Company. Plot A 060.
  • James Santiago Lowry. (1821-1893). Arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1847. 1855 formed the company "Santaigo lowry & Co." Agentes, Comisionistas & Banqueros. 1858 formed the company "Sociedad Agricola del Rosario Oriental". 1869 donated land in Fray Bentos for a Protestant church, a school and a cemetery. Plot B 268.
  • Yorke Lucas-Calcraft. (1894-1959). In 1948 Yorke was the major shareholder in the company Lucas-Calcraft S.A. Plot B 136.
  • John Oldham. (1836–1910). Born on 16 October 1836 in Preston, England, he was the first superintendent of the River Plate Telegraph Co. (owner of the Colonia Punta Lara cable, laid in 1866) He was one of the oldest members of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (England). He had participated in the successful laying of the 1866 transatlantic cable, working with Charles Bright and William Thomson, among others, and was later conferred the Order of the Rose by the then Emperor of Brazil for his services in developing the telegraph in this part of the world. Worshipful Master of Acacia lodge in 1875 and 1900. Plot B 011.
  • Carlos Racine (1859-1935). Landscape Gardener responsible for the design of many public areas in Montevideo including the Botanical Gardens and the Rose Garden in the Prado. Plot D 010.
  • Hermann Stahl. (1897-1979). Founded the Confiteria "Oro del Rhin", Montevideo in 1930. Plot C 055.
  • Thomas Tomkinson (1804–1879). He was known as “el ingles de los eucalyptus”. He had asked his friend Jorge Hodskin to bring him from a botanical garden seeds of a tree that was big and shady. The same was catalogued as “Eucalyptus soleudus”.Seeds and plants were taken over to the Argentine, and in that vast pampas where there were almost no trees, they flourished, and soon there were eucalyptus plantations all over the country. In Uruguay it is exactly the same, big plantations of eucalyptus give protection and shade to the cattle on the estancias. Together with Samuel Lafone he was one of the founders of the Banco Commercial in 1857. Plot B 003.
  • Arthur James Towers. (1823–1901). He arrived in Buenos Aires in 1836, with his mother, Phoebe Rowe, then a widow, and her sister. A few years later Arthur James Towers was a teacher at the Saint Andrew Scottish School. He married Mary Duncan Dick in 1849, who was also a teacher in the same school. Later the Towers moved to Montevideo where he established the firm Bell Towers & Co. Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge during 1866 and 1897. Plot F 306.
  • Cornelio Van Domselaar. (1861–1927). Prominent member of British Society in Uruguay. Treasurer of British Hospital, Montevideo during 18 years. Board Member of YMCA and Instituto Crandon. Plot B 300.

Religious[edit]

  • Pastor Eral M. Smith. (d. 1990). Plot G 078.
  • Pastor Tudor Lyn Isaacs. (d. 1973). Plot G 079.
  • Arzobispo Nicolas Solovey. (1877-1953). Plot B 211.
  • Arcipreste Mitrofan Vinogradoff. (1860-1949). Plot F 285.
  • Protopresbitero Lejandro Shabisheff. (1881- 1956). Plot F 285.
Salvation Army[edit]
  • Eliza Frisch. Pioneer Salvation Army Officer, South America. (1870-1958). Plot B 122.
  • Major Tomas Frisch. Salvation Army Officer. (1872-1963). Plot B 122.
  • Leonard Charlon. (d. 1928). Salvation Army. Plot SC 198.
  • David Edward Thomas. (1872–1929). Salvation Army.Plot E 139.
  • Albert Levy. (d. 1934). Salvation Army. Plot SC 210.
  • Edwin Winder. (d. 1935). Salvation Army. Plot SC 210.
  • Mario Castillo. (d. 1937). Salvation Army. Plot E 089.

Others[edit]

  • Carlos Frick Davie. (? - 1985). Agriculture Minister for Uruguay 1968-69. Plot B 021.
