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==Choice of stone for war graves==
 
==Choice of stone for war graves==
It was decided that the over 700,000 British soldiers that were killed during the war should be buried close to where they died rather than being returned home. The Imperial War Graves Commission contacted the Geological Survey in early 1918 enquiring about the suitability of "Lunel Clair" stone for making headstones. J Allen Howe carried out some investigations and concluded that the stone would be suitable and there would be enough of it if "Lunel rosé" stone was used as well. In the end it was decided to use Portland Stone for the majority of the headstones but advice on other types of stone was still requested from the Survey for several years after the end of the war.
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The number of soldiers from the UK who were killed was over 700,000 and it was decided that they should be buried close to where they died rather than being returned home. The Imperial War Graves Commission contacted the Geological Survey enquiring about the suitability of "Lunel Clair" stone for making headstones. J Allen Howe carried out some investigations and concluded that the stone would be suitable and there would be enough of it if "Lunel rosé" stone was used as well. In the end it was decided to use Portland Stone but advice on stone was still requested from the Survey for several years after the end of the war.
  
 
== Other wartime activities ==
 
== Other wartime activities ==

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