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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/109
File NumberCCM37651
TitleLieutenant Sir ROBERT (ROBIN) GEORGE VIVIAN DUFF - CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY - 2nd Life Guards
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DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding the grave of Lieutenant Sir Robin George Vivian Duff in Cement House Cemetery, Belgium. The main topic of the correspondence is the moving of his body from Oostnieuwkerke Churchyard to Cement House Cemetery.
Content NoteIncludes: Typed letter from F Tyrrell, IWGC Secretary, to Sir Michael Duff Assheton-Smith, the casualty's son, informing him that Oostnieuwkerke Churchyard in Belgium was being closed by the local authorities and, as such, all British war graves would be transferred to Cement House Cemetery, and asking for his consent to move Lieutenant Duff's body and remove the private memorial that had marked his grave, 13 November 1951; handwritten letter from Sir Michael Duff, agreeing to the reburial of his father but asking the Commission to consult his mother, Lady Juliet Duff, for final consent, 15 November 1951; letter from Lady Juliet Duff, consenting to the reburial of her husband and the disposal of the private memorial, and suggesting a personal inscription with a line from John Milton's 'Samson Agonistes', 10 December 1951; letter from F Tyrrell to Lady Juliet Duff, with the information that the reburials had taken place, 20 March 1952; letter from F Tyrrell to Lady Juliet Duff, informing her that a Commission headstone had been put up over the grave of her husband, 7 August 1952.
Date13/11/1951 - 7/8/1952
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameCEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY
ArchNoteFile contains a recent print out of a page from 'The Bond of Sacrifice', with information about Lieutenant Duff highlighted, but it is undated.
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