Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/1/201
File NumberAA59885
TitlePrivate R. MARSHALL - DUMBARTON CEMETERY - Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

CWGC_8_1_4_1_1_201 (AA59885).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding the grave of Private Robert Marshall in Dumbarton Cemetery, United Kingdom. Main topics include the condition of the wooden cross over the grave and the discussion surrounding the erection of a Commission headstone in consideration of the large private memorial erected over the grave and whether the Commission would maintain this.
Content NoteIncludes: Typed letter from Felix McCallion, cousin of Private Marshall, regarding the condition of the wooden cross marker on the grave and explaining Private Marshall had died of wounds in the 2nd Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, and that the father had met the expense of having the body taken to Dumbarton Cemetery, dated c. February-March 1934. Copy letter signed by Director of Works explaining that Private Marshall's grave was one of three lairs and a private memorial had been erected to him over the centre lair, dated 14 March 1934. Copy letter signed by Deputy Director of Works E.H. Jarvis describing the inscription on the private memorial with a small sketch of the memorial and the Commission stone to show the scale, dated 5 May 1934.
Date6/3/1934 - 17/5/1934
Extent1 file
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