Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/1/137
File NumberAA44876
TitleGunner S HARDEN - BALLYNAKILLA CHURCHYARD - Royal Garrison Artillery

CWGC_8_1_4_1_1_137 (AA44876).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Gunner S. Harden in the east part of Ballynakilla Churchyard, Republic of Ireland. Main topics include correspondence regarding an enquiry from the casualty's daughter asking for details about the location of the grave. Further correspondence from the next of kin asking for clarification on details as she believed her father was Sapper S. Harden, W.R./41258 Royal Engineers, who died on 11 March 1918. Correspondence regarding information received from the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance which confirms that Sapper Harden was discharged from the Royal Engineers on 1 March 1918 and he re-enlisted on 9 April 1918 with the Royal Garrison Artillery before dying at the Military Hospital on Bere Island, Castletown, County Cork. Furth correspondence confirming that Gunner Harden died on 13 November 1918.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Gunner Harden's daughter referring to correspondence in 1936 regarding her father's details and date of death and asking for more information about where her father was buried, dated 1 March 1954. Handwritten letter from Gunner Harden's daughter asking for clarification of details and that she believed her father had served as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers and died on 11 March 1918. Copy letter from the War Office enquiring about additional information for Sapper Harden and that they had no records for him, presuming his were among the 3.5 million destroyed by enemy action in 1940, dated 30 March 1954.
Date1/3/1954 - 30/4/1954
Extent1 file
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