1969 New Zealand gallantry awards

The 1969 New Zealand gallantry awards were announced via three Special Honours Lists dated 14 February, 18 March and 24 September 1969, and recognised 11 New Zealand military personnel for gallantry and distinguished service during operations in Vietnam.[1][2][3][4][5]

Order of the British EmpireEdit

Member (MBE)Edit

Military division, additional

Military Cross (MC)Edit

Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)Edit

  • Private (temporary Lance Corporal) David Parata Ransfield – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Sergeant John Grant Sandford – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.

Mentioned in despatchesEdit

  • Private Gordon John Dalziel – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Staff Sergeant James Ross Hardie – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Sapper Wiki Kahika – Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers.
  • Captain Barrie Davidson Sinclair – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Captain Martin James Steeds – Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Awards for gallantry and distinguished service" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. 6 March 1969. p. 430.
  2. ^ "Award for gallantry" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. 27 March 1969. p. 575.
  3. ^ "Award for distinguished service" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. 16 October 1969. pp. 2014–2015.
  4. ^ "No. 44946". The London Gazette. 30 September 1969. p. 9963.
  5. ^ "Corrigendum: awards for gallantry and distinguished service—Distinguished Conduct Medal" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. 4 September 1969. p. 1655.