Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/501
File NumberCCM101604
TitleLeading Seaman WILLIAM NORTON - BATHGATE CEMETERY - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_501 (CCM101604).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Leading Seaman William Norton in Bathgate Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding enquiry about the transfer of Leading Seaman Norton’s headstone to another lair in the cemetery; correspondence regarding decision to retain Leading Seaman Norton’s headstone over his grave.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Hugh Norton, nephew of the casualty, to the IWGC enquiring whether the Commission would permit the transfer of Leading Seaman Norton’s headstone to another lair in the cemetery to accommodate for the erection of a family headstone commemorating his father, Hugh Norton, dated 19 August 1955; letter from F. Tyrrell, IWGC Secretary, to Hugh Norton explaining that the Commission was unable to consent to the re-erection of their headstone on another lair, but would allow the replacement of the standard headstone with a private memorial commemorating Leading Seaman Norton, dated 25 August 1955; handwritten letter from Hugh Norton to the IWGC regarding the family’s decision not to remove Leading Seaman Norton’s headstone from his grave, and that a family headstone would be erected over the other lair in the cemetery, dated 19 September 1955.
Date19/8/1955 - 22/9/1955
Extent1 file
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