  • Daisy McVicar Macfarlane. (1879-1917).Wife of George Macfarlane, Bank Manager in Salto who was murdered during an armed robbery by a gang of Americans. Plot B 029.
  • Constantin Alejandrovitch Gortchacow, Prince. (1906–1994). Plot G216.
  • Daughter Halb. (1864–1964). Secret to de memory of Jnfant daughter of George S. Helen Halb. Born 18 October. Died 21 Desimber 1864. Plot G 331.
  • Sir Robert Jackson (1910–2000). President of the British Cemetery Society. Plot C 021.
  • Thecla Orloff Davidoff. Countess. ( -1954). Only daughter of Baron de Staal, who was the Russian Ambassador to London at the start of the 20th century. Plot G 216.
  • William J. Sloane. (1843–1928). Plot A 173.
  • Thomas Bernard Englefield. (d. 1942). Archaeologist. Plot F 155.
  • Iwan Lukjanowitsch Solonewitsch. (1891-1953). Russian writer, thinker, journalist and social activist. Plot H 307.
  • Margaret Jamieson Aparicio. (1860 - 1950). Second wife of Timoteo Aparicio, a "caudillo", political leader of the "Blanco" Party in Uruguay . Plot G296.
Rotary[edit]
  • Herbert Percival Coates. (d. 1940). Founder of the Rotary Movement in South America in 1918. Plot A 013.
  • Juan Jose Estol. (1928–2007). Founder and First President of Rotary Club Aeropuerto, 1971. Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1983 . Plot H 163.
YMCA[edit]
  • Pedro Towers. (1875-1958). First President of the YMCA, Montevideo, 1909. Plot F 306.
  • Philip Conard. (d. 1935). Founding Secretary of the YMCA, Montevideo, 1909. Plot B 121.
  • James Stewart Summers. (1884-1948). Founder of the YMCA in Montevideo, 1909. Plot 143.
  • Orestes Volpe. (d. 1972). First Director of Physical Education of the YMCA, Montevideo. Plot H 144.

Consuls and Ambassadors[edit]

  • Robert Gore R.N.(1810–1854). Honourable Captain Robert Gore was the fourth son of the Honourable Colonel William J. Gore by Caroline, the youngest daughter, and co-heir of Sir Thomas Pym-Hale and the grandson of the 2nd Earl of Arran. He entered the Royal Navy on 4 September 1823 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 18 June 1832. He was in HMS 'Melville' between 1832–1834 and HMS 'Andromache' under Admiral Sir Henry Ducie Chads (1788–1868) then Captain Henry Ducie Chads on the East India Station between 1835-1838. He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 9 May 1839, commanding the 'Serpent' on the West India Station, and attaining Post rank on 9 November 1846. He later became MP for New Ross, Co. Wexford and sometime British chargé d'affaires in Uruguay. Plot B 287.
  • Charles John Ayre (1844–1905). British Consul at Montevideo.[13] Plot B 043.
  • Theodore Lemm (1881-1886). Consul to HM Government at Montevideo. Plot A 201.
  • Allan McDonald (1883–1929). Consul to HM Government at Montevideo. Plot A 142.
  • Major James St. John Munro (d. 1878)[14] Consul to HM Government at Montevideo. Plot B 018.
  • Gerard Warden Teague. (1885–1974). British Vice Consul at Salto and Paysandu. Plot I 060.
  • Frederick Crocker (1821–1911). American naval commander and US consul. Plot B 292.
  • Capt. W.H. Smyly. (d. 1865). US Consul, Falkland Islands. Plot A 186.
  • Howard Tinsley. (d. 1927). US Consul. Plot E 104.
  • Joseph Walker. (1897–1956). US Consul. Plot B 212.
  • Dr Fritz Kalmar. (1911-2008). Austrian Consul.Plot I 088.
  • Petrus Ephrem Teppema. (1890–1960). Dutch Ambassador. Plot G 037.
  • Justiniano Velez. (d. 1935). Columbian Consul. Plot E 178.
  • Guillermo Enrique Petty, (1854-1950). Uruguayan Consul in Cardiff. Plot F 071.
