HC Deb 07 November 1944 vol 404 c1283W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will take steps to ensure the maintenance of graves of serving soldiers in this country when the deceased has left few or no relatives behind.

Sir J. Grigg

The Imperial War Graves Commission, in discharge of their duties under their Charters, are caring for the graves of all serving officers and men of the Armed Forces who die in this country except in cases where the relatives desire to assume this duty. The Commission are marking the graves with inscribed wooden crosses, arranging for their perpetual maintenance, and preparing to mark them with permanent headstones as soon as circumstances permit.