Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/437
File NumberCM 3/1/105


DescriptionMinutes of the 437th Meeting of the Commission
Content NoteTopics covered:

Report of the 481st Meeting of the Finance Committee
Excess expenditure in connection with the construction of the Brookwood Memorial; funds stolen from the office in Brookwood Military Cemetery; annual allocations of funds for welfare purposes.

Commonwealth-French Joint Committee
Appointment of Marcel Serre, Administrateur, Chef de Dvision a la Direction Generale des Impots, Ministry of Finance, as a member of the Commonwealth-French Joint Committee.

Unmaintainable Graves, United Kingdom - Lockwood Emmanuel Churchyard, Yorkshire
Arrangements for the removal of three Commission headstones marking Commonwealth war graves in Lockwood (Emmanuel) Churchyard and the commemoration of those three casualties on the First World War Screen Wall at Huddersfield (Edgerton) Cemetery.

Unmaintainable Graves in Northern Rhodesia
Arrangements for the erection of a Commission headstone commemorating Rifleman D. A. C. Russell, who was buried in a remote and isolated grave in Northern Rhodesia, in the nearest war cemetery.

Third meeting of the Commonwealth-Belgian Joint Committee
Report on the third meeting of the Commonwealth-Belgian Joint Committee, including absence of Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Tedder from the Chair due to illness and impressions of the meeting.

Visit by Secretary-General Canadian Agency to war graves in the Southern USA
Account of visit by the Secretary-General, Canadian Agency, to war graves in the Southern United States of America, with specific reference to the proposed erection of a Cross of Sacrifice at Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe in Montgomery, Alabama.

Progress Report and Reports from the United Kingdom Southern and Eastern Regions and Canadian Agency for the Quarter ended 31st March 1960, with specific reference to the neglected condition of Curragh Military Cemetery.

General Notes
Report on Anzac Day ceremonies and the Annual Act of Commemoration at the Runnymede Memorial and Pilgrimage of Australian ex-servicemen to Gallipoli.

Other Business
Approval of the modified sketch design by W. F. Stewart, RIBA, for Bucharest War Cemetery; extract from The Times regarding the Commissions work titled “Graves of Two World Wars”; additional formalities concerning the desequestration of the Commission’s assets in Egypt.

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)
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
Admiral Sir John Edelsten GCB GCVO CBE

W. Wynne Mason MC (Director of External Relations and Records)

Sir Edward Maufe RA FRIBA (Chief Architect and Artistic Adviser)
H. D. Morgan MSc MICE (Consulting Engineer)

Also in attendance:
H. L. Simmons LLB (Legal Adviser and Solicitor)
M. J. W. Taylor FCA (Chief Accountant)
D. H. Lloyd ARICS (Deputy Director of Works)
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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