Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/114
File NumberCCM38008
TitleCorporal WILLIAM LAURIE - VIMY MEMORIAL - Canadian Infantry

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_114 (CCM38008).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding the site of commemoration of Corporal William Laurie. Corporal Laurie was reported buried near Rosières, France, in 1920, but despite searches of the battlefield by the Directorate of Graves Registration and Enquiries, his grave was never later identified. His name appears on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Mrs J Laurie, Corporal Laurie's mother, asking for information on the location of his grave, and for a photograph of it, undated but stamped 20 July 1920; reply from the IWGC Principal Assistant Secretary to Mrs Laurie, informing her that Corporal Laurie was reported buried south west of Peronne, France, but this would be verified after the searches of the battlefields, 3 August 1920; further letter from 'P L', signing for the Principal Assistant Secretary, to Mrs Laurie, stating that although the area around Rosières, south west of Peronne, had been carefully searched they had found no trace of his grave, and as such he would be commemorated on the memorial on Vimy Ridge, 3 September 1928; handwritten letter from Mr T B Ross, writing on behalf of the Lauries, asking whether the body of Corporal Laurie had been found, 30 September 1932; letter from 'B S C G' [Barrington S Conyngham Greene], IWGC Secretary, to Mr Ross, with the information that Corporal Laurie's body had never been found, and instead he would be commemorated on the memorial on Vimy Ridge for Canadian soldiers with no known grave, 5 October 1932.
Date20/7/1920 - 7/10/1932
Extent1 file
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