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Second N.Z.E.F. - HONOURS & AWARDS, South Pacific Service 1945

Journal by ngairedith

the original list was taken from the EVENING POST, 16 February 1945, through Paspers Past

SECOND N.Z.E.F. HONOURS and AWARDS South Pacific Service

His Excellency the Governor General has announced that the King has been pleased to approve the undermentioned honours and awards to personnel of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific in recognition of distinguished serices in the South Pacific area:-

Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire C.B.E.
Colonel Norman Charles SPEIGHT of Dunedin (1899-1979)
- E.D., New Zealand Medical Corps
- he was a Prisoner of War in 1942
- His wife was Winifred Zita (nee Smith) of 218 High St Dunedin
- she died in Jan 1979 aged 78. Then living at 132 Cannington Rd
- Norman died 3 months after her. Their ashes were scattered

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire O.B.E.
Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Albert BLAZEY of Wellington (1909-1998)
- Headquarters 3rd New Zealand Division

Major Allister Imlach McCOWAN of Onehunga (1914-1980)
- New Zealand Dental Corps

Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire M.B.E.
Captain Noel Laurie FITZPATRICK of Wellington (1911-1991)
- New Zealand Infantry

British Empire Medal
Sergeant Eric Albert CHAMBERLAIN of Auckland (1913-2000)
- New Zealand Infantry

Corporal John Bartley WILLIAMS of Christchurch (1913-1971)
- New Zealand Army Service Corps

Mentioned in Despatches
Brigadier Charles Staunton John DUFF of Wellington (1898-1972)
- D.S.O., Royal New Zealand Artillery
- cremated Karori 7-1-1972 aged 73

Brigadier John Martin TWHIGG of Wellington (1900-1970)
- D.S.O., E.D., New Zealand Medical Corps
- born in Dunedin, died in Wellington 11-4-1970 aged 69
- ashes buried Plot 591 A - Section Ch ENG at Karori Cemetery

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Lionel Henry DAVIS (1909-1957)
of Christchurch
- New Zealand Infantry
- son of Francis Thomas DAVIS & Hilda Emma BROWNE

Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Hamilton GALBRAITH (1905-1969) of Wellington
- New Zealand Pay Corps
- son of Neil GALBRAITH (1868-1927), one time manager of the NZ Shippping Company in Wellington & Edith Sophia GLOVER (1874-1959)
- he worked for the Bank of New Zealand in Wellington
- he had a brother Herbert Neil Galbraith (1903-1939), manager and auctioneer of the wool department of the Hawkes Bay Farmers Co-operative who was drowned aged 36 when his car plunged into the flooded Tahawnui River on the Napier-Wairoa road near Nuhaka on 14 July 1939
- Ian was cremated at Karori, Wellington on 13 Sept 1969

Major Geoffrey William Beuzeville FOOTE (1906-1991) of Whangarei
- Headquarters, 2nd N.Z.E.F.I.P.
- son of Robert Pierce Gibbons FOOTE & Frances 'Fanny' WILSON
- graduated from Auckland University in 1929 with a B.A.

Honorary Major Conrad William Owen BRAIN (1895-1979) of Wellington
- Headquarters, 2nd N.Z.E.F.I.P.
- in 1943 he had his headquarters (see also Corporal Julian) in the Hotel de Ville, Bourail, the use of which had been given by the French community rent free for the troops of the division. This serviceable building was transformed by Mr. Salmon and his willing helpers into a comfortable recreation centre, and it formed a popular link in the chain of road houses established through New Caledonia. Right up to its evacuation 15 months later, it provided rest and recreation for thousands of troops and a welcome cup of tea to thirsty convoys on the dusty roads of the island. Major Brain recommended and laid down the policy to be followed regarding the erection and control of clubs and recreation centres, the provision of hospital comforts and special foods for patients through the deputy director of medical services, the issue of sports material through the base and divisional sports committees, the issue of books and magazines through the AFWS, the issue of stationery and indoor games and comforts through the YMCA secretaries and of gift parcels through the Army Service Corps .Early in June, he made a large distribution of outdoor sports material and this stimulated interest in the sporting activities of the division. One of the most successful competitions held was the inter-unit rugby football contest for the Barrow-clough dtp The final of this competition was fought out on page 1607 August 1943 between teams representing the 37th Battalion and the 29th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

