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VOL. 74.] SAINT GEORGE'S, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1956. [No. 58.]
H IS Excellency the Governor deeply regrets to announce the death of Mr. Terence
Bertrand Comissiong, O.B.E., Private Secretary and Aide-de-Camp, which occurred
at 2 p.m. today at the Colony Hospital.
Mr. COMISSIONG, prior to appointment as Private Secretary and Aidc-de-
Camp to Sir Edward Beetbam on 1st November, 1953, served the Government
of Grenada in varying capacities for forty-five years.
Born April p0th, 1893, he entered the Civil Service on 24th April, 1908, in
the Colonial Secretariat and on 1st January, 1914, was transferred to the
Governor's Office staff.
Enlisting for active service in World War I he left Grenada on 19th
September, 1915, with the B.W.I. Regiment and was awarded the Meritorious
Service Medal in German East Africa on 3rd June, 1918. In recognition of his
War service, he was made a Justice of the Peace for Grenada on 19th July, 1919.
After demobilisation on October, 1910, he re-entered the Civil Service on
1st December of the same year and was attached to the Secretariat where he
served continuously till 1st January, 1343, when he was appointed Colonial
Treasurer. In the Secretariat, Mr. (CoarmsONG had also been Clerk to the
Executive and Legislative Councils, Secretary of numerous Committees and an
invaluable organiser for several special events, including the George V Silver
Jubilee, the George VI Coronation and the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation
He held the George V Jubilee Medal, the George VI Coronation Medal and
in 1943 was awarded the M.B E. in the George VI birthday honours list. On
the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 he was made an O.B.E.
Mr. COMIssIONG acted on numerous occasions as Administrat:,r and
Governor's Deputy during 19J-1-48.
In November, 1948, he was permanncltly appointed Assistant Administrator,
retiring in this post on 31 st March, 1953.
24th September, 1956.
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380 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 24, 1956.- (No. 58.)
AS a mark of respect to the late Mr. TERENCE COMISSIONG, O.B.E., Private Secretary
and Aide-de-Camp to His Excellency the Governor, the Presentation of Decora-
tions and Medals arranged to take place at Government House, St. George's, on
Saturday the 29th September, 1956, has been postponed. The date to be appointed
for this ceremony will be announced later.
Those invited to the Ceremony on Saturday the 29th September are requested
to be good enough to take this notice as an intimation of its postponement.
25th September, 1956.
PrJNTED BY 'I FIR GOVERN-MENT PRINTER AT TBE G DVRNMBNT PRINTING OFFICE