1969 New Year Honours

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The New Year Honours 1969 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 1969 to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 1969.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

  • William Edwin Bate OBE – of Hastings. For services to local government and to the community.
  • James Bell Donald JP – of Auckland. For services to the community.

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

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

  • Barton Albert Barton-Ginger JP – of Wellington. For services to the community.
  • George Robert Laking – Secretary of External Affairs.

Order of the British Empire[edit]

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

Civil Division
  • William Baird JP – of Southland. For services to local government.
  • Allan William Gooder JP – chairman, Auckland Electric Power Board.
  • Lancelot William McCaskill – of Christchurch. For services to agriculture and soil conservation.
  • Clement George Trotter OBE – of Hawera. For services to the community.
Military Division
  • Air Commodore Stanley Gilbert Quill OBE DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

Civil Division
  • William John Court – of Whangarei. For services to commerce and to the community.
  • John Herbert Ferguson JP – of Auckland. For services to the dairy industry.
  • Miss Kate Challis Excelsa Hooper – of Wellington. For services to the community, especially to nursing and voluntary organisations.
  • Ernest Albert Lee JP – lately senior magistrate, Christchurch.
  • Bruce Wellesley Lindeman – of Napier. For services to industry.
  • Edward William Mills – of Lower Hutt. For services to education.
  • Laurence Arthur Page Sherriff – of Marton. For services to farming, particularly meat production.
  • Miss Jean Taylor JP – Matron-in-Chief, Auckland Hospital.
  • Victor Walton Wilson – of Timaru. For services to local government.
  • William James Winefield – of Dunedin. For services to the community.
  • William Bennett Young – of Hamilton. For services to the building industry.
Military Division
  • Commander Alfred Vivian Kempthorne – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel John Chapman Andrew ED – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Group Captain Robert Berry Watson – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

Civil Division
  • Edward Blechynden – of Palmerston North. For services to education.
  • William Alan Carthew JP – of Pahiatua. For services to the community.
  • Kenneth Seymour Cox JP – of Putaruru. For services to local government and to the community.
  • Richard John Feltham MB ChB. For services to the community as a medical practitioner at Hunterville.
  • Miss Mary Alice Hopkirk – of Canterbury. For services to the girl guide movement.
  • Magnus Sinclair Hughson – of New Plymouth. For services to youth.
  • Ernest Mervyn Hall Kemp – Mayor of Tawa.
  • Ralph Alfred Lilly – of Nelson. For services to music.
  • Ira David McIvor – of Invercargill. For services to the community.
  • Alexander James McRae – of Waimate. For services to local government.
  • Clarence Meachen JP – of Wellington. For services to the community.
  • Donald Derek Merritt JP – of Nelson. For services to road transport administration.
  • Clarence Aeldred Moore JP – of Katikati. For services to farming and to the community.
  • Joseph Alvan Simpkin JP – of Dargaville. For services to local government.
  • Mrs Hopaea Ahonata Te Hana – of Otaki. For services to the Māori people.
  • Roy Leslie Thornton – of Auckland. For services to horticulture.
  • Edward John Waters – of Auckland. For services to the community, particularly to the Disabled Servicemen's League.
  • Ivan Douglas Whyte – of Gore. For services to the community.
Military Division
  • Lieutenant (SD) Ian McKenzie Fraser – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Major Gerard Patrick Brown – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Warrant Officer Class II David William Joseph Faulkner – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Major Robin Guy Williams – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Squadron Leader Peter Lindly Dick Cummins – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Lester Edward Goslin – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

  • Roy Ernest Owen – lately Government Printer.

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Civil Division
  • Mrs Undine Marie Clarke. For service to the community, particularly in the fields of the arts and ballet.
  • William James Hopkins Duckworth – resident engineer, Railways Department, Greymouth.
  • Mrs Alma Dagma Duncan – matron, Presbyterian Social Service Association, Margaret Wilson Home, Timaru.
  • Mrs Ivy Jane Elliott – matron Presbyterian Social Service Peacehaven Home, Invercargill.
  • Mrs Jean Alice Findlay. For services to the community in Pahiatua.
  • Mrs Irene Alice Gore. For services to the community in Waipukurau.
  • Mrs Ada Florence Hardie JP. For services to the community, particularly for earthquake relief work, at Inangahua, West Coast.
  • Makoare Matiu – line foreman, New Zealand Electricity Department, Inangahua.
  • Edward Alex Matthews – For service as a voluntary blood donor in Auckland.
  • Miss Marjorie Rona Michie – Plunket nurse, Wanganui.
  • James Millar. For services to the community, especially the South Taranaki Crippled Children Society.
  • Thomas Edward Moore – controller, Civil Defence, Inangahua County.
  • Nolan Bayden Oxnam – Sergeant, New Zealand Police, Nelson.
  • Edric Edwin Patten. For services to the community in Little River.
  • Ian Rose – Constable, New Zealand Police, Taradale.
  • Miss Gladys Irene Simpson – lately district nurse, Nurse Maude Association, Christchurch.
  • Phaedrus Bickle Stacey – distribution engineer, Electricity Department, Nelson. For earthquake relief work.
  • Noel Clyde Waters – Senior Sergeant, New Zealand Police, Wairoa.
For gallantry, Military Division
  • Able Seaman Michael Lindsay Ashwell – Royal New Zealand Navy. For courage, presence of mind and complete disregard for his own personal safety in rescuing a man who fell overboard from an Auckland ferry on 23 April 1968.
  • Able Seaman Neville George Robert Stapleton – Royal New Zealand Navy. For courage and exemplary devotion to duty, on 12–13 June 1968, when HMNZS Mako succeeded in effecting the rescue of the yacht Christina at the height of a severe storm.
  • Lance Corporal (temporary) Raymond John Burrell – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force). During a Battalion camp in March 1968, without regard to his own personal safety and in the face of calculated danger, was instrumental in saving life and property in a serious fire in his company cookhouse, resulting in severe burns and injury to himself.
  • Sergeant Ronald Edward McNaughton – Royal New Zealand Air Force. For courage and coolness in action whilst serving with the Medical Services Team in Vietnam, in assisting casualties under heavy fire.
Military Division
  • Chief Petty Officer Coxswain William Alexander Bradley – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Control Electrical Artificer John Owen Iversen – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Sergeant (temporary) Charles Cranmer – Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps (Regular Force).
  • Flight Sergeant James Ronald Charlton – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Group Captain Derek Butler Flintoff – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Squadron Leader Richard Francis Lawry – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

  • Ronald Charles Sylvester Bush – Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • Andrew Russell Mason – lately Station Officer, Auckland Metropolitan Fire Board.

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)[edit]

  • James Bain McLean – Superintendent, New Zealand Police.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 44742. pp. 41–44. 20 December 1968. Retrieved 10 June 2013.