Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/398
File NumberCCM97714

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_398 (CCM97714).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding Gunner Ewart Mitchell Richardson who is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding complaint about the placement of and difficulty locating Gunner Richardson’s name on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial; correspondence explaining that Gunner Richardson’s name had been engraved on an addenda panel that had been added after the initial design and unveiling of the memorial; correspondence concerning amendments to the Commission’s registers at Arras and Ypres.
Content NoteIncludes: Copy letter from Ross M. Richardson, brother of the casualty, to John Matheson, MP, regarding the placement of Gunner Richardson’s name on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial and request that it be inscribed on the correct panel, dated 18 November 1964; letter from N. Dolan, CWGC Director-General, to the Secretary-General, CWGC Canadian Agency, explaining that the name of Gunner Richardson and other soldiers not initially inscribed on the memorial were added to addenda panels in alphabetical order by rank with the Forces or units added in full underneath, and that the Registers at the Commission’s offices and overseas would be updated to ensure that similar errors did not occur in the future, dated 21 December 1964; copy of handwritten letter from R.M. Richardson to John Matheson enquiring why Gunner Richardson’s name had not been added to the memorial, as he had died during the war, and why he had been directed to the wrong panels by members of the Arras Office, dated 22 January 1965; letter from N. Dolan to the Secretary-General, CWGC Canadian Agency, explaining that due to a misunderstanding between the officials who initially dealt with R.M. Richardson, the incorrect information regarding the location of Gunner Richardson was provided, and that steps were being taken to supply the Commission’s offices at Arras and Ypres with registers containing the correct information regarding panel numbers, dated 11 March 1965.
Date18/11/1964 - 26/3/1965
Extent1 file
ArchNoteRepackaged by Michael Davis (Trainee Archivist) on 18/12/2019.
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