Unique IDCWGC/2/2/1/460
File NumberCM 3/1/128


DescriptionMinutes of the 460th Meeting of the Commission
Content NoteTopics covered:

Matters arising from the Minutes of the 459th Meeting
Report on the negotiations for the addition of the protective clause covering the Commission’s requirements at Billing Road Cemetery.

Arrangements for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to lay a wreath at the Canadian National War Memorial.

Percentages of Contributions to the Commission by Participating Governments
Report on the calculation and adjustment of the percentages of contributions in respect of the Second World War.

Commonwealth-Foreign Joint Committee
Appointment of Dr Heinz von Hausen, Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgraberfursorge, and Herr Regierungsdirektor Walter Gerber, Ministry of Finance, as German Official Members of the Commonwealth-German-French Joint Committee.

Unmaintainable graves in the United Kingdom - Queensbury Baptist Chapel Burial Ground, Yorkshire
Approval of the proposed commemoration of a First World War burial in Queensbury Baptist Chapel Burial Ground on a memorial that was to be erected in Halifax (Stoney Royd) Cemetery.

War Graves in the Malagasy Republic
Details of the proposed concentration of Commonwealth war graves in the Malagasy Republic (formerly Madagascar) to Diego Suarez War Cemetery.

Efford Cemetery, Plymouth, Devonshire
Arrangements for the erection of a memorial commemorating 10 Commonwealth war burials in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

Gilgil War Cemetery, Kenya - Water Supply
Agreement between the Commissioner for Transport, East African Railways and Harbours Administration and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, for the provision of a water pipe at Gilgil War Cemetery.

Progress Report and Reports from the United Kingdom, Northern, Southern and Eastern Regions, Canadian Agency and Anzac Agency for the Pacific Region for the Quarter ended 31st March 1962 Report that the Commission’s work was nearly all on a basis of permanent care and maintenance; memorandum to Prefects in France requesting assistance in protecting the surroundings of Commission cemeteries and memorials and that the Commission was consulted about any proposals for building in their vicinity; issues concerning the accommodation of staff in the Northern Region.

General Notes
Details about Anzac Day ceremonies held in the United Kingdom and Northern Region, Annual Act of Commemoration at the Runnymede Memorial, 50th Anniversary Service of the Royal Air Force at St. Clement Dane’s, ceremony on Anzac Day in Labuan War Cemetery and ceremony at Suva War Cemetery.

Head Office Accommodation
Details concerning the acquisition of additional Head Office accommodation at No 13 Grosvenor Gardens.

Representative of the High Commissioner for Australia at Meetings of the Commission
Announcement regarding the departure of Mr Orreill, who was serving as the representative of the High Commissioner for Australia.

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)
Major S. P. Barua (Representing the High Commissioner for India)
Major Bashir Ahmad (Representing the High Commissioner for Pakistan)
Mr D. K. Malone (Representing the Secretary of State for the Colonies)
Mr J. W. T. Pritchard (Representing the Minister of Works)
Sir Arthur Rucker KCMG CB CBE
Admiral John Edelsten GCB GCVO CBE
Air Marshal Sir Charles Guest KBE CB
Mr John Hogg TD
Mr David Griffiths MP

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

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

Also in attendance:
Mr A. K. Pallot ((Assistant Secretary) Director of Finance and Establishments)
Major-General J. F. D. Steedman CBE MC (Director of Works)
Mr H. L. Simmons LLB (Legal Adviser and Solicitor)
Mr P. N. Dolan (Chief External Relations and Records Officer)
Mr W. F. W. Harding OBE BSc (Hort.) (Chief Horticultural Officer)
Mr P. J. Cook
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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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