1961 Birthday Honours (New Zealand)

The 1961 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 10 June 1961.[1]

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
Military division

Member (MBE)Edit

Civil division
  • Margaret Mariner Bain – of Christchurch. For social-welfare services.
  • Lucy Elizabeth Cook – of Marton. For services rendered under the auspices of the Royal New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children.
  • Helen May Downer – of Rotorua. For services to the kindergarten movement.
  • Edwin Edwards JP – of Paeroa. For services in the fields of social welfare and local government.
  • Henry Charles Goffin – of Wellington; brigadier, Salvation Army.
  • John James Halcrow. For services in the New Zealand Police.
  • Herbert Gladstone Hill – of Wellington. For services in the fields of social welfare and music.
  • Basil Hundleby – in recognition of his services as engineer to the Marlborough County Council.
  • Charles William Sherlock Keinan – mayor of Milton, since 1944.
  • Christian Lassen – of Hastings. For services to local government.
  • The Reverend Pakake Heketoro Leonard – of Rotorua. For services to the Māori people.
  • John William Macleod JP – of Loburn. For services to local government and the Returned Services' Association.
  • Harry Archibald Mildon – honorary treasurer of the Auckland Returned Services' Association.
  • Stanley John Snow – deputy mayor of Whangārei.
  • Norman McLeod Speer – of Auckland. For services to the electrical industry.
  • Constance Egmont Tulloch – of Putāruru. For social-welfare services.
  • Norman Webley JP – of Dannevirke. For services to local government.
  • Kathleen Gertrude Hurd-Wood – of Hamilton. For services to the League of Hard of Hearing in New Zealand.
Military division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)Edit

British Empire Medal (BEM)Edit

Civil division, for gallantry
  • Joseph Sheehan – detective, New Zealand Police Force. For courage and devotion to duty when effecting the arrest of a criminal armed with a rifle.
  • Kenneth Miles Jones – constable, New Zealand Police Force. For arresting a mentally unstable person armed with a knife.
Military division
  • Chief Petty Officer Edward Charles Frederick Barnes – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Henry Cyril Melville Brock – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer William Montgomery Cedric Gibbs – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Writer Reginald Owen Smyth – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Warrant Officer Second Class (Temporary) Raymond Alfred Arthur Burnett – Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers (Regular Force).
  • Warrant Officer Second Class (Temporary) Healy Preston – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Regular Force).
  • Sergeant John Charles Hart – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Corporal Francis Murphy – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Bar to Air Force CrossEdit

  • Wing Commander Geoffrey Reid Burton Highet DFC AFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)Edit

  • Flying Officer Brian Gordon Anderson – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the AirEdit

  • Flight Lieutenant Mervyn Ryburn Breed DFC – New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Winston Ross Swap Royal New Zealand Air Force.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 42372". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 10 June 1961. pp. 4183–4185.