1948 Birthday Honours (New Zealand)

The 1948 King's Birthday Honours in New Zealand, celebrating the official birthday of King George VI, were appointments made by the King on the advice of the New Zealand government to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by New Zealanders. They were announced on 10 June 1948.[1][2]

The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour.

Knight BachelorEdit

Order of Saint Michael and Saint GeorgeEdit

Companion (CMG)Edit

Order of the British EmpireEdit

Knight Commander (KBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division

Commander (CBE)Edit

Civil division

Officer (OBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division

Member (MBE)Edit

Civil division
  • John Bennetts – of Roxburgh; chairman of New Zealand Fruit Growers' Federation.
  • Mabel Lillian Campbell – of Auckland. For patriotic and social welfare work.
  • Amelia Emily Carpenter – of Waipukurau; formerly mayoress of Waipukurau.
  • Ada Frances Cochrane – of Gore. For patriotic and social welfare work.
  • Mary Teresa Enright – of Christchurch. For social welfare work among women and children.
  • Alfred Fraser – of Auckland; inspector of storehousemen at HM New Zealand Dockyard.
  • Muriel Archer Guthrie – of Wellington. For services among disabled servicemen.
  • Mary Alice Hall – of Helensville. For services as district nurse.
  • Amy May Hutchinson – of Auckland; secretary of Auckland branch of Society for the Protection of Women and Children.
  • Marie Louise Dansey Iles – of Havelock North; Dominion secretary to New Zealand Girl Guides' Association.
  • Charles Mallia – of Wellington; president of the Catholic Maritime League in New Zealand.
  • Hugh Livingstone McKinnon – of Pahiatua. For services as headmaster of the school at the Polish camp, Pahiatua.
  • Alfred Hamish Reed – of Dunedin. For services in connexion with publication of historical and other New Zealand works.
  • Clara Emily Marion Rogers – of Rangiora; formerly matron of the Christchurch YMCA.
  • Thomas James McDowell Tweed – of Dunedin; of YMCA.
Military division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)Edit

British Empire Medal (BEM)Edit

Civil division
  • Montague William George Wareham – of Auckland; senior magazine storeman, HM New Zealand Dockyard, Auckland.
Military division
  • Engine Room Artificer 1st Class Fred Broadbent – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Ordnance Artificer Third Class Ernest Gard – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer John William Jeffcote – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Private (temporary Warrant Officer 2nd Class) Andrew Wilfred Stewart Murray – New Zealand Regiment.
  • Private (temporary Warrant Officer 1st Class) Roy Veysey – New Zealand Temporary Staff.
  • Flight Sergeant Francis James Herbert Patterson – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Eric William Scott – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)Edit

  • Flight Lieutenant Basil John Townsend Heath – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant John Richard Wenden – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

King's Commendation for Valuable Service in the AirEdit

  • Flight Lieutenant Colin Beresford Knight DFM – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flying Officer Lloyd Kenrick Burch – Royal New Zealand Air Force.


  1. ^ "No. 38312". The London Gazette (2nd supplement). 10 June 1948. pp. 3397–3399.
  2. ^ "Birthday honours list" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. No. 35. 17 June 1948. p. 761.