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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/328
File NumberCCM85017
TitlePrivate G. F. HORTON - MAZARGUES WAR CEMETERY, MARSEILLES - Royal Army Medical Corps
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Private G.F. Horton in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, France. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin requesting information about the condition of Private Horton’s grave; internal correspondence regarding repeated requests to the Maire, Directeur Departmental des Anciens Combattants in Le Lavandou, and French Ministry about the condition of Private Horton’s grave; correspondence regarding the neglected condition of Private Horton’s and four other war graves in Le Lavandou Old Communal Cemetery; correspondence regarding the transfer of Private Horton’s remains from Le Lavandou Old Communal Cemetery to Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from W.D. Horton, brother of the casualty, to the IWGC Secretary requesting information about the condition of Private Horton’s grave in Le Lavandou Old Communal Cemetery, dated 23 April 1947; letter from E.H. Seward, IWGC Secretary, to W.D. Horton reporting that Private Horton’s grave was in good condition and well maintained, dated 17 June 1947; handwritten letter from W.D. Horton to E.H. Seward explaining that he found the cemetery and war graves were in very poor condition on his last visit to Le Lavandou Old Communal Cemetery and requesting a photograph showing the improved condition of the grave, dated 31 January 1948; letter from W.P.L. Arnott, for the Chief Administrative Officer, to the IWGC Secretary reporting that Le Lavandou Old Communal Cemetery was disaffected in 1931 and the condition of Private Horton’s and the four other war graves in the cemetery was very poor, and that arrangements were made to tidy until their transfer to Mazargues War Cemetery, dated 23 April 1949; letter from F. Tyrrell, IWGC Secretary, to W.D. Horton regarding the transfer of Private Horton’s remains to Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 5 in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, dated 13 January 1950.
Date23/4/1947 - 13/1/1950
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameMAZARGUES WAR CEMETERY, MARSEILLES
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