Noteable Graves at Brookwood Cemetery

You can browse some of the notable people buried here at the cemetery below and find out more information about them. If however you are looking for a particular individual you can use the fast links tab on the right hand side at the top which has a list of notables and links to further information.

Sir Thomas Dakin (1808 – 1889) [The Ring]

Sir Thomas Dakin (1808 – 1889) [The Ring] City Businessman and Lord Mayor of London.   Dakin was born in Knutsford, Cheshire on 8 February 1808, he was educated at Knutsford Grammar School and London University. He first worked for a wholesale and export druggist in...

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Bolton Family Mausoleum Plot [Plot 34]

Within this Mausoleum lie Sir Samuel Bagster Boulton (1830-1918), an industrialist. He was chairman of Burt, Boulton and Haywood Ltd.  Boulton was also chairman of the Dominion Tar and Chemical Company, of the British-Australian Timber Company, and of the London...

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DAME REBECCA WEST (1892-1983) [PLOT 81]

DAME REBECCA WEST (1892-1983) [PLOT 81]

Author, reporter, literary critic. Born Cicily Fairfield, she began writing for The Freewoman under the pseudonym “Rebecca West”. Her book ‘Henry James’ (published 1916) established her literary reputation. When she was 21, she began a liaison with H. G. Wells with...

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MEIKLEJOHN, Matthew F. M. (1870-1913) [Plot 3]

MEIKLEJOHN, Matthew F. M. (1870-1913) [Plot 3]

Major Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn VC was educated atFettes College. He joined the Gordon Highlanders in India in 1891. He saw active service with the Chitral Relief Force (1895) and the Tirah Expedition (1897). He was promoted to Captain in 1899. During...

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Thomas Humphrey (1839-1878) [Plot82]

Cricketer Thomas was born 16th January 1839 in Mitcham. At the age of 23 he was playing first-class cricket for Surrey. He was known as the “Pocket Hercules” for although he was short, he could hit powerfully, he was considered one of the best all-rounders, of the...

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Edward Lewes Cutts (1824-1901) [Plot 4]

Antiquary.  Edward Cutts was born in Sheffield and educated at the Sheffield Collegiate School and Queen’s College Cambridge.  He was ordained in 1848 and was curate of Ide Hill, Kent (1848-50); Coggeshall, Essex (1850-57); Kelvedon (1857-59); and of Billericay...

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Sarah Eleanor Smith (1861-1931) [PLOT 32]

Sarah Eleanor Smith (1861-1931) [PLOT 32]

Widow of Captain Edward J Smith, Captain of the Titanic, who was lost at sea as the liner sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912.  Mrs Smith was gravely injured when she was knocked down by a taxi in London and died at St Mary Abbot’s Hospital, Kensington on 28th...

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