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1946 New Year Honours
The NEW YEAR HONOURS is a part of the British honours system , with New Year's Day, 1 January, being marked by naming new members of orders of chivalry and recipients of other official honours. A number of other Commonwealth realms also mark this day in this way. The awards are presented by or in the name of the reigning monarch, in 1946 this was King George VI
George VI
. British honours are published in supplements to the London Gazette
London Gazette
. The 1946 NEW YEAR HONOURS was published in five supplements to the London Gazette
London Gazette
dated 1 January 1946; * SUPPLEMENT NO. 1 is the United Kingdom list which includes Dominions, India and Colonies, Protectorates, etc * SUPPLEMENT NO. 2 is the Canadian list * SUPPLEMENT NO. 3 is the Union of South Africa List * SUPPLEMENT NO. 4 is the New Zealand List * SUPPLEMENT NO
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Albert James Hannan
ALBERT JAMES HANNAN (27 July 1887 – 1 January 1965) was a lawyer who for 25 years was Crown Solicitor for South Australia . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Family * 3 Bibliography * 4 References HISTORYHe was born in Port Pirie , the eldest son of Francis Augustine "Frank" Hannan (1850 – 5 January 1931) and Mary Ellen Hannan (ca.1855 – 24 June 1934), and studied at the local school, then Sacred Heart College, Semaphore , followed by Adelaide University. After a brilliant scholastic career, winning the David Murray Scholarship in 1909 and 1912 and the Stow Prize in 1910 and 1912, he was awarded the LL.B. in 1912 and M.A. in 1914. Hannan joined the Education Department, and was admitted to the Bar in 1913, he became a permanent member of the Government service as Assistant then Parliamentary Draftsman before being appointed Assistant Crown Solicitor
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Alexander Duncan (police Officer)
ALEXANDER MITCHELL DUNCAN CMG (25 September 1888–1 September 1965) was a Scottish-Australian police officer. Duncan was Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 1937 to 1954. CONTENTS * 1 Britain * 2 Australia * 3 Private life * 4 References BRITAINDuncan was born in 1888 in Mortlach —a town in Banffshire in northern Scotland. His father, John, was a farmer and his mother, Elizabeth, née Mitchell. After completing his education in Dufftown, Duncan moved to London where he joined the Metropolitan Police in 1910. He served with the Metropolitan Police for 26 years; most of his work with the Criminal Investigation Department . Duncan rose to the rank of Chief Inspector and in 1935 was given command of the "Flying Squad ". AUSTRALIAIn 1936, Duncan was seconded to the state government of Victoria to inspect and report on the Victoria Police Force
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Kenneth William Blackburne
SIR KENNETH WILLIAM BLACKBURNE GCMG GBE (12 December 1907 – 4 November 1980) was a British colonial official, arguably best known as the first governor-general of Jamaica . He was knighted in 1952. BIOGRAPHYBlackburne was born in Bordon , England . He entered the colonial service in 1930 and served in Nigeria , Palestine and the Gambia . He then served in the West Indies from 1943 to 1947 and subsequently as director of colonial information services in London from 1947 to 1950, before returning to the West Indies. He served as Governor of the Leeward Islands from 1950 to 1956 and as Governor of Jamaica from 1957 until 1962. When Jamaica received its independence in August 1962, Blackburne was appointed as the Governor-General; he served in that position for three months before his Jamaican replacement, Sir Clifford Campbell , took office. He wrote two books: * Some Recollections of H.R.H
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David Mercer MacDougall
DAVID MERCER MACDOUGALL (Chinese: 麥道高; 8 December 1904 - 13 May 1991) was a Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong between 1945 and 1949. In 1928, while a Cadet Officer, MacDougall was seconded to the Colonial Office
Colonial Office
, and posted to Hong Kong. By 1941 he was part of the Ministry of Information (MoI) in Hong Kong. The Chinese Nationalists had worked undercover with the British Police and Intelligence Services since the Japanese invasion of Southern China in 1938, running a network of Nationalist agents which Admiral Chan Chak had operated. These helped in keeping the local Chinese population on-side, controlling the Triad gangs and identifying Japanese sympathisers
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John Fearns Nicoll
SIR JOHN FEARNS NICOLL KCMG (1899 - 1981) was a British colonial governor. He was Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1949 to 1952, and Governor of Singapore
Governor of Singapore
