INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE BRITISH BATTALION
NATIONAL MEMORIAL FUND
(Inaugurated by the Wounded and Dependants Aid Committee)
RICHARD ACLAND, M.P. HARRY ADAMS (A.U.B.T.W.) LIEUT.COL. MAURICE ALEXANDER CMG, K.C. B.C.L., B.A SIR NORMAN ANGELL C.R. ATTLEE. M.P. ALFRED BARNES M.P. (CH. CO-OPERATIVE PARTY) VERNON BARTLETT, M.P. REV. A. D. Belden B.D., D.D. ARTHUR W. BRADY (SEC. Glasgow TRADES AND LABOUR COUNCIL) H.N. BRAILSFORD ISABEL BROWN E.F. CARRITT, MA. AIR COM. L.E.O. CHARLTON, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. F. SEYMOUR COCKS M.P. FRED. COPEMAN PROF. F.M. CORNSFORD, F.B.A. PROFESSOR R.H.S. CROSMAN A.J. CUMMINGS VEN. F.L. DONALDSON, M.A. CANON OF WESTMINSTER JOHN LANGDON-DAVIES SIDNEY R. ELLIOTT ALEX GOSSIP (SEC N.A.F.T.A.) MILNER GRAY, CBE. JIM GRIFFITHS M.P. PROF. J.B.S. HALDANE. F.R.S.G. MAURICE HANN (SEC. S.A.U.) OLIVIA HARRIS (SEC. S.W.M.F.) ARTHUR HORNER, (PRESIDENT S.W.M.F.) JOHN JAGGER, M.P. E. MCKNIGHT KAUFFER PROFESSOR HAROLD LASKI WILL LAWTHER (SEC. DMA VICE-PRESIDENT M.F.G.B.) PROFESSOR H. LEVY M.A., D.S.C., F.R.S.E. J. C. LITTLE (PRESIDENT A.E.U.) TOM MANN LEAH MANNING SIR PETER CHALMERS MITCHELL, C.B.E., F.R.S., F Z.S. D.SC, LL.D NAOMI MITCHISON HENRY NEVINSON. LL.D SEAN O'CASEY JOHN PARKER M.P. LORD PARMOOR HARRY POLLITT D.N. PRITT, K.C, M.P. WILFRID ROBERTS, M.P. J. ROWAN (SEC E.T.U.) A. MAUDE ROYDEN, C.H., D.D. E. SHINWELL, M.P.
W.J.R. SQUANCE, (SECRETARY A.S.L.E.& F.) G. R. STRAUSS. M.P. DAME SYBIL THORNDIKE, D.B.E., LL.D ALFRED M. WALL (SEC. L.S.C.) H.G. WELLS ELLEN WILKINSON, M.P. TED WILLIS (CH. LEAGUE OF YOUTH)
Hon. Sec.: CHARLOTTE HALDANE
1, Litchfield Street
Telephone Temple Bar 0178
April 20th, 1939.
Sir Walter Citrine,
Trade Union Congress,
Dear Sir Walter,
I take this opportunity of bringing before your Executive Council, through you, the position of the Fund being raised by the Dependants Aid Committee for the widows of the men killed in Spain and the permanently disabled men of the British Battalion of the International Brigade.
You will remember we have previously approached your Council with a view to a donation being given from the International Solidarity Fund. You will remember also that on occasion moneys have been sent through the International Solidarity Fund to our Committee.
Since that time, on the suggestion of a number of leading Trade Unionists we have started a Memorial Trust Fund, part of the original Fund, but now in Trust. The Trustees of this Fund are Mr. J.C. Little, Mr Will Lawther, Mr D.N. Pritt K.C.,M.P., and Mr. Fred Copeman, and its job is to obtain the sum of £20,000. It will be used at the discretion of the Trustees in the purchase of annuities and the distribution of grants to those who at that time still depend upon our Committee.