Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/2
File NumberCCM135

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_2 (CCM135).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Major General Edward Feetham CB CMG in Picquigny British Cemetery, France. Main topics concern burial of Major General Feetham by his comrades and subsequent marking with a wooden cross in an area occupied by French forces; request by the next of kin for details about the location of the grave and for a private memorial (stone cross) to be erected over the grave; request by next of kin for the grave to be moved into a Commission cemetery and the erection of a Commission headstone over the grave, with correspondence about the choice of personal inscription; Request by next of kin for a poppy wreath to be placed over General Feetham's grave.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Mrs Beatrice Feetham, the widow of the casualty, requesting details about the location of the grave, dated 18 April 1918; Handwritten letter from Mrs Feetham requesting to have a brass plate with an inscription placed on the grave and a stone cross erected over it at a later date, dated 13 May 1918; Handwritten letter from Mrs Feetham asking for advice about visiting the grave, dated 25 January 1919; Handwritten letter from Mrs Feetham with regards to her request about having a stone cross erected, dated 4 March 1919; Copy letter from Final Verification branch to Enquiries branch asking for confirmation from Mrs Feetham about the description of regimental badge design to be engraved on Major General Feetham's headstone, dated 2 March 1921; Copy note from Major Stopford to Mr Engelbach asking for reasons why they had enquired to Mrs Beetham about an inscription on a headstone when the file showed she had already been given permission to erect her own headstone, dated 7 May 1921; Copy letter to Lt. Col. T.F. Waterhouse DSO regarding the burial locationf of Major-General E. Feetham, Captain F.R. Armitage and Lieutenant C. Macpherson, dated 6 June 1921; Handwritten letter from Mrs Feetham requesting if the IWGC could move her husband's grave into one of the Commission's cemeteries due to her anxieties about it not being looked after in a French communal cemetery, dated 25 September 1933; Copy response from Sir Fabian Ware to Mrs Feetham explaining it would be possible to move the grave to Picquigny British Cemetery but that the private memorial would have to be replaced with one of the Commission's headstones, dated 4 October 1933; Copy note from Director of Records regarding schedule of exhumation and reburial of General Feetham and Private Pellowe to Picquigny British Cemetery; Tracing of sketch of private memorial originally erected over General Feetham's grave; Copy letter from Mr Barrington S. Conyngham Greene, Private Secretary to Fabian Ware, advising on personal inscription for Feetham's headstone, dated 20 October 1933; Copy of report on exhumation and reburial of 2 British burials from Guignemicourt Communal Cemetery to Picquigny British Cemetery, including that of General Feetham, by G.W. Winter, Chief Registration Officer, dated 27 November 1933; Handwritten letter from Mrs Feetham requesting for a wreath to be placed on her husband's grave, dated 6 December 1933.
Date18/4/1918 - 31/10/1938
Extent1 file
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