Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/604
File NumberCCM102059

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_604 (CCM102059).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Private Charles Whitmore Pink in Neath (Llantwit) Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence from next of kin regarding request to place a commemorative vase on Private Pink’s grave in memory of his wife; correspondence regarding the proposed commemoration of Private Pink’s wife on the Commission headstone marking the grave; internal correspondence regarding the amount of space available for the addition of a personal inscription; correspondence regarding the proposed wording for and subsequent addition of the personal inscription to Private Pink’s headstone.
Content NoteIncludes: Handwritten letter from Mrs. H. Thomas, daughter of the casualty, to the CWGC Director requesting permission to place a small vase commemorating Mrs. Elizabeth Pink, wife of the casualty, on the grave of Private Pink, in which she was also buried, dated 16 May 1963; letter from M. Campbell, CWGC Director-General, to Mrs. H. Thomas consenting to the placement of a small vase on Private Pink’s grave, and alternatively suggesting that the a personal inscription be added to the Commission headstone marking the grave, dated 17 June 1963; handwritten letter from Mrs. H. Thomas to the CWGC agreeing to the proposed addition of a personal inscription commemorating Private Pink’s wife, dated 27 June 1963; letter from A.R.C. Prentis, for the CWGC Director-General, to Mrs. H. Thomas explaining that there was only sufficient space for one additional line of inscription and outlining the costs to do so, dated 29 October 1963; handwritten letter from Mrs. H. Thomas to the CWGC agreeing to the Commission’s suggested wording for the inscription, and enquiring whether the placing of a vase was still permitted in addition to the inscription, dated 9 December 1963; letter from A.R.C. Prentis to Mrs. H. Thomas explaining that the Commission preferred to see the grave without the addition of a commemorative vase, dated 11 December 1963; letter from the Regional Director, UK Region, to the Director-General, Director of External Relations and Records, reporting that the additional inscription to Private Pink’s headstone was made in April, dated 2 July 1964.
Date16/5/1963 - 3/7/1964
Extent1 file
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