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1918 Birthday Honours
The 1918 Birthday Honours were appointments by King George V
George V
to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of the British Empire
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George V
George V
George V
(George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. Born during the reign of his grandmother Queen Victoria, George was third in the line of succession behind his father, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, and his own elder brother, Prince Albert Victor. From 1877 to 1891, George served in the Royal Navy, until the unexpected death of his elder brother in early 1892 put him directly in line for the throne. On the death of his grandmother in 1901, George's father became King-Emperor
King-Emperor
of the British Empire
British Empire
as Edward VII, and George was created Prince of Wales. He succeeded his father in 1910
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Member Of The Royal College Of Surgeons
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (MRCS) is a postgraduate diploma for surgeons in the UK and Ireland. Obtaining this qualification allows a doctor to become a member of one of the four surgical colleges in the UK and Ireland, namely the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The examinations are currently organised on an intercollegiate basis.[1] Thus today's MRCS has replaced the former MRCS(Eng), MRCS(E), MRCS(G), and MRCS(I). (Similarly, the MRCP is also now intercollegiate.)Contents1 History 2 Examination 3 Examination preparation 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Each college used to hold examinations independently, which is why the post-nominal MRCS used to indicate MRCS(Eng) specifically
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Parsons Baronets
There have been four baronetcies created for persons with the surname Parsons, two in the Baronetage of Ireland, one in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. One creation is extant as of 2008. The Parsons Baronetcy, of Bellamont in the County of Dublin, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 10 November 1620. For more information on this creation, see the Earl of Rosse (1718 creation). The Parsons Baronetcy, of Langley in the County of Buckingham, was created in the Baronetage of England on 9 April 1661 for William Parsons. The title became extinct on the death of the fourth Baronet in 1812. The Parsons Baronetcy, of Birr Castle in the King's County, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 15 December 1677
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Sir Charles Petrie, 1st Baronet
Sir Charles Petrie, 1st Baronet DL (1853 – 8 July 1920) was a Scottish businessman and local politician, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1901–2.[1] Life[edit] Petrie was born near Newburgh, Fife, the son of Alexander Petrie of Carrowcarden, and went into the family fishery business; from 1855 his father was based in Sligo, Ireland, with a fishery on the River Moy, which Petrie joined after education at Wesley College, Dublin. In 1876 he set up on his own in Manchester, subsequently moving to Liverpool.[2][3][4] Petrie had salmon fisheries in Scotland and Ireland, and oyster fisheries in Ireland, at Fleetwood, and in Essex.[5] He was leader of the Liverpool Conservatives, knighted in 1903 after his term as Lord Mayor, and created a baronet in 1918.[1] He was a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire. Family[edit] Sir Edward Petrie, 2nd Baronet and Sir Charles Petrie, 3rd Baronet were the sons of Petrie and his wife Hannah.[6] Notes[edit]^ a b "Obituary:Sir Charles Petrie"
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Sir Robert Thomas, 1st Baronet
Sir Robert John Thomas, 1st Baronet (23 April 1873 – 27 September 1951) was a Welsh businessman and Liberal Party politician, who was twice elected to Parliament. Thomas was a ship and insurance broker.[1] In 1918 he was created a Baronet, of Garreglwyd in the County of Anglesey.[2][3]Contents1 Politics 2 References 3 Further reading 4 External linksPolitics[edit] He was elected at the 1918 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the new constituency of Wrexham
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British And Foreign Sailors Society
Sailors’ Society is an inter-denominational Christian organisation providing pastoral care to seafarers.Christmas festivities at Waterford's Sailors' Rest, 1931. Waterford, IrelandThe Society was formed on 18 March 1818, as the Port of London Society. Following mergers with two other societies, the name was changed to The British & Foreign Sailors’ Society. In 1925 it was changed to The British Sailors’ Society. In 1995 the name was changed to The British & International Sailors’ Society. The most recent name change took place on 1 December 2007 when the present name was adopted. The Society is an interdenominational charity and has close links with many of the mainstream Protestant Churches in the United Kingdom, such as the Baptist Union, Church of Scotland, United Reformed Church, and the Methodist Church
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Bangor University
Bangor University
Bangor University
(Welsh: Prifysgol Bangor) is a Welsh university in the city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd
Gwynedd
in North Wales. It received its Royal Charter
Royal Charter
in 1885 and was one of the founding member institutions of the former federal University of Wales. It was officially known for most of its history as the University College of North Wales
Wales
(UCNW), and later as the University of Wales, Bangor (UWB) (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Bangor)
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Rhys Rhys-Williams
