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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/57
File NumberCCM17387
TitleCaptain LYNN CAMPBELL - PRESEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY and Lieutenant WILLIAM HODGKINSON - PRESEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY - Royal Air Force
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Captain Lynn Campbell in Preseau Communal Cemetery, France. Main topics include: correspondence from soldier regarding request for the location of Captain Campbell’s grave; correspondence from the Air Ministry regarding information on the deaths and burial locations of Captain Campbell and Lieutenant William Hodgkinson, who were buried in the same private vault in the cemetery; correspondence from next of kin regarding request to erect Commission headstones; correspondence from next of kin refusing to relocate the graves to a military cemetery; Correspondence regarding inability to erect Commission headstones; correspondence concerning damages to the private vault containing both graves.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from Private G.S. Laurie (512632) requesting information on the location of Lieutenant Campbell’s grave, undated; letter from F.C. Hodgkinson, father of the casualty, to the Master General of the Personnel, Air Ministry, providing information about the deaths of Captain Campbell and his son, Lieutenant William Hodgkinson, and location of their graves, dated 18 November 1919; handwritten letter from F.C. Hodgkinson to the IWGC Secretary enquiring about the erection of memorials on the graves of Captain Campbell and Lieutenant Hodgkinson, dated 18 November 1919; letter from F.C. Hodgkinson to Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Directorate Graves Registration and Enquiries, requesting that the graves of Captain Campbell and Lieutenant Hodgkinson be left undisturbed in in Preseau Communal Cemetery, dated 4 December 1919; letter from F.C. Hodgkinson informing the IWGC Secretary that consent was received from the owners of the private vault in which the bodies of Captain Campbell and Lieutenant Hodgkinson were interred to remain there in perpetuity, dated 29 August 1920; letter from F.C. Hodgkinson to the IWGC Secretary declining the Commission’s offer to transfer the graves of Captain Campbell and Lieutenant Hodgkinson to a military cemetery, dated 6 December 1921; internal note from Arthur Browne, IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary, regarding the Commission’s inability to erect headstones on the graves due to concerns that the owners of the private vault would revoke their decision to inter the bodies in perpetuity, dated 24 January 1922; letter from Patrick Mackenzie, IWGC Registration Officer, to the IWGC Vice-Chairman regarding damages to the private vault containing the graves of Lieutenant Hodgkinson and Captain Campbell, dated 4 July 1935; letter from the IWGC Director-General to F.C. Hodgkinson enquiring whether he wished to write to Madame Antoinette Grevesse and thank her for maintaining the graves of Captain Campbell Lieutenant Hodgkinson, dated 2 July 1963.
Date7/1/1919 - 21/8/1963
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NamePRESEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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