He was cremated at Woking on the 28th of December.
After death the body was usually partially cremated along with the objects that had been buried with it.
But there is evidence that from the Bronze Age there had been settlers in northern Britain who were broad-skulled and cremated their dead, a practice which had arisen in south Germany in the early Bronze Age or still earlier.
There was a cemetery adjacent to the village in which both unburnt and cremated interments occurred, the former predominating.
The dead are either buried in harrows or cremated, the latter especially in north and east Germany.