|File Number||WG 549/1|
|Title||Acquisition Of Land - France - DGRE Files|
|Description||Main topics: work of Anglo-French Military Graves Commission; selection of cemetery sites during the war; negotiations with French local authorities by Lt Hamilton re sites; obtaining documents of title to sites; sites for burial of African labourers; condition and maintenance of graves; French commemoration of British dead|
|Content Note||Including: Minutes of meetings of Military Graves Commission. Schedules of cemeteries containing British graves. Reports of negotiations re acquisition and maintenance of various individual cemetery sites (in correspondence between Hamilton and F. Ware). Plan drawing of St Sever cemetery; Rouen; 4 Sept. 1916. Copy of "arrete;" re St Sever cemetery; Rouen; 21 Oct. 1916. Sketch plans of Villers-Brettonneux cemetery and Maple Leaf cemetery; Romarin; 9 Mar. 1917 & 8 May 1917. Report re private monument on a British grave; 11 Mar. 1917. Report re Chinese burials at Noyelles-sur-Mer; 10 May 1917. Report of meeting of Anglo-Franco-Belgian Commission on military cemeteries; 12 July 1917.|
|Date||4/3/1916 - 18/7/1917|
|ArchNote||RELATED MATERIAL IS IN D/41/2 (WG 549 PART 1).|
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|DS/UK/2||Ware; Sir; Fabian Arthur Goulstone (1869-1949); newspaper editor and the founder of the Imperial War Graves Commission||1869-1949|