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1947 Birthday Honours

The 1947 King's Birthday Honours were appointments by many of the various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries.

The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of The King. The announcement date varies, both from year to year and from country to country.

Contents

  • United Kingdom 1
  • New Zealand 2
    • Knight Bachelor 2.1
    • Order of the Bath 2.2
      • Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) 2.2.1
    • Order of Saint Michael and Saint George 2.3
      • Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) 2.3.1
    • Order of the British Empire 2.4
      • Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) 2.4.1
      • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) 2.4.2
      • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) 2.4.3
      • Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 2.4.4
    • Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO) 2.5
    • British Empire Medal (BEM) 2.6
    • Royal Red Cross 2.7
      • Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC) 2.7.1
    • Air Force Cross (AFC) 2.8
  • References 3

United Kingdom

The 1947 King's Birthday Honours for the United Kingdom were announced on 6 June 1947.[1]

New Zealand

The 1947 King's Birthday Honours for New Zealand were announced on 12 June 1947.[2]

Knight Bachelor

Order of the Bath

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Military Division
  • Commodore George Haines Faulkner DSC – Royal Navy (Retired).

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

  • John Malcolm MD FRSE – professor emeritus, University of Otago. For services to the medical profession.
  • William Henry Moyes – formerly Headmaster, Boys' High School, New Plymouth.

Order of the British Empire

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

Civil Division

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Civil Division
  • George Finley Dixon MBE – a private secretary to Ministers of the Crown for 31 years.
  • Thomas David James Leech – dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Auckland University College.
Military Division
  • Brigadier Leslie Potter DSO – New Zealand Military Forces.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Civil Division
  • Joseph Elmsley Broadfoot – director, Institute for the Blind, Auckland.
  • Miss Helen Matilda Comrie – of Auckland. For valuable services to nursing.
  • Walter Verran Dyer – chairman, Education Board, Wellington.
  • Waata Roore Erueti – of Aramiro, Whatawhata. For services to the Māori people.
  • James John Marlow – of St Kilda, Dunedin. For municipal services.
  • Colin Miln. For services in connection with the Returned Services' Association in Christchurch.
  • Patrick John Monaghan MB BS – chief medical officer, Western Samoa.
  • Charles Ormond Morse – of Dargaville. For municipal services.
  • Archibald Frank Nicoll – of Christchurch. For services to art.
  • Raharuhi Pururu – of Horohoro, Rotorua. For services to the Māori people.
  • Frank Taylor Sandford – official secretary, High Commissioner's Office, London, 1931–39. For public services.
Military Division
  • Commander (E) Alan John Norris – Royal Navy.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Gordon Jervis – New Zealand Military Forces.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Sneddon McKinnon – New Zealand Military Forces.
  • Acting Wing Commander Cameron Archer Turner – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Civil Division
  • Eric Jack Daniel – secretary, Returned Services' Association, Ashburton.
  • Mrs Jessie Miller Grant. For patriotic and social welfare work in the Waiapu zone.
  • James Fort Himburg – of Dunedin. For patriotic work, particularly in organising entertainments for the Forces.
  • Charles Ivory Jennings – of Rangiora. For municipal services.
  • Miss Titiata Elizabeth Paora Kawharu – district health nurse, Dargaville. For services in North Auckland and Rarotonga.
  • Mrs Lilly Grace McLean – district nurse, Great Barrier Island.
  • William Meikleham – manager, special school, Otekaieke. For services in connection with the care and training of backward and defective children.
  • Miss Maude Morris – lately matron, Orakanui Home, Waitati.
  • Leslie Gordon Olliff – employed in the Naval Dockyard at Auckland.
  • Edward James Rose. For services to the St John's Ambulance Brigade, West Coast district.
  • Thomas Bankes Smith – employed in the Lighthouse Service, Marine Department.
  • Mrs Catherine Thomson – of Brooklyn, Wellington. For services to the St John's Ambulance Brigade.
  • Miss Florence Ellen Woodhouse – staff clerk, Lands and Survey Department.
Military Division
  • Temporary Acting Lieutenant Edward William Blakiston – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Warrant Officer Class II Alfred John Baigent – New Zealand Military Forces.
  • Captain William Hoole Cummings – New Zealand Military Forces.
  • Warrant Officer Class I James Edward Hobson – New Zealand Military Forces.
  • Major John Alexander Pountney – New Zealand Military Forces.
  • Acting Squadron Leader David Charles De Rungs – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Acting Squadron Leader Jesse Julius De Willimoff DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Acting Squadron Leader Frederick William Thornton – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Clement Sydney Boulton – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)

  • Harold Digby-Smith – chairman, Social Security Commission.
  • John William Macdonald – commissioner, Government Life Insurance Department.

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Military Division
  • Leading Writer Victor Noel Duncan – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Radio Mechanic Richard Garfield Williams – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Temporary Warrant Officer Class I Alfred George Burbage – New Zealand Military Forces.
  • Staff-Sergeant Wilfred Reynolds Paine – New Zealand Military Forces.
  • Flight Sergeant Frank Stanley George Crosby – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Bruce Gordon Thiele Johnstone – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant David William Jones – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Corporal Roy Sedric Waterhouse – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Sergeant Gladys Amelia Cruickshank – New Zealand Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

Royal Red Cross

Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)

  • Senior Charge Sister (Miss) Venus Marshall Price – New Zealand Army Nursing Service.

Air Force Cross (AFC)

  • Flight Lieutenant Edward Pattison Booth Ebbett – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flying Officer Harold Vincent Carlyle – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Ivan Bruce Carrie – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References

  1. ^ United Kingdom list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 37977. pp. 2571–2606. 6 June 1947. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 37978. pp. 2607–2609. 12 June 1947. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
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