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Jewellery Quarter Research Trust

Dick Empson

1943 - 2013


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Memorials Burials

The Memorial Index lists all the surviving memorial as of 2010. There were some that could not be read and others that, because they were buried or inaccessible may not appear on the list.

The Burial Index lists the names of people buried at both cemeteries It was compiled during the recording of the memorials. It includes the majority of burials but not absolutely all of them.

The Jewellery Quarter Research Group, known as the JQRG was founded by Dick Empson and Doug Wilks to make freely available the work Dick had done in recording  the surviving memorials at Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries.

It was an immense task that Dick undertook almost single handed which took him some six years. Initially the information was published in hardcopy but it was soon realised that, because of the amount of data this was impractical so it is now available online on the JQRG's website.


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WWI Memorials at Key Hill and

Warstone Lane Cemeteries

There are many heroes of WWI in Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries and the JQRG joins with Birmingham City Council to pay tribute to them with the new memorials which have been placed in both cemeteries.

There are many stories of bravery, loss and sadness that sits quietly in these cemeteries. Families torn apart by the horrors of war, families who will never know the simple pleasures of family life.


Buried here are men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for what they believed was the war to end all wars. Please take a moment with us to remember those whom we have the privilege of playing a small part in the care of their resting place.

Burials in the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries include:-

Joseph Chamberlain : Harriet Chamberlain : Florence Chamberlain : Joseph Chamberlain Snr. : Richard Chamberlain : John Henry Chamberlain : John Henderson : Robert Lucas Chance : Abraham Follett Osler : Thomas Osler : Joseph Tangye : Thomas Beilby : Thomas Avery : John S. Wright : James James : James Hinks : Constance Naden : Tolkien family : George Dawson : Henry Palethorpe : Sir Thomas Martineau : Sarah Finch : Alfred Bird Snr. : Alfred Bird Jnr. : William Butler : Marie Bethel Beauclerc : Harriet Martineau : Thomas Tyndall : Robert Martineau : Samuel Timmins : Joseph P. Williams : Thomas Walker : Elizabeth Martineau : Edward Warralun : Harry Gem : John Baskerville : Pte James Cooper V.C. : William Lant Tyndall : John Postgate FRCS

Now It’s The

Jewellery Quarter Research Trust

On 1st September the Jewellery Quarter Research Group became a Trust. This marks a major step forward in the history of the JQRG and will prepare the way for a number of new projects and initiatives. The web and email address change but both will work.