Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/7
File NumberWG 228


DescriptionFinance committee business; report of committee on estimates, with notice made by Walter Long regarding correspondence in the press between the Dean of Lincoln and the Financial Secretary to the War Office suggesting that decision made regarding uniform headstones was due to economy; memorials in cemeteries to unidentified or unlocated dead (missing); suggestions received from public in response to publication of Kenyon's report on design, with particular reference on reasons against using crosses, and suggestions made by Rudyard Kipling that members of the public be invited to suggest inscriptions for cemetery entrances, and that the main points and purposes of the Commission should be publicised in the press; powers for Commission's Egyptian agency; appointment of South African agency; constitution and powers of an Indian agency; South African government offer to pay for war graves within Union; memorial to Sir Frederick Stanley Maude in Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery; request for repatriation of the body of the son of Lieut-Colonel Fitch on the grounds that his mother was American, rejected by the Commission; staff and architectural appointments (including the architects J. Salway Nicol, F. Higginson, Sir John Burnet and Gordon Leith); treatment of graves of discharged soldiers, with decision that graves of those who died from wounds or sickness incurred in active service would be treated similarly to the graves of those who died while serving.
Date11/12/1918 - 27/2/1919
Extent1 file
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/3Kenyon; Sir; Frederic George (1863-1952); Greek and biblical scholar and museum director1863-1952
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