Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/1/196
File NumberAA59824
TitleCivilian A. O. RIX - GATESHEAD EAST CEMETERY - Australian Veteran

CWGC_8_1_4_1_1_196 (AA59824).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding Civilian (also referred to as Private) Albert Oswald Rix in Gateshead East Cemetery, United Kingdom. Main topics include correspondence concerning the acceptance by Australia of Rix's death as being attributable to war service and requesting the Commission to erect a headstone over the grave. Response from Commission confirming although Rix's death occurred outside its covering dates, the matter was discussed at the Commission's 163rd meeting on 21 June 1933 and it was agreed a Commission headstone would be erected over the grave. Correspondence regarding the return of the Final Verification form by Josephine Rix, the casualty's widow, and her choice of personal inscription. Receipts of payments received from Australia House for the headstone erected over Rix's grave.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from H. Farrands at Australia House confirming that Private Rix's death from pulmonary tuberculosis had been accepted as due to war service, dated 8 June 1933. Copy of memorandum from H.P.R. Foster of Legal Branch to Captain King discussing the policy with regards to the marking and maintenance of post-war graves as approached by the United Kingdom and the differences between Canada, Australia and New Zealand, dated 14 June 1933. Copy typed letter from Josephine Rix asking about possible modifications to the inscription on the headstone, dated 27 July 1933.
Date8/6/1933 - 22/6/1934
Extent1 file
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