Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/183
File NumberWG 1831/125
TitleCOMMISSION MEETING NO.183 - June 1935


DescriptionMinutes of the 183rd Meeting of the Commission
Content NoteTopics discussed:

Approval of proposal for Admiral Sir Morgan Singer to take the Chair.

Report on various honours announced on the King’s birthday to Sir James Parr, Colonel Oswald and Colonel Osborne. Also, to Mr E.F. Goad, travelling superintendent gardener in France.

Announcement that Lord Halifax to become new Chairman of the Commission. Mr Macdonald and Lord Zetland would also join the Commission.
Death of Lord Byng reported and Commission passed resolution of condolence. Death of Dr. André Andreades of the Anglo-Green Mixed Committee noted and a resolution of condolence passed.

Mention that a service at the American plot in Brookwood Cemetery had taken place on 30 May 1935 (American Memorial Day) and the Commission represented. Reported that troops in the 3rd Génie in Arras were under instruction to render honour to the dead when passing British Cemeteries and Memorials.

Report of visit to cemeteries in the UK by Sir Herbert Ellissen. Various tours and ceremonies reported on, including by Czechoslovakian and Portuguese delegations to Étaples, and by the Prime Ministers of South Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia.

Report Of The 242nd Meeting Of The Finance Committee
Refers to item 10a which dealt with the restoration of the second half of the cut made in official salaries in 1931.

Report Of The 8th Meeting Of The Education Committee.
Grants for the education of the children of overseas Commission staff discussed.

Tower Hill Memorial And Memorial To Captain Fryatt
Proposal to incorporate a bronze tablet memorial to Captain Fryatt in the Commission’s Memorial at Tower Hill discussed. Mr Kipling suggested the Honourable Company of Master Mariners might be more suitable. Agreed it was not suitable but Mr Kipling’s idea should be put to the donors.

Discovery Of Remains Near Doiran
Following discovery of four British bodies near Dorian, meeting agreed to accept the Yugoslav offer which had been presented to the meeting. [Details of Yugoslav offer not included in minutes]

Anglo-Italian Mixed Committee
Mentions that at the meeting, the election of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Rome to the Anglo-Italian Mixed Committee was approved.

Discovery And Reburial Of Bodies In France And Belgium
Noted that the number of bodies recovered had notably declined since the previous year.

Admiral Sir Morgan Singer, K.C.B., K.C.V.O.
Colonel G. L. Pepys, C.B., D.S.O. (Representing the Secretary of State for India)
Lieut.-Colonel G. P. Vanier, D.S.O., M.C. (Representing the High Commissioner for Canada)
V.C. Duffy, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for Australia)
C. Knowles, Esq., C.B.E.
G. W. Klerck, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for South Africa)
Rudyard Kipling, Esq.
Also present:
Lieut.-Colonel C. P. Oswald, O.B.E. (Assistant Secretary, Finance)
Major H. F. Chettle, C.M.G., O.B.E., (Director of Records)
Lieut.-Colonel E. H. Jarvis (Deputy Director of Works)
Captain R. Haworth, O.B.E.
Mr F.C. Sillar
Mr F. Tyrell
Mr B.S. Conyngham Greene
Mr O. Holt
Date3/6/1935 - 31/7/1935
Extent1 file
CategoryMeeting Notes
ArchNotePlease note that the downloadable document is the final version of the Committee Meeting minutes. Additional information, including the verbatim minutes and subsidiary reports, may be available in the physical file.
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