Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   War cemeteries and war graves

   4.   War memorials

   5.   Rights and powers of Commission

   6.   Offences and penalties

   7.   Vesting of scheduled memorials in the President

   8.   Saving



to make provision for vesting the control of war graves, war cemeteries and war memorials in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; to vest the ownership of the memorials in the Schedule; and to provide for connected matters.

[14th April, 1967]

Act 28 of 1967,

Act 13 of 1994.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the War Graves and Memorials Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

"Commission" means the Commonwealth War Graves Commission;

"Commonwealth Force" means a military, naval or air force raised in any country or territory which, during the whole or any part of the war periods, formed part of the Britannic dominions;

"died" means died from wounds inflicted, accident occurring or disease contracted while on active service;

"war cemetery" means a piece of land which is declared under this Act to be a war cemetery;

"war grave" means a grave which is declared under this Act to be a war grave;

"war memorial" means a memorial which is declared by or under this Act to be a war memorial;

"war periods" means—

      (a)   the period extending from the 4th August, 1914, until the 31st August, 1921; and

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