Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/194
File NumberCCM62523
TitleAir Mechanic 2nd Class JOSEPH HOLBROOK - PONTYPRIDD (GLYNTAFF) CEMETERY - Royal Flying Corps

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_194 (CCM62523).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding the grave of Air Mechanic Second Class Joseph Holbrook in Pontypridd (Glyntaff) Cemetery, Wales. The main subject of the correspondence is the request from the casualty's daughter, Mrs Olive McLeod, to add an inscription to her mother's memory to the headstone, following her mother's interment in the same grave.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Mrs Olive McLeod, the casualty's daughter, informing the Commission that her mother had recently died and been buried in her husband's grave, and seeking permission to add a stone with an inscription to her mother's memory, 31 January 1959; typed letter from A R C Prentis, IWGC Secretary, to Mrs McLeod, advising her that there was sufficient space on the Commission headstone for an inscription, and asking her to arrange with a monumental mason to carry out the work at her expense, 16 March 1959; handwritten letter from Mrs McLeod, asking if, to avoid the possibility of damaging the headstone, it would not be safer to erect a small stone on the grave, 31 March 1959; letter from Mr Prentis to Mrs McLeod, with the information that the stone was in good condition and would stand the engraving process, and stating that an additional stone plaque would detract from the dignity of the headstone, 13 April 1959; letter from Mr Prentis to Mrs McLeod, explaining that the headstone had been broken in half following her mother's interment, and asking her to get the mason to replace it, 16 April 1959; handwritten letter from Mr Brychan Rees, Monumental Sculptor, asking for a copy of the Commission's standard alphabet, 25 May 1959; handwritten letter from Mrs McLeod to Mr Prentis, informing him that the inscription had been finished by Mr Rees and that he would replace the headstone and install a kerb on the grave at the same time, 7 July 1959.
Date31/1/1959 - 16/7/1959
Extent1 file
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