  • Carlos Alfredo Clulow, (? - 2006). Uruguayan Ambassador. Plot A 224.

Acacia and Silver River Lodges[edit]

  • John MacColl. (1825-1886). Founder Member of the Acacia Lodge. Plot B 001.
  • Arthur James Towers. (1823–1901). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge during 1866 and 1897. He arrived in Buenos Aires in 1836, with his mother, Phoebe Rowe, then a widow, and her sister. The mother of Phoebe Rowe, her siblings, and her stepfather, John Alexander, had already been in Argentina since 1825. In 1836 Phoebe married John Thompson. A few years later Arthur James Towers was a teacher at the Saint Andrew Scottish School. He married Mary Duncan Dick in 1849 . She was also a teacher in the same school. Later the Towers moved to Montevideo where he established the firm Bell Towers & Co. Plot F 306.
  • John G. Ingouville. (d. 1913). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge, 1868. Plot C 015.
  • Henry Marshall. (d. 1944). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1871 and 1872. Plot C 015.
  • John J Vander Weyde. (1840–1878). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge, 1873. Plot F 002.
  • John Oldham. (1836–1910). Born on 16 October 1836 in Preston, England, he was the first superintendent of the River Plate Telegraph Co. (owner of the Colonia Punta Lara cable, laid in 1866) He was one of the oldest members of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (England). He had participated in the successful laying of the 1866 transatlantic cable, working with Charles Bright and William Thomson, among others, and was later conferred the Order of the Rose by the then Emperor of Brazil for his services in developing the telegraph in this part of the world. Worshipful Master of Acacia lodge in 1875 and 1900. Plot B 011.
  • Richard thomas Wilson. (1828-1878). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge, 1876. Plot B 014.
  • John O'Donohue. (1840–1899). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1885. Plot E 223.
  • William Morton. (d. 1902). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1888. Plot A 031.
  • Bentley Swinden. (d. 1917). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1889 and 1893. Founding member of Silver River Lodge in 1909. Plot A 001.
  • Thomas Morton. (d. 1902). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1891. Plot A 030.
  • Thomas Frederick Lane(1859–1946). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1894 and 1906. Founding member of Silver River Lodge in 1909. He was for many years the manager of the Montevideo Gas Company. On his retirement in 1922 he left to settle in England, but a few years later he returned to this country. Plot A 150.
  • John Purves Henderson. (1860-1937). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge, 1899. Plot D 018.
  • Rhudolph Crawshaw Coates. (1869-1947). Worshipful master of Acacia Lodge, 1909. Plot A231.
  • Frederick William Fothergill. (d. 1915).Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge, 1910. Plot B 031.
  • George D. Ferguson. (d. 1952). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge, 1912. Plot A 133.
  • John George Miles. (d. 1926). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge, 1913. Plot E 094.
  • John Green Morton. (1877–1960). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1914 and 1938. Worshipful Master of Silver River Lodge 1938. Plot G 080.
  • Francis Gorham Jackson. (d. 1942). Worshipful master of Acacia Lodge 1915. Captain of the Central Uruguayan Railway Football Club during 1900 and 1901, when they obtained the first two Uruguayan Championships.Plot C 021.
  • Newell Eleazar Davis (1868–1951). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1917. Plot F 206.
  • John Christie (1859–1926). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1922. Plot A 160.
  • John Gray. (d. 1933). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1923. Plot A 167.
  • James Bowie Henderson. (1874-1944). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge, 1924. Plot D 016.
  • Fred Crocker. (1889–1971). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1925 and 1960. Plot B 303.
  • William Collier. (1889–1971). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1926. Plot F 295.
  • Alexander James Shaw. (d. 1960). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1927. B 002.
  • Reginald Piercy. (1885-1974). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge, 1928. Plot G 093.
  • Lawrence Mercer. (d. 1948). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1930. Plot A 091.
  • Alexander Wright Malcolm. (d. 1940). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1931 and 1932.Plot A 062.
