THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
WAITE Frederick
4/448, Major, NZ Engineers
40017, Lieutenant Colonel, WW2 Service

CITATION
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George
Gazetted 13 June 1946, p2835
Commissioner overseas for the National Patriotic Fund Board of New Zealand from 1940 to 1946.

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 3 June 1915, p5331
For gallantry and devotion to duty in connection with the operations at the Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force).  On the night of 2-3 May
1915 during the operations in the neighbourhood of Gabe Tepe for gallantry and resource in rallying his men, and leading them forward in critical
moments

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Gazetted

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 5 August 1915, p7668
Mentioned in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of 20th May 1915, Commander, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

AWARDS
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
Italy Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Coronation Medal 1937
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 20 August 1885, Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 29 August 1952, Balclutha, New Zealand

When the Second World War began, Waite had reached the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Territorials. He was appointed overseas commissioner for the National Patriotic Fund Board. Working from Egypt,  he worked to provide the soldiers of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force with special supplies and treats.[1] His services in this capacity was recognised in 1944 with an appointment as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.[20] He finished the war as a colonel, working in Europe on the repatriation of New Zealand personnel recently released from prisoner of war camps in Germany. In 1946, he traveled to Japan to inspect the infrastructure set for New Zealand's contribution to J-Force following which he retired from the military