Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/606
File NumberCCM102061
TitlePetty Officer E. W. J. GROUT - BOGNOR REGIS CEMETERY - Royal Navy

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_606 (CCM102061).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Petty Officer E.W.J. Grout in Bognor Regis Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: correspondence regarding request from next of kin to erect a private memorial on Petty Officer Grout’s grave, and subsequent decision to permit the placement of the memorial in front of the Commission headstone.
Content NoteIncludes: Note from M. Campbell, CWGC Director-General, detailing a telephone conversation with a representative of the Stoneham Memorial Company regarding a request from the relatives of the casualty to erect a private memorial on Petty Officer Grout’s grave, which commemorated another family member buried in the grave, dated 15 August 1963; sketch drawing of the proposed private memorial, which took the form of an open book, dated 14 August 1963; letter from M. Campbell to W. Stephenson, Manager, Stoneham Memorial Co. Ltd., explaining that due to the exceptional circumstances of the case and in order to avoid causing distress to Mrs. Grout, mother of the casualty, the Commission permitted the placing of the private memorial in front of the headstone on Petty Officer Grout’s grave, dated 3 January 1964.
Date15/8/1963 - 14/1/1964
Extent1 file
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