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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/51
File NumberCCM15343
TitleLieutenant EDWARD SELBY WISE - RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY - Royal Navy
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Lieutenant Edward Selby Wise in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium. Main topics include: correspondence with next of kin regarding request for information on the location of the grave; correspondence regarding the search for and inability to locate the grave; enquiry from next of kin regarding the grave of an unknown English Naval officer in the cemetery, which was believed to be Lieutenant Wise; correspondence regarding the identification of Lieutenant Wise; correspondence regarding the erection of a Commission headstone over the grave.
Content NoteIncludes: Typed letter from Edward Theodore Wise, father of the casualty, requesting information about the location of the grave, undated; letter from T.J.B., IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary, to Edward T. Wise explaining that no definite information identifying the location of the grave was obtained, but that it was the Commission’s intention to erect memorials commemorating the names of soldiers whose bodies could not be found, dated 8 April 1924; handwritten letter from Edward T. Wise to the IWGC Secretary enquiring about a memorial stone dedicated to an unknown English Naval Lieutenant erected at a cemetery near Nieuwpoort, Belgium, which was thought to possibly contain the remains of Lieutenant Wise, dated 4 August 1938; letter from the IWGC Secretary to Edward T. Wise confirming that the unknown Naval Officer buried in Ramscapelle Road Military Cemetery was Lieutenant Wise, dated 18 August 1938; handwritten letter from Edward Wise to the IWGC Secretary consenting to the erection of a headstone bearing his son’s particulars, and informing the Commission that the other unknown English Naval men buried in the cemetery may have been under the command of and killed alongside Lieutenant Wise, dated 21 August 1938.
Date4/2/1919 - 8/9/1938
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameRAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY
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