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COMMISSION MEETING NO.01 - Nov 1917
Meeting held 20th November 1917. Reference to Edward, Prince of Wales, as President of the IWGC, unable to attend inaugural meeting due to military duties; Lord Derby requested by the Prince of Wales to take his place but also unable to attend due to the recent death of his son-in-law Capt The Hon. Neil Primrose, M.P.; appointments of Vice-Chairman (Brig-General Fabian Ware), Secretary (Lieut.-Col G.H. Stobart), and Principal Assistant Secretary (Mr. J.E. Talbot); thanks to Belgian government for agreement re granting of land in perpetuity for war graves; appointment of artistic adviser (Frederic Kenyon), and his terms of reference; offer from Egyptian government to maintain war graves in Egypt and provide all land required for purpose; offer from Institution Royale des Filles des Militaires re care of graves in Messines district; discussion on the appointment of a sub-committee to consider the creation of local committees, postponed on grounds that it would be unwise to set up local committees until the Commission had decided upon the general principles of its work; arrangements for British and Dominion graves in UK; circulation of statement showing casualty figures for war and number of burials reported and graves registered; discussion on publicity for policy of Commission re treatment of graves.
26/10/1917 - 10/1/1918
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