Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/179
File NumberCCM60351
TitlePrivate HAROLD FRANCIS ASHLEY - SOUTH EALING CEMETERY - Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_179 (CCM60351).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Private Harold Francis Ashley in South Ealing Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence regarding request from next of kin to have Private Ashley’s headstone cleaned and inscription recut, and arrangements to do so.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Miss Florence H. Ashley, sister of the casualty, enquiring whether the headstone marking Private Ashley’s grave could be cleaned and the lettering recut, dated 15 February 1954; letter from F.B. Grinham, IWGC Inspector, to the Chief Administrative Officer, UK District, explaining that Private Ashely’s headstone and kerb were removed and cleaned while a new internment was carried out, but the inscription was not cleaned afterwards, and that arrangements would be made with the Superintendent to have the lettering cleaned, dated 18 March 1954; letter from F. Tyrrell, IWGC Secretary, to Miss F.H. Florence regarding arrangements to have the inscription on Private Ashley’s headstone cleaned, dated 22 March 1954.
Date15/2/1954 - 22/3/1954
Extent1 file
ArchNoteOriginal file destroyed.
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