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COMMISSION MEETING NO.06 - Nov 1918
Proposal and agreement for monthly meetings of the Commission; appointment of members of the Anglo-French Committee and discussion of representation for India and the Dominions; authority for exhumation and concentration of isolated and scattered graves in France; discussion of policy re requests for repatriation of bodies; financial estimates to 31 March 1919 and appointment of examining committee; proposal made by Lady Drummond for a women's committee re arrangements for visits by relatives of dead (pilgrimages), with lengthy discussion on possible creation of a womens committee; inscription for War Stone in cemeteries, with comments from Kipling as to choice of wording; acquisition of grave sites in Gallipoli; Dominion representative on Egyptian Committee; inscriptions by relatives on headstones and discussion as to the Commission's authority to refuse certain inscriptions; public announcement of Commission policy through publication of Sir Frederic Kenyon's report; appointments of staff and junior architects, with representation of the Dominions; approval of Commission seal designed by Reginald Blomfield; finances of the Commission; record of thanks to General Ware and his staff, raised by Sir Walter Long.
Meeting attended by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.
31/10/1918 - 21/3/1919
Please 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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