Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/263
File NumberCCM72779
TitleAir Mechanic 3rd Class THOMAS WILLIAM COLE - LEWISHAM (LADYWELL) CEMETERY - Royal Air Force

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_263 (CCM72779).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Air Mechanic 3rd Class Thomas William Cole in Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence regarding the unmarked grave of Air Mechanic Cole and three other common war graves; correspondence with next of kin enquiring whether a Commission headstone commemorating Air Mechanic Cole’s grave could be erected in a special plot in the cemetery with an explanatory plaque; correspondence from next of kin regarding the desired personal inscription, and subsequently proposed amendment to same by the Commission.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from the Regional Works Officer to the Director-General, Director of External Relations and Records (DERR), regarding the four common graves of Air Mechanic Cole, Sapper Biggs, Private Howard, and Acting Leading Stoker Waldie, which were no longer marked by headstones after the Council cleared the area to facilitate maintenance, and recommendation that Commission headstones be placed in the special plot with a plaque providing an explanation, dated 18 May 1961; letter from A.R.C. Prentis to T.S. Cole, father of the casualty, enquiring whether the Commission could replace the private memorial marking Private Robinson’s grave with their standard headstone, dated 16 June 1961; handwritten letter from Reginald S. Cole, grandson of T.S. Cole, agreeing to the erection of a Commission headstone and providing the desired personal inscription, dated 18 June 1961; letter from A.R.C. Prentis to R.S. Cole with an amended personal inscription, as there was insufficient space for the one originally provided, dated 21 June 1961.
Date18/5/1961 - 4/6/1963
Extent1 file
ArchNoteOriginal file destoryed.
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