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Matters arising from the Minutes of the 432nd Commission Meeting
Submission to participating governments for money required to meet expenditure in the year commencing 1st April 1960; presentation of the Petition to The Queen for the grant to the Commission of a Supplemental Charter altering its name to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Appointment of an MBE to Squadron Leader E. Michelmore, Deputy Regional Director, United Kingdom Region, and awarding of the BEM to R. P. Butler, Caretaker at Labuan War Cemetery.
Report of the 477th Meeting of the Finance Committee
Issues concerning the water supply at Chittagong War Cemetery; maintenance at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery; provision of the Stone of Remembrance for Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery.
Modification of the Commission’s Title – The Common Seal
Announcement concerning the adoption of a new Common Seal following the alteration of the Commission’s title to “The Commonwealth War Graves Commission”.
Commonwealth-Belgian Joint Committee
Appointment of Monsieur Rene van Meerbeke, Belgian Ambassador in London, as an Honorary Member of the Commonwealth-Belgian Joint Committee.
Osmanieh and Mashlak Hindu and Moslem cemeteries, Gaza
Refers to the removal of the Commonwealth war graves from Osmanieh and Mashlak Moslem Cemeteries to Haddar Pasha Cemetery and removal of two memorials to Indian soldiers at Osmanish and Mashlak Hindu Cemeteries and commemoration on the Haidar Pasha Memorial.
Financial arrangements for the maintenance of the 54th East Anglian Division Memorial at Gaza.
Showing of the Commission’s film at Birmingham, the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, Newcastle; report on visit by C. J. M. Alport, Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations, to Delhi War Cemetery.
General Sir John Crocker GCB KBE DSO MC (Vice-Chairman of the Commission)
Campbell Moodie (Representing the High Commissioner for Canada)
Air Vice-Marshal A. M. Murdoch CBE (Representing the High Commissioner for Australia)
E. A. Broadbridge (Representing the High Commissioner for New Zealand)
F. W. Thomashoff (Representing the High Commissioner for South Africa)
Lieutenant-Colonel M. S. Chatterjee MC (Representing the High Commissioner for India)
Lieutenant-Colonel Fahim Ahmad Khan (Representing the High Commissioner for Pakistan)
S. H. Field (Representing the Secretary of State for the Colonies)
A. J. Isaac (Representing the Minister of Works)
The Right Hon. Lord Spens KBE
Sir Arthur Rucker KCMG CB CBE
Admiral Sir John Edelsten GCB GCVO CBE
Air Marshal Sir Charles Guest KBE CB
John Hogg TD
W. J. Chalmers CBE (Director-General)
Also in attendance:
W. Wynne Mason MC ((Assistant Secretary) Director of External Relations and Records)
H. L. Simmons LLB (Legal Adviser and Solicitor)
Brigadier N. E. V. Patterson OBE (Principal Deputy Director of Works)
M. J. W. Taylor FCA (Chief Accountant)
W. F. W. Harding OBE BSc (Chief Horticultural Officer)
P. J. Cook