Record

Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/575
File NumberCCM101958
TitlePrivate WILLIAM CLARK STEWART – COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY - Canadian Machine Gun Corps
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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Private William Clark Stewart in Courcelette British Cemetery, France. Main topics include: correspondence regarding request from next of kin for the location of Private Stewart’s grave; correspondence regarding the amendment of Private Stewart’s records, which originally recorded his grave as that of unknown British soldier; correspondence regarding arrangements for the replacement of the existing headstone marking Private Stewart’s grave with a temporary wooden cross, and eventual erection of a Commission headstone bearing his particulars.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from C.B. Fuller, Secretary-General, CWGC Canadian Agency, to the CWGC Director-General regarding an enquiry from Mrs. Agnes McArthur, daughter of the casualty, about the location of Private Stewart’s grave, as there was no entry relating to the casualty in the Cemetery Register or Master Index, dated 9 March 1961; letter from H.G. Maybury, for the CWGC Director-General, to the Secretary-General, CWGC Canadian Agency, explaining that the Commission’s old records included Private Stewart’s particulars, which were then deleted and replaced by an “Unknown British Soldier”, dated 16 March 1961; letter from H.G. Maybury to the Regional Director, Northern Region, requesting that Private Stewart’s particulars be entered into the Final Index and all copies of the Register for Courcelette British Cemetery, and that the existing headstone be replaced with a temporary cross bearing his particulars, dated 28 March 1961.
Date9/3/1961 - 29/3/1961
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
CategoryEfiles
Cemetery_NameCOURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY
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