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1893 - 1977 (83 years)
Has 2 ancestors and 8 descendants in this family tree.
||Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie |
||26 Sep 1893
||25 May 1977
||This person is also Willoughby Norrie at Wikipedia |
||27 May 2018 |
||Willoughby Norrie (r)|
Sir Willoughby Norrie (right) meeting Prime Minister Ben Chifley (left) and Premier of South…
- educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst
fought in the First World War, where he was wounded four times and was mentioned in despatches twice.
was awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) in 1915 and bar (1916).
was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1919
gained the rank of HQ Major in 1924
gained the rank of Colonel in 1935
fought in the Second World War
was GOC of the 1st Armoured Division in 1940
Lieutenant-General of the 30th Corps between 1941 and 1942
was appointed Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1942
was GOC of the Royal Armoured Corps in 1943.
was appointed Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.) in 1944
held the office of Governor of South Africa between 1944 and 1952
was appointed Knight Grand Cross, Order of St. Michael and St. George (G.C.M.G.) in 1952
held the office of Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of New Zealand between 1952 and 1957
was appointed Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1954
was created 1st Baron Norrie, of Wellington, New Zealand and Upton, co. Gloucester [U.K.] on 22 August 1957
was Chancellor, Order of the St. Michael and St. George between 1960 and 1968
was appointed Knight, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (K.St.J.)
was appointed Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (F.R.S.A.)