Year 1936

King George VI proclaimed in Singapore

Saturday, 12th December 1936

King George VI was ceremonially proclaimed at noon in Singapore as George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India. The Proclamation was read by the Governor Sir Shenton Thomas, and interpreted in Malay, Tamil and Mandarin. A short prayer was read by the Bishop of Singapore. The ceremony was attended by senior officers of the Services, members of the consular body in Singapore, and high Government officials, as well as representatives of the various racial and religious communities in Singapore.