HC Deb 18 November 1930 vol 245 cc213-4

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the intention of the Imperial War Graves Commission to publish a register of the particulars of members of the British Expeditionary Forces who died during the Great War and were buried in the Moeuvres, Sanders Keep, and Graincourtles-Havrincourt cemeteries; and, if so, will he inquire why poor relatives are asked to pay 3s. per copy, and see if they can be supplied with free copies?


Under its Charter, the Imperial War Graves Commission is required to complete and maintain records and registers of all War graves, and the publication of the registers of the cemeteries referred to is in accordance with that requirement. Before a register is printed the relatives of those whose names are included in it are given the opportunity of ordering such copies as they may require at the cost price of 3s. a copy, and copies additional to official requirements are printed in accordance with the number of such demands received. The Commission has no power to expend its funds on the supply of registers to relatives free of cost.

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