Guilds and Organisations

parsee1The London Necropolis Company encouraged guilds, organisations, companies, and similar communities to use Brookwood Cemetery as a burial ground, so that those who had been united in life would not be separated in death.

In virtually all cases separate grounds were allotted and laid out for these groups; the exceptions are where it has not been possible to locate these areas in the Cemetery, if indeed they were ever separate to the rest of the Cemetery.

Some Guilds & Organisations represented at Brookwood Cemetery

Name of Group

Dates using Brookwood 

Ancient Order of Foresters 

June 1863 – c1920? 


c1865 – c1910? 

Brookwood Hospital (Surrey County Lunatic Asylum) 

c1867 – c1965? 

Corps of Commissionaires

c1860 – present 

Dramatic, Equestrian & Musical Sick Fund (Actors'Acre)

June 1858 – c1940 

London & South Western Railway

c1860 – 1923 


October 1861 – c1920? 

Order of Reparation

c1885? – c1920? 

Parsees (Zoroastrians)

November 1862 – present 

Royal Hospital Chelsea

1894 – present 

St Joseph's Hospital

c1885? – ? 

Sisterhood of St John

1872 – ? 

Southern Railway