THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MATAIRA Anthony Taroa Averill
31352, Captain, The New Zealand Regiment.

CITATION
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Gazetted 1 December 1959, Supplement 41884, p7668
"The QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the advice of Her Majesty's New Zealand Ministers, to give orders for the following appointment to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for distinguished service in Malaya for the period of 1st January to 30th June 1959.  To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:"

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 April 1953 Supplement 39839, p2406
"The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya, during the period 1st July to 31st December 1952"

AWARDS
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
General Service Medal
Malaya, Mention in Despatches
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular
Pingat Jasa Malaysia

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