Record

Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/185
File NumberCCM61261
TitlePrivate BENJAMIN WILLIAM BURTON - ST. PANCRAS CEMETERY - Royal Defence Corps
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Private Benjamin William Burton in St. Pancras Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence regarding the neglected condition of war graves in the cemetery, including that of Private Burton, and the Commission’s decision to remove and re-erect all headstones in the service plot owing to the cemetery authority’s intention to level the plot in which these graves were located.
Content NoteIncludes: Copy letter from A.W. Burton, son of the casualty, to the IWGC regarding the dilapidated condition of war graves in St. Pancras Cemetery, dated 30 September 1949; letter from F. Tyrrell, IWGC Secretary, to A.W. Burton regarding the Cemetery authority’s intention to level the plot in which Private Burton and other soldiers were buried and the Commission’s decision to remove and re-erect the headstones in the cemetery’s service plot with an inscription setting out the reasons for their removal, dated 12 November 1949.
Date30/9/1949 - 12/11/1949
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameST. PANCRAS CEMETERY
ArchNoteOriginal file destroyed.
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