Advisory War Council

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Advisory War Council

CATHCART, Edward Provan (1877 - 1954), Hon. Lt-Col RAMC; Regius Prof. of Physiology, Glasgow Univ., 1928–47, now Emeritus; Hon. Fellow, Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow; late Mem. War Cabinet Scientific Committee on Food Policy; late Member Adv. Council on Education in Scotland; late Member Medical Advisory Committee (Scotland); late Member Agricultural Research Council (Privy Council); late Member Medical Research Council (Privy Council); late Member Army Hygiene Advisory Committee; late Member General Medical Council; late Chairman Industrial Health Research Board; late Member Advisory Committee on Agricultural Science, Development Commission; late Chairman Scottish Health Services Committee; Member Advisory Committee on Nutrition, Ministry of Health; late Member Committee on Nutrition in the Colonial Empire (Economic Advisory Council); late Member National Advisory Council on Physical Training (Scotland)

TOPLEY, William Whiteman Carlton (1886 - 1944), Hon. Physician to the King since 1941; Hon. Fellow, St John’s College, Cambridge; Secretary of Agricultural Research Council since 1941; Member of War Cabinet Scientific Advisory Committee, and of Colonial Research Advisory Committee

HUGHES, William Morris (1864 - 1952), QC 1919; MP for Bradfield, in Federal Parliament of Australia; Member Australian Advisory War Council; late Leader of United Australia Party

CURTIN, John (1885 - 1945), PC 1942; Prime Minister of Australia since 1941; Minister of Defence since 1942; Minister of Defence Co-ordination, 1941–42; Chairman Advisory War Council since 1941

ABNEY, William de Wiveleslie (1843 - 1921), Adviser to the Board of Education (Science Department) since 1903; Member of the Advisory Council for Education to the War Office, 1903

MALLON, James Joseph (1875 - 1961), JP; Warden of Toynbee Hall, 1919–54; Hon. Adviser to the Minister of Food on Feeding in Air Raid Shelters; Member National Trust, 1941; Advisory Cttee on Internment and Repatriation of Enemy Aliens, 1939; Ministry of Labour Committee on Employment of Artists in War-time, 1939; Chairman of the People’s Palace; Hon. Sec. of Wages Councils Advisory Council, Hon. Treasurer Workers’ Educational Assoc., Workers’ Travel Assoc.; Member Economic Advisory Council, Industrial Court, Central National Service Committee for Great Britain, and Aliens Deportation Advisory Committee (Home Office); Chairman of London Council for Voluntary Occupation during Unemployment

DOUGHTY, Charles (1878 - 1956), Recorder of Brighton, 1939–55; Bencher and lately Treasurer of the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple; Chairman of Wholesale Food Joint Industrial Council; late Chairman: War Service Grants Advisory Committee, Special Grants Committee of Ministry of Pensions; Sugar Confectionery, and Preserved Food Trade Council; Milk Distributive Trade Council; Conciliation Board for the Trawling Industry of Hull; Furniture Trades Jt Industrial Council; Retail Food Trade Industrial Council; Agricultural Wages Board

GOODWIN, William (1873 - 1953), formerly Advisory and Research Chemist, South-Eastern Agricultural College, Wye; formerly Principal, Midland Agricultural and Dairy College, Sutton Bonington and Kingston-on-Soar; Official Agricultural Analyst of Notts and Lindsey (Lincs) County Councils; late Secy Notts War Agricultural Committee

ALLOM, Charles Carrick (1865 - 1947), Founder of White, Allom & Co., London, Montreal, New York, decorative artists and contractors, Contractors to Admiralty and War Office for High Explosive Shells, architectural contractors, London and New York; Past President Faculty Architects and Surveyors; Registered Architect; Vice-President Incorporated Association Architects; Architects Registration Council; Founder of Gosport Aircraft Company; Member of Board of Education’s Advisory Committee on Art Education; Local Government Board Buildings Committee and Reconstruction Council; Royal Commissioner, Brussels, Turin and Rome International Exhibitions 1911 and 1912; Council Empire Exhibition, 1923; Council Yacht Racing Association; Ex-Commodore Royal London Yacht Club

