Harry Gem

The Harry Gem Project supported by the Friends and a number of other local organisations, located this buried stone and fundraised for a new memorial Рraising the original ledger slab into a chest tomb which commemorates the role of Harry Gem and his friend Augurio Perera in pioneering the game of lawn tennis.

The grave was rediscovered in Warstone Lane Cemetery in June 2013 hidden under 6 inches of soil and was in need of repair and restoration.


Harry Gems grave prior to restoration, being excavated after its rediscovery.