Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/219
File NumberWG 1831/161


DescriptionMinutes of the 219th (Special) Meeting of the Commission
Content NoteTopics covered:

Minutes of the last meeting approved.

The purpose of the Meeting was to give the necessary authority to the Vice-Chairman, and the staff of the Commission for carrying on the work if it was found difficult to call meetings.

The Vice-Chairman had been invited by the War Office to organise, as Director-General, the Directorate of Graves Registration and Enquiries both at the War Office and in the field as a new department, financially and administratively independent of the Commission.

The minutes include transcripts of letters from Sir Fabian Ware to Dr Bourwieg and Dr Gaus regarding suggested reciprocal undertakings to maintain the British graves in Germany and the German graves in the United Kingdom.

Also discussion with regard to Italy, arrangements for Commission staff serving with the Armed Forces, and resolution granting authority to the Vice-Chairman to take any steps deemed necessary for carrying on the work of the Commission subject to any expenditure on the Finance Committee.

Major-General Sir Fabian Ware, K.C.V.O., K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., LL.D. (Vice-Chairman, in the Chair)
Lieut.-Colonel A. F. Rawson Lumby, C.I.E., O.B.E.
Colonel C. E. T. Erskine, C.I.E., D.S.O., M.C. (Representing the Secretary of State for India)
Lieut.-Colonel F. M. Stanton (Representing the High Commissioner for Canada)
S.R. Skinner,, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for New Zealand)
The Hon. Sir Edgar Bowring, K.C.M.G. (Representing the Government of Newfoundland)
Lieut.-General Sir George Macdonogh, G.B.E., K.C.B., K.C.M.G.
J.J. Lawson, Esq., M.P.

There were also present:
Lieut.-Colonel C.P. Oswald, C.M.G., O.B.E. (Controller and Assistant Secretary, Finance)
Lieut.-Colonel H.F. Robinson, C.M.G. (Director of Works)
Major H.F. Chettle, C.M.G., O.B.E. (Director of Records)
F.C. Sillar, Esq.
F. Tyrrell, Esq.
O. Holt, Esq.
Date26/9/1938 - 10/10/1938
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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