Memorial to Dick Seaman

Putney Vale Crematorium, S.W. London, U.K.

Dick Seaman, 4th February 1913 to June 25, 1939, was called for a test by the prestigious Mercedes team, joining them in 1937. They were impressed by his smooth style and his mechanical knowledge. He won the 1938 German Grand Prix, but died from injuries sustained in the Belgian Grand-Prix of 1939, held at Spa-Francorchamps.

The memorial is in section M, at Putney-Vale Crematorium, near the start of the Kingston Bypass. If entering from the Asda end, pass the office, pass Greenwood Road and plots 12, 7 and 6, turning right in to Boulter's Path. Proceed towards the end and the memorial is on your right, in the last section, some short distance before the end. Alternatively, you could walk down Scofield Road, turn left, then left again and find the memorial, on your left, a short way down plot M. The memorial is maintained by Mercedes-Benz. The lettering is rather indistinct. The memorial to Kenelm Lee Guinness is nearby, opposite the junction of Greenwood Road with Alexander Way.