DW originally wished his body to be cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St Leonard’s in Steatham, or failing that in the churchyard of St Thomas’s in Lymington. Failing those, he wished to be buried in Brookwood cemetery. In the event it was in Brookwood cemetery that his remains were buried.
The funeral was held at Putney Crematorium, with the service conducted by his lifelong friend the Lord Bishop of Peterborough, ‘Bobby’ Eastaugh.
No copy of the eulogy remains.
The location is marked by a small tombstone, simply inscribed :
8.1.97 TO 10.11.77
References : ‘Drink and Ink’, ‘Epilogue’, p267
Provenance : Top photo Steve Whatley
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