1889 Birthday Honours

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The 1889 Birthday Honours were appointments by Queen Victoria to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of the British Empire. The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of The Queen, and were published in the London Gazette on 24 May 1889[1] and in The Times on 25 May 1889.[2]

The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour, and arranged by honour, with classes (Knight, Knight Grand Cross, etc.) and then divisions (Military, Civil, etc.) as appropriate.

United Kingdom and British Empire[edit]

Baronetcies[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath[edit]

Civilian star of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (KGCB)[edit]

Military Division
Civil Division

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)[edit]

Military Division
Civil Division
  • Henry Longley CB Chief Charity Commissioner for England and Wales.

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)[edit]

Military Division
  • Lt.-Gen. Alexander Carnegy, Bombay Staff Corps.
  • Lt.-Gen. David MacFarlan, Royal Artillery.
  • Lt.-Gen. James Blair VC Bombay Cavalry.
  • Maj.-Gen. George Digby Barker.
  • Maj.-Gen. Hastings Fraser, Madras Staff Corps.
  • Capt. Henry Frederick Stephenson CB Royal Navy, Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.
  • Lt.-Col. and Col. Richard William Charles Winsloe, Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.
  • Lt.-Col. and Col. Robert Grant, Royal Engineers, Deputy Adjutant-General Royal Engineers, Headquarters of the Army.
  • Col. Henry Wood, 9th Regimental District.
  • Lt.-Col. and Col. Frederick Lance, Bengal Staff Corps.
  • Lt.-Col. and Col. George Corrie Bird, Madras Staff Corps.
  • Lt.-Col. and Col. John Hugh Green, Bengal Staff Corps.
  • Col. (with the rank of Brigadier-General) Boyce Albert Combe, Commanding a Second Class District of the Bombay Army.
  • Thales Pease, Deputy Commissary General of Ordnance, with the honorary rank of Colonel, Ordnance Store Department.
  • Col. William Lewis Kinloch Ogilvy, Assistant Adjutant-General, Cork District.
  • Lt.-Col. and Col. FitzRoy Stephen.
  • Maj. and Col. Geoffrey Barton, the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
  • Maj. and Col. Arthur FitzRoy Hart, the East Surrey Regiment.
  • Lt.-Col. and Col. Henry Grey MacGregor, Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.
  • Maj. and Col. Andrew Gilbert Wauchope CMG The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).
  • Maj. William George Knox, Royal Artillery.
  • Maj. George Blake Napier Martin, Royal Artillery.
Civil Division
  • The Hon. Eric Barrington, Foreign Office.
  • Doctor James Bell FRS Principal of the Laboratory Department, Inland Revenue.
  • Col. William Bell, late 64th Foot, Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, Government Secretary to the Lt.-Governor of Guernsey.
  • Henry Thomas de la Bere, Deputy Accountant-General, War Office.
  • Wilfred Joseph Cripps FSA
  • David Harrel, Chief Commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Police.
  • Doctor James Reid, Physician Extraordinary to Her Majesty.
  • George Lisle Ryder, Principal Clerk in the Treasury.
  • Maj. Henry Samuel Spiller Watkin, Royal Artillery, Inspector of Position Finding, Department of Director of Artillery.
  • Edward Wingfield, Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office.

The Imperial Order of the Crown of India[edit]

The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India[edit]

Star of a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India.

Knight Commander (KCSI)[edit]

  • Col. Henry Yule CB Royal (late Bengal) Engineers, Member of the Council of the Secretary of State for India.

Companion (CSI)[edit]

  • Col. Edward Lacon Ommanney, Bengal Staff Corps.
  • Henry Edward Stokes, Madras Civil Service, Member of the Council of the Governor of Madras.

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

Star of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)[edit]

Honorary Knight Grand Cross

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)[edit]

  • Charles Bruce CMG Lt.-Governor and Government Secretary of the Colony of British Guiana.
  • Langham Dale Superintendent-General of Education of the Cape of Good Hope, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of that Colony.
  • James Shaw Hay CMG Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Sierra Leone.
  • Sir James MacBain Kt President of the Legislative Council of the Colony of Victoria.
  • William MacGregor CMG Administrator of the Possession of British New Guinea.
  • John Robinson, Member of the Legislative Council of Natal.
  • Walter Joseph Sendall CMG Governor and Comraander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands.
  • Lt.-Gen. Sir Henry D'Oyley Torrens KCB Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Island of Malta.
  • Capt. John Sydney Webb, Deputy-Master of the Corporation of the Trinity House, for services in connection with Lighthouses in the Colonies and abroad.

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)[edit]

  • William George Aston, Japanese Secretary to Her Majesty's Legation in Japan.
  • Charles Gage Brown Medical Adviser to the Colonial Office.
  • Edward Ciantar, Member of the Council of Government of the Island of Malta.
  • John Stokell Dodds, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, and Representative of that Colony at the Colonial Conference of 1857.
  • Robert Lewis John Ellery, Government Astronomer of the Colony of Victoria.
  • Hubert Edward Henry Jerningham, Colonial Secretary of British Honduras.
  • Robert Baxter Llewelyn, Administrator of the Island of Saint Lucia.
  • Lloyd William Mathews, a General in the Army of His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar.
  • George Thomas Michael O'Brien, Treasurer of the Island of Ceylon.
  • Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Member of the Legislative Council of the Island of Ceylon.
  • Frederick Warner, Member of the Legislative Council of the Colony of Trinidad.
  • Louis Antoine Aimé de Vertéuil, Member of the Legislative Council of the Colony of Trinidad.

The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire[edit]

Knight Commander (KCIE)[edit]

  • Maharana Shri Wakhat Singh Dalil Singh, Raja of Lunavada.
  • John Ware Edgar CSI Bengal Civil Service, Chief Secretary to the Government of Bengal.

Companion (CIE)[edit]

  • Maj. Charles Henry Ellison Adamson, Madras Staff Corps, Deputy Commissioner, Burma.
  • William Henry Bliss, Madras Civil Service, Member of the Board of Revenue and Commissioner of Salt and Abkari and Separate Revenue.
  • John Walker Buyers, Superintending Engineer, Public Works Department (Railway Branch), Government of India.
  • Khalifa Syed Mahomed Hassan, Prime Minister of Patiala.
  • Brigade Surgeon Isidore Bernadotte Lyon, Bombay Medical Establishment.
  • Naoroji Nusserwanjee Wadia, of Bombay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 25939". The London Gazette. 24 May 1888. p. 2873. 
  2. ^ "Birthday Honours". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 25 May 1889. p. 14.