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Monumental Inscriptions (MIs) - some ...

(& mostly from Sussex)

St.Mary Magdalene Church, Bolney, Ssx.


These can be seen as a slideshow; click on one of the small images below and a larger image appears - look for the 'Next' and 'Prev' labels to then go forward and back.

  • Headstone of Rebecca & Arthur GANDER-Albourne, Ssx.
  • Headstone of Ernest GANDER-Albourne, Ssx
  • Headstone of Herbert F. GANDER-Albourne, Ssx.
  • Headstone of Josephus GANDER-Bolney, Ssx.
  • Headstone of Jesse & Jane GANDER.
  • Headstone to Edward & Alice GANDER-Cuckfield, Ssx.
  • Headstone of Sarah & Bertha Caroline GANDER-Cuckfield, Ssx.
  • The headstones of John GANDER and Mary GANDER-Cuckfield, Ssx.
  • Headstone of Thomas & Sarah GANDER-Cuckfield, Ssx.
  • Headstone of Mary Ann GANDER-Cuckfield, Ssx.
  • Headstone of Thomas & Mary GANDER-Hurstpierpoint, Ssx.
  • Headstone of Thomas & Matilda Ann GANDER-Hurstpierpoint, Ssx.
  • Headstones of Edward Alfred & Alice GANDER at Woodmancote, Ssx.
  • Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele, Flanders.
  • Menin Gate, Ypres, Flanders.
  • Ernfold Cemetery, Ernfold, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  • Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.


St.Nicholas,Brighton,Ssx (found in Challen's Records):

'In memory of Sarah, wife of James GANDER, who died August 30th 1820 age 18 years. Also of Mary his wife died Dec 18th 1831 age 32yrs. Also of his children who died in infancy. Also of James GANDER who died Sep 19th 1851 age 58*.

[* I have this as 'aged 48' from the Parish Register (DG)]

Cuckfield, Ssx:

'In Loving Memory of Rose Keziah GANDER who passed away July 6th 1967 aged 75 years. Also her husband Sidney March 25th 1973 aged 81 years (verse).'

Herstmonceux, Ssx :

'In Loving Memory of our dear parents Mary GANDER died May 6th 1919 aged 72 years & Jesse GANDER died March 16th 1924 aged 71 years. Thy will be done'.

'In Loving Memory of Mary Ann wife of Thomas GANDER of School House Farm, Hooe who died October 1st 1907 aged 58 years. Also of the above Thomas GANDER who died June 11th 1914 aged 74 years'.

Herstmonceux, Ssx - Congregational Church:

'Jane GANDER wife of John GANDER died 21 Nov 1910 aged 72'
'husband John GANDER died 4 Jan 1928 aged 90'.

Hailsham, Ssx:

'William GANDER, died 31 March 1868, aged 62'.

Hangleton, Ssx:

'Elizabeth F. GANDER died 17 Mar 1954 aged 79'
'husband George GANDER died 8 Feb 1965 aged 79'.


'In Memory of William GANDER who died October 11th 1804 aged 26 years. Also of Ann his wife who died July 19th 18(?5)6 aged 87 years. Be ye also ready'.

Hurstpierpoint, Ssx:

'In loving memory of Francis, son of James & Lydia GANDER who died suddenly on returning from Brighton on Sept.19th 1801, aged 32 years'.

'In memory of Thomas GANDER who died 29 Mar 1803 aged 39 years and of Lydia the wife of John SPRATLEY and the daughter of Thomas and Ann GANDER who died June 1st 1827 aged 32 years'

(on back of headstone is further MI:)
'In memory of Mary Ann daughter of John & Lydia SPRATLEY who died May 6th 1838 aged 17 years'.

'In memory of Lydia wife of James GANDER who died (?) December 22, 1796 aged 63 years - also of James GANDER who died October (?)21 1814 aged 79 years'.

'In Loving Memory of Emily Jane dau. of Thomas & Matilda GANDER who fell asleep in Jesus 9 Oct 1906 aged 22years. Thy will be done. Also of Ellen Jane WESLEY who passed peacefully away 23 Nov 1957 aged 93 years. At Rest. Also of Ethel Matilda GANDER called home 16 Feb 1970 aged 73yrs'.

Hurstpierpoint Municipal Cemetery, Ssx

'In Loving Memory of our dear sister Mary GANDER who was called home 19th September 1930 aged 84 years (verse). Also of our other dear sister Amelia (Ann) GANDER who was called home 29th February 1932 aged 84'

(In the adjoining grave are their brothers:)

'In Loving Memory of two brothers Henry GANDER who went home 29th May 1935 aged 77 years and William GANDER who joined his brother 7th June 1935 aged 84 years. For many years, highly respected farm workers in this parish. God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love - Heb.6.10'

Madehurst, Ssx

'John GANDER died 15 Dec 1789 aged 50'
'Mary GANDER his wife died 1 Apr 1789 aged 36'
'Mary Susanna GANDER, their daughter, died 17 Oct 1787 aged 10 months'

Nuthurst, Ssx

'Agnes GANDER died 24 June 1933 aged 63 years'
'11 Feb 1953 Henry her husband died aged 88 years'.

'George GANDER died 22 Dec 1894 aged 79'
'Ann GANDER his wife died 21 Jul 1872 aged 66 years'.

'Edith May GANDER died 17 March 1952 aged 55'
'Alice her daughter died 25 Dec 1951 aged 35'.

'Esther GANDER died 18 Feb 1929 aged 88 years'
'Betsey GANDER her sister died 6 Jul 1933 aged 85 years'.

'George Hampton GANDER died 2 Dec 1922 aged 77'.

'James GANDER died 20 Oct 1957 aged 76'.

Westmeston, Ssx

'John GANDER, son of John & Ann GANDER, drowned 23 Jun 1857 whilst bathing at Brighton, aged 19'.

Wivelsfield, Ssx - Bethel Baptist Chapel

'Elizabeth GANDER 3rd daughter of George & Emily GANDER of East Chiltington died 13 Sep 1876 aged 8 years'.

Colenso,South Africa

3271 Private GANDER A. - 2n Battn. Queens Regt. Killed at Monte Cristo, 18 Feb 1900, buried Colenso Church.


It may be worthwhile also searching on www.gravestonephotos.comexternal link opens in new page. as they have some GANDER headstones (with obtainable photos) that I don't have.