John Brownlow Horrocks - CBE MC ED
John Horrocks made his early mark on the battlefields of Europe. Aged just 24, he won the Military Cross near Casale, Italy, while serving as a captain with the Royal New Zealand Artillery.
After the war he became commanding officer of the 9th Coast Regiment and served as aide-de-camp to Governor-General Sir Willoughby Norrie.
Horrocks soon established his talent as a lawyer, serving as a partner with Rudd Garland & Horrocks and succeeding practices for 40 years.
His forte was transport and he is remembered especially for his work on the repatriation of the Union Steam Ship Company from P&O to New Zealand and Australian interests in 1972.