from 1952 to 1955. CONTENTS * 1 Early Years and Colonial Service * 2 Personal * 3 Legacy * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY YEARS AND COLONIAL SERVICENicoll was born in 1899 and attended Carlisle Grammar School and Pembroke College, Oxford
Pembroke College, Oxford
before embarking on a colonial career in British Protectorate of North Borneo
North Borneo
in 1921. Nicoll became Deputy Colonial Secretary of the British Crown Colony Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
in 1937, the Colonial Secretary of the British Colony of Fiji
Fiji
from 1944 to 1949
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Henry Seymour Baker
SIR HENRY SEYMOUR BAKER KCMG , DSO (1 September 1890 – 20 July 1968) was an English-born Australian politician. BIOGRAPHYHe was born in Liverpool . He qualified with a Bachelor (1913) and Master (1915) of Law. He served in the First World War , where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order . In 1928 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Nationalist member for Franklin . From 1936 to 1945 he was Leader of the Opposition . He retired from the House in 1946 and was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George . In 1948 he was elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council as the independent member for Queenborough . He was elected President of the Council in 1959 and was created a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1960. Baker died in 1968 in Hobart . REFERENCES * ^ Parliament of Tasmania (2005). "Baker, Sir Henry Seymour". The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856. Parliament of Tasmania
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Humphrey Waldock
SIR (CLAUD) HUMPHREY MEREDITH WALDOCK, CMG OBE QC (13 August 1904 – 15 August 1981) was a British jurist and international lawyer. Humphrey Waldock served as the British judge in the European Court of Human Rights from 1966 until 1974 and in the International Court of Justice from 1973 until 1981. He was also the President of the ICJ between 1979 and 1981. Prior to joining the Court, he had served on the United Nations ' International Law Commission from 1961 to 1972, and had also been Chichele Professor of Public International Law at All Souls College, Oxford . Towards the end of his life, Waldock lived in Lathbury Road , North Oxford . REFERENCES * ^ Brownlie, Ian (2004). "Waldock, Sir (Claud) Humphrey Meredith (1904–1981)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography . Oxford University Press . doi :10.1093/ref:odnb/31793 . Retrieved 13 August 2012. * ^ "Lathbury Road". Kelly's Directory of Oxford (68th ed.). Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey: Kelly\'s Directories . 1976
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Francis Edward Evans
SIR FRANCIS EDWARD EVANS GBE KCMG DL (4 April 1897 – 21 August 1983) was a British diplomat. Born in Belfast , Ireland, he was educated at the city's Belfast Royal Academy before being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Irish Rifles in December 1916. After serving in the First World War, he entered the civil service in 1919, and the following year completed a course for new consular entrants at the London School of Economics . Between 1920 and 1926 Evans was the British vice-consul at New York City , and for another three years after that at Boston . In 1929, he was sent to Colón, Panama , remaining there until 1932, when he again returned to the United States. He subsequently spent five years as consul at Los Angeles, and after a period at the Foreign Office he returned to New York as consul general there, an appointment he held until 1950
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Ralph Clarmont Skrine Stevenson
SIR RALPH CLARMONT SKRINE STEVENSON, GCMG , MLC , CP (16 May 1895 – 23 June 1977) was a British diplomat. He was the son of Surgeon-General, H.W. Stevenson and was educated at Wellington College and University College, Oxford. He married Helen Barbara Izabel Boreel in 1921 and they had one son. He had served in the Rifle Brigade during the First World War, becoming Captain in 1917. His diplomatic career began as 3rd Secretary to the Diplomatic Service in 1919; 2nd Secretary in 1921 and 1st Secretary in 1928. Moving through positions of acting Counselor (1937); Counselor (1938) he became Minister in 1941. During this period he served with the Foreign Office in missions at Copenhagen, Berlin, Sofia, The Hague, Cairo and Barcelona. In 1943, he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia , a post he held until 1946
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Charles Kingsley Webster
