Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/600
File NumberCCM102046
TitlePrivate RAYMOND CROFT - BOLTON (HEATON) CEMETERY - 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers

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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Private Raymond Croft in Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding enquiry about the future maintenance of Private Croft’s grave; correspondence regarding present arrangements with the Local Authorities for the maintenance of the grave, and request that the rights to the grave be transferred to the Commission; correspondence from next of kin declining the Commission’s request to transfer the rights to the grave.
Content NoteIncludes: Letter from Miss H.M.T. Croft, sister of the casualty, to the CWGC enquiring whether the Commission would ensure that the grave of Private Croft was turfed with grass or flowers in perpetuity, dated 1 November 1962; letter from A.R.C. Prentis, for the CWGC Director-General, to Miss H.M.T. Croft explaining that Private Croft’s grave was maintained by the Local Authority, and enquiring whether the burial rights to the grave could be transferred to the Commission to ensure it was maintained in perpetuity, dated 22 November 1962; letter from Miss H.M.T. Croft to the CWGC Director-General declining to transfer of the rights to the grave to the Commission for fear of additional burials in the grave, dated 17 December 1962; letter from A.R.C. Prentis to Miss H.M.T. Croft explaining that the Commission would not permit the burial of another serviceman in the same grave and that only a close relative, at the express wish of the family, would be permitted for burial, dated 13 December 1962.
Date1/11/1962 - 24/1/1963
Extent1 file
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