11 MAY 1929, Page 20



I read with interest an article in the Spectator of April 6th headed as above, but I fear your correspondent was wrongly informed.. He stated that the gardeners on the Imperial War Graves Commission are receiving £4 10s. a week, instead of which he is receiving £8 per week. The working hours are from 8 to 5.30 and up to 12 o'clock Saturdays, but in a few of the larger cemeteries one of the gardeners is on duty on Sundays, in case any visitors wish to find a' graver' =Your correspondent might have stated with truth that many of the visitors strongly resent the quantity of Frenchmen who are now working in the British cemeteries on horticultural work, taking into consideration the' quantity of unemployment at home.— 1Vm. HuRnELL, Mont St. Eloi, V. de C. -