Friday, 28 January 2011

Southen Rhodesians Honoured In 1947

SOUTHERN RHODESIANS
whose services were recognised in THE KING'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST, JUNE 1947, and in connection with THE ROYAL VISIT TO RHODESIA, APRIL 1947.

APRIL 1947
HIS MAJESTY THE KING has been graciously pleased to make the following appointments to the Royal Victorian Order. The dates upon which His Majesty carried out the investiture are shown in brackets after each name:—

To be a Knight Commander (K.C.V.O.).
His Excellency Sir John Noble Kennedy, K.B.E., C.B., M.C., Governor of the Colony (14th April, 1947).

To be Commanders (C.V.O.).
Colonel the Honourable Sir Ernest Lucas Guest, K.B.E., Chairman of the Royal Visit Advisory Committee (13th April, 1947).

Colonel John Ellis Ross, Commissioner of British South Africa Police (14th April, 1947).

Lt.-Colonel Laurence Holbech, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C., Comptroller to the Governor (14th April, 1947).

Mr. William James Kinlay Skillicom, General Manager, Rhodesia Railways (retired) (14th April, 1947).

To be Members (4th Class) (M.V.O.).
Major Geoffrey Douglas Cox, D.F.C. (S.R.P.S.C.), Secretary of the Royal Visit Advisory Committee (13th April, 1947).

Mr. Bernard John Middleton Foggin, Secretary to the Governor (9th April, 1947).

To be Members (5th Class) (M.V.O.).
Flt. Lt. Alec Herbert Gray Hampshire (S.R.A.F.), Member of the Governor's Personal Staff (14th April, 1947).

Capt. Denvs Archibald Rowan-Hamilton (The Black Watch), Aide-de-Camp to the Governor (14th April, 1947).

Capt. Basil Maurice de Quehen, British South Africa Police (14th April, 1947).

His Majesty was graciously pleased to confer the Medal of the Order in Silver (R.V.M.) upon the following. The dates upon which His Majesty conferred the medals are shown in brackets after each name:—

Sub-Inspector Leslie Graham Gaylard, British South Africa Police (14th April, 1947).

Mr. John Robert Murray, butler at Government House(14th April, 1947).

Mr. Arthur Freeling Hubbard, caretaker at Government House, Bulawayo (15th April, 1947).

Mr. Joseph Nevitt, chauffeur to the Governor (14th April, 1947).

Mr. John Arres, butler at Government House (9th April. 1947).

JUNE 1947
HIS MAJESTY THE KING has been graciously pleased to declare that the Honourable Sir Godfrey Huggins, C.H., K.C.M.G., M.P., shall be sworn of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CIVIL DIVISION)
Commanders of the Order.
Mr. Donald McIntyre, M.P., Mayor of Bulawayo.

Mr. Noel St. Quintin, Mayor of Salisbury.

Officers of the Order.
Mr. Herbert Edward Kinloch. for public service.

Mr. Edward Walter Lionel Noaks, M.P., Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Lieut.-Colonel Arthur Thomas Harpham, M.I.E.E., Postmaster-General.

Mr. William Thomas Smith, Secretary, Department of Justice.

Mr. Cecil Isadore Jacobs, for social services.

Members of the Order.
Miss Dorothy Lucy Deacon, Staff Matron, Public Health Department.

Sister (Mrs.) Lilian Elizabeth Connolly, for public and social services.

Mr. Stewart Fitz Finnis, Assistant Native Commissioner.

Mrs. Marjorie McNab Veats, for social services.

Miss Jessie Dorothy Morgan, lately of the Education Department.

Mr. Percy Richard Burt Hinde, Under Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Lands.

Mr. William Laurence Smith, lately Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Mr. Harold William Groom, Assistant Postmaster, Bulawayo.

Captain Ernest William Ritchens, British South Africa Police.

Captain Charles William Duncombe, Britsh South Africa Police.

COLONIAL POLICE MEDAL

For Meritorious Service.
Chief Inspector Sydney George Killborn, B.S.A. Police.

Chief Inspector Herbert Colin de la Taste, B.S.A. Police.

Inspector Ernest James Lennox, B.S.A. Police.

Native First Detective Sergeant Shabo, B.S.A. Police.

End of Awards List

Recompiled by Eddy Norris from the magazine "The Rhodesian Graphic" dated November 1, 1947 which was made available to ORAFs by Dave Bowman. Thanks Dave.

Thanks to:-
My son, Paul Norris, for the ISP sponsorship.
Paul Mroz for the image hosting sponsorship.
Robb Ellis for his assistance.

Should you wish to contact Eddy Norris please mail me on orafs11@gmail.com

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