Our Cemeteries

Plashet Cemetery

Opened in 1896, known as the “Trade Unionists Cemetery". Past secretaries of the cigars union and costomongers union are buried in the cemetery. On 6th May 2003 386 tombstones were vandalised.

Famous people buried in the cemetery include the following:-

Sir John De Villiers - Knighted by the British Government for his work in connection with the Venezuelan-Surinam frontier negotiations also the librarian and deputy keeper of the printed books and head of the Map Room at the British Museum.

Henry Osprovat - Illustrator, caricaturist, draughtsman and occasional portrait painter. Illustrated Shakespeare, Matthew Arnold and Browning 1899–1902. Engaged on a series of caricatures of ‘Stars of the Music Hall Stage’ when he died on 2 January 1909. Memorial exhibition at the Baillie Gallery 1909.


High Street North
E12 6PQ

Opening Times
By Appointment  Monday - Thursday Only; please call 020 8950 7767 (Option 1) or email: office@usburial.org.uk to arrange a visit.