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Buriel Records

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Ruth Report 7 Jan 2013 16:19

Does anyone know where I can find where Christopher Robin Griffin was buried, he died 4 months old 23/3/1940 and we believed him to be buried in Corsham Wilts but after contact the Churches in that area there is no record to say this was true, no living relatives to tell us either.


Reggie Report 7 Jan 2013 16:34

Isn't there a municipal cemetery in the area?

Church graveyards are likely to have been full by 1940


Ruth Report 7 Jan 2013 16:52

I did email the local cemetery and the Churches in the area but all have come back negative. Does any paperwork or records exist to say where people are buried , that I can contact to find info, I understood there was a inquest and death was due to cot death


Reggie Report 7 Jan 2013 16:54

Infants were often placed in the coffins of other people in those days...........

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Jan 2013 17:31

More likely to have been buried in a municipal cemetery.

Try the Parks & Cemeteries dept of the local Council giving them the details from the death cert.

Councils keep very good records of burials in Council cemeteries including records of those buried in Public graves which wont have any headstones.

Some Councils though are now making a search charge .


Ruth Report 7 Jan 2013 17:40

Thank you, will try

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 7 Jan 2013 19:37

Corsham Town Council manages and maintains Ladbrook Lane Cemetery as a peaceful and attractive resting place to serve the residents of Corsham..The Cemetery is situated along Ladbrook Lane which is between Lacock Road and Gastard. It was laid out in the 1960’s after the adjoining Cemetery was closed for new graves..

Maybe you could try the old cemetery..The phone number for Corsham Council is:
01249 702130.....


 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 7 Jan 2013 19:50

Couple of phone numbers for Box Lane Cemetery and one in Chippenham..

Cemetery near Corsham, Wiltshire

Box Cemetery · · 01225 742476
Bath Road · Corsham · Directions

London Road Cemetery · · 01249 652728
London Road · Chippenham · Directions

.I had a look on the NBI and he wasn't on ask if he could have been buried with someone else.

Good Luck.


Ruth Report 7 Jan 2013 22:13

Will ring tomorrow, thanks for info


Inky1 Report 7 Jan 2013 23:49

Do you know where either or both of his parents might have been buried? Consider the possibility that they purchased the rights to a grave somewhere and that many years later they were laid to rest in that place? The Will of one of the parents may give a clue?


Ruth Report 8 Jan 2013 09:50

Both parents are buried with other son who was killed in accident at Chippenham Cemetary as we understand it my mother in law did not go to funeral only father in law and aunty went. from asking an aunt years ago before she died we were told he was buried in Corsham but it may have been the funeral was Corsham as his parents were married there but the Church was converted to printing works then we believe a cafe/bar. On occasions we have been up to Corsham we have looked round grave yards to no avail which matches up with info from contacting Churches.


John Report 8 Jan 2013 10:02

Again, it sounds like it could be a job for the Bereavement Services office attached to that particular council in Corsham. Provide them with full details of the deceased and most likely they will carry out a free search for you. It could be the case of an interment or a cremation, as stated before.


Ruth Report 10 Jan 2013 15:08

Rang council following day and spoke to very nice helpful lady who will look into it for me but todate nothing.


Ruth Report 29 Jan 2013 13:16

Does anyone have any suggestions where I can go from here as the mystery deepens. The Corsham and Chippenham churches and cemetarys all came up with no buriel of Christopher. I contacted as advised to try the archives@ wiltshire who today have said no buriel record and no inquest report there. I know he existed we have birth certificate and I know there was an inquest. :-(


Von Report 29 Jan 2013 14:42

Have you tried looking in the local newspapers of the time.

Given that it was war time the inquest may not have been reported but it's still worth looking.

The local library may be able to help you if you can't get there to search yourself.



Ruth Report 29 Jan 2013 19:22

Thanks never thought of that will try tomorrow, do you know if they search for you as i live Devon and the local library would be Wiltshie?


Von Report 29 Jan 2013 19:38

They may search for you. They may charge or you may be lucky like I was and I received loads of help from a library in Wales.
Good luck


trailertrash Report 29 Jan 2013 19:57

would there not have been a funeral director involved???


Ruth Report 29 Jan 2013 21:07

Emailed local funeral director but no luck there


trailertrash Report 30 Jan 2013 13:04

If there was an inquest, would there also have been a post mortem. The hospital must have records of who collected Christopher for burial...