Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/239
File NumberCCM67749
TitleSecond Lieutenant GUY VICKERY PINFIELD - GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY - 8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_239 (CCM67749).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Second Lieutenant Guy Vickery Pinfield in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Ireland. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding proposed transfer of Second Lieutenant Pinfield’s grave from Dublin Castle to Grangegorman Military Cemetery; request from next of kin to move the stone surround and sundial erected by Second Lieutenant Pinfield’s mother on the existing grave to the new grave plot; correspondence regarding Commission’s decision approving the erection of the sundial to the new plot; correspondence regarding the transfer of the remains and erection of the new headstone and sundial in Grangegorman Military Cemetery.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from H. Stanley Tee, Solicitor, on behalf of Mrs. Nora Routledge, sister of the casualty, to the CWGC Secretary requesting information about the proposed exhumation and reburial of the remains of Second Lieutenant Pinfield and four other soldiers from Dublin Castle to a British Military Cemetery, dated 15 May 1962; letter from the CWGC Director-General to Messrs. H. Stanley Tee explaining that the plot containing the five war graves, including that of Second Lieutenant Pinfield, was no longer being maintained and used as a training ground for Post Office engineers, prompting the Commission to move the graves to Grangegorman Military Cemetery to ensure they were maintained in perpetuity, dated 22 May 1962; report on interview between Mrs. Routledge and M. Campbell, CWGC Director-General, stating that she agreed to the proposed removal of the graves, but enquired whether the stone surround and sundial, erected by their mother, be moved to the new cemetery, or, if this was not possible, to have the sundial returned to her, dated 5 June 1962; letter from M. Campbell to Mrs. Routledge regarding the Commission’s decision to move the sundial to the new plot and enquiring whether a personal inscription was desired for Second Lieutenant Pinfield’s headstone, dated 25 January 1963; handwritten letter from Mrs. Routledge to the CWGC providing the personal inscription for the headstone, dated 17 February 1963; letter from M. Campbell to Mrs. Routledge confirming that the new grave of Second Lieutenant Pinfield was erected in the Officer’s Section, Grave No. 67, and that the sundial was positioned behind the grave, dated 1 November 1963.
Date15/5/1962 - 4/11/1963
Extent1 file
ArchNoteOriginal file destoryed.
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