Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/436
File NumberCM 3/1/104
TitleCOMMISSION MEETING NO.436 - April 1960


DescriptionMinutes of the 436th Meeting of the Commission
Content NoteTopics covered:

Matters arising from the Minutes of the 435th Meeting
Payment from the Egyptian authorities covering the costs for the removal and transfer of war graves from Minia War Memorial Cemetery to Cairo War Memorial Cemetery; completion of the Notarial Deed and construction of the office premises in Rome.

Report of the 480th Meeting of the Finance Committee
Maintenance work at Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery, Fins New British Cemetery and the Soissons Memorial under contract with Entreprise Reynes; adjustment in the salary of the Legal Adviser and Solicitor; maintenance work at Philosophe British Cemetery; treatment of the terrace at Hamburg Cemetery; maintenance at Suez War Memorial Cemetery; maintenance work and erection of headstones at Kantara War Cemetery.

Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel - Site of Gardener's Quarters
Authorisation for Stephen Thomas Grady to complete the agreement for the transfer of land adjoining Beersheba War Cemetery to the Commission.

Transfer of Graves from Ruse British Cemetery and Ruse Jewish Cemetery into Sofia War Cemetery
Refers to arrangements for the concentration of First World War graves from Ruse British and Jewish Cemeteries to Sofia War Cemetery, and discussion regarding the transfer of war graves due to town planning schemes or where graves were unmaintainable or inaccessible.

Lidzbark (Heilsberg) POW Cemetery, Poland
Refers to arrangements for the commemoration of 39 British soldiers buried in collective graves in Lidsbark Prisoner-of-War Cemetery, which also contained the remains of Russian, Romanian and Italian prisoners-of-war, on a memorial at Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery.

Gdansk Garrison Cemetery, Poland
Removal of British war graves in Gdansk Garrison Cemetery to Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery.

Maintenance of Commonwealth war Graves in Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika
Approval for the maintenance of Commonwealth war graves in Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika under the Instrument of Agency for each country.

Changes in the Commission’s Title
Copies of the draft Charter concerning the change in the Commission’s title.

General Notes
Mentions that Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore had consented to represent the Commission at the Anzac Day Service in Westminster Abbey on Monday 25 April at 12 noon and at the Annual Service at the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede on Tuesday 10 May at 3.15 pm.

Third meeting of the Commonwealth-Belgian Joint Committee
Details of arrangements for the third meeting of the Commonwealth-Belgian Joint Committee.

Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
Mentions the Commission had been in correspondence with the London Transport Executive about a notice appearing on a Green Line Bus to and from the Runnymede Air Forces Memorial.

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)
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore GCB DSO
The Right Hon. Lord Spens KBE
Sir Arthur Rucker KCMG CB CBE
Air Marshal Sir Charles Guest KBE CB

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)
W. F. W. Harding OBE BSc (Chief Horticultural Officer)
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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