Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/1/28
File NumberAA13327
TitleSecond Lieutenant JAMES ROY COOMBS - ARRAS MEMORIAL - Royal Field Artillery

CWGC_8_1_4_1_1_28 (AA13327).pdf

DescriptionCorrespondence concerning the location and registering of Coombs’s grave. Correspondence from next of kin enquiring into purchase of Coombs’s grave site and requesting not to exhume the body. Correspondence confirming no remains identified as Coombs during exhumation of two graves. Correspondence confirming commemoration of Coombs on the Faubourg d’Amiens Memorial and the existence of a memorial inscribed with Coombs’s details at the crossroads Baupaume-Sapignies and Biefvillers –Favreuil.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from Coombs’s mother to the Graves Registration Unit requesting confirmation of the registration of her son’s grave, dated 24 Nov 1918; Letter from Coombs’s father supporting the Commission’s policy to bury officers and regular soldiers together and requesting to purchase the grave site of Coombs, dated 16 Dec 1918; Letter from Coombs’s father requesting return of personal effects including silver identification disc, dated 17 Sep 1919; Report confirming disappearance of the memorial to Coombs and his commemoration on the Arras Memorial, dated 15 Jan 1954
Date23/11/1918 - 23/1/1954
Extent1 file
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