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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/480
File NumberCCM101533
TitleGunner WILLIAM SUTHERLAND - CROMARTY CEMETERY - Royal Marine Artillery
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Gunner William Sutherland in Cromarty Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding request to replace the Admiralty cross marking Gunner Sutherland’s grave with a Commission headstone; correspondence from next of kin regarding requesting a photograph of the Admiralty cross and that Gunner Sutherland’s place of birth and age be included on the Commission headstone; correspondence regarding the postponed replacement of the Admiralty cross.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Alexander Sutherland, brother of the casualty, to the IWGC enquiring why Gunner Sutherland’s grave was still marked by a cement cross with bronze plaque, and requesting that it be replaced with a Commission headstone, dated 15 January 1954; letter from the Inspector, Scotland Region, to the Chief Administrative Officer, UK District, explaining that a report from the Caretaker of Cromarty Cemetery stated that the Admiralty cross marking Gunner Sutherland’s grave was in good order, but could be considered for replacement in due course, dated 12 February 1954; handwritten letter from Alexander Sutherland to the IWGC requesting that Gunner Sutherland’s place of birth and age be included on his headstone, dated 15 February 1954; handwritten letter from Alexander Sutherland to the IWGC enquiring if a decision had been made as to whether the Admiralty cross marking Gunner Sutherland’s grave would be replaced, and requesting a photograph of the grave, as the inscription was difficult to capture, dated 21 October 1954; letter from F. Tyrrell, IWGC Secretary, to Alexander Sutherland explaining that because the Admiralty cross was still in good condition it would not be replaced for another year or more, and that if the inscription plate was touched with a soft black lead pencil it might be made sufficiently clear for a photograph, dated 2 November 1954.
Date15/1/1954 - 4/7/1955
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameCROMARTY CEMETERY
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