Edward KidsonEdward Kidson (12 March 1882 – 12 June 1939) was a New Zealand meteorologist and scientific administrator. He was born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, on 12 March 1882.
Kidson was educated at Nelson College from 1896 to 1900, and at Canterbury College, from where he graduated MSc with first-class honours in electricity and magnetism in 1905, and MA in 1906.
In the 1919 New Year Honours, Kidson was appointed an Officer of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire, for services rendered in connection with military operations in Thessaloniki, Greece, during the First World War. Provided by Wikipedia