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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/4/53
File NumberHLG 22729
TitleLieutenant Colonel WILFRID ROBERT ABEL SMITH - LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE - Grenadier Guards; Captain MICHAEL CHARLES LAWRENCE - GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE - Coldstream Guards; and Second Lieutenant OLIVER JOHN LAWRENCE - POST OFFIC
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the graves of Lieutenant Colonel Wilfrid Robert Abel Smith in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l’Avoue, France, Captain Michael Charles Lawrence in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France, and Second Lieutenant Oliver John Lawrence in Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert, France. Main topics include: correspondence regarding request from next of kin for a photograph and information about Captain Lawrence’s and Second Lieutenant Lawrence’s graves, and addition of a personal inscription; correspondence regarding the disposal of the private memorial marking Second Lieutenant Lawrence’s grave; correspondence concerning the replacement of Captain Lawrence’s Commission headstone; later correspondence regarding request from next of kin for information about the graves.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Lady Lawrence, mother of Captain Lawrence and Second Lieutenant Lawrence, to the Directorate of Graves Registration and Enquiries (DGRE) requesting information about the location and photographs of her sons’ graves, dated 16 October 1916; handwritten letter from Lady Lawrence to the IWGC requesting the addition of a person inscription for Captain Lawrence’s and Second Lieutenant Lawrence’s headstones, dated 14 May 1919; letter from the Secretary, IWGC Works Department, to the IWGC Enquiries Branch regarding the proposed disposal of the memorials marking the graves of Second Lieutenant Lawrence and Lieutenant B.O. Moon, dated 7 March 1927; letter from the IWGC Secretary to Lady Lawrence reporting that the headstone marking Captain Lawrence’s grave was replaced, dated 23 June 1931; letter from D. Abel Smith, relative of the casualties, to the CWGC requesting information about the graves of Lieutenant Colonel Abel Smith, Captain Lawrence and Second Lieutenant Lawrence, dated 13 March 1962.
Date13/9/1915 - 31/5/1962
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameLE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE
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