Department of Militia
St. Johnís

April 4th, 1919

The Honourable
            Colonial Secretary


I have the honour to state for the information of the Government that the Imperial Government have decided to present to the next of kin of those who have fallen in the war.

            1.                  A Memorial Plaque of Bronze
2.                  A Memorial Scroll

The gift is intended as a solace for bereavement suffered, and as a memento and will apply to Soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment.

The work of preparation in the case of the Plaque and the Scroll will be carried out in London. The former will bear deceased initials and surname, and the latter will bear deceasedís full names, rank, Regiment and decorations, if any. The work of writing regimental particulars on the Scroll will be carried out by Mr. F. B. Burridge of the London County Central School of Arts and Crafts.

Communication has been sent to H.E. the Governor conveying the above intimation.

I have the honour to be


Your obedient servant

J.R. Bennett
Minister of Militia

Source: The Rooms, Provincial Archives, St. Johnís, NL


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