Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, heretofore a commoner with a courtesy title (because brother George was a Marquess), became a lord in his own right. George VI made him a viscount on his birthday honors list.
Sir William Beveridge, 67-year-old security planner, was one of seven new barons.
The Earl of Halifax became one of the select company (limited to 24 living persons) awarded the Order of Merit.
Clementine Churchill, wife of Winston, became Dame Clementinea Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, for her Russian relief fundraising.
Marjorie Bertha Morgenstierne, daughter of...