Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/1/80
File NumberAA35839

CWGC_8_1_4_1_1_80 (AA35839).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding the grave of Lieutenant Robertson. Main topics include request of next of kin for return of wooden cross; purchase of grave by family but request that the grave be marked with a standard Commission headstone, and subsequent transfer of the concession to the IWGC.
Content NoteIncludes: letter from Dr. J.R.S. Robertson, the father of the casualty, to the DGRE requesting return of his son's wooden cross and advising that the family have purchased his grave, 18th March 1920; copy letter sent by the IWGC to Mrs B. Robertson, advising that as the concession for the grave is only for 15 years, it would be better for the family to transfer the concession to the Commission to ensure it would be cared for in perpetuity, 29th April 1920, and reply from Mrs Robertson agreeing to the proposal, 2nd May 1920; letter from Mrs Roberston to the IWGC with details of the personal inscription chosen for the headstone, 9th May 1920; note from IWGC Land and Legal Adviser Major Ingpen to the Vice Chairman Fabian Ware setting out legal requirements regarding the transfer of the grave to the Commission, 1st October 1920; letter from Mrs Bessie Robertson to the IWGC, donating £1 to the Commission from a collection carried out after a lecture given by her about the cemeteries and memorials in France and Belgium, and newspaper cutting from the Berwick Advertiser with an account of her talk, 2nd September 1927; letter from Mrs Robertson to Sir Fabian Ware thanking him for his radio address and stating that she has had reports from a friend that her son's grave is looking neat and cared for, and with reference to their meeting in Arras some time ago, 9th November 1947, and reply from Tyrell, Fabian Ware's secretary, thanking Mrs Robertson for her letter and for her continued interest in the Commission's work, and advising that the Commission's caretakers have now resumed their care of the cemeteries after the war, 21st November 1947.
Date18/3/1920 - 21/11/1947
Extent1 file
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