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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/67
File NumberCCM22338
TitleCaptain VALENTINE EDGAR GIBERNE SIEVEKING - ZEEBRUGGE CHURCHYARD - Royal Air Force
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Captain Valentine Edgar Giberne Sieveking in Zeebrugge Churchyard, Belgium. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin requesting the location of the grave; correspondence from the Air Ministry confirming the location of the grave; correspondence from German authorities confirming the identity of Captain Sieveking’s remains; correspondence with next of kin regarding the erection of a private memorial; correspondence with next of kin regarding personal inscription; correspondence from next of kin requesting the return of the wooden cross; correspondence concerning the proposed transfer of British graves in the churchyard to Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery; correspondence from next of kin regarding concerns over British and German soldiers buried in the same churchyard; correspondence regarding the Commission’s decision not to remove British graves from the churchyard; correspondence regarding the erection of Commission headstones in the churchyard; correspondence from next of kin agreeing to the proposed layout, personal inscription, and appearance of Captain Sieveking’s name of the headstone; correspondence concerning the maintenance of British war graves by the German War Graves Commission.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Mrs Isabel Giberne Sieveking, mother of Captain Sieveking, enquiring about the location of her son’s grave, and the name of the Belgian hospital he was admitted to after his plane crashed, dated 5 May 1919; letter from H A Clark, Director of Personnel, Air Ministry, notifying the Directorate of Graves Registration and Enquiries of information received from the Frankfort Red Cross identifying the location of Captain Sieveking’s grave, dated 7 June 1919; handwritten letter from Mrs Sieveking to the IWGC stating that the wooden cross marking the grave of Captain Sieveking was erected by her, and that it was never actually proven whether the remains were that of her son, dated 3 September 1921; letter from the IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary informing Mrs Sieveking that a report was received from the German authorities confirming that Captain Sieveking was buried in Zeebrugge Churchyard, dated 28 September 1921; typed letter from Mr Edward G Sieveking, father of Captain Sieveking, to Fabian Ware, requesting that the existing wooden cross remain as the grave marker or that a stone or marble cross bearing the same inscription as the wooden cross be erected instead of a Commission headstone, dated 2 August 1922; handwritten letter from Mrs Sieveking to the IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary regarding the personal inscription for Captain Sieveking’s headstone, dated 5 September 1922; letter from the IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary to Mrs Sieveking regarding the proposed removal of British soldiers from Zeebrugge Churchyard to Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, dated 2 November 1922; handwritten letter from Mrs Sieveking to the IWGC expressing her desire for Captain Sieveking to remain in Zeebrugge Churchyard, but also requesting further information about Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery and the reburial process, dated 5 November 1923; handwritten letter from Mrs Sieveking to the IWGC regarding concerns over Germans soldiers buried in Zeebrugge Churchyard, dated 13 November 1923; letter from the IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary to Mrs Sieveking regarding the Commission’s decision not to remove British graves from Zeebrugge Churchyard, dated 15 November 1923; handwritten letter from Captain Lancelot ['Lance'] de Giberne Sieveking to the IWGC agreeing to the proposed layout of the headstone, and requesting that ‘Requiescat In Pace’ be added to the inscription if possible, dated 4 June 1924; correspondence between Captain L de G Sieveking and the IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary regarding the correct manner in which Captain Sieveking’s name was to appear on the headstone; letter from the IWGC Secretary to Captain L de G Sieveking regarding the maintenance of British war graves in Zeebrugge Churchyard by the German War Graves Commission, dated 27 June 1932.
Date2/5/1919 - 17/8/1932
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameZEEBRUGGE CHURCHYARD
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