George Busson Du Maurier (1834 - 1896)

Born: 1834 | Died: 1896 | Grave: I Bay | Category: Literature

Punch cartoonist and author of Trilby and other novels. He lived most of the last half of his life in Hampstead, which reminded him of his birthplace, Paris. From 1870-74 he was at 27 Church Row and from 1874-95 at New Grove House, Hampstead Grove, which bears his plaque. The motto on his grave comes from the end of Trilby: ‘A little trust that, when we die, we reap our sowing – and so, goodbye!’ The grave includes memorials for: George’s eldest son, Lieut. Col. Guy Louis Busson du Maurier (1865-1915), DSO, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action in Flanders.

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