The situation is that this commission gather the bodies of the boys and locate them in a cemetery in the vicinity, as near as possible, to where they had fallen. I happened to be in Great Britain last year and visiled a number of the cemeteries, and I can assure the committee that the care of them by this commission is most efficient, and everyone in Canada can feel sure that the care of the dead has been regarded as a most sacred duty by them, and has been attended to in a most careful way. They collected them all in the various cemeteries, and decorated the graves with leaves and flowers.
war quite a number of claims between Great Britain and this country have arisen with regard to various matters and they have still remained unsettled. This vote is purely a precautionary vote which may not be called upon. It has been renewed from year to year and some adjustmnts have been made.
Not to my recollection. Claims are made, for instance, in regard to war gratuities and matters of that kind, the details of which I cannot recollect at the moment, and they are paid out of this vote. It may seem strange that seven years after the war there should be claims by those entitled to gratuities, and one would have thought they would have got the money but claims are continually coming in.
Item agreed to. [DOT]
Military services-to provide for payment to the Governors of McGill University of revenue derived from property on Lome crescent in the city of Montreal, donated to the crown by the late I.ord Strathcona as a site for an armoury for McGill University, tl6.918.90.