Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/188
File NumberCCM61499
TitlePrivate ERNEST GEORGE VINCE - BINTREE (ST. SWITHIN) CHURCHYARD - Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_188 (CCM61499).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Private Ernest George Vince in Bintree (St. Swithin) Churchyard, UK. Main topics include: internal correspondence regarding the unmarked grave of Private Vince and decision to erect a Commission headstone; further internal correspondence regarding the erection of the headstone on the incorrect grave, untidy state of the churchyard and inability to locate the actual grave, and subsequent decision to consider alternative commemoration.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from J.T. Tanner, Norwich Corporation, to Lieutenant Colonel G. Hobart, War Office, stating that Private Vince was buried by his father, dated 18 January 1918; letter from the Regional Works Officer, for Regional Director, to the Director-General, Director of External Relations and Records, concerning the erection of a Commission headstone on the unmarked grave of Private Vince as there were no known living relatives and the Rector agreed to the provision of a headstone, dated 4 April 1962; letter from the Regional Director to the Director General, Department of Works, explaining that Private Vince’s headstone was not erected on the correct grave, and because the actual location of the grave could not be established and churchyard was in a very untidy state, alternative commemoration was being considered, dated 6 October 1965.
Date19/1/1918 - 8/10/1965
Extent1 file
ArchNoteOriginal file destroyed.
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