George Busson Du Maurier (1834 - 1896)
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.
This page was last updated on April 5th, 2012.