Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/122
File NumberCCM39625
TitleAir Mechanic 2nd Class ROBERT McGAW DOWNIE - DALGETY PARISH CHURCHYARD - Royal Flying Corps

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_122 (CCM39625).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Air Mechanic Second Class Robert McGaw Downie in Dalgety Parish Churchyard, UK. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding the burial location of Air Mechanic Second Class Downie; request from next of kin to add the name of Downie’s father to the headstone.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from Captain C.L. Turnbull, Directorate Graves Registration and Enquiries (DGRE), enquiring about the burial location of Air Mechanic Second Class Downie, dated 28 February 1918; handwritten reply from John Downie, father of the casualty, informing the Brigadier-General, DGRE, that his son was buried in Dalgety Parish Churchyard, though the grave had not yet been marked, dated 7 March 1918; handwritten letter from Mrs. Mary Agnes Downie, mother of the casualty, to the IWGC enquiring whether her husband’s name could be added to the headstone marking Air Mechanic Second Class Downie’s grave, dated 7 September 1934; letter from B.S.C.G., IWGC Secretary, to Mrs. M.A. Downie agreeing to the addition of her husband’s name on the headstone, on the condition that it was either engraved below the personal inscription or on the reverse side of the headstone using the same type of lettering, dated 19 September 1934.
Date28/2/1918 - 20/9/1934
Extent1 file
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