  • Francis Archibald Cobham. (d. 1944). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1933. Plot A 028.
  • Myart La Brooy. (1892–1958). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1935. Plot B 092.
  • Harry Daniel. (1887–1958). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1937. Plot B 124.
  • Daniel MacCormack. (1900–1973). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1939. Plot A 124.
  • Harry Agustin Macadam. (1901–1947). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1940. Plot B 011.
  • Harold Bottrill. (1895–1948). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1943. Plot A 077.
  • John W. Jones. (1900–1961). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1944. Plot 152.
  • John Reid. (1897–1950). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1945. Plot F 065.
  • Ivan Towers. (d. 1962). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1946. Plot F 306.
  • Angus Coubrough. (1897–1978). Ex Serviceman 1914-18 war. Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1950. Plot G 296.
  • John Christie (1888–1962). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1952 and 1962. Plot F 305.
  • Henry Stanley Bowles. (1899–1976). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1953. Plot C 027.
  • Richard Lewis. (d. 1963). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1954. Plot B 167.
  • George Leslie Shaw. (d. 2002). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1955, 1971 and 1976. Worshipful Master of Silver River Lodge 1990. Plot B 002.
  • Dennis J. Cahill. (1880–1969). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge during 1958. Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1963. Plot WW 003.
  • Leonard F.J. Cooper. (1891–1970). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1959. Worshipful Master of Silver River Lodge 1964. Plot A 151.
  • Alfred Gepp. (d. 1993). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1962 and 1972. Plot F 047.
  • Charles Frederick Whitlock. (1916–1997). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1973, 1974 and 1981. Plot G 047.
  • William Charles McClew. (1923–1998). President of the British Cemetery Society. Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge during 1978 and 1980. Plot B 145.
  • Dennis Cahill. (d. 1990). Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 1979. Plot WW 003.
  • George Overleigh Temple. (d. 1937). Worshipful Master of Silver River Lodge 1910. Founding member of Silver River Lodge in 1909. Plot F 228.
  • William Palmer. (d. 1941). Worshipful Master of Silver River Lodge 1911. Plot Z 099.
  • John N. Morton. (1860–1945). Worshipful Master of Silver River Lodge 1912. Plot A 057.
  • Francis Gardiner. (d. 1940). Worshipful Master of Silver River Lodge 1914. Plot F 182.
  • James Best. (1881–1954). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1915.Plot WW 016.
  • Isaac Edward Morton. (1885–1946). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1918. Plot A 078.
  • John Wallace Mitchell. (1895–1962). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1919. Plot B 163.
  • Thomas Higgs. (d. 1934). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1920. Plot A 145.
  • Gilbert Parfitt. (d. 1968). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1924. Plot E 115.
  • Andrew Little. (1878–1962). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1925. Plot E 145.
  • Charles Henry Almond. (1843–1947). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1926. Plot F 096.
  • Walter Sydney Best. (1881–1954). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1927. Plot A 16.
  • Joseph Webster-Kay. (d. 1972).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1928. Plot G 061.
  • James Marum. (d. 1947).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1930. Plot F 098.
  • Carlos Towers. (d. 1963).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1933. Plot F 306.
  • Grahame Campbell. (1901–1956).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1936. Plot B 191.
  • John W.J. Leaman. (d. 1975).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1937. Plot B 272.
  • Duncan McConnell. (d. 1993). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge, 1938. Plot F 283.
  • Arthur Fitzherbert. (1854–1953).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1939. Plot B 057.
  • William J Waterstone. (1899–1959).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1945. Plot B 174.
  • John Henry Bennet. (d. 1967).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1947. Plot B 105.
  • Henry Davies. (1896–1976).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1948. Plot B 255.
  • William H. Postles. (1899–1984).Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1949. Plot F 225.
  • Leslie Graham Campbell. (1926–2003). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1955. Plot B 191.
  • Albert Almon. (d. 1962). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1956. Plot B 149.
