Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/434
File NumberCM 3/1/102
TitleCOMMISSION MEETING NO.434 - February 1960


DescriptionMinutes of the 434th Meeting of the Commission
Content NoteTopics covered:

Resolution to extend the appointment of General John Tredinnick Crock as Vice-Chairman of the Commission for an additional three years.

Report of the 478th Meeting of the Finance Committee
Adjustments in the salaries of the Directors of the Northern and Southern Regions; arrangements for the construction of the new office premises in Rome; maintenance of Unicorn Cemetery under contract with Entreprise Reynes; modifications concerning the design and construction of Suda Bay War Cemetery; ex-gratia payment to Ranjit Singh, former Commission employee who was injured whilst working in Kirkee War Cemetery; appointment of a Superintendent of Works and eight gardeners to the Permanent Maintenance Staff; supply of three Crosses of Sacrifices for cemeteries in Poland and Bucharest War Cemetery; erection of the Tanganyika Memorial and maintenance at Dar-es-Salaam; alterations to the Commission’s Area Offices in Ypres; revision of the salaries of United Kingdom based executive and allied grades, rates of foreign allowances for staff in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, and salary for all grades in the Anzac Agency.

Commonwealth-Danish Joint Committee
Appointment of J. R. McKinney, First Secretary at the Canadian Embassy in Copenhagen, as a member of the Commonwealth-Danish Joint Committee.

Approval of the sketch design for a special memorial in Willesden Jewish Cemetery designed by Mr R. Hobday, OBE, FRIBA.

Unmaintainable graves – United Kingdom: Stoke Damerel Church Cemetery
Approval to remove two Commission headstones from Stoke Damerel Church Cemetery and for their re-erection in Plymouth (Weston Hill) Cemetery.

Arrangements for the maintenance on an agency basis of Battle Exploit (Regimental and Unit) Memorials.

Progress Report and Reports from Regions and Agencies for the Quarter ended 31st March 1959 Report on the completion of 91.4% of all construction work; outstanding construction Africa and the Middle East due to political conditions; delayed construction in the Anzac Agency due to political difficulties in Indonesia.

General Notes
Report on the introduction of the Commission’s film at Birmingham and Manchester; account of visit by the Secretary to cemeteries in France; details of forthcoming visit of Secretary to Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon; announcement regarding the death of J. Moody Lane, former Secretary of the Commission’s South African Agency.

The Right Hon. Christopher Soames CBE MP (Secretary of State for War, Chairman of the Commission)
General Sir John Crocker GCB KBE DSO MC (Vice-Chairman of the Commission)
Campbell Moodie (Representing the High Commissioner for Canada)
Air Vice-Marshal A. M. Murdoch CBE (Representing the High Commissioner for Australia)
E. A. Broadbridge (Representing the High Commissioner for New Zealand)
F. W. Thomashoff (Representing the High Commissioner for South Africa)
Major E. K. Hari Krishna (Representing the High Commissioner for India)
Captain K. K. Afridi (Representing the High Commissioner for Pakistan)
S. H. Field (Representing the Secretary of State for the Colonies)
A. J. Isaac (Representing the Minister of Works)
The Right Hon. Lord Spens KBE
G. O. Sylvester MP
Sir Arthur Rucker KCMG CB CBE
Admiral Sir John Edelsten GCB GCVO CBE
Air Marshal Sir Charles Guest KBE CB
John Hogg TD
General Sir Hugh Stockwell GCB KBE DSO ADC (Gen.)

W. J. Chalmers CBE (Director-General)

Sir Edward Maufe RA FRIBA (Chief Architect and Artistic Adviser)

Also in attendance:
W. Wynne Mason MC ((Assistant Secretary) Director of External Relations and Records)
A. K. Pallot ((Assistant Secretary) Director of Finance and Establishments)
Major-General J. F. D. Steedman CBE MC (Director of Works)
H. L. Simmons LLB (Legal Adviser and Solicitor)
P. J. Cook
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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