Upon the coming into force of the British Nationality Act 1948 on 1 January 19491 the following British subjects became citizens of the United Kingdom and colonies:
(1) one who was born or naturalised in the United Kingdom and colonies2 or became a British subject by annexation of territory3;
(2) one whose father4 was born or naturalised in the United Kingdom or the colonies or became a British subject by annexation of territory5;
(3) one who was born in a protectorate, protected state or United Kingdom trust territory6;
(4) one who did not qualify under heads (1) to (3)
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