DREVER, James (1873 - 1950), Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Edinburgh; Knight of Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav; Chairman, Royal Blind Asylum and School, Edinburgh, and Scottish National Institute for Blinded Soldiers, etc., 1941–44; Chairman, Executive Committee, Scottish National Institute; Member, Advisory Committee, S. P. Branch, War Office, since 1941; President, Scottish Child Guidance Council, since 1935; President, XIIth International Congress of Psychology, Edinburgh, 1948; Editor, British Journal of Psychology Monographs, and Assistant Editor of British Journal of Psychology

THORPE, Jocelyn (Field) (1872 - 1940), Professor of Organic Chemistry in the University of London (Imperial College), 1914–38, then Professor Emeritus; Advisory Council Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1916–22; Chemical Defence Committee, War Office; President Indian Chemical Services Committee, 1919–20; Member Safety in Mines Research Board, 1924–35, and Chairman Explosives in Mines Committee, Department of Mines, and Member Dye-stuffs Development Committee Board of Trade, 1925–34; President of the Chemical Society, 1928–31, and Member of Council of the Royal Society (1923–25), and President, Institute of Chemistry, 1933–36; Longstaff Medallist, Chemical Society, 1921; Davy Medallist, Royal Society, 1922

EDINGTON, George Henry (1870 - 1943), Hon. Consulting Surgeon, late Visiting Surgeon, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, and Lecturer Clinical Surgery, University of Glasgow; Examiner in Surgery, University of Glasgow; Member of the King’s Bodyguard for Scotland (The Royal Company of Archers); Member, Glasgow University Court since 1939; Member of Council of Scottish National Blood Transfusion Association, 1940; Member, Scottish Civil Nursing Reserve Advisory Council, 1940–43; President Royal Philosophical Society, Glasgow, 1940–43; President Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society, 1936–38; President Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, 1927–29 and Representative to General Medical Council, 1928–40; Medical Referee, Sheriffdom of Lanark; member of Council and of Executive British Red Cross Society, Scottish Branch, and was Chairman of Executive, 1930–42; Chairman, War Pensions Committee, Glasgow, since 1933; late Hon. Colonel RAMC Units Lowland Division

BARCROFT, Joseph (1872 - 1947), Director of Unit of Animal Physiology (Agricultural Research Council), since 1941; Fellow and formerly Lecturer, King’s College, Cambridge; Member, Chemical Warfare Committee of the War Office, 1917, and formerly of the Ministry of Munitions; Member, Chemical Board, Ministry of Supply, 1939; Member, Army Medical Directorate Consultative Committee, 1928–43, RAF Medical Advisory Board and Agricultural Research Council, 1938–43; Chairman, Food Investigation Board; Member, Advisory Council of Department, Scientific and Industrial Research, 1939–44; Foreign Member, Société Royale des Sciences Medicales et Naturelles de Bruxelles; Konigle Danske Videnskabernes Selskub; K. Akademie Halle; Société de Chemie Biologique, Paris; Chinese Physiological Society; American Physiological Society; Corr. Member, Société de Biologie, Paris, Czeckoslovak Society of Physicians, Bratislav, Czeck Society of Physicians, Prague; and Des Moines Academy of Medicine; Hon. Member, National Academy of Buenos Aires, Biological Society of Argentina, Kungl Fysiografiska Sällekapets i Lund, National Academy of Medicine of Mexico and American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Foreign Associate Member, National Academy of Sciences; Foreign Associate Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA

