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Wooden Crosses


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I have been researching personal inscriptions on Australian headstones in France and Belgium. While looking through the minutes of the Imperial War Graves Commission, I came across a number of references to the return of the temporary wooden crosses to next-of-kin when the permanent headstones were erected. In 1920 the Commission reported that over 1100 requests had been received from Australian relatives. Were the crosses sent to Australia? I have not been able to find any reference to 'return of wooden crosses' in Australian archives. Any information about this, or suggestions about where to look, would be appreciated.

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Colin

This has been discussed before, I think in the "Cemeteries & Memorials" area. Perhaps you should pop over there and do a search.

SN

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Hi Colin, welcome to the Forum! :)

There are several threads here and here.

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