Sir Wilfrid Joseph Sim KBE MC OStJ QC (3 November 1890 – 5 November 1974) was a notable New Zealand lawyer and soldier. He was born in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand in 1890.
The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and other ranks of the British Armed Forces, and formerly awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries.
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He was appointed an Officer of the Order of St John in 1946.In the 1951 New Year Honours he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for public services.
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order.
Sim was a Christchurch City Councillor from 1925 to 1927.He was a member of the National Party and became its president for seven years from 1944 to 1951.
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