Reference HLG 900/36
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Burial of deceased evacuees
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation, Domestic Life
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Families and relationships
Document Types Official Correspondence, Letters and Statements from the Public
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London, Region 10: North Western (Manchester HQ)
Locations Euston, Islington, Kirkham, Lancashire, London, Wesham
Organisations County Councils


A file of documents relating to the return and burial of a deceased evacuee in Lancashire. Subjects covered in the file include requests by Lilian Marshall to be informed about the whereabouts of the body of her mother, Catherine Lucy Oborne, and for the burial arrangements to be paid by the authorities; and the reply by the local authorities that they are unable to pay for the burial, but offer to pay for the return of the body to London by rail. Documents in the file include letters from the local authorities confirming the receipt of invoices to pay for the transportation of Oborne's body from Wesham to Euston.


burials, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, hospitals, infrastructure, mothers, old age, parents, railway stations, railways, transportation

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