Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/432
File NumberCCM100994
TitlePrivate JAMES WILTSHIRE - BIRMINGHAM (LODGE HILL) CEMETERY - Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_432 (CCM100994).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Private James Wiltshire in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding the condition of Private Wiltshire’s grave; correspondence regarding the burial of Private Wiltshire in a common grave and commemoration on a Screen Wall memorial in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.
Content NoteIncludes: Copy letter from Mrs. E. Wiltshire, widow of the casualty, to the Department of National Defence, Militia Service, Canada, enquiring about the neglected condition of Private Wiltshire’s grave, dated 26 November 1936; letter from the IWGC Secretary to Mrs. E. Wiltshire explaining that because Private Wiltshire was buried in a grave with multiple burials, the Commission decided to commemorate him on a Screen Wall memorial with a number corresponding to the grave in which he was buried, dated 1 January 1937; handwritten letter from Mrs. E. Wiltshire to the IWGC explaining that she had been advised by the Commission that Private Wiltshire was to be buried in a grave marked by an individual headstone, and was later supplied with a photograph showing the grave marked by a cross, dated 10 January 1937; letter from the IWGC to Colonel H.C. Osbourne, IWGC Canadian Agency, stating that on 21 February 1922 the Commission decided that a Screen Wall would be the method of commemoration for soldiers buried in common graves in the cemetery, dated 4 February 1937; copy of photograph of Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery with inset photograph showing the grave of Private Wiltshire, undated.
Date10/12/1936 - 19/2/1937
Extent1 file
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