The following list of people buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey provides links to information about them and their monuments. There is also information on organisations commemorated. The list is NOT COMPLETE at present, but further entries are always being added. Contact the Abbey Library if you have a query about a burial or monument not covered by this list at library@westminster-abbey.org.

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  1. Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman

    • Born: 7 September 1836
    • Died: 22 April 1908
    • Memorial: 12 January 1912
    • Profession: Politician; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    A monument to Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman, Prime Minister, was unveiled in the north nave aisle of Westminster Abbey on 12 January 1912. It is by P.R.Montford.

  2. Canada Club gift

    • Location in the Abbey: Sacrarium

    The Canada Club presented two chairs to Westminster Abbey in 1949 for use of the Sovereign when attending services. They are in memory of Canadians who died in the Second World War. Designed by J.B.S.Comper and carved by Horace Purfield.

  3. George, Charles & Stratford Canning

    • Profession: Politician; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    In the north transept of Westminster Abbey are three statues commemorating George Canning, Prime Minister, his son Charles John, Earl Canning, and George’s cousin Stratford Canning. By sculptors J.H.Foley and Sir J.E.Boehm.

  4. Robert Cannon

    • Died: 28 March 1722
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    A tablet to Robert Cannon, Dean of Lincoln, is in the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey but he is buried in the south transept.

  5. HMS Captain & Hugh Burgoyne

    • Died: 7 September 1870
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Window; Tablet

    In the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a stained glass window (by Clayton & Bell) and memorial brass to those lost when HMS Captain sank. Capt. Hugh Burgoyne V.C. is commemorated on the brass.

  6. Nicholas Carew

    • Died: 6 December 1470
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Nicholas
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    In the chapel of St Nicholas in Westminster Abbey is an altar tomb of Purbeck marble to Nicholas, Baron Carew.

  7. Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon & family

    • Died: 23 July 1596
    • Profession: Soldier; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St John the Baptist
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    The monument to Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon (1525-1596) in St John the Baptist’s chapel is the tallest in Westminster Abbey, at thirty-six feet high.

  8. William Carey

    • Born: 17 August 1761
    • Died: 9 June 1834
    • Memorial: 11 October 1949
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: High Altar

    In 1949 the Baptist Missionary Society gave a carved English walnut lectern to Westminster Abbey in memory of William Carey, missionary in India. By Sir A.E.Richardson.

  9. Dame Anne Carey (Carew)

    • Died: 23 August 1660
    • Location in the Abbey: Quire
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the centre of the quire pavement at Westminster Abbey is the gravestone of Dame Anne Carey (or Carew), daughter of Nicholas Hyde and wife of Ross Carey.

  10. John Carey, Earl of Dover

    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St John the Baptist

    John Carey, 2nd Earl of Dover and Baron Hunsdon and his wife Abigail are buried in Westminster Abbey but have no marker.

  11. John Dudley Carleton

    • Born: 29 August 1908
    • Died: 6 November 1974
    • Location in the Abbey: Islip Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    The ashes of John Dudley Carleton, Head Master of Westminster School, are buried in the vault of the Islip chapel in Westminster Abbey.

  12. Dudley Carleton, Viscount Dorchester

    • Born: 10 March 1574
    • Profession: Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Paul
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Statue

    Dudley Carleton, Viscount Dorchester and his first wife are buried in St Paul's chapel in Westminster Abbey. He has a large marble monument and effigy by sculptor Nicholas Stone.

  13. William and Mary Carnegie

    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The ashes of William Hartley Carnegie, Sub-Dean of Westminster, and his second wife Mary Endicott Carnegie are buried at the west end of the nave of Westminster Abbey. He has a memorial window by John Piper in St Margaret's Westminster.

  14. Edward Carpenter

    • Born: 27 November 1910
    • Died: 26 August 1998
    • Burial: 19 July 2000
    • Memorial: 27 July 2000
    • Profession: Writer; Priest; Dean of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; Little Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Plaque

    The ashes of Dr Edward Carpenter, a much loved Dean of Westminster, are buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey. Stone designed by John Burton. The memorial to his wife Lilian, by the Kindersley studio, is in the Little Cloister.

  15. William Boyd Carpenter

    • Born: 26 March 1841
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    William Boyd Carpenter, Canon of Westminster, is buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey.

  16. Henry Carr

    • Died: 25 August 1690
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the south transept of Westminster Abbey, near Dr Busby's monument, is the grave of Major Henry Carr. It is worn on one side but the name can still be seen.

  17. Lewis Carroll

    • Born: 27 January 1832
    • Died: 14 January 1898
    • Memorial: 17 December 1982
    • Profession: Writer; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    On 17 December 1982 a memorial was dedicated to the poet and writer universally known as Lewis Carroll in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey. The stone was lettered by I.Rees. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  18. Harry Carter

    • Location in the Abbey: West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The ashes of Harry Carter, Clerk of the Works, lie in the west cloister of Westminster Abbey.

  19. Carteret family

    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Plaque; Bust

    In the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey are monuments to Dame Elizabeth Carteret, Edward and Philip Carteret (his is by sculptor Claude David). Other members of the family are also buried in the Abbey.

  20. Henry Francis Cary

    • Born: 6 December 1772
    • Died: 14 August 1844
    • Profession: Writer
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Henry Francis Cary, translator of Dante's Divina Commedia into English is buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, not far from Shakespeare's memorial.

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