Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/46
File NumberCCM15034
TitleCaptain MAURICE ARTHUR DE TUYLL - POTIJZE CHATEAU GROUNDS CEMETERY - 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_46 (CCM15034).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Captain Maurice Arthur de Tuyll in Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Belgium. Correspondence is with the Duchess of Beaufort (mother of Captain de Tuyll) requesting that her son's grave be taken care of and for a photograph of the grave to be provided as well as the affixing of a plaque to the wooden cross erected over the grave. Further correspondence with Lady Beaufort regarding her wish for the bronze plaque to be fixed to the foot of her son's grave, which was later returned to her following correspondence with Major Stopford. Correspondence regarding gladioli bulbs Lady Beaufort wanted to have placed on her son's grave in 1929 but perished due to the harsh winter in 1992-33. Correspondence from Sir Fabian Ware to the Duchess of Beaufort regarding difficulties of maintaining cemeteries in France and Belgium due to the effects of the Second World War, including damage caused to the Menin Gate.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter on behalf of the Duchess of Beaufort and mother of Captain de Tuyll requesting that Major Fabian Ware's Red Cross Unit take over the care of Captain de Tuyll's grave located in the garden of Potijze Chateau and to provide a small photograph, dated 23 September 1915; Form completed by Lady Beaufort confirming no personal inscription requested and that the Commission had promised the bronze plaque on the wooden cross would be fixed to the foot of her son's grave, dated 15 December 1922; Handwritten letter from Lady Beaufort expressing gratitude for being informed that Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery had not been damaged in the war and that she had listening to the Last Post at the Menin Gate on her wireless radio and heard reports of the church with stained glass depcitions of soldiers had been wrecked in Ypres, dated 16 October 1944.
Date23/9/1915 - 19/10/1944
Extent1 file
ArchNoteRepackaged by Michael Greet (Archive Assistant) on 16/10/2019).
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