1973 New Year Honours

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The New Year Honours 1973 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 1973 to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 1973.[1][2]

Contents

United Kingdom[edit]

Life Peer (Baron)[edit]

Privy Counsellor[edit]

  • Sir William Armstrong, G.C.B., M.V.O., Head of the Home Civil Service.
  • The Honourable Mr Justice Melford Stevenson (Sir Aubrey Melford Steed Stevenson), A Judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division).

Knight Bachelor[edit]

  • Kenneth Charles Peto Barrington, Director, Morgan Grenfell and Company Ltd.
  • William Bradshaw Batty, T.D., Chairman and Managing Director, Ford Motor Company Ltd. For services to Export.
  • Douglas Andrew Kilgour Black, Professor of Medicine, University of Manchester.
  • The Honourable Phillip Rodney Bridges, C.M.G., Chief Justice of The Gambia.
  • George Neville Butterworth, Chairman, English Calico Ltd.
  • Francis Arthur Cockfield, Adviser on Fiscal Policy, H.M. Treasury.
  • Professor Theodore Crawford, Director of Pathological Services, St George's Hospital and Medical School.
  • Hugh Kinsman Cudlipp, O.B.E. For services to Journalism.
  • David Henry Davies, General Secretary, Iron and Steel Trades Confederation.
  • James Drake, C.B.E., lately County Surveyor, Lancashire.
  • Eric Eastwood, C.B.E., F.R.S., Director of Research, General Electric Company Ltd.
  • Colonel Ralph Harry Carr-Ellison, T.D. For political and public services in Northumberland.
  • Brigadier Eric Herbert Cokayne Frith, C.B.E., Chairman, Official Side, Police Council for the United Kingdom.
  • Reginald Ernest Griffiths, C.B.E., lately Secretary, Local Authorities' Conditions of Service Advisory Board.
  • Charles Barnard Groves, C.B.E., Musical Director, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society.
  • David Ronald Holmes, C.M.G., C.B E., M.C., E.D., Chairman, Public Services Commission, Hong Kong.
  • Alan Blyth Hume, C.B., Secretary, Scottish Development Department.
  • Stanley Marks Krusin, C.B., Second Parliamentary Counsel.
  • Norman Lindop, Director, Hatfield Polytechnic.
  • Harry Livermore. For services to the Arts on Merseyside.
  • Isidore Jack Lyons, C.B E. For public and charitable services and services to the Arts.
  • James Wright Macfarlane, D.L. For services to local government in Scotland.
  • Robert Mark, Q.P.M., Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
  • Brian Morton, Chairman, Londonderry Development Commission.
  • Stanley William Gibson Morton, Chairman, Abbey National Building Society.
  • Arthur Douglas Dodds-Parker, M P. For political and public services.
  • Harald Peake, Chairman, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
  • The Honourable James Eugene Pearman, C.B.E. For public services in Bermuda.
  • William John Peel, M P. For political and public services.
  • Clement Frederick Penruddock, C.B.E, lately Secretary, The Chequers Trust.
  • Derek George Rayner, lately Chief Executive (Procurement Executive), Ministry of Defence.
  • Albert William Cecil Ryland, C B., Chairman, The Post Office.
  • Peter Markham Scott, C.B E., D.S.C. For services to conservation and the environment.
  • Gerald Bowers Thorley, T.D., Chairman, British Sugar Corporation Ltd., and Chairman, Allied Breweries Ltd.
  • Francis Arthur Vick, O.B.E., President and Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University of Belfast.
  • Edgar Trevor Williams, C.B., C.B E., D S.O., D.L., Secretary of the Rhodes Trust.
  • Frank George Young, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

Australian States

State of New South Wales
  • Alastair Edward Stephen. For services to the community.
  • Paul Strasser. For services to the building industry and to charity.
State of Victoria
  • Ernest William Coates, C.M.G, Director of Finance and Head of the State Treasury.
  • The Honourable Mr Justice Douglas Macfarlan Little, Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
State of Queensland
  • Albert Sakzewski, of Brisbane. For services to commerce, sport and charity.

