Lt.-Gen. Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie

Lt.-Gen. Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie

Male 1893 - 1977  (83 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 8 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie 
    Prefix Lt.-Gen. 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 26 Sep 1893 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 May 1977 
    Person ID I1402798  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Willoughby Norrie at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 27 May 2018 

    Father George Edward Moke Norrie 
    Mother Beatrice Stephen 
    Family ID F320208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jocelyn Helen Gosling,   d. 7 Mar 1938 
    Married 09 Jun 1922 
    Children 
     1. Diana Norrie,   b. 07 May 1923
     2. Rosemary Norrie,   b. 28 Mar 1926
     3. George Willoughby Moke Norrie,   b. 27 April 1936
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F1300785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Patricia Merryweather Bainbridge 
    Married 28 Nov 1938 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Photos
    Willoughby and Patricia Norrie
    Willoughby and Patricia Norrie
    Governor General Sir Willoughby Norrie and Lady Norrie with H H Podmore (Mayor of Foxton) during a…
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F1300786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Willoughby Norrie (r)
    Willoughby Norrie (r)
    Sir Willoughby Norrie (right) meeting Prime Minister Ben Chifley (left) and Premier of South…

  • Notes 
    • 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.)


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