1953 Coronation Honours (New Zealand)

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Coronation of Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Couronnement de la Reine Elizabeth II.jpg
Coronation of Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953

The 1953 Coronation Honours in New Zealand, celebrating the coronation of Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand, 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. Also included were a number of special awards to New Zealand military personnel for operational service in Korea. The honours were announced on 1 June 1953. [1] [2]

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

Honorary military appointments

– to be Captain General, Royal New Zealand Artillery
– to be Captain General, Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps
– to be Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Engineers
– to be Colonel-in-Chief, Auckland Regiment (Countess of Ranfurly's Own)
– to be Colonel-in-Chief, Wellington Regiment (City of Wellington's Own).

Knight Bachelor

Order of the Bath

Companion (CB)

Military division

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Companion (CMG)

Order of the British Empire

Knight Commander (KBE)

Civil division

Commander (CBE)

Civil division
Military division

Officer (OBE)

Civil division
Military division

Member (MBE)

Civil division
Military division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Civil division
Military division

Royal Red Cross

Member (RRC)

Air Force Cross (AFC)

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air

Special awards for operational service in Korea

Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross

Order of the British Empire

Member (MBE)

Military division
  • Captain Andrew Channings – 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery.

Military Cross (MC)

Mentioned in despatches

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References

  1. "No. 39866". The London Gazette (4th supplement). 1 June 1953. pp. 3003–3006.
  2. "Coronation honours list" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. 11 June 1953. pp. 910–911.