  • Juan Norberto Pena. (d. 1995). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1957. Plot A 016.
  • William George Best. (1912-1979). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1961. Plot A 016.
  • Cecil Shaw. (1907-1991). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1967. Plot B 179.
  • Derek Scott Ellis. (1917-2007). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge, 1968. Plot WW 012.
  • Hazel Roy Ellis. (d. 1993). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge, 1969. Plot G 178.
  • Joseph Marum. (d. 1992). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1970. Plot F 129.
  • Thomas Rowan. (1910–1990). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1975. Plot E 102.
  • William Reid. (d. 1987). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1979. Plot A 084.
  • Stanley Frederick Mills. (d. 2009). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1982 and 1986. Plot A 123.
  • Juan Jose Estol. (1928–2007). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 1983 . Plot H 163.
  • Juan Luis Seckbach. (1926–2008). Worshipful Master of the Silver River Lodge during 2000 . Plot H 149.

19th Century[edit]

Transferred from Old Cemetery[edit]

  • Cara Allen. (1834–1885). Plot A 002.
  • Lucy Ashe. (d. 1863). Plot A 197.
  • Lillie Ayre. (1850–1876). Plot B 289.
  • Robert Wood Barnett. (d. 1881). English Businessman. Plot F 001.
  • Charlie Beare. (1867–1869). Plot WW 024.
  • Peter Beare. (1825–1871). Plot WW 024.
  • Peter Moller Bendixen. (1865–1871). E 005.
  • Walter Buchanan. (1789–1880). Plot SW 102.
  • Helen Isabel Carlisle. (1871-1872). Plot B 278.
  • Henry Clark. (d. 1867). Plot H 271.
  • Thomas Clarke. (1839–1877). Plot F 003.
  • Egerton Cleeve. (1827–1857). Plot F 006.
  • Thomas Cowell. (1837–1883). Plot A 004.
  • William Cranwell. (1808–1864). Plot E 205.
  • Elizabeth Barry Cranwell. (1841–1864). Plot E 205.
  • Robert Walter Craven (1850–1866) Naval Officer, HMS Spiteful. Son of William Craven, 2nd Earl of Craven and Lady Emily Mary Grimston. Plot F 015.
  • Alfred William Albert De Lisle. (1862–1864). Plot B 277.
  • Mary Ann Dwyer. (1837–1857). Plot G 296.
  • Maude Stirling Elliot. (d. 1870). Plot A 197.
  • Llweelyn Rees Evans. (1854–1869). Plot F 004.
  • George Fitzpatrick. (d. 1865). Plot SW 088.
  • George Todhunter Graham. (1839–1875). Plot A 209.
  • George Borthwick Graham. (1873–1874). Plot A 209.
  • Ethel Agusta Geneste. (d. 1867). Plot A 197.
  • Luisa Ellen Wright Gowland. (1819–1882). Plot B 274.
  • George William Green. (1815–1873). Plot E 222.
  • Juan B. Guelfi. (1825–1875). Plot SW 086.
  • Edmund Guthrie Yarrow. (d. 1876). Plot E 004.
  • Henry Hampton. (d. 1879). Plot E 240.
  • Maria Hampton. (d. 1879). Plot E 240.
  • George Alexander Harley. (d. 1867). Plot B 004.
  • Ann Harley. (1814–1873). Plot B 004.
  • Franz Hartig. (d. 1875). Plot E 239.
  • Charles Bertram Hicks. (d. 1871). Plot B 280.
  • Martha maria Hoppe. (1870–1876). Plot G 292.
  • S.W, Kellogg. USS Brooklyn. (?-1867). Plot F 309.
  • James Le Bas. (1814–1860). Plot E 210.
  • John Le Bas. (1843–1869). Plot E 186.
  • Henry Maitland Hicks. (d. 1873). Plot 280.
  • Henry Maitland. (?-1881). Plot I 177.
  • Henry Greaves Hodgson. (1849–1873). Plot H 269.
  • Edward James. (1821–1871). Plot SW 092.
