Visited Ebby's grave today. Headstone inscription reads:
IN GOD'S KEEPING
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
PASSED AWAY DEC 11TH 1939
AGED 69 YEARS
AND HIS WIFE
PASSED AWAY FEB 24th 1949
AGED 82 YEARS
TILL THE DAY BREAKS
AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY
Did Ebby own a music shop in Aldgate? There are a few references on the internet to an A.V. Ebblewhite that ran such a shop at around this time. There is only one A.V. mentioned in the 1871 and 1901 Census. I would be interested in any info regarding Ebby. He was a real hero of the early British motor sport scene.
The grave itself was quite overgrown and the headstone had sunk a fair bit, although it was easily readable. It is easy to find: Go in the front gate of the church, turn immediate right, Ebby's grave is about six or so down on your right (the inscription is facing away from you though, towards the road).
Sorry to be so late to the party.
Yes Ebby's family did indeed own a music shop in Aldgate.
They also manufactured instruments:
I used to visit the shop regularly when I first worked in the City of London in 1959.