Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/563
File NumberCCM101885
TitleCorporal HARRY GARSDEN - KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL - Army Service Corps

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DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding Corporal Harry Garsden who is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. Main topics include: correspondence with next of kin regarding the transfer of Corporal Garsden’s remains from Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery to a collective grave in front of the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, and subsequent addition of his name to the memorial.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from N. Dean, for the CWGC Director-General, to Mrs. E.J. McGrath, widow of the casualty, explaining that due to concerns over the future maintenance of war graves in Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery, Corporal Garsden’s remains were to be transferred to a collective grave in front of the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, and his name engraved on an additional memorial pylon, dated 16 January 1961; handwritten letter from Miss Jessie May Garsden, daughter of the casualty, to the CWGC thanking the Commission for their work, dated 25 January 1961; letter from A.R.C. Prentis, CWGC Director-General, to Mrs. E.J. McGrath reporting that Private Garsden’s remains had been transferred to the collective grave, dated 2 April 1962.
Date16/1/1961 - 2/4/1962
Extent1 file
Cemetery_NameKIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL
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