John Galsworthy (1867-1933)

Death: 31st January 1933
Location: Cremated at Woking Crematorium, ashes scattered over the South Downs from an aeroplane

Cause of death: Brain tumour
Photo taken by:  Dave Spicer

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English novelist and playwright. Awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Literature for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsythe Saga.
Galsworthy lived for the final seven years of his life at Bury in West Sussex. In accordance with his will he was cremated at Woking, with his ashes then being scattered over the South Downs from an aeroplane.