Award given to Geoffrey Tremaine, a lawyer and Mayor of Palmerston North 1947 - 1956. "Elizabeth R [signature] Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Queen, Defender of the Faith and Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, to our trusty and well beloved Geoffrey Tremaine Esquire. Greetings. Whereas We have thought fit to nominate and appoint you to be an Ordinary officer of the Civil Division of Our said Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. we do by these presents grant unto you the Dignity of an Ordinary Officer of Our said Order and hereby authorise you to have hold and enjoy the said Dignity and Rank of an Ordinary Officer of Our aforesaid Order together with all and singular the privileges thereunto belonging or pertaining. Given at Our Court at Saint James's under Our Sign Manual and the Seal of Our said Order, this Fifth day of June 1952 in the First year of Our Reign. By the Sovereign's Command, Mary R [signature] Grand Master. Grant of the Dignity of an Ordinary officer of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire to Geoffrey Tremaine, Esq."