HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 c1833W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the graves of the seven British sailors whose bodies were washed ashore after the battle of Jutland, and were buried in the churchyard at Skagen, Denmark, are in a neglected condition; that no memorial has been erected, whilst contiguous thereto lie the bodies of eighteen German seamen washed ashore after the same battle, over which the German authorities erected a granite column with a suitable inscription within a few months after the battle; and whether he proposes to take steps to provide an appropriate memorial over the graves of the British sailors?


The Admiralty are communicating this information to the Imperial War Graves Commission, upon which has been placed the duty of caring for and appropriately marking the graves of members of the fighting forces who lost their lives during the War, and I shall be glad to inform the hon. Member of the result.