Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/420
File NumberCCM100688

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_420 (CCM100688).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Sub-Lieutenant Michael Heaton-Ellis in Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium, UK. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding request to erect a Commission headstone and for the future maintenance of Sub-Lieutenant Heaton-Ellis’s grave; correspondence regarding the erection of a Commission headstone and request from next of kin for the removal of the temporary wooden cross; enquiries from next of kin about the condition of Sub-Lieutenant Heaton-Ellis’s grave, and subsequent arrangements for its cleaning and future maintenance.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Lady Gertrude Heaton-Ellis, mother of the casualty, to the IWGC enquiring whether the Commission could erect a standard headstone on and undertake the future maintenance of Sub-Lieutenant Heaton-Ellis’s grave, dated 26 May 1934; letter from B.S.C.G., IWGC Secretary, to Lady Heaton-Ellis reporting that a Commission headstone had been erected on Sub-Lieutenant Heaton-Ellis’s grave, dated 5 October 1934; handwritten letter from Lady Heaton-Ellis to the IWGC requesting the removal of the wooden cross marking Sub-Lieutenant Heaton-Ellis’s grave, which had been left on the grave following the erection of the Commission headstone, dated 2 November 1934; Enquiry Form concerning enquiry from Lady Heaton-Ellis about the neglected condition of Sub-Lieutenant Heaton-Ellis’s grave, dated 30 November 1937; copy letter from V.G. Housden, Inspector, London District, to the IWGC Director of Works reporting that the grave of Sub-Lieutenant Heaton-Ellis was in good order, and that the complaint received from Lady Heaton-Ellis was on account of the discolouration of the headstone, dated 8 December 1937; handwritten letter from Lady Heaton-Ellis to the IWGC enquiring why Sub-Lieutenant Heaton-Ellis’s headstone had not been adequately cleaned and whether the Commission would ensure the future maintenance of the grave, dated 17 January 1938; letter from the IWGC Secretary to Lady Heaton-Ellis explaining that the headstone would be treated with a preservative in the spring, and that there were also arrangements for the curb to be cleaned, dated 19 January 1938.
Date23/5/1934 - 30/3/1942
Extent1 file
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