HC Deb 06 April 1921 vol 140 cc272-3

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the graves of men who died in Great Britain as the result of wounds or illness caused by the Great War are under the control of the Graves Commission; whether such graves are specially cared for and special stones erected as in France and Flanders by such Commission; and, if not, if any arrangements exist in his Department for the care of such soldiers' graves in this country?


Under the terms of their Charter, the Imperial War Graves Commission are charged with the duty of caring for the graves of officers and men of His Majesty's Naval and Military Forces who died from wounds inflicted, accidents occurring or disease contracted while on active service during the War and are buried in Great Britain. The Commission have accordingly undertaken the responsibility of maintaining all such graves and are arranging to erect over them, so far as circumstances permit, the same form of memorials as erected in war cemeteries in France and Flanders.