  • Elsie H Lacy. (1877–1883). Plot WW 019.
  • John Lawes. (1850–1856). Plot G 001.
  • Isabella Lawes. (1819–1881). Plot G 001.
  • Samuel Hill Lawrence. (1831–1868). Plot
  • Friedrick Launy. (d. 1881). Plot G 021.
  • Thomas Lee. (1826–1866). Plot A 186.
  • Thomas Leyland Woods. (1838–1871). Plot C 041.
  • George Lockwood. (1819–1857). Plot Z 015.
  • Alexander MacKenzie. (d. 1879). Plot G 305.
  • Anna Maria Manners. (d. 1866). Plot WW 032.
  • Mary Ann Milburn. (1802–1857). Plot G 296.
  • Robert Milburn. (1800–1857). Plot G 296.
  • Annie Luise Morse. (1840–1876). Plot A 003.
  • John Nuttall. (1805–1862). Plot E 208.
  • John Ogston. (d. 1875). Plot E 001.
  • Jane Anderson Pearce. (d. 1883). Plot F 254.
  • Frederick Philips. (d. 1882). Plot F 311.
  • Frank Poynton Lumb. (1857–1869). Plot A 185.
  • Jacob Rieckels. (d. 1842). Plot F 012.
  • Annie Ritchie. (1851–1882). Plot G 306.
  • John Ritchie. (1830–1879). Plot G 306.
  • George Harold Robertson. (1876–1884). Plot B 273.
  • Captain Robert H.B. Rowley. (1817–1860). Commander, Royal Navy. Plot F 299.
  • Johann Peter Rohr. (1792–1867). Plot E 234.
  • Henry Sanders. (1832–1868). Plot H 272.
  • Robert Jordan Saunders. (1852–1873). Plot WW 027.
  • Henry Smith. (d. 1863). Plot E 002.
  • Zenon Genaro Spangenberg. (d. 1879). Plot G 312.
  • Catherine Stirling. (1814–1852). Plot F 302.
  • John Muir Taylor. (1838–1861). Plot A 212.
  • Thomas Tomkinson (1804–1879). Another important Britisher that arrived to Montevideo in 1825 was Mr. Thomas Tomkinson, who came out as an employee of an established British firm, of which he eventually became the proprietor. He was known as “el ingles de los eucalyptus”. He had asked his friend Jorge Hodskin to bring him from a botanical garden seeds of a tree that was big and shady. The same was catalogued as “Eucalyptus soleudus”. In his property in Paso de Arena, he planted these seeds, and they developed trees that have become the most useful and commercial tree in the country. Seeds and plants were taken over to the Argentine, and in that vast pampas where there were almost no trees, they flourished, and soon there were eucalyptus plantations all over the country. In Uruguay it is exactly the same, big plantations of eucalyptus to give protection and shade to the cattle on the estancias. Another important function, is that 90% of all the estancia fencing in Uruguay, is made of timber derived from eucalyptus. Today eucalyptus trunks are being exported to Europe. In an article written by Uruguayan historian Juan Carlos Pedemonte he refers to an achievement of Mr. Tomkinson and other Britishers. They formed a Society for Horse racing in the European style, (most probably jumping and hurdles), in 1861. The racetrack was in Punta Carretas, near to the actual Golf Club, and the track was along Julia Maria Sosa (today) to calle Ellauri. In Bulevar Artigas and Garcia Cortinas they built a grandstand, which years later in 1889 was transferred to Maroñas, when the Britishers discontinued with this racetrack. In the Punta Carretas track a special race took place on 3 April 1861, named ‘Premio Nacional’, and was won by ‘Pegaso’, property of Sr. Buxareo, the prize was donated by The President, Bernardo Berro. Together with other Britishers they started steeplechase in Pueblo Itazaingo, near Moroñas. In that neighbourhood they had monthly horse racing meetings with the criollo horses. When Thomas Tomkinson imported thoroughbred racing horses, in a short period of time great changes came about at the horse-racing track. Together with Samuel Lafone he was one of the founders of the Banco Commercial in 1857. In the outskirts of Montevideo he developed a beautiful park, where he spent weekends. This park today is known as Parque Tomkinson, and the road that passes through this park is known as Camino Tomkinson. Plot B 003.
