Single-page printed leaflet issued by the Imperial War Graves Commission Advice during the 1920s. It explains that 'The Register recording the names and particulars of the British Expeditionary Forces who died in His Majesty's service during the Great War and are buried in the Cemetery (or whose names are commemorated on the Memorial) mentioned overleaf has been published. It will be the final official record of the War Graves in this Cemetery and copies will be deposited in all the Statutory Libraries of the British Empire for permanent custody.

'The Registers contain a full description of the Cemeteries, their history and directions for reaching them. Maps show the position of the Cemeteries in relation to the surrounding country and plans show the location of the graves.'

Corrections could be made to the proof slip provided with the leaflet. Copies of the Register could be purchased at the cost price of £3 each, and sent back post-free within 14 days, using an attached form.

This leaflet relates to the death of Private Albert Kemp in World War I. In 1928 his widow, Annie Josephine Kemp, ordered two cemetery registers (HT 13728).

The Imperial War Graves Commission was mandated in 1917 to act for the bereaved of the Empire. It took until the early 1930s for most World War I cemeteries and memorials to be completed. (Bart Zino, A Distant Grief, 2007)

Physical Description

Single sheet of off-white paper, printed in black on both sides. Extensive text. British coat of arms at top centre. Dotted line for date not filled in. Perforations on left side suggest another part of the paper has been torn off (as invited in the text). Rust from paper clip and associated foxing at upper left corner.

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