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Mention of the knighthood awarded to E. McCarthy, Esq., C.B.E., representing the High Commissioner for Australia.
Approval and signature of the 381st Commission meeting minutes.
Account of the unveiling of the Bayeux Memorial on 5 June 1955.
Report of the 426th Finance Committee meeting
Item 1 dealt with expenditure on Commonwealth graves in Poland.
Item 2 recommended expenditure on the construction of Durnbach Cemetery, which was the only Commonwealth War Cemetery in the American Zone of Germany.
Item 3 referred to the recommendation for two identical volumes containing the names of twenty-five thousand officers and men of the Undivided Indian Services who were buried in non-operational areas of India and Pakistan be placed at the memorials which the Commission were building at Delhi and Karachi War Cemeteries.
Examination of sketch design by A. Stewart, A.R.I.B.A. for Diego Suarez War Cemetery, Madagascar.
Examination of sketch design by Philip D. Hepworth, F.R.I.B.A., Principal Architect for North-West Europe, for Munster Heath War Cemetery, Germany.
Garage and storage accommodation for Northern Region, United Kingdom
Proposal and agreement for authority to be granted to Thomas Albert Turner, Inspector, Northern Region to sign on the Commission's behalf the tenancy agreement relating to premises for garage and storage accommodation in Quarry Lane, Harrogate, at a weekly rent of five shillings.
Mentions American Memorial Day ceremony at Brookwood Military Cemetery on 30 May 1955; report of ceremony in Zuidschote Churchyard on the 24th anniversary of the gas attack at Steenstraete; visit to Massicault War Cemetery by Sir Gladwyn Jebb, British Ambassador in Paris; account of Anzac Pilgrimage to Gallipoli.
B.E.M. awarded to Mr H. J. Jarvis, Travelling Superintendent Gardener, French District.
'Their Name Liveth'
Mentions that the first part of the second volume of "Their Name Liveth" had been published and a copy was laid on the table for discussion.
Commonwealth-Egyptian war Graves Agreement
Mentions that the Commonwealth-Egyptian War Graves Agreement, which had been signed in 1952, was promulgated in the Egyptian Gazette on 31 January 1955 and came into force on 28 February 1955.
Unveiling of the Cross of Sacrifice at Bourail, New Caledonia
Brief account of the unveiling of the Cross of Sacrifice at Bourail War Cemetery, New Caledonia on 8 May 1955.
British Empire Service League Conference
Mentions that the Principal Assistant Secretary F.C. Sillar, Esq., C.B.E. was invited by the Empire Council of the British Empire Service League to attend their 13th Conference in London to speak about the work of the Commission to the delegates.
Date of next meeting scheduled for Thursday 21 July 1955 at 11:00am.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore, G.C.B., D.S.O. (Vice-Chairman in the Chair)
Frederic Hudd, Esq., C.B.E. (Representing the High Commissioner for Canada)
E. McCarthy, Esq., C.B.E. (Representing the High Commissioner for Australia)
J.G. Hale, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for New Zealand)
D. Serrurier, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for South Africa)
T.K. Nandi, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for India)
Brigadier Shaukhat Ali Shah (Representing the High Commissioner for Pakistan)
A.J. Isaac, Esq. (Representing the Minister of Works)
H.P. Hall, Esq. (Representing the Secretary of State for the Colonies)
General Sir Robert Gordon-Finlayson, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., D.L.
George Sylvester, Esq., M.P.
General Sir Cameron Nicholson, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., A.D.C.
General Sir Harold Campbell, G.C.V.O., D.S.O., R.N.
Sir Edward Maufe, Esq., R.A. (Chief Architect and Artistic Adviser)
F. Higginson, Esq., C.B., C.M.G.
Also in attendance:
Major-General J.F.D. Steedman, C.B.E., M.C (Director of Works)
H.L. Simmons, Esq. LL. B (Legal Adviser)
A.K. Pallot, Esq. (Chief Assistant Establishment Officer)
Squadron Leader J.H. McN. Campbell