Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/230
File NumberWG 1831/172
TitleCOMMISSION MEETING NO.230 - September 1939


DescriptionMinutes of the 230th Meeting of the Commission
Content NoteTopics covered:

Minutes of the last meeting approved.

Reading of a letter of the 24th September received from H.J. Creedy of the Army Council regarding the Commission and the provision of land by the French government for burials of the present War.

Update following meeting on 12th July referring to the situation in France and the question of the status of Commission staff during the war, with a provisional and regulated procedure agreed as a result of the Anglo-French Mixed Committee’s meeting and Colonel Chettle’s visit which allowed staff to continue to carry out their duties as before.

Adoption of the Report of the 6th Meeting of the Anglo-Italian Mixed Committee.

Adoption of the Report of the 19th Meeting of the Education Committee.
Resolution that Mr Jean Desy be appointed an Official Member of the Anglo-Belgian Mixed Committee in succession to the Honourable Vincent Massey.
Resolution that Lieutenant-General H.M. Wilson, D.S.O. be appointed an Honorary Member of the Anglo-Egyptian War Cemeteries Executive Committee in succession to Sir Robert Gordon-Finlayson.

Mentions the figures of the discoveries and burials in France and Belgium from 1 July to 5 August inclusive were submitted to the meeting.

Major-General Sir Fabian Ware, K.C.V.O., K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., LL.D. (Vice-Chairman, in the Chair)
Colonel C.E.T. Erskine, C.I.E., D.S.O., M.C. (Representing the High Commissioner for India)
E. MacLeod, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for Canada)
C. Knowles, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for New Zealand)
W.G. Parminter, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for South Africa)
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.
Admiral Sir Howard Kelly, G.B.E., K.C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O.

There were also present:
Lieut.-Colonel Sir Frederic Kenyon, G.B.E., K.C.B.
Colonel C.P. Oswald, C.M.G., O.B.E.
Lieut.-Colonel H.F. Chettle, C.M.G., O.B.E.
Lieut.-Colonel F. Higginson, C.M.G.
F. Tyrrell, M.B.E.
O.D. Holt
Colonel A.R. MacAllan, D.S.O. (A.A.G., D.G.R.& E.)
Major the Earl of Courtown, O.B.E. (Staff Captain, D.G.R.& E)
Date2/9/1939 - 20/12/1939
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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