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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/458
File NumberCCM101443
TitleCorporal HILTON MILLER - EPSOM CEMETERY - Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Corporal Hilton Miller in Epsom Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding request to erect a Commission headstone over the grave of Corporal Miller; correspondence regarding the Commission’s refusal to erect a headstone, which they argued would jeopardize the appearance of the cemetery and the principle of equality of treatment, and Corporal Miller’s commemoration on a Screen Wall memorial in the cemetery.
Content NoteIncludes: Enquiry Form regarding a telephone conversation with G.D. Whitfield on behalf of E.R. Miller, brother of the casualty, requesting the erection of a Commission headstone over the grave of Corporal Miller, dated 14 February 1951; letter from the IWGC Secretary to E.R. Miller explaining that a headstone could not be erected for Corporal Miller because other war graves in the plot contained multiple burials and could not be commemorated by individual headstones, and that Corporal Miller had been commemorated on a Screen Wall memorial in the cemetery instead, dated 23 February 1951; handwritten letter from G.D. Whitfield, to the IWGC explaining that he did not accept the Commission’s decision not to erect a headstone over Corporal Miller’s grave as there was another war grave marked by a headstone, and that the matter would be taken up with his MP, dated 27 February 1951; letter from M. Campbell, IWGC, to G.D. Whitfield explaining that the war grave marked by a headstone had been a private memorial erected prior to the permanent treatment of the plot by the Commission, and that the erection of a headstone over Corporal Miller’s grave would jeopardize the orderly appearance of the plot and Commission’s principle of equality of treatment, dated 1 March 1951.
Date14/2/1951 - 9/8/1951
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameEPSOM CEMETERY
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