Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/459
File NumberCM 3/1/127
TitleCOMMISSION MEETING NO.459 - April 1962


DescriptionMinutes of the 459th Meeting of the Commission
Content NoteTopics covered:

Matters arising from the Minutes of the 458th Meeting
Recount of visit by HRH The Princess Royal, the British Ambassador to Libya and Commander-in-Chief of the Middle East Air Force to Tobruk War Cemetery; discussion about a protective clause for that was to be included in the Northampton Corporation’s Bill.

The Indian High Commissioner in London
Refers to the appointment of Mr M. C. Chagla as the new Indian High Commissioner in London.

Visit by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore to Milford Haven, Aden, Pakistan, India, and Italy
Account of visit by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore to Milford Haven Cemetery, Maala Cemetery, Rawalpindi Cantonment Cemetery, Delhi War Cemetery, Agra Cantonment Cemetery, Nicholson Cemetery, Anzio War Cemetery and Beach Head War Cemetery.

Visit by Admiral Sir John Edelsten to Morocco
Details of visit by Admiral Sir John Edelsten to Morocco, including war graves in Tangier (St. Andrew) Churchyard.

Account of tour by Air Marshal Sir Charles Guest to Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Thailand Hong Kong and Italy, including visits to Beirut War Cemetery, Karachi War Cemetery, Delhi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Chungkai War Cemetery, Anzio War Cemetery and Beach Head War Cemetery;

Report of the 502nd Meeting of the Finance Committee
Details of Chaplaincy services offered for staff in France and Belgium.

Sheffield General Cemetery
Arrangements for the commemoration of 39 Commonwealth war graves originally located in Sheffield General Cemetery on a Screen Wall that was to be erected in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.

Berbera European Cemetery and Sheikh European Cemetery, Somali Republic
Approval of the proposed transfer of 19 Commonwealth war burials from Berbera European Cemetery and Sheikh European Cemetery to Hargeisa War Cemetery, and the removal and re-erection of the bronze memorial plaque located in the town of Berbera to Hargeisa War Cemetery.

Beirut 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Lebanon
Modification of the boundaries of Beirut War Cemetery due to the alignment of a projected new road at the rear of the cemetery.

Brookwood Military Cemetery
Authorisation for the execution of a Deed of Grant whereby the London Necropolis Company Limited would grant to the Commission the exclusive rights of land adjoining Brookwood Military Cemetery.

General Notes
Details of lecture given by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore to members of the Victoria League at Ipswich; arrangements for the meeting of the Commonwealth-Italian Joint Committee.

Account of visit by Admiral Sir John Edelsten to the Portsmouth Naval Memorial with details of arrangements to prevent further acts of vandalism and littering.

General Sir John Crocker GCB KBE DSO MC (Vice-Chairman of the Commission)
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 D. K. Malone (Representing the Secretary of State for the Colonies)
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore GCB DSO
Sir Arthur Rucker KCMG CB CBE
Air Marshal Sir Charles Guest KBE CB
Mr John Hogg TD
Mr David Griffiths MP

Mr W. J. Chalmers CBE (Director-General)

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
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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