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BarbaraG

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Charles Kimpton Dogged died 01 October 1917

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/462582/doggett,-charles-kimpton/

 

Fascinated to find downloadable PDF in CWGC online Archive concerning his wife's wish for her ashes to be scattered on his grave.

Really moving to see correspondence exchanged and all involved to fulfil her wishes in 1957.

 

Ref. CWGC/8/1/4/1/3/63 

 

Worth a patient wait to view if experiencing any teething problems with site.


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Which bit shows the letter ?

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I downloaded File as a PDF, which has 25 pages. There are a series of letters... the letter is on Page 20

Page 4 - 01 April 1957 BRITISH LEGION Eastern Aea to Appeals Dept. Continental Wreath Laying Service

Page 5 - 03 April 1957 British Legion Director of Appeals to Imperial War Graves Commission

Page 7 - Reply stating no objection to request - no publicity and that they would be unable 'scatter the ashes.. to be privately arranged'

Pages 9/10 - Handwritten note re. telephone enquiry asking for advice re. transporting ashes to Belgium - contacting an undertaker

Pages 11, 12. 13 - Handwritten notes starting with 'Report on telephone conversation'

Page 14 - Copy of letter dated 11th April 1957,  sent to the Rev. J S Fowler, St George's Vicarage, Ypres

Page 16 - Details of letter Imperial War Graves Commission in Ypres and Brussels regarding '..the Legions intentions'

Page 17 - Handwritten regarding copies of paperwork

Pages 18, 19 - envelope - written request to File documents

Page 20 - Letter from North Western European Region, IWGC to London with details of Ceremony 27 April at 15.30hrs with short service conducted by Rev, Fowler

Page 22 - Handwritten note to check File Number

Page 23 - 'Soldiers Died..' details

Page 24 - MIC

 

 

 

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