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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/399
File NumberCCM98096
TitleSecond Lieutenant BASIL HENRY WORSLEY-WORSWICK - GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY - 2nd King Edward's Horse
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of 2nd Lieutenant B. H. Worsley-Worwick originally buried in Dublin Castle Grounds, prior to transferal to Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Republic of Ireland. Main topics include: acknowledgement from the next-of-kin of the Commission's invitation to complete and return forms of verification which it transpired were sent to them in error, following advice from the Office of Public Works in Dublin that it would not be possible for an individual headstone to be erected, the grave plot already having been permanently marked with a carved stone enclosure; a copy of a layout plan of the plot supplied by Public Works Ireland; further correspondence establishing the situation and communicating this to the family who had enquired if it would be feasible for the casualty to be exhumed and returned to England; correspondence in 1963 with the casualty's brother in Rhodesia informing him that owing to doubts about the future usage of the Dublin Castle Grounds being incompatible with the presence of the graves the Commission was arranging for them to be removed to Grangegorman Military Cemetery which he acknowledged, and subsequent confirmation that this had been done and the headstone erected.
Content NoteIncludes: Copy of advice from the casualty's mother Mrs W. Worsley-Worswick acknowledging the Commission's invitation to complete and return forms of verification requesting more time to consult with her son in Rhodesia on the matter; letter from the Office of Public Works in Dublin advising that it would not be possible for an individual headstone to be erected, the grave plot already having been permanently marked with a carved stone enclosure; copy of the Commission's letter to Mrs W. Worsley-Worswick regretting that the earlier form had therefore been sent to her in error; a copy of a layout plan of the plot supplied by Public Works Ireland; further correspondence establishing the situation and communicating this to the Rev. T.P. Worsley-Worswick who had enquired if it would be feasible for his brother to be exhumed and returned to England; correspondence in 1963 with the casualty's brother Mr C. F. Worsley-Worswick in Rhodesia informing him that owing to doubts about the future usage of the Dublin Castle Grounds being incompatible with the presence of the graves the Commission was arranging for them to be removed to Grangegorman Military Cemetery which he acknowledged, and copies of subsequent confirmatary letters to him that this had been done and the headstone erected.
Date20/11/1929 - 1/11/1963
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameGRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY
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