Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/420
File NumberCM 3/1/88
TitleCOMMISSION MEETING NO.420 - December 1958


DescriptionMinutes of the 420th Meeting of the Commission
Content NoteA copy of the order of service for Sir Frank Higginson's funeral is included in the file.

Topics covered:

The death of Brigadier Frank Higginson, former Architect and Secretary for the Commission, was reported.

Matter arising from the Minutes of the 419th Meeting
Attendance by the Chairman, Secretary and Director of Works at a memorial service to Sir William Halcrow at the Queen’s Chapel of Savoy; expression of thanks to Dr Holloway following departure from the Commission.

Estimates 1959-1960
Report of the Finance Committee’s review of the estimates for the year 1958-1959; approval of expenditures for the year 1959-1960; retention of additional funds as a working balance by the Commission.

Report of the 464th Meeting of the Finance Committee
Refers to one year extension of the contract with Entreprise Reynes in connection with the maintenance of cemetery and memorial sites in France; maintenance of Regina Trench Cemetery and Englefontaine British Cemetery; proposed construction work at Kingston (Up Park Camp) Cemetery, including the erection of a Cross of Sacrifice and improvement of the cemetery’s entrance and paths; expenditures relating to the employment of Commission staff during the year 1959-1960.

Office Premises - Central Area, United Kingdom Region
Authorisation granted to Peter Raisbeck Trevelyan-Thomson, Area Superintendent, Central Area, United Kingdom Region, to complete the agreement for the continued occupation of the Central Area Offices at Harrogate.

Commonwealth-Netherlands Joint Committee
Appointment of Baron Adolph Bentinck, the Netherlands Ambassador at London, as Honorary Member of the Commonwealth-Netherlands Joint Committee.

Details of the second meetings of the Commonwealth-Italian Joint Committee and Commonwealth-Japanese Joint Committee.

Report from the Canadian Agency for the Quarter Ended 30 September 1958
Mention that the report, owing to the absence or the Secretary-General on a visit to the United Kingdom, was made too late for submission to the Commission last month alone with the other reports for that quarter.

General Notes
Reports on Remembrance Ceremonies held during November.

Honours and Awards
Announcement regard the awarding of an Honorary MBE to Mr P. H. E. Klittegaard for services in connection with the registration of deaths and burials of Commonwealth servicemen who were killed in Denmark during the Second World War.

Remembrance Ceremony in Jerusalem War Cemetery
Details of the Remembrance Ceremony held in Jerusalem War Cemetery, which was attended by Major-General Von Horn, Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation.

General Sir John Crocker GCB KBE DSO MC (Vice-Chairman of the Commission)
J. W. L. H. Lavigne (Representing the High Commission for Canada)
Major-General R. W. Knights OBE (Representing the High Commissioner for Australia)
E. A. Broadridge (Representing the High Commissioner for New Zealand)
H. Hillebrand (Representing the High Commissioner for South Africa)
Major E. K. Hari Krishna (Representing the High Commissioner for India)
Captain S. M. Akhtar (Representing the High Commissioner for Pakistan)
S. H. Field (Representing the Secretary of State for the Colonies)
The Right Hon. Sir Patrick Spens KBE GC MP
Sir Arthur Rucker KCMG CB CBE
Admiral Sir John Edelsten GCB GCVO CBE
Air Marshal Sir Charles Guest KBE CB
John Hogg TD

W. J. Chalmers CBE

Also in attendance:
W. Wynne Mason MC (Assistant Secretary (External Relations))
A. K. Pallot (Assistant Secretary (Finance and Establishments))
Major-General J. F. D. Stedman CBE MC (Director of Works)
H. L. Simmons LLB (Legal Adviser)
W. F. W. Harding BSc (Chief Horticultural Officer)
P. J. Cook
A. S. Laing
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.

Show related Persons records.

DS/UK/14Higginson; Sir; Frank (1890-1958); architect; Secretary to the Imperial War Graves Commission; Director of Works; Chief Admin Officer (Deputy Controller, Central European District)1890-1958
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