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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/404
File NumberCCM99157
TitleSecond Lieutenant ROBERT HENRY ESPINER - PIERRE LEVEE CEMETERY, POITIERS - Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the non-World War grave of Second Lieutenant Robert Henry Espiner in Pierre Levee Cemetery, Poitiers, France. Main topics include: correspondence regarding request from the New Zealand government to erect a Commission headstone over the grave of Second Lieutenant Espiner; correspondence regarding the costs associated with the transport and erection of Second Lieutenant Espiner’s headstone; correspondence regarding the erection of the headstone and request for remittance from the New Zealand Government; correspondence regarding arrangements between the next of kin and Gatekeeper of the cemetery for the maintenance of the grave.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from the Secretary to the Department, New Zealand Government Offices, to the IWGC Secretary stating that the New Zealand Government determined that Second Lieutenant Espiner had died due to disabilities sustained on war service and requesting that a Commission headstone be erected and maintained on his grave, dated 10 January 1931; letter from the IWGC Secretary to the Chief Administrative Officer, Arras, enquiring about the estimated cost to maintain Second Lieutenant Espiner’s grave, whether it could be maintained in perpetuity, and if a Commission headstone was permitted for erection, dated 28 January 1931; copy letter from Mrs. J.A. Espiner, widow of the casualty, to the High Commissioner for New Zealand enquiring about the delayed erection of Second Lieutenant Espiner’s headstone, dated 7 November 1931; letter from the Secretary to the Department, New Zealand Government Offices, to the IWGC Secretary explaining that the Commission was authorised to spend up to £12.10s.0d. in connection with the erection of a headstone and kerb on Second Lieutenant Espiner’s grave, dated 25 November 1931; letter from the IWGC Secretary to the High Commissioner for New Zealand requesting remittance for the costs associated with the erection of the headstone, dated 13 April 1932; letter from the Official Secretary, New Zealand Government Offices, to the IWGC Secretary stating that the widow of the casualty had made arrangements with the Gatekeeper of the cemetery for the placement of flowers and removal of weeds on an annual basis, dated 24 June 1932.
Date10/1/1931 - 27/6/1932
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NamePIERRE LEVEE CEMETERY, POITIERS
ArchNoteRepackaged by Michael Davis (Trainee Archivist) on 19/12/2019.
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