1958 Birthday Honours (New Zealand)

The 1958 Queen's Birthday Honours in New Zealand, celebrating the official birthday of Elizabeth II, were appointments made by the Queen 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 12 June 1958.[1]

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

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
Military division

Officer (OBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division

Member (MBE)Edit

Civil division
  • Vincent Aspey – of Wellington. For services to music, especially as leader of the National Orchestra.
  • Ralph Ewart Barley JP. For services in the field of local government and community work in the Hawke's Bay area.
  • Kathleen Buckle. For services to the community in North Auckland.
  • William Carran – chief superintendent, New Zealand Police Force.
  • Percy William Jones Cockerill – of Timaru. For services to the community.
  • Agnes Emily Aurora Faulkner JP – of Tauranga. For social welfare services.
  • Kathleen Janet Ford – principal of the Burwood Girls' Training Centre, Christchurch.
  • Malama Vaiolae Head – of Niue. For services to education.
  • Violet Blanche Rollings JP – mayoress of Onehunga.
  • Henry Valentine Horlor JP. For services to the community in local-body affairs in Lower Hutt.
  • Agnes Mary Kearns – of Palmerston North. For services to nursing.
  • Ngarangi Putiputi Te Kura Kohere – of Dannevirke. For services to nursing.
  • Captain Raymond Arthur Parker – Merchant Marine. For services to the community of the North Shore area, Auckland.
  • James Malcolm Patrick – chairman of the King Edward Technical College.
  • Ellen Alma Rose – lately matron of the public hospital, Waipukurau.
  • Oscar Silbery JP. For services to the community in local-body affairs in the Petone area.
  • Thomas Stewart Spencer – of Bluff. For services to the Māori people.
Military division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)Edit

British Empire Medal (BEM)Edit

Civil division
  • Alonzo George Edgar Beal – senior sergeant, New Zealand Police Force, Bluff.
  • John Richard Lucas – night duty officer, Mount Eden Jail, Department of Justice, Auckland.
  • William Smith – second-in-charge of store activities, Naval Store Department, HMNZ Dockyard, Auckland.
Military division
  • Mechanician 1st Class Roy Alphonsus Berwick – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Petty Officer Walter John Douglas – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Electrical Artificer Thomas Gaylor – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Radio Electrician Peter David Mulgrew – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Engine Room Artificer Class II Frank Desmond Rastrick – Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve.
  • Staff-Sergeant Ramon Tinsley – New Zealand Regiment.
  • Flight Sergeant Richard James Ruscoe – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Sergeant William Rink – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Sergeant Laurence Walter Tarr – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)Edit

  • Squadron Leader John Richard Claydon – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Squadron Leader Keith Bishop Smith – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)Edit

  • Percy James Nalder MVO – assistant commissioner of the New Zealand Police Force.


  1. ^ "No. 41406". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 12 June 1958. pp. 3553–3555.