  • John J Vander Weyde. (1840–1878). Worshipful Master of the Acacia Lodge, 1873. Plot F 002.
  • Thomas Henry Verran. (d, 1871). Plot B 285.
  • Mary Ann Veysey Thomas. (d. 1857). Plot G 302.
  • Andrew Weaver. USS Pulaski. (1843–1861). Plot F 253.
  • Ernesto Wedekind. (1833–1865). Plot H 435.
  • Leonard Wilson. (d. 1875). Plot WW 018.
  • Wilhelmine Mathilde Wolf. (d. 1856). Plot E 003.
  • James Wright. (1834–1875). Plot G 310.
  • James Yeates. (1843–1868). Plot B Yeates.

Others (19th Century)[edit]

  • Carlos Barbenes. (1839–1887). Plot WW 049.
  • Arturo Bastos. (1865–1898). Plot SW 071.
  • Emma Sophia Beare. (1828–1889). Plot WW 024.
  • Alfred Boorman. (1857–1887). Plot SW 108.
  • Henry Stanley Bowles. Stanley, took part in the first Olympics of 1896 as a hundred yard runner (but came nowhere), and went out to South America and worked for the Eastern Telegraph Company in Montevideo. He was killed on a golf course at the age of 28 (in 1899) when a whirlwind picked up the hut in which he and his companions were sheltering.(1871–1899). Plot C 027.
  • Thomas Haynes Brooks. (1843–1897). Plot C 027.
  • William Barry Cranwell(1840–1894). Plot E 205.
  • Humphry Francis Chamberlain. (1882–1887). Son of the General manager of Central Uruguay railway from 1874 to 1891. Plot WW CH.
  • Margaret Davies. (1833–1898). Plot A 017.
  • John Davies. (1838–1898). Plot A 017.
  • William Meikle Drever (1841–1894). Plot A 192.
  • Mary Easton (d. 1886). Plot SW 085.
  • William Easton (d. 1879). Plot SW 085.
  • Georg Hermann Fein. (d. 1887). Plot SW 116.
  • Harriet Fitzpatrick. (d. 1891). Plot SW 088.
  • Cornelius Fitzpatrick. (d. 1885). Plot SW 088.
  • Heinrich Friedrichs. (1817–1886). Plot WW 048.
  • Edward Hamilton Gowland. (1805–1884). Plot B 274.
  • Federick Harte. (1850–1891). Murdered. Plot EW 284.
  • William Leighton Harvey. (1880-1880). Plot B Harvey.
  • Alice Ann Heritage. (1824–1885). Plot SW 074.
  • Charles Percival Hett. (d. 1894). Plot A 203.
  • Edmund John Herbert Hett. (d. 1894). Plot A 203.
  • William Holt. (d. 1887). Plot A 009
  • John Lacy. (1837–1898). Plot WW 019.
