Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/214
File NumberCCM65028

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_214 (CCM65028).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Captain Henry Paul Dundas Helm in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence regarding the decaying wooden cross marking Captain Helm’s grave; correspondence from next of kin agreeing to the removal of the wooden cross and enquiring whether it was possible to make arrangements with the Commission for the maintenance of Captain Helm’s grave in perpetuity; correspondence from the IWGC proposing the replacement of the private memorial with a Commission headstone; correspondence from next of kin denying the Commission’s proposal to replace Captain Helm’s private memorial and enquiring about alternative arrangements for the grave’s future maintenance.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from the Regional Inspector, Northern UK District, to the Chief Administrative Officer, UK District, regarding a communication from the Superintendent of Dalston Road Cemetery stating that the wooden cross on Captain Helm’s grave was in a decayed condition, dated 28 July 1952; letter from F. Tyrrell, IWGC Secretary, to the Superintendent, Dalston Road Cemetery, explaining that as the address of Captain Helm’s relatives was out of date the wooden cross could be removed and destroyed if desired, dated 1 August 1952; letter from Commander L.R.D. Helm, brother of the casualty, to the IWGC Secretary, agreeing to the removal of the wooden cross and informing the Commission of arrangements with the City Treasurer, Carlisle, to keep the grass on the grave cut in perpetuity and that considerations for the perpetual upkeep of the granite cross marking the grave, which also commemorated their parents, were being made, dated 30 August 1952; letter from L.R.D. Helm to the IWGC Secretary explaining that neither Carlisle Corporation or Messrs. Beattie, the stone mason currently paid to maintain the grave on an annual basis, were not willing to maintain Captain Helm’s grave in perpetuity, and enquiring whether arrangements could be made with the Commission to do so following his death, dated 13 September 1953; letter from the IWGC Secretary to L.R.D. Helm explaining that the Commission were unable to maintain the grave as it was marked by a private memorial, but that they would be able to do so if it was replaced by a Commission headstone, dated 30 September 1953; letter from L.R.S. Helm to the IWGC Secretary enquiring whether any other arrangements, such as the creation of a trust, could be made to maintain Captain Helm’s grave in perpetuity, dated 10 October 1953.
Date28/7/1952 - 15/10/1953
Extent1 file
ArchNoteOriginal file destroyed.
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