Brighton Cemetorians

The Brighton Cemetorians are a not-for-profit community group working actively with
Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, the administrators of Brighton General Cemetery.
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  • Stormy Day at the Cemetery - 14 June 2014

  • Funeral Procession to mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Sir Thomas Bent - 17th September 2009
  • Funeral Procession to mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Sir Thomas Bent - 17th September 2009
  • Firing Party - Joe Dianico, James Battern, Neville Scuttlebury & John Underwood of the Historical Re-enactment Society of Australia at the William Robertson plaque unveiling - 1st April 2007
  • From the outside looking in - October 2013
  • Early Morning at the Cemetery

Law and Order Walk

Written by lois. Posted in Events

Law and Order Walk

Sunday 20th May 2018 at 2pm

Meet at the Front Gate

On this walk we will be visiting the graves of Theyre A’beckett Weigall, a Barrister and Solicitor who was the father of  Joan Lindsay the Author of “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, the Police Valour Badge Recipient, Charles Edward McCormick who in 1890 rescued a number of people from drowning in floodwaters and Francine McNiff, Barrister whose death notice read “I have ceased to exist” and several other interesting people connected with the Law.

Cost: $15 per person – bookings essential – ring 9558 4248 to book.


7 Brighton Boys

Written by lois. Posted in General


Seated last on right is Joseph Henry Piggott who was living in Brighton before enlisting.

JoJoseph Henry Piggott is seated last on right - can you put a name to the other 6 faces.

Photo taken Tuesday 29th May 1917 at Shipton,England

Joseph Henry Piggott was born about 1885 in Derby England, the son of Henry Piggott and his wife Mary née Sankey.  He married Ethel Helena Hewitt in 1913, their daughter Cynthia Delores was born in January 1916 and just over 8 months later Joseph enlisted and as part of the Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company 1 Section 3 he embarked from Melbourneaboard HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916. He returned to Australia on 22 December 1919. He died 22nd June 1924 and was buried in an unmarked grave at the Brighton Cemetery.

We Need Help – Can You Help Us??

Written by lois. Posted in General

We are seeking information, family stories or photos about the soldiers who took part in the Kokoda campaign during WW2 and buried at Brighton General Cemetery.

Also we trying to build up a picture of all those who served mainly during World War One but other Wars  who lived in the Cities of Glen Eira, Bayside and Kingston not necessarily that they were buried at Brighton Cemetery.

Do you have information, family stories photos or memorabilia that would help with building a picture of these service persons?

Please contact Lois on 9558 4248 or


31stJuly 1863

Secretary reported cattle had accident with headstone and were removed from the Cemetery.

11thJuly 1884

Secretary authorised to construct water closet on premises to be opened only during funerals.

11thNovember 1913

Recommendation by surveyor that iron gates, similar to those at North Road, be installed at Hawthorn Road.


  • Brighton General Cemetery
    Cnr. North and Hawthorn Roads


Opening Hours

Grounds 8am-6pm

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