Monday, January 26th, 1931 The Times
The King was represented by Colonel R.G.Earle, A.D.C., at
the funeral of Major-General
Sir John Burn-Murdoch, which
place at Normanton on Soar, Loughborough, on Saturday.
The officiating clergy
were Bishop Southwell, the Rev, H.B.
H.B.Lee, the Rev. J.P.Hales, and the Rev.
The family mourners included:- Lady
Burn-Murdoch (widow), Mrs.Hannah Cowles (sister-in-law),
Dr.T.M.Burn-Murdoch (brother-in-law), Mrs.Forsyth,
Mr.Alexander Burn-Murdoch, Colonel John Parker
Mr. Robert Parker, Captain B.Lewis,
R.N.,Mr. and Mrs. Francis Burn Callander, Colonel and Mrs.
Professor W.de Burgh, and Mrs. Tunstall
Among others present were :-
The Duke of Portland,
General Sir Edward and Lady le Marchant, General Sir
Beauvoir de Lisle, Colonel Bruce, Lord
and Lady Belper, Lord
Crawshaw, Lord Basing, Brigadier Hodgson, General John
Vaughan, Major A.E.Burnsby and
Sir Harold Nutting (Joint
Masters of the Quorn) Captain Robinson, the Earl of Lanesbrough Sir Arthur Blake,Earl and
Countess Ferrers, Sir
Cecil and Lady Paget, Colonel P.R.Clifton, Major H.O.Peacock,
Colonel W.S.N.Toller, Major
and Mrs.Baines Sir Lambert and
Lady Ward, Major A.L.Ashwell (secretary to the Nottingham
Colonel Burns Hartopp[?],
Lieutenant-Colonel Everard de Lisle, the Hon.Mrs.Tennant,
Dr.T.Milburn, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Booth, Mr.J.B.Tidmas, Mr.
and Mrs. C.H.Martin, Dr. Bedford, Mrs. Crooks and Miss
Bright (British Red
Cross Society Nottingham Branch) Mrs.
Cradock, Mr. Lawrence Kimball, Captain H.Slater (organizing
the East Midland Area Council. British Legion),Mr. H.Petrie (treasurer of the East Midland Area
Legion), Captain J.Stenson Turner and Mr.
A.W.Hanson (Whitwick British Legion), Mr. S.E.Perry
the East Midlands Area), Mr.H.Baggaley
(National Executive Council. British Legion),Commander
(Notts County British Legion), Mr.J.Harper,
Mr.C.B.Young (Clerk to the Notts Petty Sessional Division),
Marsh (Loughborough Farmers Union), Messrs. H.Gore
Browne and J.Burrows (Loughborough Agricultural
Mr. M.T.Woolley, Mr. H.Wood, Mr. Ezra Draper,
Mr. Harry Dutton, Messrs D.Rimmer and J.W.Pidcock (Plumtree
District British Legion), Major Heygate, Captain Abbott
Robinson, Mr. K.Tweedale Beeby (Clerk to the Justices for
Notts), Colonel Lemon (Chief Constable of Notts), Mr.
R.J.Smith (Deputy Chief Constable of Notts)the Ven.
W.J.Coneybeare, Messrs F.W.P.Simpson and Norman Bailey
(Loughborough Boat Club), Colonel Sir Lancelot
and Lieutenant L.C.Brewill (Robin Hoods).
Members of the Royal Dragoons Comrades’
Club were present, as well as a squad from the
(Prince Albert’s Own).
and Reveille were sounded.
FUNERAL: Normanton on
Soar: The internment of Mr. Robert SWARBROOKE took place in
the churchyard last Friday.
The Rector, the Rev.J.C.
HAMILTON, officiated, and Mrs HAMILTON was at the organ. The
chief mourners were:
The widow, Mrs. SWARBROOKE (mother), Mr. and Mrs. William SWARBROOKE (brother & sister-in-law)
GIBBS (mother-in-law). Deceased, who was four years
Clerk and Sexton with the late Rev. H.B.HAMILTON,was of a
cheerful disposition and well liked, and it came as a great
shock to all in the village when they heard of his death.
leaves a widow and son. Among the beautiful floral tributes
were those from "His dear wife & son", "Sorrowing
"Brother William, Faith & family", "Arnold & Dick", "John,
Lizzie & Aunt Maggie", "Mr. & MrsHALL (Radford)", "Mrs.LOSEBY
and family," "Mr. and Mrs. H. HATTON,"Mr. and Mrs. L. PEBERDY," "Mr. and Mrs WOOLLEY," "Mr. and
Mrs. BESWICK, Leake
(Note: Robert was
buried 16th Sep 1938. The "Arnold & Dick referred to in the
floral tributes was Arnold & Dick PEBERDY
was our next door neighbours, Mr. & Mrs. L. PEBERDY.....Chris