Male portrait placeholder image

Name: Gerhard Meuter

Burial Number: 0657

Gender: Male

Born: 27/1/1884

Died: 02/02/1912

Buried: 06/02/1912


Gerhard was born in Malta to Arnold (known as William) and Jane (also known as Jeannie). Gerhard’s Father worked as a clerk for the P&O company. (In 1844 P&O began offering passenger services to let people take a sea tour to destinations including Gibraltar, Athens and Malta from Southampton).
Gerhard had one Sister called Edith Margaret who was also born in Malta in 1887. At some point between 1887 and 1905 the family moved to England, where the family lived for many years at ‘Casa Melita’ Eton Road Worthing.

Gerhard came from a well to do family, his Grandfather also called Gerhard (ludovicus Meuter) was born in 1820 in Germany and he worked as a Professor of Commerce and Political Economy at the Verviers College in Belgium. He arrived in England from France on the 3rd August 1845, and married Margaret Gordon Whytt on 26th December 1848 at Highgate Middlesex. They lived at 21 Langdon Road Upper Holloway Middlesex.
Gerhard’s Great Grandfather known as Arnoldus Albertus Meuter was a Captain and Private Secretary to General Dumouriez (General Dumouriez was born in France in 1739. He entered the French Army in 1758 and served with distinction against the Prussions in the Seven Years War. King Louis XV sent him on secret diplomatic missions to Madrid in 1767 and Poland in 1770. He became General in the French Revolutionary wars and won the battle of Valmy in 1792. He was also Minister of Foreign Affairs.
There is no record of Gerhard’s occupation, he was living with his parents in 1911 at Eton Road Worthing, and the census shows that he was not working. There is also no record of Gerhard marrying.

Gerhard died on 2nd February 1912 at Eton Road Worthing of Tuberculosis of the lungs and heart failure, his Father was present at the death.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 5 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Gerhard William Kirton the dearly loved only son of William & Jeannie Meuter who fell asleep February 2nd 1912 aged 28 years "Blessed be the pure in heart for they shall see God" Math. v.8 Arnold William Meuter born 29 Sept 1849 died 20 Sept 1934 Jeannie wife of W Meuter March 3rd 1932 aged 75

Further Information


Name: Gerhard William Kirton Meuter

Gender: Male

Born: 27/1/1884

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Malta


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 02/02/1912

Cause of death: Tuberculosis of Lungs - 5 years; Cardiac Failure;

Address line 1: Casa Melita

Address line 3: Eton Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


‘Casa Melita’ Eton Road Worthing
William (Head) 61, Jeannie (Wife) 55, Gerhard (Son) 27, Edith (Daughter) 23, Edith Hollis (Niece) 34

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.