Brookwood Cemetery

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Brookwood Cemetery is a burial ground in Brookwood, Surrey, England. Also known as the London Necropolis, it was established by the London Necropolis Company in 1852 to house London's dead, since the capital was finding it difficult to locate the increasing population, both of living and dead. By 1854, it was the largest cemetery in the world (it is no longer) and over 240,000 people have been buried there.

It was situated close to Woking, Surrey, and was accessible only by rail from a special cemetery station — the London Necropolis railway station — next to Waterloo. This station was demolished after suffering bomb damage during World War II.

A military cemetery was added in 1917 and contains some of the dead from World War I and World War II. A military memorial was built in 1958. Memorialized here too is Edward the Martyr, King of England.

Some of the other notables interred in Brookwood Cemetery are:

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