Unique IDCWGC/1/1/16/8
File NumberWG 1544 PT.1
TitleHM The King Visit To France And Belgium

CWGC_1_1_16_8 opt.pdf

DescriptionMain topics: King's itinerary from Brussels to Calais; arranged by Commission; to visit war cemeteries; arrangements re who should meet the King and accompany him on his visit; requests from journalists and film-maker for information about plans for the visit; requests from unofficial bodies to participate in ceremonies.
Content NoteIncluding: Copy of letter from President Poincare approving of royal itinerary; 28 Mar. 1922. Letter from Ware to R. Kipling re proposals for drafting King's speech; 28 Mar. 1922. Summary of procedure for registering burials by DGRE; verifying details; informing relatives and keeping records of graves; 20 Apr. 1922. Summary of Works Department procedure for production and erection of headstones; 25 Apr. 1922. Letters from H. Benson requesting information; 27-28 Apr. and 2 May 1922. Correspondence between Ware and Kipling re visits to cemeteries with Canadian High Commissioner; and reply; 28-29 Apr.; 1-2 and 5 May 1922. Letter from Ware to Lord Burnam re press arrangements for visit; 2 May 1922. Copy letter from Marshal Foch accepting invitation to meet King; with note; 3 May 1922.
Date15/3/1922 - 21/4/1922
Extent1 file

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DS/UK/4Kipling; (Joseph) Rudyard (1865-1936); writer and poet1865-1936
DS/UK/2Ware; Sir; Fabian Arthur Goulstone (1869-1949); newspaper editor and the founder of the Imperial War Graves Commission1869-1949
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