Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc.

Research. Restore. Remember.

Who's Who buried at Cheltenham?

Amongst the notables buried at the Cheltenham cemeteries are:

Clarice Marjoribanks Beckett - Artist
Francesco (Frank) Benvenuto - Victim of the gangland war
John Booker - the last of Dendy's immigrants
Mother Margaret Mary Bourke - Catholic Nun
Frederick Crafter - Titanic Survivor
Norman Edwin Bradshaw - Underworld identity from the 1950s
Dr Vera Scantlebury Brown - Pioneer of Infant Welfare
William Calder - First Chairman of Victorian Country Roads Board
Ronald Patrick (Ron) Casey - Sporting and Media Personality
Sir Matthew Henry Davies - Politician and Notorious Land Boomer
Sir William Gordon Fry - Politician, Solider and Community Leader
Leo "Lucky" Grills - Actor and Comedian
Mary Hardy - Television personality and sister of Frank Hardy
Air Marshal Sir George Jones - Last of the WWI air fighter aces
Mersina Halvagis - Murder victim
Edmond John (Ned) Hogan - Premier
George Howell - Murdered Policeman
Adeline May Keating - Businesswoman
Sir James Gordon Legge - Army Officer
John Mather - Artist
(Vetko) Floyd Podgornik - Businessman and Property Developer
Beverley Ratten - Shooting victim
William Duble Rose - Funeral Director
Sir Edgar Stephen Tanner - Sports Administrator and Politician
Robert Charles West - Victim of the Westgate Bridge disaster
Ivo Whitton - Champion amateur golfer
William James (Bill) Williamson - Hall of Fame Jockey
David Wilson - Murdered in Cambodia.
William ‘Bud’ Copeland – a definite winner with all the Collingwood supporters.

Did you know?

Ten jockeys on the Fallen Jockeys' Memorial are interred in the Cheltenham cemeteries?

Land was excised at one of the cemeteries to make way for a railway line?

The oldest recorded death dates back to 1852?

Victims of some of the biggest crimes and tragic stories are interred within the burial grounds, including the Caulfield Railway disaster (1926), the Westgate Bridge collapse (1970), the Hoddle Street and Queen Street massacres (1987) and the Kerang railway crash (2007)?

The Cheltenham Friends group wish to acknowledge the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation; Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which the Cheltenham cemeteries exist. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging, acknowledge their continuing culture and the contribution they make.