  • Samuel Fisher Lafone (1805–1871). In the year 1843, through the sole effort of Samuel Lafone, the foundation of the Holy Trinity Church[15] was laid. Samuel Lafone exclusively made the finance of this church. This gentleman came over from Buenos Aires, where he underwent serious problems when he married Maria Quevedo Alsina. The wedding ceremony had been performed by a Protestant clergyman, the bride’s father complained to the government in Buenos Aires, since in accordance with the ruling at that time, marriages could only be effected by the Catholic Church. Enraged by these proceedings Mr. Lafone, eventually decided to leave Buenos Aires, and come to settle in Uruguay, where he became a very successful businessman. He started salting meat, in the Cerro, expanded to producing jerked beef, and went into other enterprises with great success. In this time of business he was at one time in partnership with the Governor of Entre Rios, Justo José de Urquiza, who was running an establishment in Entre Rios of 950000 hectares. The brothers Lafone, together with Admiral S. Santorius in the year 1843 made a proposal to buy Isla Gorriti for 1500 pesos. The proposal was accepted, but when publications appeared of criticisms from other countries, growing stronger, the Uruguayan government canceled the concession, as the government under abnormal circumstances had made the same. Litigation eventually ended by awarding the three partners £1000 each as compensation. That same year the brothers Lafone revived an enterprise of Francisco Aguilar (who had imported camels to be used in the sand dunes). They proposed the foundation on the peninsula of Punta del Este of a township of 120 squares. Two thirds to remain state property, and the remaining third to the Lafone brothers. The town council in Maldonado sought to have the purchase annulled. Eventually some settlement was reached. The Lafone brothers had the seal concession in Lobos Island for years. They also had a concession to farm in the Falkland Islands, in fact there is a peninsula called Lafonia, and were involved in many commercial enterprises that started arising in 1850. On the way to the Cerro, on calle C.M. Ramirez, there is a plaza, just before reaching the bridge, named Plaza Lafone, and a street nearby named Samuel Lafone. In this part of the town the Lafone brothers had the slaughterhouse, where they prepared the salted meat for export. Plot A 204.
  • Richard Lagemann. (1892–1899). Plot E 068.
  • John Lawes. (1808–1892). Plot G 001.
  • Anna Friedrichs Leopold. (1849–1896). Plot WW 048.
  • Wilhelm Leopold. (1836–1897). Plot WW 053.
  • Frank E Lewis. (1864–1894). Plot WW 052.
  • Ansie Lloyd-Davies. (1864–1891). Plot B 008.
  • Heinz Lohr. (1882–1884). Plot WW 009.
  • Isabel Perry Lowry. (?-1889). Plot WW 040.
  • James Lowry. (1821–1893). Plot WW 040.
  • John MacColl. (d. 1886). Plot B 001.
  • Lily Maclean. (1880–1888). Plot Z 008.
  • William Alexander Maclean (1824–1885). Plot Z 008.
  • Alexander Maclean. (1868–1891). Plot A 193.
  • Peter Mackinnon. (d. 1887). Plot WW 042.
  • John Henry MacKinnon. (1834–1895). Plot WW 042.
  • Alexander Fraser Matheson. (d. 1889). Plot SW 149.
  • Elsie Mathew. (1877–1899). Plot WW 039.
  • Jorge Leon Teodoro Metz. (d. 1885). Plot E 222.
  • Jorge Guillermo Metz. (d. 1897). Plot E 222.
  • Isabel Mary Moor. (d. 1897). Plot WW 037.
  • John Osborne Morse. (1840–1894). Plot A 003.
  • Albert Edward Newman. (1842–1888). Plot SW 136.
  • Adele Prebble. (d. 1890). Plot WW 046.
  • Mary Ines Reid. (d. 1888). Plot WW 041.
  • Constance Reid. (1884–1889). Plot A 199.
  • Leonel Radcliffe Sacre. (1864–1890). Plot WW 045.
  • William Scarisbrick. (1842–1899). Plot E 235.
  • Amelia Jane Bolton Scarisbrick. (1862–1899). Plot E 235.
  • Leonard Smith. (1884–1890). Plot WW 015.
  • Annie Eliza Stuart. (1842–1889). Plot WW 028.
  • Johanna Uehlenbeck. (1871–1888). Plot SW 139.
  • Friedrich Uehlenbeck. (1837–1889). Plot SW 139.
  • Richard Wesser. (d. 1887). Plot SW 105.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The history of the Cemetery was taken from notes collected by Sir Robert Jackson, President of the British Cemetery Society during many years.
  2. ^ Use has also been made of an article in "El Plata", newspaper published in Montevideo on 26 February 1934.
  3. ^ John Oldham. River Plate Cables - Local Repairs by Gustavo Coll (Uruguay)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°54′02″S 56°07′45″W / 34.90056°S 56.12917°W / -34.90056; -56.12917