Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/94-2
File NumberCCM30305 PT.2
TitleSub-Lieutenant RUPERT CHAWNER BROOKE - SKYROS (ISOLATED GRAVE) - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

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DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the isolated grave of Sub-Lieutenant Rupert Chawner Brooke, the English poet, in Skyros, Greece. Main topics include: correspondence with next of kin regarding arrangements for the continued maintenance of the grave; erection and unveiling of the Rupert Brooke Memorial at Skyros; formation of the Rupert Brooke Memorial Committee, which was to oversee the maintenance of the grave.
Content NoteIncludes: Notes of the Rupert Brooke grave and memorial at Skyros, undated; draft letter from the IGWC to Mrs. M.R. Brooke, mother of the casualty, regarding arrangements for the future maintenance of the grave, undated; newspaper clipping from The Times concerning the death of Mrs. M.R. Brooke, dated 14 October 1930; newspaper clipping from The Times regarding the unveiling of The Rupert Brooke Memorial by sculptor Michel Tombros, on 5 April 1931, dated 6 April 1931; copy letter from R.A. Furness, Treasurer of the Rupert Brooke Memorial Fund, to Eddie H. Marsh, HM Treasury, enquiring how excess funds relating to the erection of the Rupert Brooke Memorial could be applied to the maintenance of the grave, dated 8 February 1932; letter from Hugh P.R. Foster, IWGC, to R.A. Furness regarding the proposed formation of a small Committee in Athens to apply the income from the fund towards the continued upkeep of the grave, dated 22 June 1932; copy letter from Captain A.F. Menzies, Area Superintendent, Macedonia, to Colonel C.E. Hughes, Deputy Controller, Eastern District, regarding the establishment of the Rupert Brooke Memorial Committee, which was to be composed of HM’s Minister at Athens, HM’s Consul General at Salonika, and the local representative of the IWGC, dated 14 July 1934; two photographs of the Rupert Brooke Memorial site, dated 17 September 1934; report on the Rupert Brooke Memorial compiled by Major A.F. Menzies from notes made by Mr. V.P. Sakharoff, IWGC, Macedonia, with sketch plan showing the memorial and memorial site, IWGC, Salonika, dated 14 September 1934.
Date4/3/1930 - 27/9/1934
Extent1 file
ArchNoteRepackaged by Michael Davis (Trainee Archivist) on 23/10/2019.
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