Sir Rhys Rhys-Williams, 1st Baronet DSO QC DL (20 October 1865 – 29 January 1955), born Rhys Williams, was a British Liberal Party politician from Wales. He later left the Liberal Party for the Conservatives.[1]Contents1 Family 2 Education 3 Military service 4 Legal career 5 Politics 6 Baronetcy 7 Miskin Manor 8 Death 9 References 10 External linksFamily[edit] Rhys-Williams was the son of Judge Gwilym Williams and Emma Eleanor Williams JP.[2] His wife Juliet Rhys-Williams (née Glyn) was a writer and prominent Liberal politician who, like her husband, later joined the Conservative Party via the Liberal Nationals. They met in 1919 when Juliet Glyn began working for Rhys-Williams as his private secretary during his period of office as parliamentary secretary at the Ministry of Transport. They married on 24 February 1921[3] They had two sons and two daughters
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Distinguished Service Order
The Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order
(DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.Contents1 Creation 2 Modern era 3 Nomenclature 4 Description 5 Notable recipients 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksCreation[edit] Instituted on 6 September 1886 by
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Frank Baines
Sir Frank Baines, KCVO, CBE, FRIBA (1877–1933) was the architect heading (1920–1927) Her Majesty's Office of Works. His most famous work was Thames House and its neighbour Imperial Chemical House (1929–1930) in London, England. Thames House is currently the headquarters of the British Security Service agency, commonly known as MI5, and Imperial Chemical House was built as the headquarters for Imperial Chemical Industries. Much of his work involved the conservation and preservation of old buildings, on which he had a worldwide reputation, including Tintern Abbey, Bylands Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey, Melrose Abbey, and Dryburgh Abbey
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Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
British Empire
is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.[2] It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.[3] There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
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Member Of The Royal Victorian Order
The Royal Victorian Order
Royal Victorian Order
(French: Ordre royal de Victoria)[n 1] is a dynastic order of knighthood established in 1896 by Queen Victoria. It recognises distinguished personal service to the monarch of the Commonwealth realms,[1] members of the monarch's family, or to any viceroy or senior representative of the monarch.[2][3] The present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is the Sovereign of the order, its motto is Victoria, and its official day is 20 June.[n 2] The order's chapel is the Savoy Chapel
Savoy Chapel
in London. There is no limit on the number honoured at any grade,[1] and admission remains at the sole discretion of the monarch,[1] with each of the order's five grades and one medal with three levels representing different levels of service
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Alfred Butt
Sir Alfred Butt, 1st Baronet[1] (20 March 1878 – 8 December 1962) was a British theatre impresario, Conservative politician and racehorse owner and breeder. During a fourteen-year tenure as manager of London's Palace Theatre, beginning in 1904, Butt built a theatre empire, expanding firstly with the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow in 1910, followed by the London Victoria Palace a year later, to rival that of Edward Moss and others. He became managing director of several London West End theatres beginning in 1914, including the Adelphi Theatre, the Empire Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, as well as theatres outside London. He continued as a theatre impresario until 1931. During the First World War, also, Butt became Director of Food Rationing at the Ministry of Food. He was knighted for his services to the ministry, and for his work for war charities, in 1918
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Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet
Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet (13 February 1847 – 3 November 1934),[1] was a Scottish businessman who founded the British construction firm which is now known as Sir Robert McAlpine. He was nicknamed Concrete Bob.Contents1 Career 2 Construction company 3 Baronet 4 Family 5 Styles of address 6 ReferencesCareer[edit] He left school at the age of 10 to work in a coal mine, but became an apprentice bricklayer. He was involved in the building of roads, public buildings and other works, some of the tunnelling for the Glasgow Subway and the Singer Sewing Machine factory in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.[2] Overseas, in 1918 McAlpine was contracted to expand the harbour in Heraklion, Crete
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Thomas Octavius Callender
Sir Thomas Octavius Callender (born 9 April 1855 at Clydeview, Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland; died on 2 December 1938 at Bidborough Court near Tunbridge Wells, Kent) was an engineer and businessman, who promoted the electrical industry. Life[edit] Thomas Callender was the eldest of the ten children of William Ormiston Callender of Bournemouth (1827–1908), a commission merchant, and his wife, Jean, née Marshall, the daughter of a Greenock tanner. He went to school at Greenock, in London and later at Boulogne-sur-Mer. During the Franco-Prussian War, he had to leave France and later he joined his father's company in London, where he focussed on the asphalt, paving, and bitumen refining business, which his father had set-up. Thomas Callender and his brother founded, in 1877, together with their father, who had acquired an interest in part in the import of bitumen from Trinidad for road-making and other waterproofing purposes - Pitch Lake
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