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FIVE. Sir Cleveland Fyfe (journalist, later General Secretary of the National Farmers' Union).

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FIVE. Sir Cleveland Fyfe (journalist, later General Secretary of the National Farmers' Union).
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B.W.M. & V.M. (Capt. C. Fyfe); Defence Medal; Jubilee 1935 (unnamed); Coronation 1937 (unnamed).

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B.W.M. & V.M. (Capt. C. Fyfe); Defence Medal; Jubilee 1935 (unnamed); Coronation 1937 (unnamed). With a set of relating miniatures, mtd as worn, showing additional entitlement to a C.B.E. With full details including M.I.C. confirming the Pair for service in France from 14/3/17 - 20th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, Coy. Sgt-Major Liverpool Regt. (Labour Coy.), Capt. & Adjt. 31st Labour Group H.Q. He applied for, but was not granted, the T.F.W.M. and the Pair was issued to him on 2/2/22 at 14 Ulysses Road, West Hampstead, London NW6. Sir Cleveland Fyfe Kt. C.B.E. was born in Aberdeen in 1888, son of Mr. W.T. Fyfe M.A.; his half-brother was David Maxwell Fyfe, a Conservative M.P. and one-time Solicitor-General who became Home Secretary and Lord Chancellor. The recipient was educated at George Watson's College and Edinburgh University. He served with the Q.R.V.B. Royal Scots 1905-06; enlisted in the Universities and Public Schools Brigade in September 1914; commissioned July 1917; A./Capt. April 1918; served in France 1917-18 (Arras, Somme, Nieuport, Hazebrouck); Army of Occupation 1919. After an early career in journalism he went into public life and held a variety of posts - General Secretary of the National Farmers' Union 1932-44 (for which he was knighted in 1943); Assistant Commissioner, Ministry of Labour; Parliamentary Secretary to the N.F.U.; Secretary and Chairman of the Milk Marketing Board (C.B.E. 1935); member of a Treasury Committee; delegate to the Empire Producers' Conference in Australia; Red Cross Agricultural Fund; President of the Finchley St. John Ambulance Association and of the Finchley Conservative Association; editor of N.F.U. publications and originator of the N.F.U. news service, monthly journal and year book. He was an acknowledged expert on farming although he never himself farmed; and he played a major role in planning food production during the Second World War. A portrait of Sir Cleveland is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. He died on 1/3/59 at Barnet General Hospital, his address at the time was 7 Wentworth Park, Finchley, Middx.

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Condition Good VF
Item Code 1539

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