The military authorities help with burials

There are a number of war graves in Reading Cemetery (at Cemetery Junction). In 1918 it was still privately run, and war conditions caused difficulties.

10th January 1919

The Cemetery Sub-committee beg to report they have made their usual inspections of the Cemetery during the last six months. They have found the grounds kept in fair condition.

Owing to the exceptionally large number of interments the available staff has not been able to cope with the work, so recourse has been made to other bodies, viz the Military Authorities and the Borough Surveyor, for assistance, which has been given.

The work of the Superintendent & Clerk has been exceptionally busy during this time and we recommend they be paid £10 & £25 respectively in addition to their Salaries.

Resolved that the report be accepted.

Reading Cemetery Company minutes (R/UC1/8/4)

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