BY LORD FORSTER
CEREMONY AT GOVERNMENT
In a brilliant setting at Government House yesterday Lord Forster, the Governor-General, acting under Royal Letters Patent, invested a number of recipients of orders with the insignia of the rank conferred upon them, and presented decorations to others. The ceremony took place in the drawing room, which the Governor General entered accom- panied by Lady Forstor, Sir Walter Davidson and Dame Margaret Davidson. The Governor Generals staff were Captain Lord Digby, D.S.O., M.C., A.D.C., Captain Lawrence, A.D.C., Captain A. G. S. Goodfcllow, A.D.C. , and Brigadier General G Macarthur Onslow, CMG, DSO, VD, hon ADC. The Governor was attended by Major J Egerton ADC and Captain d'Apice hon ADC, Vice-Admiral Dumaresq, Major General Sir Charles Rosenthal, Sir
Joseph Cook (Acting Prime Minister), and Major General Sir Granville Ryrie(Assistant Minister for Defence) were also present. Full dress uniform was worn by their Excellencies
and staff officers.
Passing through a detachment of the First Battery, Field Artillery bearing lances the knights were the first to advance towards the the Vice-Regal dais. Each was invested with the ribbon of the order and the star and kneeling, was after being lightly touched upon the shoulder by his Excellency's sword, bidden to rise. Only the knights thus knelt. Those who followed bowed acknowledgement of the honour conferred upon them. With each his Excellency exchanged a cordial handshake.
A guard of honour was furnished by HMAS Brisbane, and the band by HMAS Melbourne. The military officer in charge
was Colonel Thornthwaite.
The recipients of honours were -
Sir ALFRED MEEKS, M.L.C., formerly pre-
sident of the Y.M.C.A.
Sir HENRY YULE BRADDON, president of
the N.S.W. War Chest.
Sir THOMAS HENLEY, formerly Comforts
Sir ARTHUR RICKARD, president of the
Mr. GEORGE F. EARP, M.L.C., Consul-Gen
eral for Poland.
Mr. RICHARD BEAUMONT ORCHARD, for- merly M.P. for Nepean and Minister for Re- cruiting.
Captain FREDERICK GEORGE WALEY, for- merly Feder. 1 Coal Controller and organiser of the Naval Transport Coaling Battalion.
Mr. FRANK CRIDLAND, who served on the Australian Comforts Fund Staff in England
Mr. LANCELOT B. de MOLE, for services respecting the invention of military tanks.
Mr. CHARLES A. EARP, prominent in or-
ganising relief for distressed Poles. |
Mr. WILLIAM DOWNS JOHNSTON, Who organised the "strong posts" in Sydney and
did other war work.
Mr. WILLIAM VICARS, for services for the Red Cross
Mr. CHARLES ALFRED LE MAISTRE
WALKER, organiser and secretary of the Citizens' War Chest Fund.
Lieut.-Colonel V. DE GAY BRERETON. Major W. D. BUSBY.
Mr. ARCHIBALD L. BLYTHE, director of
the Red Cross ameliorative committee.
Mr. WILLIAM J. COCHRANE, of Wollon-
Mr. FRANCIS W. HIXSON, representative of the Australian Navy on the general council
of the Comforts Fund.
Mr. EDGAR ANTHONY HOLDEN, a mem- ber of the executive of the War Chest Fund throughout its existence.
Mr. JOHN LEITCH, a member of the War Chest executive representing the industrial
Mr. HERBERT LYSAGHT, a member of the War Chest executive fund of the general coun-
cil of the Australian Comforts Fund .
Mr. JAMES NANGLE, superintendent of the Sydney Technical Training College, and an organiser of the vocational training activities
of the Repatriation Department.
Mr. JAMES RUSSELL SINCLAIR, a member of the committee of Graythwaite Red Cross
Mr. PEARSON W. TEWKESBURY, origina-
tor of the Kitchener Flag Fund scheme.
Mr. HERBERT JAMES PRESTON, who at the outbreak of the war took a motor ambu- lance he purchased to France, and drove it until invalided back to Sydney, and subse- quently was Red Cross Commissioner in Egypt.
Mrs. VIOLET BENNETT, of 52 Macleay street, a member of the N.S.W. executive ot the Red Cross, and for some time director
of the Voluntary Aids.
Mrs. SARAH ELIZABETH DOWNES, of Narrabeen, who played a prominent part as a speaker during the recruiting and Peace Loan
Mrs. EVA HORDERN, of Ripley Lodge, Ele mang-arenue, Kirribilli Point, a member of the N.S.W. Red Cross executive, and hon. sec- retary of Graythwaite Red Cross Home.
Mrs. PAULINE REID, of Omrah Private Hospital, Darlinghurst-road, formerly of Lon- don, where she did important work in the prisoners of war department of the Red
Mrs. SARAH ANN TRIM, of the Caledonian Hotel, Tamworth, a leader in the organisa- tion of patriotic funds In the northern part
of the State.
Miss CLAIRE F. GARVAN, of Rosemont, Ocean-street, Woollahra, who was in charge of the Red Cross Motor Transport Service, in Sydney throughout the war.
Miss MARJORIE M. L. MORT, who shared with Miss Gladys Owen, O B.E, the work of secretary of the New South Wales division of the Red Cross Society.
M.B.E. Mr. ANDREW ELDER.
Major JAMES MARCH HARDIE. Major JOHN WILSON.
Captain ORMOND DOUGLAS BISSET.
Alderman WILLIAM McELHONE, for as- sistance to the Red Cross work in the In- quiry bureau.
Mr. ALBERT EDWARD BARTON, who was financial adviser to the A.LF. Canteen Board, and of the Repatriation Department.
Mr. JOHN H. CAMPBELL. of the Royal Mint, chairman of the A.LF. Canteen Fund In New South Wales.
Mr. ROBERT JAMES CRAIG.
Mr. HERBERT VIVIAN HORDERN, assist- ant Red Cross Commissioner in Egypt.
Mr. THOMAS P. H. NANCE.
Miss ANNIE ALTHEA EVANS, of The Oriental, Cremorne, who presided as offlcer-ln charge of the Mosman V.A.D., over the An-
Lieutenant-Colonel J. M. C. CORBETTE, 2nd Division Engineers.
Lieutenant-Colonel II. D. K. MACARTNEY, Australian Field Artillery,
Major A. D. REID, Fourth Light Horse. Lieutenant H. C. FITZGERALD.
ROYAL AIR FORCE CROSS.
Captain GEOFFREY F. HUGHES, M.C. ROYAL RED CROSS AND GREEK
Matron E.H. DRAPER, of Helenie Private Hospital, Randwick, five years nursing ser- vice in Egypt, France, and Greece.
ROYAL RED CROSS.
Mrs B. RAWSON (Sister V. Steel), of Waitara, Tahlee-street, Burwood - nursing service at Waziristan, Indian Frontier, and Egypt.