Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/195
File NumberWG 1831/137


DescriptionMinutes of the last meeting approved; death of Lord Allenby noted; visit of HMAS Sydney and HMAS Australia to Gallipoli; report on recent pilgrimage to Gallipoli and Salonika by the S.S. Lancastria, with record of thanks received from Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood, who was one of the pilgrims; notofication of the Iraq War Graves Agreement coming into force; finding of a bugle stamped 9.R.B. at a point north of Monchy-le-Preux, which had been offered and accepted by the Rifle Brigade for display in their museum; notes on recent ceremonies held at Brookwood Military Cemetery (for American Memorial Day), Cannock Chase Cemetery (by a party of foreign ex-servicemen who were guests of Lord Harrowby at Sandon Hall), Cologne Southern Cemetery (by the Leeds Branch of the British Legion), and La Couture Cemetery and Le Touret Military Cemetery (by a party of Portuguese ex-servicemen); update on attempts to purchase land around Jerusalem Military Cemetery; notice of the death of Mrs Sarah Ann Smith, founder and Treasurer of the British War Graves Association; the report of the 252nd meeting of the Finance Committee (including notes on the horticultural work needing to be undertaken at Berlin South-Western (Stahnsdorf) Cemetery; appointment of a Clerk of Works in relation to Villers-Bretonneux; and the resignation of Colonel Hughes; St. James’ Cemetery, Liverpool; Anglo-Belgian Mixed Committee.
Date27/5/1936 - 28/7/1936
Extent1 file
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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