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The Chairman welcomed Mr David Griffiths, who was attending a meeting as a Member of the Commission for the first time.
Matters arising from the Minutes of the 457th Meeting
Report on the Ceremony of Inauguration of the Roll of Honour at Chittagong; account of visit by the HRH The Duke of Gloucester to Malta and Kenya; authorisation for the discontinuance of cemeteries at Northampton and five others in the United Kingdom.
Report of the 501st Meeting of the Finance Committee
Resolution authorising the Secretary to incur expenditure and make appointments of staff during the financial year 1962-1963; details concerning the construction of the Tehran War Cemetery; Block Authority for routine expenditure on normal services during the financial year 1962-1963.
Membership of the Finance Committee
Appointment of the High Commissioner for India as a member of the Finance Committee.
Commonwealth-Foreign Joint Committee
Appointment of Dottore Aldo Pierantoni, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as an Italian Official Member of the Commonwealth-Italian Joint Committee; appointment of Mr A. H. Borthwick, Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Bangkok, and Mr P. H. R. Marshall, First Secretary and Head of Chancery, British Embassy, Bangkok, as Commonwealth Members of the Commonwealth-Thai Joint Committee.
Kviberg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Sweden
Agreement between the Commission and Gothenburg Cemetery Board for the security of tenure of the burial plot to be established at Kviberg Cemetery.
Approval of the sketch design by Mr J. D. Cox, ARIBA, for the Commonwealth War Graves Plot in Kviberg Cemetery.
Billing Road Cemetery, Northampton, and other Cemeteries at Northampton
Details of the Bill promoted by the Northampton Corporation for the acquisition of Billing Road Cemetery; resolution to include a clause for the protection of the Commission’s interests in cemeteries at Northampton.
Details and photographs of a ceremony at the Ottawa Memorial; report on the showing of the Commission’s film in Wales, with specific reference to the Grammar School at Cardigan; details of a forthcoming meeting of the Commonwealth-Italian Joint Committee.
General Sir John Crocker GCB KBE DSO MC (Vice-Chairman of the Commission)
Mr H. F. Clark (Representing the High Commissioner for Canada)
Mr E. J. Orreill (Representing the High Commissioner for Australia)
Mr R. L. Jermyn (Representing the High Commissioner for New Zealand)
Mr F. W. Thomashoff (Representing the High Commissioner for South Africa)
Lieutenant-Colonel A. K. Sahukar (Representing the High Commissioner for India)
Major Bashir Ahmed (Representing the High Commissioner for Pakistan)
Mr J. H. H. Vaughn (Representing the Secretary of State for the Colonies)
Mr J. W. T. Pritchard (Representing the Minister of Works)
The Rt. Hon. Lord Spens KBE
Sir Arthur Rucker KCMG CB CBE
Mr David Griffiths MP
Mr John Hogg TD
Mr W. J. Chalmers CBE (Director-General)
Sir Edward Maude RA FRIBA (Chief Architect and Artistic Adviser)
Also in attendance:
Mr W. Wynne Mason MC ((Assistant Secretary) Director of External Relations and Records)
Mr A. K. Pallot ((Assistant Secretary) Director of Finance and Establishments)
Mr H. L. Simmons LLB (Legal Adviser and Solicitor)
Mr D. H. Lloyd ARICS (Deputy Director of Works)
Mr W. F. W. Harding OBE BSc (Hort.) (Chief Horticultural Officer)
Mr P. J. Cook