Unique IDCWGC/1/1/1/42
File NumberWG 1076
TitleProjet De Loi

CWGC_1_1_1_42 opt.pdf

DescriptionMain topics: discussions between Ware; for Graves Registration Commission (GRC); and French officials re French land expropriation bill to provide burial sites for British dead; procedures for expropriation of land for military purposes laid down in French law; passage of bill through French parliament; translation of terms of bill as passed;
Content NoteIncluding: Note of discussion including reference to French proposal to cremate unidentified dead; 21 June 1915. Letter from Ware to Adjutant General re cremation; 24 June 1915. Instructions issued by British 3rd Army re selection of burial grounds; 29 July 1915. Note by Ware of discussions mentioning work of I. Malcolm; 16 Sep. 1915. Copy of report of French Commission of Public Health re law on cremation of unidentified dead; September 1915. Copies of notes on selection of burial sites compiled by Graves Registration Commission; December 1915. Unsigned letter from British GHQ re relation of Prince of Wales' committee for care of graves to Graves Registration Commission; and suggestion that British should take responsibility for permanent construction of their cemeteries (perhaps by Sir N. Macready); 29 Dec. 1915. Letter from F. Ware to Sir N. Macready (Adjutant General) recommending that all business with the French concerning British graves be conducted through GRC; giving French views on erection of memorials; and mentioning Souvenir Francais; with letter above.
Date16/12/1914 - 16/4/1917
Extent1 file

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