Nairn, Norman, C.B.E.
Retired company director.
Norman Nairn was born on 19 November 1894 at Blenheim, New Zealand, the eldest son of David Mathewson Nairn, a medical practitioner. After serving with the New Zealand Forces during the First World War he and his brother formed the famous Nairn Transport Co. Ltd., of Beirut, which instituted a regular passenger service between Beirut (Lebanon), Damascus (Syria), and Baghdad (Iraq). Until the late 1950s Norman Nairn was managing director of the company. In 1926 he was awarded the O.B.E. (Civil) and the C.B.E. (Civil) in 1948. He lives in retirement at Beirut.