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. Clement Attlee

    • Born: 3 January 1883
    • Died: 8 October 1967
    • Burial: 7 November 1967
    • Profession: Politician; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey lie the ashes of Prime Minister Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG,PC,OM,CH,FRS.

  2. Atwood family

    • Profession: Scientist; Priest; Mathematician
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Thomas, Isabella, George and Thomas Alexander Atwood are buried in St Margaret's church, and there are two memorials to them there.

  3. Wystan Hugh Auden

    • Born: 21 February 1907
    • Died: 29 September 1973
    • Memorial: 2 October 1974
    • Profession: Writer; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    A memorial stone for W.H.Auden, poet and essayist, was unveiled in Poets' Corner Westminster Abbey in 1974, adjoining the grave of John Masefield. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  4. Jane Austen

    • Born: 16 December 1775
    • Died: 18 July 1817
    • Memorial: 17 December 1967
    • Profession: Writer; Novelist
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Jane Austen is buried in Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire but a small tablet was unveiled to her memory in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, on 17 December 1967. Designed by S.E.Dykes Bower.

  5. Frances, Countess de Nassau de Auverquerque

    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    Frances, Countess de Nassau de Auverquerque and member of her family are buried in a vault at the east end of Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey but she has no monument.

  6. Edmund Ayrton

    • Born: 21 October 1734
    • Died: 22 May 1808
    • Profession: Musician; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister

    Dr Edmund Ayrton, composer and Lay Vicar of Westminster Abbey, was buried in the north cloister of the Abbey "in the centre between the second and third columns from the east door".

  7. Robert Ayton

    • Died: 25 February 1638
    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Ambulatory
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    Sir Robert Ayton (Aytoun or Aiton), courtier, poet and philosopher, was buried in the south ambulatory of Westminster Abbey. His bronze bust is by F.Fanelli. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  8. Stephen Baber

    • Location in the Abbey: North Cloister

    Stephen Baber, only son of Benjamin Baber, mayor of Bath, was buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey but his inscription can no longer be read.

  9. Robert & Olave Baden-Powell

    • Memorial: 12 February 1981
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    In the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey, against the screen of St George’s chapel, is a memorial stone to Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, by W.Soukop. Both are buried in Kenya and each had a memorial service held at the Abbey.

  10. Bagenall family

    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Nicholas
    • Type of Memorial: Urn

    In the chapel of St Nicholas in Westminster Abbey are buried Dame Sydney Bagenall and Lady Anne Charlotte Bagenall, the two wives of Nicholas Bagenall (1629-1712), Member of Parliament, of Newry in Ireland and Plas Newydd in Anglesey in Wales.

  11. Matthew Baillie

    • Born: 27 October 1761
    • Died: 23 September 1823
    • Profession: Physician; Doctor
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Andrew
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    A life sized white marble bust of physician Matthew Baillie is in St Andrew's chapel in Westminster Abbey. It is by sculptor Sir Francis Chantrey and is dated 1827.

  12. John Baker

    • Died: 10 November 1716
    • Burial: 22 February 1717
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    Vice-Admiral John Baker is buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey and his monument is by sculptor Francis Bird.

  13. Alexander Baker

    • Burial: 2 October 1635
    • Profession: Physician
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory

    Alexander Baker, physician, was buried in the north ambulatory of Westminster Abbey.

  14. Sir Herbert Baker

    • Born: 9 June 1862
    • Died: 4 February 1946
    • Burial: 13 February 1946
    • Profession: Architect
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Architect Sir Herbert Baker is buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  15. Sir Benjamin Baker

    • Born: 31 March 1840
    • Died: 19 May 1907
    • Memorial: 3 December 1908
    • Profession: Engineer
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    In the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey is a memorial window to civil engineer Sir Benjamin Baker. The stained glass window was designed by J.Ninian Comper and unveiled on 3 December 1909.

  16. Sir John Balchen

    • Born: 2 February 1670
    • Died: 4 October 1744
    • Memorial: 1 May 1746
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    In the west aisle of the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a memorial to Admiral Sir John Balchen (or Balchin). The white and grey marble monument, by sculptor Peter Scheemakers, shows a relief of a ship sinking in a storm, with naval

  17. Stanley Baldwin

    • Born: 3 August 1867
    • Died: 14 December 1947
    • Memorial: 18 December 1997
    • Profession: Politician; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    A memorial to Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, was unveiled in the nave of Westminster Abbey in 1997. Designed by Donald Buttress and cut by I.Rees.

  18. Michael William Balfe

    • Born: 15 May 1808
    • Died: 20 October 1870
    • Memorial: 20 October 1882
    • Profession: Musician; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    In the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey is a memorial, with a portrait medallion, to composer Michael William Balfe, by sculptor L.-A. Malempre.

  19. Theodore Balisy

    • Location in the Abbey: East Cloister

    Theodore de Balisy and his wife Catherine were buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey but have no marker. He served at the courts of Charles I and II and was cup bearer to James II.

  20. Thomas Baltzar

    • Died: 24 July 1663
    • Burial: 27 July 1663
    • Profession: Musician; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters

    Thomas Baltzar, the most famous violinist of his day, was buried in the cloisters at Westminster Abbey. He was a native of Lubeck. The Abbey Precentor recorded that he was a "man unpararel'd in his faculty". He has no monument or grave marker.

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