1963 New Year Honours (New Zealand)

The 1963 New Year Honours in New Zealand were appointments by Elizabeth II on the advice of the New Zealand government to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by New Zealanders. The awards celebrated the passing of 1962 and the beginning of 1963, and were announced on 1 January 1963.[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

Knight Commander (KCMG)Edit

Companion (CMG)Edit

Order of the British EmpireEdit

Commander (CBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division
  • Brigadier Tom Bassett Morten DSO OBE ED – Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps (Territorial Force).

Officer (OBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division

Member (MBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division
  • Lieutenant-Commander John Graham Williamson – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Major Michael Ralph Kennedy – New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary) John Mills Mabbett – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Regular Force).
  • Warrant Officer First Class Henry Thomas McLardy – New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Major Jack Lewis Ryan – Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Flight Lieutenant John William Noble BEM – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Alfred Sidney Pipe DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

British Empire Medal (BEM)Edit

Civil division, for gallantry
Military division
  • Chief Electrician Albert Bernard Carpenter – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Owen Leslie Clotworthy – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Petty Officer Cook (S) Rex Harold Helleur – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Frederick Maxwell Jacobs – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Sergeant (temporary) Girvan Ross Hornbrook – New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Sergeant Ross Mark Jones – Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals (Regular Force).
  • Sergeant (acting) Richard John Kelly – New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Staff-Sergeant Neale Eden William Smith EM – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Corporal Clive Gemmell Rae – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Corporal William Richardson – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Bar to Air Force CrossEdit

  • Squadron Leader Gordon Harry Saywell Tosland AFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)Edit

  • Squadron Leader Ian Murray Gillard – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Fire Services Medal (QFSM)Edit

  • Russell Preston – chief fire officer, North Shore Fire Brigade, Takapuna, Auckland.
  • Leslie Osborne Wallis – fireman, Gore Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)Edit

  • Macdonald Brown – chief superintendent, New Zealand Police Force.

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the AirEdit

  • Flight Lieutenant Alan Roy Bleakley – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Alan Dyer – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Mervyn William Hodge – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 42872". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 1 January 1963. pp. 39–41.