Order of the Bath[edit]

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB)[edit]

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)[edit]

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

Military Division

  • Rear Admiral Geoffrey Penrose Dickinson Hall, D.S.C.
  • Surgeon Rear Admiral (D) John Hunter, O.B.E., Q.H.D.S.
  • Rear Admiral Martin Noel Lucey, D.S C.
  • Rear Admiral Geoffrey Charles Mitchell.
  • Major-General Sutton Martin O'Heguerty Abraham, M.C., late Royal Armoured Corps.
  • Major-General The Right Honourable Alan, Earl Cathcart, D.S.O, M.C., late Foot Guards.
  • Major-General Reginald John Gray, Q.H.S., M.B., B.S., M.F.C.M., M.B.I.M., late Royal Army Medical Corps.
  • Major-General Patrick John Howard Dobson, late Royal Armoured Corps, Colonel The Queen's Own Hussars.
  • Major-General Alec Ernest Walkling, O.B.E., late Royal Regiment of Artillery.
  • Air Vice-Marshal Edward Dixon Crew, D.S.O., D.F.C., Royal Air Force.
  • Air Vice-Marshal Edward Leslie Frith, Royal Air Force.
  • Air Vice-Marshal Frank Sydney Roland Johnson, O.B E., Royal Air Force.
  • Air Commodore Clifford John Turner, M.B.E., Royal Air Force.

Civil Division

  • Thomas Lorne Beagley, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Environment.
  • Antony James Gulliford Crocker, Under Secretary, Department of Health and Social Security.
  • Keith Alfred Thomas Davey, Solicitor and Legal Adviser, Department of the Environment.
  • Christopher Winthrop Fogarty, Deputy Secretary, H M.Treasury.
  • Cyril Percival Fogg, Deputy Controller of Electronics, Ministry of Defence.
  • Robert Haynes, Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence.
  • John Gibson Hill, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for Northern Ireland.
  • Arthur David Holland, T.D., Chief Highway Engineer, Department of the Environment.
  • Robert Farquharson Keith, O.B.E., Chief Registrar for Trade Unions and Employers' Associations.
  • Gregory Krikorian, Solicitor, Board of Customs and Excise.
  • John Gordon Liverman, O.B.E., Deputy Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Professor Basil John Mason, F.R S., Director-General, Meteorological Office.
  • Eric George Rufus Moses, Solicitor, Board of Inland Revenue.
  • Peter Sansome Preston, Deputy Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Walter Riddell Smith, Deputy Director General, Agricultural Development and Advisory Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Order of St Michael and St George[edit]

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)[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]

  • Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, C.B.E., Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum.
  • Wallace Fox, Director, Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases Unit, Medical Research Council.
  • Guy Hunter. For services to developing countries.
  • Miss Elizabeth Monroe (Mrs Neame). For services to Middle East studies.
  • Douglas Ernest Warren, Director of Overseas Surveys, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Overseas Development Administration).
  • Christopher John Audland, Counsellor and Head of Chancery, H.M. Embassy, Bonn.
  • Norman Ernest Cox, lately Counsellor (Commercial), H.M. Embassy, Moscow.
  • Derek Malcolm Day, Counsellor, British High Commission, Nicosia.
  • Hugh Jarrett Herbert-Jones, Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • Paul Cecil Henry Holmer, H.M. Ambassador, Abidjan.
  • William Martin Hill, lately Special Consultant to the United Nations, New York.
  • Philip Robert Aked Mansfield, Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • Donald Frederick Murray, lately Counsellor, H.M. Embassy, Tehran.
  • John Robert Williams, British High Commissioner, Suva.

Australian States

State of New South Wales
State of Victoria
  • John Henry Stockton Lindell, of Eaglemont. For services to medicine and hospital administration.
  • Warwick Geoffrey Smith, M.V.O., O.B.E., Personal Assistant to the Premier and Chief Protocol Officer.
State of Queensland
  • David Walter Longland, Chairman, Public Service Board.

Royal Victorian Order[edit]

Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)[edit]

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)[edit]

  • Kathryn Edith Helen, Mrs Dugdale.
  • Frederick Anthony Evans.
  • Charles Matthew Farrer.
  • Major Andrew William Haig, M.V.O., T.D.
  • Ronald John Hill, M.V.O., M.B.E.
  • Henry Peat, D.F.C.
  • James Starritt, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police.
  • Hugo Douglas Teare.

Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)[edit]

  • Richard Clarke Allan.
  • Commander Christopher John Tankerville Chamberlen, Royal Navy.
  • Hugh William Farmar.
  • Philip Argyll Horton.
  • Julian St John Loyd.
  • Squadron Leader Reginald Ernest Michie, M.B.E., Royal Air Force.
  • Squadron Leader Horace George Sealey, Royal Air Force.
  • Surgeon Commander Ronald Edward Snow, Royal Navy.
  • Miss Deborah Elizabeth King.
  • Shirley Jean, Mrs Linfoot.
  • Douglas Mackay.

Royal Victorian Medal (Silver)[edit]

  • Miss Florence Lilian Bennett.
  • Miss Lyndon Louisa Ellen Bray.
  • Walter George Brayne.
  • John Brobbel, B.E.M.
  • Cecil William Castle.
  • Sergeant John George Collins, Royal Air Force.
  • William Alfred Dawe.
  • Joseph Groom.
  • Frederick Thomas Huish.
  • Samuel Leslie Kemble.
  • Chief Petty Officer Ellis Victor Norrell.
  • Sergeant Roger Frederick Pilon, Royal Air Force.
  • Harold Arthur Purvey.
  • Chief Medical Technician (Physiotherapy) (Nursing) Kenneth Ivor Rex Scutt.
  • Jaines William Smith.
  • Frank Spalton.
  • Frederick George Waite.
  • Chief Technician Reginald John Welch, Royal Air Force.

Order of the British Empire[edit]

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)[edit]

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)[edit]

State of Victoria

  • Edith Lilian, Lady Bolte, C.B.E., of Meredith. For outstanding public service to Victoria.

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

  • Vice Admiral Ian Stewart McIntosh, C.B., D.S.O., M.B.E., D.S.C.
  • Air Vice-Marshal Ralph Coburn Jackson, C.B., Q.H.P., Royal Air Force.
  • Sir Robert Alexander Maclean, lately Chairman, Scottish Industrial Estates Corporation. For services to Export.
  • The Very Reverend Alan Richardson, D.D, Dean of York. For services to York Minster.
  • The Honourable Woldrich Harrison Courtenay, O.B.E., Speaker of the House of Representatives, British Honduras.
  • Shapoor Ardeshirji Reporter, O.B E. For services to British interests in Iran.

State of New South Wales

State of Queensland

  • The Honourable Mr Justice Mostyn Hanger, Chief Justice of the State of Queensland.


Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)[edit]


New Zealand[edit]

Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

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

Order of the British Empire[edit]

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

Civil Division

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

Civil Division
  • Graham Francis Hall – of Wellington. For very valuable services to medicine.
  • William Maxwell Manchester – of Papatoetoe. For very valuable services as head of the Middlemore plastic surgical unit.
  • The Honourable William Blair Tennent – of Palmerston North. For very valuable services in politics and education.
  • Robert Martin Williams – of Dunedin. For very valuable services to science, administration and education.
Military Division
  • Air Commodore Ernest Charles Gartrell OBE DFC – Deputy Chief of Air Staff.

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

Civil Division
  • Professor Dennis Geoffrey Bonham – of Auckland. For valuable services to medicine.
  • George Cyril Burton – of Wellington. For valuable services to the community.
  • Robert Donald Cox – of Auckland. For valuable services to commerce.
  • Cecil Lancelot Stewart Cross – of Wellington. For valuable services to sports administration.
  • Francis William Dry – of Palmerston North. For valuable services to the wool industry.
  • Henry Edward Field – of Christchurch. For valuable services to education.
  • Leonard Charles Harrison – of Stratford. For valuable services to the community.
  • Henry Charles McQueen – of Wellington. For valuable services to the community.
  • The Honourable John Mathison – of Christchurch. For valuable services to politics.
  • Robert Richmond Rex. For valuable services to the people of Niue.
  • William Newton Sheat – of Lower Hutt. For valuable services to the arts.
  • Matiu Te Hau – of Auckland. For valuable services to Māori education.
  • Charles Stewart Thomas – of Christchurch. For valuable services to the community.
  • George Augustus Walsh – of Tauranga. For valuable services to politics.
Military Division
  • Commander John Wilfred Harper Fullerton Dickie – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Colonel Maurice Craig Churton ED – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Group Captain Walter Graham Hughes – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

