Notable Burials and Cremations
Funerals held at Putney Vale include those of:
- Julie Alexander, actress and model
- Dev Anand, Indian film actor
- Arthur Askey, comedian and actor
- Sir Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and film producer
- Sir Henry George Outram Bax-Ironside, British diplomat, ambassador to Venezuela, Chile, Switzerland and Bulgaria
- James Beck, actor noted for his role as Private Joe Walker, the Cockney spiv in the sitcom Dad's Army
- Admiral 1st Baron Beresford, following state funeral at St Paul's Cathedral.
- Lillian Board MBE, silver medal-winning Olympian
- Kate Carney, famed music hall singer and comedienne
- Howard Carter, archaeologist and Egyptologist, noted as a primary discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
- Admiral Herbert Charles Campbell da Costa, Royal Navy flag officer in First World War
- Harry Cunningham Brodie, MP for Reigate (1906-1910) and major in Middlesex Yeomanry
- Sandy Denny, singer, songwriter and member of Fairport Convention
- Henry Fielding Dickens, barrister and the eighth of 10 children born to author Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine.
- Kenelm Lee Guinness, local resident and member of Guinness brewing family, early motor racer and entrepreneur behind the famous Putney Vale-made KLG spark plugs
- James Hunt, Formula One Grand Prix world champion
- Hattie Jacques, comedy actress who appeared in many Carry On films
- John Ingram, 32, a grave digger at Putney Vale who died in a freak accident, hit in the chest from a stray bullet from the rifle range at Wimbledon Common. Buried yards from where he fell, leaving a pregnant wife and infant daughter. Every May 22 local resident John Cooper lay flowers on the man's grave.
- J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of White Star Line and a passenger of its ship RMS Titanic, and wife Julia Florence Ismay
- Alexander Kerensky, exiled former Russian prime minister and leading figure in the Russian revolution of 1917, until Vladimir Lenin took over
- Lady Hazel Lavery, painter
- Sir John Lavery, painter
- Rosa Lewis, hotelier of the Cavendish, Jermyn Street, known as the "Queen of Cooks" and "Duchess of Duke Street"
- Sir John William Lorden, resident of Ravenswood, Putney Hill and former president of the National Federation of Property Owners and Ratepayers
- Daniel Massey, Canadian-British actor and Golden Globe award recipient
- Hilary Minster, British actor
- Bobby Moore OBE, captain of West Ham United for more than 10 years and captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup
- Kenneth More, character actor post-Second World War
- John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn OM, politician, ashes buried here after cremation at Golders Green
- Jennifer Paterson, TV chef of Two Fat Ladies fame
- Jon Pertwee, noted Doctor Who actor, cremated with a toy Worzel Gummidge affixed to his coffin
- Roy Plomley OBE, creator of the world's longest running radio programme, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs
- Nyree Dawn Porter OBE, actress
- Sir Edward J Reed, 19th century constructor of the Royal Navy, MP, author and railway magnate
- Alfred Joseph Richards, First World War recipient of the Victoria Cross
- George Reid, former prime minister of Australia
- Sir Ronald Ross, discoverer of malaria transmission by mosquitoes
- Eugen Sandow, the Prussian known as the father of modern bodybuilding
- Richard Seaman, noted pre-Second World War Grand Prix drivers for Mercedes-Benz, who still maintain his grave
- Vladek Sheybal, a Polish character actor
- Joan Sims, comedy actress including Carry On films
- Edwin Tate, son of Henry Tate of Tate & Lyle sugar refining fame, in a family mausoleum inscribed with the family motto "Thincke and Thancke"
- Vesta Tilley, born Matilda Alice Powles, a male impersonator, who was a star in both Britain and the US for over 30 years.
- Annie Zunz, Irish wife (nee Bassett) of German iron magnate Siegfried Zunz
- Siegfried Rudolf Zunz, German iron merchant who had come to London from Frankfurt-am-Main in 1860, built Ivyhurst in Edge Hill Wimbledon, SW20 (only the lodge to Ivyhurst remains, the large detached house was replaced in 1935 by Edge Hill Court, a U-shaped block of flats). Childless Siegfried in his will instructed his executors and trustees to give £25,000 (about £1.9 million today) to a London hospital to build and maintain forever a ward named “The Annie Zunz ward”, and that a life-sized photograph of Annie was to be hung in that ward. The surplus of his estate was to be given to other London hospitals to support Annie Zunz wards.
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