Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/171
File NumberCCM59140
TitleAir Mechanic 2nd Class T. P. DIGNAM - STREATHAM PARK CEMETERY - Royal Flying Corps

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_171 (CCM59140).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Air Mechanic 2nd Class T.P. Dignam in Streatham Park Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence regarding request to inter or scatter the ashes of Air Mechanic Dignam’s widow on the grave and commemoration on a small plaque or headstone; correspondence regarding the Commission’s consent and subsequent arrangements for a representative to attend a quiet service to scatter the ashes.
Content NoteIncludes: Report on telephone conservation with Mrs. Bagoban, daughter of the casualty, by M. Campbell, IWGC Secretary, regarding request to inter or scatter the ashes of Air Mechanic Dignam’s widow on the grave and to place a small plaque or headstone commemorating the widow thereafter, dated 10 September 1957; letter from M. Campbell to Mrs. Bagoban agreeing to the interment or scattering of the ashes on Air Mechanic Dignam’s grave on the condition that she obtain the consent of the cemetery authorities, carry out the interment or scattering without ceremony, obtain the Commission’s approval for any additional inscription, and notify the Commission in advance of the proposed time and date, dated 27 September 1957; letter from Edward Field, Deputy Secretary, South London Crematorium, to the IWGC Secretary enquiring whether a small religious ceremony was permitted to dispose of the cremated remains, dated 13 January 1958; letter from M. Campbell to the Deputy Secretary, South London Crematorium, permitting a quiet religious service and requesting that the Commission be informed on the proposed date and time in order for one of their representatives to attend, dated 27 January 1958; letter from the Area Superintendent, South Eastern Area, to the Regional Director, UK Region, reporting that the ashes of Mrs. E.M. Dignam were scattered on the grave on 8 February 1958 with a service of committal read by Reverend E.C. Opie, and that Mr. Knight of the South London Crematorium Co. attended the service, dated 10 February 1958.
Date10/9/1957 - 18/2/1958
Extent1 file
ArchNoteOriginal file destroyed.
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