New Years Honours 1 January 1953 Dolph Kitto

Awarded for Services to Sport

New Years Honours 1 January 1953 included a MBE for my Grandfather Charles Adolph Kitto of Wellington, New Zealand for services to Sport. An MBE is a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. My Grandfathers was in the civil section.

London Gazette MBE

London Gazette Extract

While this was spoken family history I found online his name included in the Supplement to the London Gazette, 1 January 1953. He appears on the right-hand side, six people down.  Click the image to see a larger view.

The area of sport, he was involved were numerous. In his younger years, he participated and later on was involved in numerous sports bodies. They included membership on the NZ Rugby Union executive for 16 years, Assistant Manager for the NZ team at the Empire Games held in Sydney February 1938, development of a centre for Athletics in Wellington, President of Athletics NZ in 1940-1941, a representative on the NZ Olympics Council and adviser to the government on sporting matters. He was on the Wellington Amateur Athletics club committee for 36 years and Patron of Worser Bay Boat also.

Charles Adolph Kitto

CA Kitto 1883-1953

Charles Adolph Kitto

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2 thoughts on “New Years Honours 1 January 1953 Dolph Kitto”

  1. How very interesting 🙂 It must be fascinating to go in depth into your family tree, and then find men and women of courage or nobility somewhere in the archives. I think the greatest claim to fame of any of my lot was that someone gave a name to a Potato!

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