Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/1/168
File NumberAA51287
TitleCaptain EDWARD KINDER BRADBURY and three others - NERY COMMUNAL CEMETERY - Royal Horse Artillery

CWGC_8_1_4_1_1_168 (AA51287).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the vault containing the remains of Captain Edward Kinder Bradbury VC, Lieutenant John Davies Campbell, Major John Stephen Cawley and Captain The Hon. Oswald Cawley in Nery Communal Cemetery. Also refers to Lieutenant Maund, Driver Lawn and Corporal Carnham as well as Gunner G. Darbyshire. Main topics include correspondence regarding the burial locations of Captain Bradbury and his comrades, correspondence from the Commission attempting to get in touch with Bradbury’s next of kin through the Ministry of Pensions and her solicitors Messrs Cobbett, Wheeler and Cobbett, as well as correspondence surrounding arrangements to repair and renovate the private memorial marking the graves of Captain Bradbury and Lieutenant Campbell. Correspondence with the son of the late Lord Cawley who had purchased the vault in which his two sons Major J.S. Cawley and Captain O. Cawley were buried in with Captain Bradbury and Lieutenant Campbell. Further correspondence outlining the specification of the Commission’s structural and horticultural maintenance of the vault containing the remains of four officers in Nery Communal Cemetery and the arrangements for maintaining this on an annual repayment basis with costs recovered from Lord Cawley. Receipts of sums received for the maintenance of Bradbury’s grave at Nery Communal Cemetery.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Mary Briton of the Imperial Lady Workers enquiring into the grave locations of Captain Bradbury, Lieutenant Maund, Lieutenant Campbell, Driver Lawn and Corporal Carnham, who were killed in action in the roadside field at Nery Compeigne on 1 September 1914 and subsequently buried by L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, dated 24 January 1923. Copy letter of response from the Commission explaining that Bradbury and Campbell were buried in a vault in Nery Communal Cemetery Extension and no information regarding the graves of Maund, Lawn and Carnham had yet been received, dated 31 January 1923. Handwritten letter from Katherine Brewster notifying the Commission that an artillery officer had visited Nery Communal Cemetery and reported that Bradbury’s grave was in need of attention, dated 31 August 1937. Copy of estimated cost of repairs and renovation to private memorial in Nery Communal Cemetery, undated. Copy of revised estimate for repairs to private memorial, undated. Copy of memorial account for grave of Captain Bradbury VC and others outlining labour and transport, dated 14 May 1938. Expenses form for travelling and incidental expenses signed by S.N. Minter(?), Inspector of Fabric for No. 4 Area (Arras), dated 25 April 1938. Expenses form for travelling and incidental expenses signed by D.A. Campbell, Travelling Craftsman based at Albert British Cemetery, dated 29 April 1938.
Date24/1/1923 - 6/6/1940
Extent1 file
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