Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/1/134
File NumberAA44435

CWGC_8_1_4_1_1_134 (AA44435).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Gunner Wilfrid Lawson Buckley in Halliwell (St. Peter) Churchyard, United Kingdom. Main topics include correspondence regarding the removal of his body by relatives following his death in Shoeburyness Hospital and subsequent burial in Halliwell (St. Peter) Churchyard. Correspondence regarding next of kin's details as it was not possible for the Commission to ascertain the particulars under which Gunner Buckley served in H.M. Forces as the details provided were incomplete. Correspondence confirming burial in Halliwell (St. Peter) Churchyard and a Memorial Cross erected in Shoeburyness (St. Andrew) Churchyard and Extension. Correspondence with next of kin regarding Gunner Buckley's grave in Halliwell (St. Peter) Churchyard and that a private memorial had been erected by the widow over his grave. Correspondence regarding Commission headstone erroneously erected in St. Andrew's Churchyard in Shoeburyness to Gunner Buckley and proposal to erect a headstone to an Unknown British Soldier in its place.
Content NoteIncludes: Note requesting investigation into Gunner Buckley's grave as he could not be identified, dated 20 February 1928. Copy letter from the Commission's Director of Records addressed to the Reverend G.W. Jones of South Shoebury Rectory explaining that Gunner Buckley appeared on a report for Shoeburyness (St Andrew) Churchyard and Extension, as well as a report for Halliwell (St. Peter) Churchyard, and that the Bolton burial was likely correct as the entry for St Andrew's Churchyard referred to a Memorial Cross erected by Gunner Buckley's comrades, dated 22 March 1928. Copy memorandum signed by P.H. Mayhew, reporting on Buckley's burial on 19 February 1917 and events regarding the marking of his grave in Halliwell (St. Peter) Churchyard, the erection of a Memorial Cross in Shoeburyness (St. Andrew) Churchyard, and the three possible explanations for these circumstances occurring, dated 17 October 1938.
Date26/1/1918 - 1/2/1939
Extent1 file
ArchNoteFile reference on original file cover is given as 'AA 70/44435'.
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