SIR CHARLES KINGSLEY WEBSTER KCMG (25 July 1886 – August 1961) was a Cambridge-trained historian and British diplomat . He was educated at King\'s College, Cambridge as well as the Merchant Taylors\' School, Crosby . After leaving Cambridge University , he went on to become a professor at Harvard , Oxford , and the London School of Economics . He also served as President of the British Academy from 1950-1954. In addition to his career in academia, Webster worked extensively in the Foreign Office , especially in the United States, and was a leading supporter of the new United Nations , as he had been of the League of Nations
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Frank Godbould Lee
SIR FRANK GODBOULD LEE, GCMG , KCB , PC (26 August 1903 – 23 April 1971) was a British public servant and Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge . Lee was born in Colchester
Colchester
, Essex
Essex
in 1903 and educated at Brentwood School and Downing College, Cambridge
Downing College, Cambridge
where he read English. After Cambridge he joined the civil service in the Colonial Office
Colonial Office
where he stayed from 1926 until 1940. He then moved to the Treasury
Treasury
and was Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Food when he was knighted in January 1950. In 1951 he became Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade , before eventually moving back to the Treasury
Treasury
and becoming Joint Permanent Secretary
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Roy Welensky
SIR ROLAND "ROY" WELENSKY, KCMG (né Raphael Welensky; 20 January 1907 – 5 December 1991) was a Northern Rhodesian politician and the second and last prime minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland . Born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe ) to an Afrikaner mother and a Lithuanian Jewish father, he moved to Northern Rhodesia, became involved with the trade unions, and entered the colonial legislative council in 1938. There, he campaigned for the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia (the latter under white self-government, the former under the colonial office). Although unsuccessful, he succeeded in the formation of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, a state within the British Empire that sought to retain predominant power for the white minority while moving in a progressive political direction, in contrast to apartheid South Africa
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Henry Ashley Clarke
SIR (HENRY) ASHLEY CLARKE GCMG GCVO FSA (26 June 1903 – 20 January 1994) was a British diplomat who was ambassador to Italy. Later he was chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Honours * 3 Family * 4 Frances Clarke * 5 Publications * 6 References * 7 External links CAREERHenry Ashley Clarke was educated at Repton School and Pembroke College, Cambridge , and joined the Diplomatic Service in 1925. He served at Budapest , Warsaw , Constantinople , Geneva (for the General Disarmament Conference ) and Tokyo. He was Minister at Lisbon 1944–46 and at Paris 1946–49 under the ambassadors Duff Cooper and Sir Oliver Harvey . From 1949 to 1953 he served at the Foreign Office as assistant Under-Secretary , then deputy Under-Secretary. He was officially present at the funeral of King George VI at Windsor in February 1952. In 1953 he received his last appointment as Ambassador to Italy where he remained for nine years, an unusually long period
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Mayurbhanj State
MAYURBHANJ STATE (or Morbhanj) (Odia : ମୟୁରଭଞ୍ଜ ରାଜ୍ୟ) was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj . It was one of the largest states of the Eastern States Agency and one of the three states of the Bengal States Agency . The emblem of the state were two peacocks for according to legend the ancestors of the ancient rulers originated from a peafowl's eyes. The state included a vast mountainous area inhabited by many different people groups such as the Santal , Ho and Kisan people . Its former territory lies in the present-day state of Odisha , bordering West Bengal . The capital of the state was the town of Baripada since the 15th century and Daspur was another important town. Large tracts of Mayurbhanj State were covered with forest
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Azam Jah
AZAM JAH, DAMAT WALASHAN SAHEBZADA NAWAB SIR MIR HIMAYAT ALI KHAN SIDDIQI BAHADUR BAYAFFENDI (Urdu : اعظم جاہ داماد والاشان صاحب زادہ نواب سر میر حمایت علی خان بہادر بے آفندی‎) (21/22 February 1907 – 9 October 1970) was the eldest son of the seventh and last Nizam
Nizam
of Hyderabad , Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi Asif Jah VII and mother Sahebzadi Azam unisa Begum d/o Sahebzada Mir Jhangir Ali Khan Siddiqi In 1936 he was given the courtesy title of Prince
Prince
of Berar , a territory of the Nizam
Nizam
then leased in perpetuity to the British and administered by them
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