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ROCKE, Cyril Edmund Alan (1876 - 1968), late Irish Guards; President British Legion, Menton Branch

YEATS, Jack Butler (died 1957), Officier de la Légion d’Honneur; Irish painter; Governor and Guardian National Gallery of Ireland

STRONGE, (Charles) Norman (Lockhart) (1894 - 1981), PC N Ireland, 1946; HM Lieutenant for Co. Armagh, since 1939; President, Royal British Legion, Northern Ireland Area, since 1946

Knox, Uchter John Mark (1856 - 1933), PC (Ireland), 1905; DL, JP, Knight of Justice of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in England; Officer Legion d’Honneur, 1919

MASSY, William Godfrey Dunham (1838 - 1906), DL, JP Co. Tipperary and a County and District Councillor; High Sheriff, 1899; Knight of the Legion of Honour; Col 5th Royal Irish Lancers

BROWN, Herbert (1869 - 1946), Organiser, British Farmers Red Cross Fund; Knight of Grace, Order of St John of Jerusalem: in charge of Appeal Branch, French Red Cross, 1918 (in England); Chairman Appeal Branch, Officers’ Association, 1920 and 1921; Chairman Appeal Branch of the British Legion on its formation in 1921; Governor St Thomas Hospital and Member of Star and Garter Management Committee; President National Association of British and Irish Millers, 1922; President, Croydon Hospital; Chevalier Legion of Honour (France); Officier Ordre Léopold (Belgium)

SAVORY, Douglas (Lloyd) (1878 - 1969), Officier de l’Instruction Publique; Officier de la Légion d’Honneur; Lieut; RNVR, formerly attached to Naval Staff. Intelligence Division, Admiralty; Professor of French Language and Romance Philology at the University of Belfast, 1909–40, Professor Emeritus since 1941; Commissioner of Intermediate Education for Ireland, 1920–22

REEVES-SMITH, George (died 1941), Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, 1938; Knight Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy, 1939; Vice-Chairman since 1916 and Managing Director since 1900 of the Savoy, Claridge’s, and Berkeley Hotels, London, and since 1904 of Simpsons in the Strand; Chairman of Council of Hotels and Restaurants Association of Great Britain since 1931 and Chairman of the Executive Committee since 1910; Chairman of the Coronation Accommodation Committee, 1937; Hon. President, International Hotel Alliance and a member of the Executive Committee; Chairman of Advisory Committee, Ministry of Labour Hotel and Catering Trades Employment Exchange; Member of Executive and Finance Committees of The Travel and Industrial Development Association of Great Britain and Ireland; Director of Savoy Theatre Ltd

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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Established in August 1803, under the command of Bernard MacSheehy, as a force recruited among United Irish exiles to prepare for a possible invasion of Ireland by Napoleonic France (see ...

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