The following page is very much "under construction" and your help is appreciated.
Lets work together to gather the names of Thamesites who have been awarded an 'honour' in the New Year or Queen's Birthday Honours Lists.
The qualification is at this stage broad: Was the person born in Thames, schooled at Thames, work and live/work in Thames at some stage prior to the award being made.
Abbreviations: BEM British Empire Medal, CBE Commander of the Order of the British Empire, CMG Companion Order of St Michael and St George, CNZM Companion New Zealand Order of Merit, KCMG Knight Commander, MNZM Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, NY New Year Honours List, ONZM Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, QB Queen's Birthday Honours List, QSM Queen's Service Medal, QSO Queen's Service Order.
Further information on New Zealand Honours System at Wikipedia and Dept of the Prime Minister.
THAMESITES who have received Royal Honours:ANSTIS, Yvonne Gaye: QSM awarded NY 2008 for services to adult literacy.
BANKS, Charles Arthur: CMG. Born Thames.
BROKENSHIRE, Colin JP: ONZM awarded NY 1999 for services to local body and community affairs.
BRUNTON, Wallace Colin Thomas: QSO awarded QB 1979.
CAMPBELL, Douglas JP: QSM awarded QB 1983. CEO, Thames Hospital Board 1972–82.
CORBETT, Josephine: QSM awarded QB 1979. Past Supervising Principal Nurse, Thames Hospital Board.
DANBY, Howard Byron JP: QSO awarded QB 1980.
DOVELL, Edith Margaret (Sunny) RN: QSM awarded NY 1989 for services to the community.
DUNWOODIE, Geraldine Butler: QSM awarded QB 2015 for 'Services to Heritage Preservation'.
ENSOR, Sidney: MBE awarded QB 1953, Mayor of Thames.
FITZSIMONS, Jeanette Mary: CNZM awarded QB 2010 for public services.
FLEMING, Laurence Douglas: QSM awarded QB 1997. Lately Chief Fire Officer, Thames Volunteer Fire
FRASER, Colin: Knight Bachelor awarded in Australia NY 1935, For public services in the Commonwealth of Australia. Attended Thames High and School of Mines.
GRAY, Phillipa: MNZM awarded NY 2013 for services to cycling.
HAMMOND, Thomas William George Howard (Toss): MBE awarded NY 1966, For services in the field of Māori history and ethnology.
HAMMOND, William George Major: Awarded OBE 26 Nov 1946 in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Pacific.
HARSTON, Ernest Sirdefield: OBE (1947) CBE (1953), Knight Bachelor (1958) - Born Thames.
HOLE, Boyd Gardiner: QSM awarded QB 2005. Chief Fire Officer, Thames Volunteer Fire Brigade.
KENNEDY, Henry Charles JP: QSO awarded NY 1978.
LIGGINS, Graham Collingwood (Mont) Prof: CBE awarded QB 1983, for services to medical research. Born & schooled at Thames.
LOANE, Gail: QSM awarded NY 2007.
MAXWELL, James Peter: QSM awarded NY 2003.Third Officer, Thames Volunteer Fire Brigade.
MAXWELL, Lyneve Constance (Lynne), QSM awarded NY 2009 for services to music.
MELLAR, Brian Dempster, QSM awarded NY 2007.
MOTION, Catherine Jean: QSM awarded QB 1995.
MYERS, Arthur Mielziner: Knight Bachelor awarded NY 1924. Schooled at Thames.
NGAMANE, Cyril Te Hiringanuku (Bo): MNZM awarded QB 2001 for services to the community.
PARK, Keith Rodney: Knight Commander awarded November 1942. Born Thames.
PARR, Christopher James: CMG (1914); KCMG (1924). Schooled at Thames.
POWER, J Graham Mr: MBE awarded NY 1981, for services to medicine and the community.
RAKENA, Richard Riki: QSM awarded NY 2012 for services to Māori and the community.
REDDISH, Ivan Edgar: MBE awarded QB 1968, General Secretary New Zealand Post Office Assn.
ROLFE, Richard James: MBE awarded QB 1975, for services as President of the New Zealand Trotting Conference 1969–74.
RUTHERFORD, Peter Ewan: QSM awarded NY 2017 for 'services to people with disabilities'.
SCHULTZ, Leo Charles: QSM awarded QB 1994. MP Coromandel / Hauraki 1969-1981.
SIMPSON, Judge Heather McGregor: CNZM awarded QB 2002 for services as a District Court Judge.
SLANEY-ELLISON, Valda Mary: QSM awarded NY 2002.
SMITH, Reginald Trevor Major: OBE awarded 16 April 1942.
STRONG, Ava Marisha: MNZM awarded NY 2019 for 'services to karate and the community'.
STRONG, Lance Allan: MNZM awarded NY 2019 for 'services to karate and the community.'
TALBOT, Gary John: QSM awarded NY 2010 for services to the New Zealand Fire Service.
TREBILCOCK, Percy: BEM awarded NY 1974, for services to the community.
WARNER, Joyce Alma: BEM awarded NY 1946, Chargehand, Ford Factory, Thames.
WOOD, Barbara Annie: MBE awarded QB 1974, for services to country women.
Also if you have a photograph of one of the recipients