1957 New Year Honours

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The New Year Honours 1957 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries. They were announced on 1 January 1957 to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 1957.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

  • The Honourable Joseph Stanton - Second Senior Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court
  • Leonard Morton Wright - Mayor of the City of Dunedin

Order of the Bath[edit]

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)[edit]

Military Division
  • Rear-Admiral John Edwin Home McBeath DSO DSC - on loan to the Royal New Zealand Navy

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)[edit]

  • Herbert Edgar Evans - Solicitor-General
  • Alister Donald McIntosh - permanent head of the Prime Minister's Department and Secretary of External Affairs

Order of the British Empire[edit]

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)[edit]

Civil Division
Military Division

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)[edit]

Civil Division
  • Frederick Norman Ambler - a member of the Auckland City Council
  • Miss Elizabeth Scally Brown - secretary of the Registered Nurses' Association
  • John Gilkison - chairman of the Board of Directors, Southland Frozen Meat Company
  • Thomas Douglas Baird Hay - of Auckland. For services to sport.
  • The Reverend Canon Poihipi Mokena Kohere - of Tikitiki. For services to the Māori people.
  • William Calder Mackay MC - a member of the Auckland City Council
  • Lachlan MacLean - of Hastings. For services to farming.
  • The Reverend Thomas Arthur Pybus - of Dunedin. For services as a minister of the Methodist Church in Otago and Southland for over 40 years.
  • Henry Hamilton Wauchop (Senior) - of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • Donald Frederick Sandys Wunsch - chairman of the Advisory Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Military Division
  • Acting Captain Brian Edmund Turner DSC - Royal New Zealand Navy
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Stanley Frederick Catchpole MC ED - Royal New Zealand Artillery (Territorial Force)
  • Squadron Leader Maurice Beehan Furlong - Royal New Zealand Air Force

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)[edit]

Civil Division
  • Miss Vida Mary Barron - senior lecturer at the University of Otago, and a former Dominion president of the New Zealand Federation of University Women
  • William Bell - of Invercargill. For services to the community in local body activities, especially educational.
  • Robert Bruce - Mayor of Akaroa
  • Llewellyn John Collins - County Clerk and Treasurer of the Waimate County Council
  • Raymond James George Collins - of Christchurch, a prominent philatelist
  • Mrs Rangitiaria Dennan - a prominent guide in the Rotorua district. For services to the tourist movement.
  • Miss Annie Dundon. For services to the Marlborough Hospital Board.
  • Hanson Home Fraser - chairman of the Timaru High School's board of governors, and secretary of the Timaru Fire Board
  • Sydney Freeman - Dominion organising secretary, Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs
  • Mrs Norah Gibbons - president of the Kindergarten Association
  • Mrs Catherine Goodsir - of Taumarunud. For social welfare services.
  • William Charles Kennedy - of Te Aroha. For services to the community in local body work.
  • Leonard Albert McIntosh - secretary of the Kaitaia Dairy Company
  • Jack Meltzer - general secretary of the Police Association
  • William Herbert Sandford - of Raetihi. For services to the community in local body work.
  • William Thomas Strand - of Lower Hutt. For services to local government.
Military Division
  • Supply Lieutenant John Harper Craig - Royal New Zealand Navy
  • Warrant Officer Class II Lindsay Easter Pallister ATKIN, Royal New Zealand Infantry (Territorial Force)
  • Warrant Officer Class II Noel McLennan - Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (Territorial Force)
  • Major Douglas Stewart Ross - Royal New Zealand Infantry (Territorial Force)
  • Major Richard James Holden Webb - Royal New Zealand Artillery (Regular Force)
  • Flight Lieutenant Colin Francis Laloli DFC - Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Flight Lieutenant Colin Ernest Baird Papps DFC - Royal New Zealand Air Force

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Civil Division
  • Edward Buckley - Constable, New Zealand Police Force, Waiuku
  • William George Wood - Constable, New Zealand Police Force, Winton
Military Division
  • Chief Engine Room Artificer Arthur Malcolm Roxborough Bennett - Royal New Zealand Navy
  • Chief Shipwright James Patrick Dobbyn - Royal New Zealand Navy
  • Chief Petty Officer Fredrick George Heath - Royal New Zealand Navy
  • Acting Chief Petty Officer Donald Edward Tuck - Royal New Zealand Navy
  • Sergeant Ronald Alexander Watson - Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Regular Force)
  • Flight Sergeant Kenneth James Clark - Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Sergeant William Henry O'Byrne - Royal New Zealand Air Force

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Wing Commander Douglas Fitzclarence St George DFC - Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Squadron Leader William Medworth Golden - Royal New Zealand Air Force

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 40962. pp. 45–47. 28 December 1956. Retrieved 2 June 2013.