Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold

Novelist and playwright. Born Enid Algerine Bagnold at Borstal Cottage, Rochester, Kent. She spent several years of her childhood in Jamaica, where her father, a military engineer had been posted. ...

Person, Literature, Theatre, Jamaica

1 memorial
William Beckford, Alderman

William Beckford, Alderman

Lord Mayor of London 1762 and 1769. Born Jamaica. Inherited a fortune from the family slave-based business. Lived at 22 Soho Square (the house has been demolished) from 1751 until his death while t...

Person, Lord Mayor, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Jamaica

1 memorial
Admiral John Benbow

Admiral John Benbow

Admiral.   Born Shropshire.  Whilst in the West Indies fighting the French, Benbow was in charge of a fleet of seven ships.   During the fight, which lasted a few days, he sustained a broken leg fr...

Person, Armed Forces, Jamaica

1 memorial
Sir Noel Coward

Sir Noel Coward

Actor, playwright, composer, film director, author, singer. Born Helmsdale, 5 Waldegrave Road, Teddington. Died at home in Jamaica, where he was buried. Plays include: 'Private Lives' and 'Blithe ...

Person, Cinema, Gender Issues, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Theatre, Jamaica

3 memorials
Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

Writer. Born Ian Lancaster Fleming at 27 Green Street, Mayfair. He worked as a foreign correspondent with Reuters in Moscow, and was a senior naval intelligence officer in World War II. His varied ...

Person, Armed Forces, Literature, Seriously Famous, Jamaica, Russia

1 memorial
Amy Garvey

Amy Garvey

Campaigner for gender and social justice. Born in Jamaica.  1914 met Garvey, joined the Universal Negro Improvement Association and became a Pan-Africanist campaigner.  Moved to the US in 1918 wher...

Person, Gender Issues, Race Issues, Social Welfare, Jamaica, USA

1 memorial
Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

Pan-African nationalist leader. Born Marcus Mosiah Garvey in St Ann's Bay, Jamaica. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association in 1914 to foster worldwide black unity, and moved its hea...

Person, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Jamaica, USA

4 memorials
Philip Henry Gosse

Philip Henry Gosse

Zoologist.  Born Worcester.  1827 sailed to Newfoundland where his interest in entomology began.  He also travelled to Alabama and Jamaica studying the local natural sciences, returning to London i...

Person, Religion, Science, Canada, Jamaica, USA

1 memorial
Sam King

Sam King

Born in Jamaica, he served in the R.A.F. during the second world war. Along with other Jamaican airmen, he was ordered to leave the service at the end of the war. He returned to Britain as part of ...

Person, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Jamaica

1 memorial
Inez Leslie

Inez Leslie

School crossing patrol officer. We have contacted Grasmere Primary School to see if they have any further information about this obviously well-thought-of person, but unfortunately they have not re...

Person, Community / Clubs, Jamaica

1 memorial
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