Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/402
File NumberCCM98623
TitleLance Corporal HARRY HIRST - MEXBOROUGH CEMETERY - Military Police Corps

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_402 (CCM98623).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Lance Corporal Harry Hirst in Mexborough Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence regarding request from next of kin to add an inscription to Lance Corporal Hirst’s headstone; correspondence concerning the addition of an inscription on the reverse side of the headstone; correspondence regarding the proposed erection of a new headstone and omission of the incised cross to provide space for the inscription.
Content NoteIncludes: Headstone erection consent form concerning the grave of Lance Corporal Hirst completed by Johannah Beaumont, widow of the casualty, dated 16 July 1920; letter from the Officer Commanding, 2 Command Workshop REME, to the IWGC Secretary regarding request from Mrs. A. Newbart, daughter of the casualty, to have the name of her son inscribed on Lance Corporal Hirst’s headstone, dated 30 June 1959; letter from the Superintendent, Central Area, to the Regional Director, UK Region, confirming that Lance Corporal Hirst was the father of Mrs. A. Newbart and that Craftsman J.S. Newbart, grandson of the casualty, would be commemorated on the back of the headstone, dated 4 August 1959; letter from A.R.C. Prentis to the Officer Commanding, 3 Training Battalion REME, regarding the proposed erection of a new headstone from which the incised cross was to be omitted to provide sufficient space for the inscription commemorating Craftsman J.S. Newbart, dated 13 August 1959.
Date16/7/1920 - 15/9/1959
Extent1 file
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