Record

Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/178
File NumberCCM60295
TitleSerjeant H. C. HENDERSON - NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE (ST. NICHOLAS) CEMETERY - Royal Air Force
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Serjeant H.C. Henderson in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (St. Nicholas) Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence between the Directorate of Graves Registration and Enquiries (DGRE) and next of kin regarding the burial location of Serjeant Henderson and request for a temporary wooden cross; correspondence from next of kin requesting the removal of the Commission headstones marking the graves of Sergeant Henderson and his brother, Lieutenant L.H. Henderson, who was buried in the same grave; correspondence regarding the removal of the headstones; later correspondence regarding the proposed erection of Commission headstones commemorating both brothers and parents.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Mr. and Mrs. R. and A. Henderson, parents of the casualty, informing the Directorate Graves Registration and Enquiries (DGRE) that Serjeant Henderson was buried in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (St. Nicholas) Cemetery, and accepting the Commissions offer to erect a wooden cross on the grave, dated 23 October 1918; handwritten letter from R. Henderson, father of the casualty, to the IWGC requesting the removal of the Commission headstones marking Serjeant H.C. Henderson’s and his Lieutenant L.H. Henderson’s graves, as the family intended to purchase the plot and erect a private memorial, dated 6 July 1924; letter from the IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary to R. Henderson explaining that because no notice regarding the family’s intention to erect a private memorial was received, the Commission proceeded to erect their standard headstones, dated 2 August 1924; letter from Cecil Ramage, Liberal Candidate and Late Member for Newcastle West Division, on behalf of R. Henderson, to the IWGC requesting the removal of the Commission’s headstones, dated 24 October 1924; copy letter from the IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary to Cecil Ramage agreeing to the removal of the headstones, dated 18 November 1924; handwritten letter from R. Henderson to the IWGC enquiring why the headstones had not yet been removed, dated 16 February 1925; letter from the IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary to R. Henderson explaining that instructions had been issued to the contractor to remove the headstones an earlier date and that this would be done as soon as possible, dated 24 February 1925; copy letter from A.R.C. Prentis to Mr. Henderson enquiring whether the Commission was permitted to erect two standard headstones on the unmarked grave of Sergeant Henderson and Lieutenant Henderson with a personal inscription commemorating their parents, who were also buried in the same grave, dated 26 June 1964.
Date22/10/1918 - 27/7/1964
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameNEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE (ST. NICHOLAS) CEMETERY
ArchNoteRepackaged by Michael Davis (Trainee Archivist) on 05/11/2019. E-file also refers but is not matched to Second Lieutenant L.H. Henderson, Royal Air Force, who is buried in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (St. Nicholas) Cemetery (Casualty Identifier: 391618).
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