Thomas Threader Garland

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Thomas Threader Garland MBE (7 February 1877 7 July 1964) was a New Zealand businessman, broadcaster, Methodist lay preacher and choirmaster. He was born in London, England, on 7 February 1877. [1]

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In the 1951 King's Birthday Honours, Garland was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community, especially as a conductor of children's choirs. [2]

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  1. Day, Patrick. "Thomas Threader Garland". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. "No. 39245". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 June 1951. p. 3100.