HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc192-3

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the number of relatives of those who fell in the War who can- not afford the expense of the extra inscription of sixty-five letters which is allowed on headstones, provision may be made for defraying the cost of such inscriptions out of public funds?


I will ask the Imperial War Graves Commission to consider whether, in cases where the next-of-kin cannot afford to pay for the additional personal inscription on headstones, the expense should not be met out of the Commission funds.

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

Will the right hon. Gentleman also ask them to consider whether this privilege might not be extended to units, to select a uniform inscription where the relatives do not wish to avail themselves of this opportunity?


I will see that that suggestion comes to the notice of the Imperial War Graves Commission.