1963 Birthday Honours

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The Queen's Birthday Honours 1963 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.

The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of The Queen. The announcement date varies, both from year to year and from country to country.

The 1963 Queen's Birthday Honours for New Zealand were announced on 8 June 1963.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

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

  • Arthur Egbert Davenport - lately general manager of the New Zealand Electricity Department.
  • William Percy Gowland MD FRCS - of Nelson, professor emeritus of anatomy, University of Otago.

Order of the British Empire[edit]

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)[edit]

Civil Division
  • John Andrew CBE - of Hyde, Central Otago. For public services.

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

Civil Division
  • Herbert Myer Caselberg - of Wellington. For services to land settlement and agriculture.
  • James Deans JP - of Canterbury. For services to local government, agriculture and forestry.
  • Alexander McGregor Grant MB FRACS - of Auckland. For services to medicine and racing.
  • Jack Newman JP - of Nelson. For services to tourism in New Zealand.
Military Division
  • Air Commodore William Hector Stratton DFC - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

Civil Division
  • Leonard Frederick de Berry - of Christchurch. For services to music and education.
  • Alec Sugden Farrar. For services to the community, especially as president of the Christchurch Returned Services Association.
  • Harold Robert Holt - president of the Hawke's Bay and East Coast Art Society.
  • Colin Robert Horsley - concert pianist. For services to music.
  • Leonard James Tobin Ireland JP - of Dunedin. For services to local body administration.
  • Hamana Mahuika - of Tikitiki, East Coast. For services to the Māori people.
  • Leyon Miall Moss - chairman of the New Plymouth High School Board.
  • Leslie Walter Stewart - formerly Rector of St Andrew's College, Christchurch.
  • John Tait - of Invercargill. For services to local government and the Returned Services Association.
  • Mrs Ellenor Catherine Watson - Dominion president of the Women's Division of the Federated Farmers.
Military Division
  • Surgeon Commander (D) Alexander Colin Horne BDS LDS - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel John Wallace Bateman MM ED - 1st Divisional Signals Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Group Captain Arthur Percy Gainsford DSO DFC AFC - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

Civil Division
  • Mrs Prudens Lillian Burrowes Blunden - of Waikari. For social welfare services.
  • Edward James Bradshaw JP - a former mayor of Riccarton.
  • Mrs Nora Kathleen Braithwaite - of Hamilton. For services to the community.
  • Gordon Leonard Brown - of Auckland. For services with the St John Ambulance movement.
  • William Alexander Gault - of Opotiki. For services to local government.
  • Wilfred Douglas Gorman - of Wellington. For services to the community, especially in connection with the Amateur Radio Emergency Corps (Search and Rescue Organisation).
  • Miss Jessie Jackson - a librarian at Her Majesty's New Zealand Dockyard in Auckland.
  • Mrs Mavis Gwendolen Kealy - of Auckland. For services to local government and social welfare.
  • Alfred Sydney Kinsman - of Timaru. For services to local government.
  • Robert McCallum - Major, Salvation Army, Rotoroa Island, Auckland.
  • Archibald Aloysius McDonald - of Ashburton. For services to local government.
  • Mrs Mary Ellen Reid - of Greymouth. For social welfare services, especially in connection with women and children.
  • Wilfrid Aaron Rushton JP - Mayor of Morrinsville.
  • Miss Gladys Anne Sandford - matron of the Lower Hutt Maternity Annexe.
  • Willis Alan Scaife JP - of Wanaka. For services to farming.
  • Harold Reginald Street - of Taumarunui. For services to local government.
  • Herbert Lea Towers - of Auckland. For services to athletics, especially in connection with the New Zealand Olympic and British Empire Games Association.
  • Ronald Philip Wakelin ED JP - Mayor of Carterton.
  • Miss Gwendoline Edna Borrie Wilson - matron of Ashburn Hall, Dunedin.
Military Division
  • Lieutenant Commander (SP) (temporary) Peter Maxwell Sanders - Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve.
  • Major Frederick Arthur Gunn ED - The New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Warrant Officer Class II Ronald Ivan Keat - The New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Honorary Captain Frederick Barry Smyth ED - The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery (Territorial Force).
  • Major Richard Stanley-Harris - The New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Squadron Officer Joyce Eileen Peat - Women's Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Herbert Edwards - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)[edit]

  • Charles Edward Peek - superintendent, Child Welfare Division, Department of Education.
  • Charles William Oakey Turner - lately engineer-in-chief, Public Works Department.

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

For gallantry, Civil Division
  • Raymond Piper - ambulance driver, Auckland. For courage at the time of a shooting tragedy in the Auckland District.
  • Joseph Walker - Constable, New Zealand Police Force, Auckland. For courage at the time of a shooting tragedy in the Auckland District.
Civil Division
  • Edward Fitzgerald Barry - Constable, New Zealand Police Force, Auckland.
Military Division
  • Shipwright Artificer 1st Class Oliver Maxwell Cox - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Radio Electrical Artificer Cyril Neil Jeffries - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Gordon Thomas Lawrence - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Radio Electrician Kenneth Robinson - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Staff-Sergeant Clifford Melrose Kennedy - The New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Staff-Sergeant Gavin Stanley Milne - Royal New Zealand Engineers (Territorial Force).
  • Warrant Officer Class II (temporary) John O'Brien - Royal New Zealand Signals (Regular Force).
  • Sergeant Geoffrey Millard Castle - Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Sergeant Edward Sims - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Squadron Leader Donald Benjamin Pollard - Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Arthur David Malcolm Winkelmann - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Service (QPM)[edit]

  • Charles Edward Tanner - Chief Inspector, New Zealand Police Force.

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air[edit]

  • Flight Lieutenant Frederick Barry Flavall - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 43012. pp. 4831–4833. 5 June 1963. Retrieved 29 June 2013.