Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/189
File NumberCCM61702
TitlePrivate GEORGE CLARKE - NORTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD - Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_189 (CCM61702).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Private George Clarke in Norton (All Saints) Churchyard, UK. Main topics include: correspondence with the British Legion regarding the poor condition of Private Clarke’s grave and one additional war grave in Norton; correspondence with the Vicar of Norton regarding arrangements for the maintenance of the graves; enquiry from next of kin regarding additional internments in the grave and request to have the grass surrounding the grave cut; further correspondence regarding arrangements for the immediate and future upkeep of the grave.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from Robert H. Newborn, Secretary, British Legion Northamptonshire County Committee, to F. Tyrrell, IWGC, concerning a communication received from the Daventry Branch of the British Legion reporting that two war graves at Norton, that of Private Clarke and Private H. Penn, had not been attended to for two or three years, dated 12 July 1956; letter from the Area Superintendent, Eastern Area, to the Chief Administrative Officer, UK District, reporting that the grave of Private Clarke was in fair order, while the grave of Private Penn had been completely neglected, likely due to a lack of interest on the part of the former Vicar, and that arrangements with the new Vicar, Reverend Sear, were made to clean the graves and ensure their future maintenance, dated 10 August 1956; handwritten letter from Mrs. C.C. Collier, widow of the casualty, to the CWGC enquiring if additional internments in the grave were possible and whether the grass in the vicinity of the grave could be cut, dated 16 May 1960; letter from the Regional Director, UK Region, to the Director General, Director of External Relations and Records, regarding assurances from Reverend Bishop Otter Barry of Norton Vicarage that the grave of Private Clarke would be maintained, dated 14 June 1960.
Date12/7/1956 - 21/6/1960
Extent1 file
ArchNoteOriginal file destroyed.
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