McGRATH, (Joseph) Charles (1875 - 1951), Hon. Col KOYLI Regt 1944; Solicitor; late Clerk of the Peace of the West Riding of Yorkshire and Clerk to the County Council; County Solicitor; Solicitor to the West Riding of Yorkshire Asylums Board; Clerk to numerous County Committees; Clerk to the West Riding Licensing Compensation and Confirming Authorities; County Registration and Returning Officer; Clerk to the Lord Lieutenant’s Advisory Committee; Deputy Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence, North Eastern Region, 1939–41; Clerk of War Zone Courts North East Region; President of Royal Artillery Association; Hon. Secretary of Officers’ Association Branch of British Legion, West Riding District; Pres. of Institute of Public Administration, Central and North Yorkshire Regional Group, etc

BLOMFIELD, Reginald (1856 - 1942), Past President, Gold Medallist, Royal Institute of British Architects; late Member, Royal Commission of Fine Art; Member of Board of Ancient Monuments and of Advisory Council Victoria and Albert Museum; a Principal Architect of Imperial War Graves Commission; Hon. Member, American Academy of Arts and Letters; Officer de l’instruction publique and Hon. Corresponding Member of Societé des Architectes Diplomés de France and of Society of Architects of Argentine; Hon. Member of Royal Academy of Belgium; Hon. Member of National Academy of Design of America; a Vice-President, Royal Historical Society; Chevalier of the Legion of Honour; Officer of the Orders of the Crown and Leopold I, Leopold II of Belgium; Architect

EVANS, E. Vincent (died 1934), RHistS; Member of Council, Editor of Transactions, and Secretary to the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and the Cymmrodorion Record Series Fund; and Secretary and Editor of the publications of the National Eisteddfod Association (from 1881); Hon. Secretary of the Welsh National Presentation to King George V and Queen Mary, 1893; Governor of the University of Wales; Member of Council and Governor University College of North Wales, Bangor; Member of Council and Governor University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Member of Council and Governor of the National Museum; Governor and Member of Council of the National Library, Wales; Member of the Board of Celtic Studies, and Chairman of the Archæological Sub Committee; Chairman and Hon. Treasurer of the London Welsh Charitable Aid Society; Chairman of the Executive Committee of the London Welsh Battalions, 1914–18; Hon. Treasurer of National Fund for Welsh Troops, 1915–19; Joint Honorary Treasurer of the Welsh National Fund, 1918; Trustee of the Welsh Troops’ Children’s Fund, 1918–30; Trustee of the National War Museum; Chairman and Treasurer of the London Welsh Belgian Refugees Fund, 1914–15; PM and Treasurer London Welsh Lodge of Freemasons; first WM Gwynedd Lodge; PZ London Welsh Chapter; PGD; and PGAS; Vice-President and Member of Executive Committee of the Cambrian Archæological Association, President 1918; Member of the Council of the Royal Drawing Society; Member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer of the Welsh Folk-Song Society; Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Welsh Bibliographical Society; Chairman of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire, and Member of the Royal Commission on Public Records; Chairman of the Advisory Board on Ancient Monuments (Wales); JP Merioneth; High Sheriff, 1919–20

Ashley-Cooper, Anthony (1869 - 1961), HM Lieut Co. Dorset, 1916–52; Chm. Dorset County Council, 1924–46; late Development Commissioner under the Development Fund Act 1910 (Chairman of the Commission, 1946–48); Younger Brother of Trinity House; Vice-Pres. Royal Choral Soc.; Provincial Grand Master of Dorset, 1902–52; Pres., Shaftesbury Society; late President of the English Church Union, and Member National Church Assembly; late Chairman National Advisory Council to the Ministry of Labour for Juvenile Employment in England and Wales; Bailiff of Egle and Bailiff Grand Cross in the Order of St John of Jerusalem; Brig.-General Commanding 1st South-West Mounted Brigade, 1913–16; served European War, 1914–18; retired with hon. rank of Brig.-Gen.; late Hon. Col North Irish Horse; Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, 1910–22; Commissioner of Congested Districts Board for Ireland, 1902–14; Chancellor of Queen’s Univ. of Belfast till 1923; HM Lieutenant for Co. of Antrim, 1911–16; Grand Officer Legion of Honour


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