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.

Who is Who

The Brighton General Cemetery is the final resting place of 4 V.C. Recipients, well known and not so well known people these include:

Sir Thomas Bent – Premier of Victoria [CE D Grave 132]

Theodore Penleigh Boyd – Artist [CE P Grave 46]

Francis Thomas Dean Carrington – Journalist, Political Cartoonist and Illustrator [Independent J Grave 83]

Florence Edsall – WW1 Nurse [CE ZA Grave 1722]

John Hare Furphy – Blacksmith Merchant [Meth A Graves 66 & 68]

James & William Lees – Convicts and Market Gardeners [CE D 29]

Caroline Lynch – Almanac/Directory Maker, Feminist and Patron of the Arts [RC N Grave 4]

Sir Frederick McCoy – Academic, Museum Administrator, Palaeontologist [CE A Graves 133 & 134]

Marjory Kathleen Meagher – Murder Victim [Pres J Grave 211A]

Sir John Monash – Soldier and Administrator [Jewish F Grave 20]

Charles Alfred Ogg – Architect [CE Y 191 192]

Walter Peeler – Soldier and Victoria Cross recipient [Lawn H Plaque 36]

Joseph Leslie Theodore ‘Squizzy’ Taylor – Larrikin Crook [CE ZA Grave 1894]

William Weatherley – Miner and Grazier [Pres H Graves 110 111 12]

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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