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Funeral Service in Westminster Abbey

Nature volume 88, pages 558559 (22 February 1912) | Download Citation



Upon the news of Lord Lister's death, the Dean of Westminster (Bishop Ryle) at once offered the signal honour of burial in Westminster Abbey. This, however, was rendered impossible by the circumstance that it was Lord Lister's wish that he should be laid to rest at West Hampstead Cemetery, where his wife had been interred in 1893. Accordingly, the decision was taken to hold a funeral service, and to accord the full ceremonial which would have attended an actual burial within the Abbey had that been practicable.

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