Unique IDCWGC/1/1/1/26
File NumberGRC 1
TitleNarrative Letters And Reports

CWGC_1_1_1_26 opt.pdf

DescriptionMain topics: operations of Red Cross Mobile Unit and setting up Graves Registration Commission; termination of Unit's ambulance operations with French army; relations between GRC and Red Cross Enquiry Department for Wounded and Missing run by Lord R. Cecil and Sir L. Mallet; combination of ambulance work and graves registration by GRC sections; maintenance of British graves provided from Red Cross funds; transfer of GRC from Red Cross to Adjutant-General's department of British army; reports on work of GRC (including photography of graves) to Adjutant-General; payments to French local authorities for provision and marking of British graves; initial steps towards formation of a national committee for the care of soldiers' graves; negotiations with French government re provision of land for British graves.
Content NoteIncluding: Circular letter from I. Malcolm (for Red Cross) to French local authorities re perpetual concession of British military graves in communal cemeteries; 25 Feb. 1915. Correspondence re marking of Indian graves; 14 Apr. and 19 Aug.- 27 Sep. 1915. Correspondence with R. Cecil mentioning exhumation of Lt. W.G.C. Gladstone; 26 Apr. and 5 May 1915. Citations of French officials for British decorations in connection with provision of war graves; 23 Dec. 1915.
Date25/2/1915 - 29/12/1915
Extent1 file

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