1948 New Year Honours (New Zealand)

The 1948 New Year Honours in New Zealand were appointments by King George VI on the advice of the New Zealand government to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by New Zealanders, and to celebrate the passing of 1947 and the beginning of 1948. They were announced on 1 January 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

Commander (CBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division

Officer (OBE)Edit

Civil division
  • John Barr – of Auckland; chief librarian and director, Public Library, Art Gallery and Old Colonists' Museum, Auckland.
  • John Alexander Crawford – of Cairo. For services to the New Zealand Forces in Egypt, 1939–1945.
  • Kanapu Haerehuka – of Wanganui. For social welfare services.
  • Aileen Annie Joyce – of Auckland; matron, St Helen's Hospital, Auckland.
  • Thomas Rowley Lees – of Palmerston North; a member of the National Rehabilitation Council and chairman of the Palmerston North Rehabilitation Committee.
  • Mary Letitia Lindsay – of Timaru; matron, Timaru Public Hospital.
  • James Murphy – of Christchurch; Dominion vice-president of the Disabled Servicemen's League and president of its Canterbury branch.
  • Henry Valder – of Hamilton. For services in promoting industrial relations.
  • Wilfred Stanley Wallis MB ChB – of Rotorua. For services to returned ex-servicemen.
  • John Wilson – of Dunedin; a member of the Dunedin City Council for many years.
Military division

Member (MBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division
  • Acting Telegraphist Lieutenant William Lewis Brewer DSMRoyal New Zealand Navy.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary) John William Barry – New Zealand Regiment.
  • Major and Quartermaster Thomas Joseph Cronin – New Zealand Regular Force.
  • Major Adam James Moore – New Zealand Regiment.
  • Captain John Henry Leedham Trenwith – New Zealand Temporary Staff.
  • Flying Officer Richard Langsford Brewer – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Albert Ernest Chapman – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

British Empire Medal (BEM)Edit

Military division
  • Electrical Artificer, Fourth Class, Alfred Ernest Crooks – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Ernest Robert Jackson – canteen tenant, Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Private (temporary Warrant Officer Class I) Donald Hughes Cross – New Zealand Regiment.
  • Private (temporary Warrant Officer Class I) David Charles McGill – New Zealand Temporary Staff.
  • Private (temporary Staff-Sergeant) Victor James Keane – New Zealand Temporary Staff.
  • Flight Sergeant James Robert John Begg – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Tom Lewis Dimmock – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant William Henry James – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Basil Frederick White – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)Edit

  • Squadron Leader Cyril Henry Baigent DSO DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Douglas Owen Holloway – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Alexander McLeod Morgan Thomas – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Mervyn Windsor Wrennall – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

King's Commendation for Valuable Service in the AirEdit

  • Flying Officer John Duncan Garrett – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Frederick Hazel – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flying Officer Joseph Cassidy Naera – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant James Patrick O'Donnell – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Leslie Gordon Woods – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 38162". The London Gazette (2nd supplement). 1 January 1948. pp. 43–45.
  2. ^ "New Year honours list" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette (3). 15 January 1948. p. 41.