Sarah Eleanor Smith (1861-1931) [PLOT 32]

Sarah Eleanor Smith (1861-1931) [PLOT 32]

Widow of Captain Edward J Smith, Captain of the Titanic, who was lost at sea as the liner sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912.  Mrs Smith was gravely injured when she was knocked down by a taxi in London and died at St Mary Abbot’s Hospital, Kensington on 28th April 1931.

Dame Alicia Frances Jane Lloyd Still (1869-1944) ST THOMAS HOSPITAL [PLOT 46]

Matron of St Thomas’ Hospital.

Dame Alicia Frances Jane Lloyd Still, DBE, RRC Order of St. John was a British nurse, teacher, and hospital matron.

Her papers helped to found the Florence Nightingale Museum, opened in 1989, which was based on the life of Florence Nightingale. It is on the historical site of the first purpose-built nurse training institution, the Nightingale Training School for Nurses, which closed in 1996, at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Lady Henry Somerset (1852-1921) [PLOT 46]

Advocate of temperance and women’s welfare.

Born Lady Isabella Caroline Somers-Cocks; 3rd August 1851 was a British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women’s rights. As president of the British Women’s Temperance Association she spoke at the first World’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Association convention in Boston in 1891.

Sir Alex Meadows Rendel (1829-1918) [PLOT 45]

Civil Engineer.
Born on the 3rd April, 1829, educated at King’s College, Canterbury, and Trinity College, Cambridge, he began his engineering career under his father, the late James Meadows Rendel, on the death of his father, in 1856, he succeeded him in the business.
He was appointed engineer to the London Dock Co, and among the works carried out in the Port of London for which he was responsible were the Hermitage Wharf, the Shadwell Basin, and the extension of the Victoria Dock, now the Royal Albert Dock.

He was responsible also for the Edinburgh and Albert Docks at Leith. Other docks designed by him were Workington, Llanelly and Kirkaldy, and Milford. His principal work, however, lay in India. In 1857, he was appointed consulting engineer to the East Indian Railway, and, in 1872, became consulting engineer to the Secretary of State for India. From that time onward he was responsible for the building up of the great State railway system, for the construction of many thousands of miles of railways, and for the bridging of most of the great rivers in that country, notably the Upper Sone Bridge on the East Indian Railway, the Alexandra Bridge over the Chenab, the Lansdowne Bridge over the Indus at Sukkar, the Hardinge Bridge over the Ganges, and the Empress Bridge over the Sutlej.

Other railway work of somewhat less importance, Sir Alexander Rendel was consulting engineer for the Uganda Railway, for the Egyptian Light Delta Railways, and for the Mexican Railway Company.

Sir Alexander Rendel was elected a Member of The Institution of Civil Engineers in 1862 and served as a Member of the Council from 1880 to 1883.
He died in London on the 23rd January 1918.

Charles Henry Mileham (1837-1917) [PLOT 46]


Born in Aylesham, Norfolk. Moved to London. He concentrated mostly on designs for Schools, Country Houses, and Churches. He designed a bespoke factory for Chubb Locks and a luxurious Grand Hotel in Southwold. His work is also on display in the Cemetery in the Lych Gate at the entrance of the St Albans PLOT and the Calvary Cross also in the PLOT, he also designed the Mackonochie Chapel attached to St Albans church.