Sir Henry Thomp­son bri­tish 1820-1904

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Queen Vic­to­ria’s sur­geon helped found the Cre­ma­tion So­ci­ety of Eng­land. His in­volve­ment and per­sis­tence led to the le­gal re­stric­tions on cre­ma­tion be­ing re­moved and the con­struc­tion of the UK’S first mod­ern closed furnace cre­ma­to­rium in 1878, which was lo­cated in

Wok­ing, Sur­rey.

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