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1946 New Year Honours
The 1946 New Year Honours
New Year Honours
were appointments by many of the Commonwealth Realms
Commonwealth Realms
of King George VI
George VI
to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries, and to celebrate the passing of 1945 and the beginning of 1946
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Commonwealth Realms
A Commonwealth realm
Commonwealth realm
is a sovereign state that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
and shares the same person, currently Queen Elizabeth II, as its head of state and reigning constitutio
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William Reginald Halliday
Sir William Reginald Halliday
William Reginald Halliday
(26 September 1886 – 25 November 1966) was a historian and archaeologist who served as Principal of King's College London from 1928 to 1952. Born in British Honduras
British Honduras
in 1886, Halliday was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford
New College, Oxford
graduating with a first in Literae Humaniores. He also spent time studying at the Berlin University
Berlin University
and at the British School at Athens. He lectured in Greek History and Archaeology
Archaeology
and the University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
(1911–1914) before becoming Rathbone Professor of Ancient History at the University of Liverpool (1914–1928). He was then made Principal of King's College London in 1928, and remained in the post until 1952
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Donald Coleman Bailey
Sir Donald Coleman Bailey, OBE (15 September 1901 – 5 May 1985) was an English civil engineer who invented the Bailey bridge. Field Marshal Montgomery is recorded as saying that "without the Bailey bridge, we should not have won the war."Contents1 Background 2 Honours and awards 3 References 4 External links 5 GalleryBackground[edit] Bailey attended Rotherham
Rotherham
Grammar School and The Leys School
The Leys School
in Cambridge. He pursued a BEng degree from University of Sheffield
University of Sheffield
and graduated in 1923. Bailey was a civil servant in the War Office
War Office
when he designed his bridge. Another engineer, A. M
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Harold Idris Bell
Sir Harold Idris Bell CB OBE (2 October 1879 – 22 January 1967) was a British papyrologist (specialising in Roman Egypt) and scholar of Welsh literature. Bell was born at Epworth, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
to an English father and a Welsh mother. He was educated at Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School
and Oriel College, Oxford. In 1903,[1][2] he joined the British Museum
British Museum
as an assistant in the Department of Manuscripts and remained there his entire working life, becoming Deputy Keeper of the Department in 1927[3] and Keeper in 1929.[4] He retired in 1944. Bell was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(OBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours for his wartime services as editor of the Food Supplement of the Daily Review of the Foreign Press
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Thomas Bennett (architect)
Sir Thomas Penberthy Bennett KBE
KBE
FRIBA
FRIBA
(1887 – 29 January 1980) was a renowned English architect, responsible for much of the development of the new towns of Crawley
Crawley
and Stevenage.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Career 1.3 Death2 tp bennett 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Early life[edit] Thomas Bennett was born in 1887 in Paddington, London.[1] He trained as an architect at Regent Street Polytechnic while employed in the drawing office of the London
London
and North Western Railway. He went on to study at the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
School. Career[edit] He joined the Office of Works (later Ministry of Works) in 1911. A career in both education and government followed, until setting up his own practice in 1921
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Roland Burrows
Sir Roland Burrows (1882–1952) was a British judge and legal writer. Burrows was called to the bar by the Inner Temple
Inner Temple
in January 1904, was appointed King's Counsel
King's Counsel
in 1932, and became a bencher of the Inner Temple in 1940. He was Recorder of Chichester from 1926 to 1928, and again in 1951. He was Recorder of Cambridge from 1928 onwards. He was the managing editor of the second edition of Halsbury's Laws of England and the author of Interpretation of Documents
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Clive Forster-Cooper
Sir
Sir
Clive Forster Cooper, FRS (3 April 1880 – 23 August 1947) was an English palaeontologist and Director of the Cambridge University Museum of Zoology and Natural History Museum in London. He was the first to describe Paraceratherium, also commonly known as Indricotherium or Baluchitherium, the largest known land mammal.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Early career 3 Work at the University of Cambridge 4 Directorship of the Natural History Museum 5 Private life 6 Publications 7 NotesEarly life[edit] He was born on 3 April 1880 in Hampstead, London, the second child and only son of John Forster Cooper and his wife Mary Emily Miley. His maternal grandfather, Miles Miley, was an amateur botanist and naturalist, and encouraged Clive Forster-Cooper in his interest in natural history
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Charles Drummond Ellis
Sir Charles Drummond Ellis
Charles Drummond Ellis
FRS[1] (b.Hampstead, 11 August 1895; died Cookham
Cookham
10 January 1980) was an English physicist and scientific administrator. His work on the magnetic spectrum of the beta-rays helped to develop a better understanding of nuclear structure.[2]Contents1 Education and internment 2 Career after the war 3 Discovery of the neutrino 4 Later career 5 References 6 Further readingEducation and internment[edit] Ellis was the son of Abraham Charles Ellis, a general manager of the Metropolitan Railway, and Isabelle Flockart Carswell. He won a scholarship to Harrow School
