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Leaflet - Imperial War Graves Commission, Cemetery & Memorial Registers, 1928 Document Reg. No: HT 13729

Summary:
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)
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.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.90 cm (Width), 20.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, death mourning, world war i 1914-1918, war graves, making history - kemp mourning collection
Themes this item is part of: 6th Battalion Diary Extract, September 1917, Albert Edward Kemp Mourning Collection, Albert Edward Kemp, AIF (1884-1917), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Death & Mourning
Tertiary Classification: documents
Inscriptions: Text: 'IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES COMMISSION/82, Baker Street, London, W.1,/England./Date/THE WAR GRAVES OF/THE BRITISH EMPIRE./CEMETERY REGISTERS/AND/MEMORIAL REGISTERS./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.'
Date Used: Imperial War Graves Commission, 1928

Date based on HT 13728 - a receipt for copies of the register dated 1928, supposed to have been sent out 14 days after request.
In Memory Of: Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
User: Mrs Annie Kemp
References: Bart Zino, A Distant Grief: Australians, War Graves and the Great War. UWA Press, 2007.

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