Senior Commander Geraldine Vida Moyle McCLURE of Wellington
- New Zealand Women's Army Auxiliary Corps

Captain Howard Nelson JOHNSON (1909-1993) of Auckland
- Headquarters, 2nd N.Z.E.F.I.P.

Captain Lewis Naylor HUDSON (1916-2005) of Wellington
- New Zealand Medical Corps

Captain Lionel Jack DUMBLETON (1905-1976) of Wanganui
- New Zealand Medical Corps
- he was born in Hampden, New Zealand and was a founding member of the Entomological Society of New Zealand.
- One of his most remarkable biological discoveries was a new genus of caddis-fly-like primitive moths that he described as Agathiphaga (Dumbleton, 1952) and which has been subsequently raised to superfamily level as the second most primitive known living lineage of moths, Agathiphagoidea.

Lieutenant Francis Harold PRESTON (1902-1974) of Auckland
- New Zealand Army Serice
- son of Francis PRESTON & Elizabeth MILLS
- his siblings were: 1900 Edgar George Preston, 1903 Ivy Marion Preston, 1907 Hazel Annie Preston
- Francis married Claribel Marion DONOVAN in 1928

Warrant Officer (Class I) Jack Alexander BEAUCHAMP (1910-1971)
of Auckland
- New Zealand Pay Corps

Warrant Officer (Class II) James ROUGHAN (of Wellington
- New Zealand Ordnance Corps

Warrant Officer (Class II) Ewen Grosvenor CRAIG of Stratford
- Records Section, 2nd N.Z.E.F.I.P.

Staff-Sergeant Clive Ackland FRATER (1912-1984) of Auckland
- New Zealand Dental Corps
- in 1925 Clive transferred schools from Kohumaru, Northland to Mangonui School

Sergeant Howard Lionel NELSON (1920-2004) of Whangarei
- New Zealand Infantry

Sergeant Gordon Percy WALKER (1916-1995) of Nelson
- New Zealand Infantry

Corporal Alan DUFF (1912-1992) of Kaiapoi
- New Zealand Army Serice Corps

Corporal Doris Grace JULIAN (1910-1983) of Feilding
- New Zealand Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
- on February 5 1944 Doris was a bridesmaid for Private Betty Margaret FINDLAY, N.Z.W.A.A.C. of Gisborne when she married Staff-Sergeant Maurice Alfred IGGULDEN, A.T.D. of Auckland. The wedding took place under a native thatched shelter, among sprawling Niaouli trees of Bougen Detachment (see also Major Brain) of the Fourth New Zealand General Hospital in New Caledonia. The other bridesmaid was Private Iris THOPSON, N.Z.W.A.A.C. of Auckland. The best man was Lieutenant W. E. CHAPMAN of Auckland and the groomsman was Lieutenant W. O'MEARA of Auckland

Driver Thomas Magnus GAINEY (1915-2000) of Bulls
- New Zealand Army Service Corps

Private Arthur Leonard HAWKE (1915-1981) of Christchurch
- New Zealand Medical Corps

Private Arthur Henry NORRIS (1906-1987) of Auckland
- New Zealand Infantry

Private Tuainekore Peter UTANGA (1907-1982) of Auckland
- New Zealand Infantry

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES at 1st link above for:
Colonel SPEIGHT
Lieutenant-Colonel BLAZEY
Major McCOWAN
Captain FITZPATRICK

NOTE
other SOURCES:
The PRO PATRIA PROJECT

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