Unique IDCWGC/1/1/16/9
File NumberWG 1544 PT.2
TitleHM The King Visit To France And Belgium

CWGC_1_1_16_9 opt.pdf

DescriptionMain topics: arrangements for ceremony at Terlincthun cemetery and issue of tickets; arrangements for Dominion representatives to show graves to King at Etaples; distribution of tickets for ceremony; notes on cemeteries to be visited and work of the Commission prepared for royal visit; congratulations on success of royal inspection of cemeteries; proposal to publish book about visit ('The King's Pilgrimage'); F. Ware's thanks to those who assisted in arrangements; reports re various stages of the inspection of cemeteries; KCVO awarded to Ware; composition of text (with R. Kipling and F. Fox) and collection of illustrations for book
Content NoteIncluding: Letter from R. Blomfield re meeting King at Ypres, 7 May 1922. Letters from H. Benson re ceremony, 9 and 16 May 1922. Report of royal visit to Etaples cemetery and meeting with Dominion representatives, 13 May 1922. Report re presentation of book to King by St Barnabas Hostels, 26 May 1922. Letter from Ware to Kipling re manuscript copy of poem, 19 June 1922. Letter re stone commemorating King's visit to Notre Dame de Lorette, 11 Aug. 1927. 'Empire Fellowship' October 1928.
Date6/5/1922 - 31/10/1928
Extent1 file

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