Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/13
File NumberWG 585


DescriptionFinance committee business; Sir F. Ware's acceptance of appointment as salaried Vice-Chairman; adequate labour found for work of graves concentration, and reports of desecration of graves; petition from Trades Union Congress; petition requesting non-uniform headstones, with proposal from Lord Balfour of Burleigh; circulation of pamphlet 'Graves of the Fallen'; financial position of Commission in relation to British Treasury; method for inscribing headstones; production of cemetery registers; refusal to contribute to cost of private headstones on war graves in UK; setting budget for cemetery construction in Italy; dealing with private memorials in Le Tréport cemetery; arrangements for return of wooden crosses to Dominions; Commission funds for Canadian graves in Russia; approval of sites for Australian memorials; Canadian requests for same privileges as Americans re repatriation of bodies.

File also includes letter from Major Stopford to J.E. Talbot expressing personal opinions with regards to uniform headstones, views of members of the public, exhumation of remains and repatriation, dated 12 April 1919.
Date10/6/1919 - 18/7/1919
Extent1 file
CategoryMeeting Notes
ArchNotePlease note that the downloadable document is the final version of the Committee Meeting minutes. Additional information, including the verbatim minutes and subsidiary reports, may be available in the physical 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/55Balfour; Lord; Arthur James (1848-1930); 1st Earl of Balfour; politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Foreign Secretary1848-1930
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