causing the body to be cremated

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I've got my great aunt's death certificate and I'm stumped by the informant. Instead of a family member, it's a name I don't recognise and the qualifiaction of the informant is "causing the body to be cremated."

Would that be the undertaker, someone at the hospital where she died (herat disease)? This is 1978 in Staffordshire, England.

Has anyone seen this before, a first time for me.
in The Tree House by Alison Wilkins G2G6 Mach 3 (30.1k points)
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My guess would be the funeral director or undertaker. I've never seen this exact notation but I have come across a few certificates where the informant listed is someone from the funeral home. I even came across one from I recent relative that caught me off guard, after some digging the informant was the police officer who responded following a death at home.
It's the legal terminology.  There's a list of qualifications to be the informant for a death registration - relative, or member of the household, or present at the death.  Or if none of those is available, it'll have to be whoever takes it on and pays the undertaker.  Could be somebody vaguely related, or a kind friend, but by default, in 1978, it would be the Social Services department at the local authority.

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