Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/276
File NumberCCM75462

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_276 (CCM75462).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Corporal Alexander Ledingham in Bury Cemetery, Redvales, UK. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin enquiring whether the Commission would undertake the future maintenance of Corporal Ledingham’s grave; correspondence from next of kin regarding the neglected condition of the grave; correspondence between Bury City Council and the Commission concerning an agreement for the maintenance of the grave and arrangements between the next of kin and a private gardener; correspondence with next of kin regarding the tidying of the grave that private arrangements for its upkeep were no longer required.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Mrs. C. Ledingham, widow of the casualty, to the IWGC enquiring whether the Commission would be able to take over maintenance of Corporal Ledingham’s grave, dated 11 November 1947; letter from the IWGC Secretary to Mrs. C. Ledingham agreeing to arrange for the maintenance of Corporal Ledingham’s grave in perpetuity, dated 25 November 1947; handwritten letter from Mrs. C. Ledingham to the IWGC Secretary stating that Corporal Ledingham’s grave had not received any attention, dated 6 May 1952; letter from the IWGC Secretary to the Bury Town Clerk regarding the grave of Corporal Ledingham, which was one of the 92 graves included in the maintenance agreement, and request that it be put in order, dated 11 November 1952; letter from Edward S. Smith, Bury Town Clerk, to the IWGC Secretary explaining that Corporal Ledingham’s grave had been maintained by a private gardener and not by staff of the cemetery, but had since been put in order, and that the grave would be maintained so long as no private arrangements were not made again, dated 30 December 1952; letter from F. Tyrrell, IWGC Secretary, to Mrs. C. Ledingham explaining that the grave had been put in good order and that private arrangements would no longer be required as the Commission was responsible for the graves permanent maintenance, dated 23 January 1953
Date11/11/1947 - 23/01/1953
Extent1 file
ArchNoteOriginal file destoryed.
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