Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/1/143
File NumberAA45829
TitleLieutenant WESTBY - BROMPTON CEMETERY - Royal Field Artillery

CWGC_8_1_4_1_1_143 (AA45829).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding the grave of Lieutenant Westby. Main topics include the discussions between the IWGC and the next of kin as to the provision of a Commission headstone on the grave which was already marked by a private memorial.
Content NoteIncludes: letter from Mrs Lillian Westby, wife of Lt. Westby to the D.G.R.E. providing the burial location of her husband and requesting the supply of a temporary wooden cross to mark the grave, 9th December 1919; note from IWGC staff Mr Greene of a meeting with Mrs Westby where she stated that she believed her husbands grave had been desecrated, with Mr Greene noting that this may not be correct as Mrs Westby seemed 'unbalanced', 5th February 1936; note from IWGC Regional Inspector Mr Carsden dexcribing visit to Brompton Cemetery and meeting with cemetery superintendent, and confirming that the grave had not been interfered with, 10th February 1936; note stating that the original wooden cross which had been on the grave with the private memorial has now gone missing, 31st December 1951; letter from Major E.H. Bramall, brother-in-law of Lt. Westby, to Major F. Tyrrell, Secretary of the IWGC, requesting installation of a Commission marker on the grave, 17th January 1952; IWGC 'Request by next-of-kin for the erection of a Commission headstone on a privately marked grave' form, n.d.; sketch of the private memorial marking the grave, 7th February 1952; letter from Major Bramall to IWGC Secretary Frank Tyrrell with choice of personal inscription for headstone, 5th April 1952.
Date13/10/1919 - 8/12/1952
Extent1 file
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