Civil Division
  • Ronald Gilmour Anderson – of Cheviot. For services to local government.
  • John McKay Archibald – of Southland. For services to the community.
  • William James Cronshaw Ashcroft – of Havelock North. For services to local government.
  • John Harband Brunt – of Nelson. For services to the community, especially the Nelson Harbour Board.
  • Stanley Norman Chatfield – of Opotiki. For services to local government.
  • David Bartholomew Curry – of Masterton. For services to the community.
  • James Riddle Earwaker – of Alexandra. For services to the community.
  • Robert Stephenson Jordan Fitzgerald – of Oamaru. For services to medicine and the community.
  • James Guy – of Te Kopuru. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Enyth Muriel Holdgate – of Auckland. For services to nursing.
  • Mrs Anirau Miria Karauria – of Mount Maunganui. For services to the Māori community
  • Miss Winifred Frances Lysnar – of Gisborne. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Ivall Moira Macdonald – of Invercargill. For services to the community and especially the Girl Guides Association.
  • Miss Shona Graham McFarlane – of Dunedin. For services to the arts.
  • Mrs Beatrice Annie Matheson – of Raglan. For services to the community.
  • Alexander Prentice – of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • Donald David Rowlands – of Auckland. For services to rowing.
  • Ronald Henshall Simmons – of Auckland. For services to the community,
  • Ernest William Taylor – of Hamilton. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Waiharakeke Waitere – of Putiki. For services to the Māori community.
  • John Anthony Roy Walker – of Otautau. For services to the community.
Military Division
  • Lieutenant Commander Joseph Grant – Royal New Zealand Navy (Retired).
  • Lieutenant Commander William Murton Wheeler – Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve (Retired). Sea Cadet Corps, New Zealand Cadet Forces.
  • Warrant Officer First Class Jack Colin Cocker – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Major John Lawrence Manning ED – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Captain Philip Richard Robert Rutherford – Royal New Zealand Artillery (Regular Force).
  • Warrant Officer Second Class Robert John Whitefield – Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Territorial Force).
  • Squadron Leader Roger Musson Cattermole – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Patrick Christopher Rice – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

For gallantry, Civil Division
  • Geoffrey Stewart Barrett – of Wainuiomata. For gallantry shown in seizing an armed murderer in Wellington.
For gallantry, Military Division
  • Petty Officer Walter Steel Inglis – Royal New Zealand Navy. For gallantry shown in seizing an armed murderer in Wellington.
Civil Division
  • Mrs Christabel Lenore Bending – of Marton. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Alice Bent – of New Plymouth. For services to the community.
  • Peter Vincent Keown – Constable, New Zealand Police Force. For services to the community, particularly search and rescue in the Wanaka area.
  • Walter McDougall – of Lower Hutt. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Eva Marion Rimmer – of Edgecumbe. For services to paraplegics.
  • Norman William Rossiter – of Westport. For services to the community.
  • John William Roughan – Director of Public Works, Niue.
  • Wesley Newsome Stanley – of Hastings. For services to the community.
Military Division
  • Acting Warrant Radioman Allan Parker – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Writer David Alexander Seaton – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Petty Officer Engineering Mechanic Dennis John Stapleton – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Corporal David Ian Bird – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Regular Force).
  • Sergeant Hori Heteri Hokianga – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Sergeant (Temporary Staff Sergeant) Gilbert Alan Mains – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Flight Sergeant Eric Stanley Dark – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Corporal James Burns Duncan – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Desmond Bruce Harlick – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Wing Commander Ivor Veitch Mackay – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

  • Gordon Drummond – Chief Fire Service Officer, New Zealand Fire Service Council.
  • Randolph William McMillan – Chief Fire Officer, Temuka Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • Elvyn Francis Quinlan – Secretary, United Fire Brigades Association of New Zealand.

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

  • Master Signaller Noel Joseph Crump – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ United Kingdom list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45860. pp. 1–30. 29 December 1972.
  2. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45861. pp. 33–36. 29 December 1972.