Harrow School
where he excelled academically as well as at sport. In 1913 he became a cadet in the Royal Military Academy in preparation for a career in the Royal Engineers. He was holidaying in Germany the following summer when World War I broke out
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Arthur Fforde
Sir Arthur Frederic Brownlow fforde, GBE, (23 August 1900 – 26 June 1985) was an English solicitor, civil servant, headmaster, writer and businessman. The surname fforde is spelled with two lowercase F's. Arthur fforde was educated at Rugby School
Rugby School
(SH 1914–1919, Head of School) and Trinity College, Oxford. As a solicitor, he became a partner in the law firm Linklaters
Linklaters
& Paines (now known as Linklaters) and also had helped establish the Unit trust.[1]In 1948 he returned to Rugby as head master, remaining until 1957,[2] when he became Chairman of the BBC. In 1964 he retired after a spell of ill-health and was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire the same year.[1] Occasional verses by Arthur fforde were published later in his life, until his death in 1985. References[edit]^ a b " BBC
BBC
Chairmen: fforde"
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Paul Gordon Fildes
Sir Paul Gordon Fildes OBE FRS (10 February 1882 – 5 February 1971) was a British pathologist and microbiologist who worked on the development of chemical-biological weaponry at Porton Down
Porton Down
during the Second World War.[2][3][4]Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Career 1.3 World War II 1.4 Later years2 Works 3 ReferencesBiography[edit] Early life[edit] Fildes was born in Kensington, London, the son of the artist Sir Luke Fildes and great grandson of reformist Mary Fildes, Paul attended Winchester School
Winchester School
and then studied surgery at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he obtained an MB BCh degree. Career[edit] Fildes served as a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, stationed at the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar
Royal Naval Hospital Haslar
(1915–19) during the First World War
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Charles Frederick Goodeve
Sir Charles Frederick Goodeve, OBE, FRS,[1] (21 February 1904 – 7 April 1980) was a Canadian chemist and pioneer in operations research for the British. During World War II, he was instrumental in developing the "hedgehog" antisubmarine warfare weapon and the degaussing[2] method for protecting ships from naval mines.Contents1 Biography 2 Work2.1 Naval service3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Goodeve was born in Neepawa, Manitoba, the son of Frederick W. Goodeve, an Anglican clergyman.[3] His early childhood was in Stonewall, Manitoba, but when he was around 10 years old the family moved to Winnipeg, where he grew up. He attended Kelvin High School and the University of Manitoba, passing his B.Sc. exams in 1925 in chemistry and physics, and receiving an M.Sc. electrochemistry in 1927
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Ian Morris Heilbron
Sir Ian Morris Heilbron DSO FRS (6 November 1886 – 14 September 1959) was a Scottish chemist,[2][3] who pioneered organic chemistry developed for therapeutic and industrial use.[4] Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Awards and honours 4 ReferencesEarly life and education[edit] Heilbron was born in Glasgow on 6 November 1886 and was educated at Glasgow High School and then the Royal Technical College. Following an award of a Carnegie Fellowship he went to the University of Leipzig
University of Leipzig
to study under Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch. Career[edit]Lecturer, Royal Technical College, 1909–14 Served as an officer in British Army, 1910–20, awarded a Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order
in 1918 for distinguished service related to operations in Salonika
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Ralph Bignell Ainsworth
Major-General Sir Ralph Bignell Ainsworth, CB, DSO, OBE, KStJ (20 September 1875 – 27 January 1952)[1] was a British physician, surgeon, and British Army
British Army
officer. From 1930 to 1935, he was Commandant of the Royal Army Medical College. During World War II, he served as Director of Medical Services of the Joint War Organization (formed by the British Red Cross Society
British Red Cross Society
and the Order of St John).[2][3]Contents1 Military career 2 Honours and decorations 3 Personal life 4 ReferencesMilitary career[edit] Ainsworth began his military career in the Royal Navy
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Eric Leadbitter
Sir Eric Cyril Egerton Leadbitter KCVO (/ˈlɛdˌbɪtər/; 8 June 1891 – 25 February 1971) was a British civil servant and novelist. Biography[edit] In 1937, Leadbitter was made Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.[1] In 1942 he became Clerk of the Privy Council, holding the position until 1951. He was made Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1951 Birthday Honours, having been made knight bachelor in 1946.[2][3] He married Irene Lloyd in 1918. Books[edit]The Road to Nowhere (1916) Perpetual Fires (1918) Rain Before Seven (1920) Shepherd's Warning (1921) Dead Reckoning (1922) The Evil that Men Do (1923)References[edit]^ "No. 34396". The London Gazette
The London Gazette
(Supplement). 11 May 1937. p. 3084.  ^ "No. 37407". The London Gazette
The London Gazette
(Supplement). 1 January 1946. p. 2.  ^ "No. 39243". The London Gazette
The London Gazette
(Supplement)
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Frank Charles Mears
Sir Frank Charles Mears PPRSA FRSE
FRSE
LLD (11 July 1880 – 25 January 1953) was an architect and Scotland's leading planning consultant from the 1930s to the early 1950s.[1]Contents1 Life and work 2 Projects 3 References 4 Online references 5 BibliographyLife and work[edit]Memorial tablet to Frank Mears, Warriston CrematoriumBorn in Tynemouth
Tynemouth
he moved to Edinburgh
Edinburgh
in 1897 when his father, Dr William Pope Mears, was appointed to a lecturing post in the Anatomy Department of Edinburgh
Edinburgh
University
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