War Graves and Memorials Act, 1967
- Commenced on 14 April 1967
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the War Graves and Memorials Act.
2. InterpretationIn 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(b)the period extending from the 3rd September, 1939, until the 31st December, 1947.
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. SavingNothing in this Act shall affect the right of the owner of any grave in a war cemetery, not being a grave in which is buried the remains of any officer or man of a Commonwealth Force who died during the war periods, to have access to and maintain such grave, or confer on the Commission any right to interfere with any such grave or with any gravestone, tablet or monument thereon.
History of this document
14 April 1967