Unique IDCWGC/1/1/16/15
File NumberWG 1789
TitleHM The King's Visit To Italy

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DescriptionMain topics: preparation of itinerary for royal visit to war cemeteries; arrangements for transport and for reception of King by Italian officials; requests from newspapers to send correspondents.
Content NoteIncluding: Letter from Controller and Financial Adviser mentioning unveiling of war crosses at Colchester and Leicester; 23 Apr. 1923. Note of interview with chairman; Anglo-Egyptian War Cemeteries Executive Committee re business of that committee; 24 Apr. 1923. Copy of letter from controller and Financial Adviser to F. Ware mentioning Ministry of Labour proposal re employment of British labour by Commission in France; and dispute with Stone Cutters' Union re production of headstones; handled by H. Gosling; 19 Apr. 1923. Letter from Secretary General; Mixed Committee; to Ware re ceremonies in Belgium and visit by Prince of Wales to cemeteries; 26 Apr. 1923. Letter from father introduced to King at grave of his son; 15 May 1923. Letter from Lega Italo Britannica re photograph of wreath laid in cemetery; 19 May 1923. Letter from Legal Adviser to Italian liaison officer re ribbons of Royal Victorian Order; 9 May 1923. Copy of letter from Sir F. Ponsonby to Count G. Memmo; sending gift of pin from King and Queen; 18 May 1923.
Date2/3/1923 - 13/6/1923
Extent1 file

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DS/UK/2Ware; Sir; Fabian Arthur Goulstone (1869-1949); newspaper editor and the founder of the Imperial War Graves Commission1869-1949
DS/UK/61Windsor [formerly Saxe-Coburg and Gotha]; Edward (1894-1972); King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, Emperor of India, Prince of Wales, Duke of Windsor, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Great Steward of Scotland, Duke of Saxony, and Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Master of the Order of St. Michael and St. George; President of the Imperial War Graves Commission1894-1972
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