1963 New Year Honours

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The New Year 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. They were announced on 1 January 1963 to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 1963.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)[edit]

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

Order of the British Empire[edit]

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

Civil Division
  • Hubert Reynolds Bach – city engineer, Lower Hutt, and chief engineer to the Hutt Drainage Board.
  • George Jobberns – Professor Emeritus of Geography, Canterbury University.
  • Alexander Hare McLintock – historian, New Zealand Parliament.
  • James Wattie – of Hastings. For services to the processed food industry.
Military Division
  • Brigadier Tom Bassett Morten DSO OBE ED – Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps (Territorial Force).

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

Civil Division
  • Thomas Augustus Bishop MM JP – of Auckland. For services to local government.
  • David Brown JP – of Invercargill. For services to farming and local government.
  • Mrs Eileen Marjorie Fosbery Chambers – Matron-in-Chief, Christchurch Hospital.
  • Leonard le Fleming Ensor ED – of Auckland. For services to education.
  • John Richard Lloyd Hammond JP – chairman of the Rangitikei County Council.
  • John Colin Lucas JP – town clerk, Dunedin.
  • Hamiora Wiremu Maioha – of Russell, Bay of Islands. For services to the Māori people.
  • Terence Mortimer McKewen JP – of Wellington. For services to local government.
  • Leslie Vaughan Phillips – chairman of the New Zealand Milk Board.
  • Paul Lancelot Porter – of Heretaunga. For public services.
Military Division
  • Commander John Bernard Smith VRD – Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Hugh Ferguson Holloway – Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery (Regular Force).
  • Group Captain John Donovan Robins DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

Civil Division
  • George Frederick Charles Ashdowne – manager of a branch in Christchurch of the New Zealand Foundation for the Blind.
  • Mrs Lily Brant JP – of Hamilton. For social welfare services.
  • The Reverend John Lawley Brown – of the Flying Angel Mission to Seamen, Auckland.
  • Oswald Henry Coleman JP – a member of the Rotorua Borough Council.
  • Anthony Edward Joseph Corr JP – of Moerewa. For services in community affairs.
  • John Davidson JP – Mayor of Ashburton.
  • Mrs Janet Hogg Davie – of New Plymouth. For community services, especially in connection with the Young Women's Christian Association.
  • Herbert James Dewe – Mayor of Feilding.
  • Mrs Olive Lilian Haldane JP – of Bainham, County Collingwood. For services to the community, especially in the field of women's and children's social welfare.
  • Captain Frederick Patrick Ladd. For services to the people of Waiheke Island and other areas in the Hauraki Gulf in connection with rescue work and transport of the sick.
  • Sister Mary Leo (Miss Kathleen Niccol) – St. Mary's Convent, Auckland. For services to music.
  • Mrs Amiria Miriama Logan – Dominion president of the Māori Women's Welfare League.
  • Miss Rosa Josephine Reynolds – organiser and honorary custodian, historical exhibition, Canterbury Museum.
  • James Herford Saunderson JP – of Picton. For services to local government and farming.
  • Mrs Betty Mary Lillias Thomas JP – of Pukekohe. For social welfare services.
  • Robert Henry Traill. For services to the community in Stewart Island.
  • Mrs Bessie Margaret Walmsley – of Invercargill. For social welfare services.
  • Miss Mimie Wood -secretary of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Military Division
  • Lieutenant-Commander John Graham Williamson – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Major Michael Ralph Kennedy – The New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary) John Mills Mabbett – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Regular Force).
  • Warrant Officer First Class Henry Thomas McLardy – The New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Major Jack Lewis Ryan – Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Flight Lieutenant John William Noble BEM – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Alfred Sidney Pipe DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Civil Division
  • Donald Patrick Pomeroy – Constable, New Zealand Police Force. For courage in attempting to arrest three criminals.
Military Division
  • Chief Electrician Albert Bernard Carpenter – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Owen Leslie Clotworthy – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Petty Officer Cook (S) Rex Harold Helleur – Royal Neew Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Frederick Maxwell Jacobs – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Sergeant (temporary) Girvan Ross Hornbrook – The New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Sergeant Ross Mark Jones – Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals (Regular Force).
  • Sergeant (acting) Richard John Kelly – The New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Staff-Sergeant Neale Eden William Smith EM – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Corporal Clive Gemmell Rae – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Corporal William Richardson – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Bar to Air Force Cross[edit]

  • Squadron Leader Harry Saywell Tosland AFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Squadron Leader Ian Murray Gillard – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service (QFSM)[edit]

  • Russell Preston – Chief Fire Officer, North Shore Fire Brigade, Takapuna, Auckland.
  • Leslie Osborne Wallis – Fireman, Gore Volunteer Fire Brigade.

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

  • Macdonald Brown – Chief Superintendent, New Zealand Police Force.

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

  • Flight Lieutenant Alan Roy Bleakley – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Alan Dyer – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Mervyn William Hodge – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 42872. pp. 39–41. 28 December 1962. Retrieved 6 June 2013.