1896 Birthday Honours

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The 1896 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 20 May[1] and 26 May[2] and in The Times on 20 May 1896.[3]

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]

Baron[edit]

Privy Councillor[edit]

The Queen appointed the following to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council:

  • Professor Max Miller

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

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

Military Division
  • Surgeon-Major-General Charles Dodgson Madden QHS late Army Medical Staff.
  • Major-General William Walters Biscoe, Bengal Cavalry.
  • Major-General Revell Eardley-Wilmot, Bengal Infantry.
  • Major-General Robert Melvill Jennings, Bengal Cavalry, commanding a Second Class District in India.
  • Major-General Hugh Richard Hope, Madras Cavalry.
  • Colonel George Augustus Way, Indian Staff Corps.
  • Colonel John Robert Collins
  • Colonel George Tindal Pretyman, Royal Artillery.
  • Colonel Richard Hebden O'Grady Haly DSO Assistant Adjutant-General, Belfast District.
  • Colonel Ronald Bertram Lane, Assistant Military Secretary, Headquarters.
  • Colonel Euston Henry Sartorius VC
  • Colonel Reginald Clare Hart VC
  • Colonel Alexander Ferrier Kidston, Regimental District.
  • Colonel Dudley North, Assistant Adjutant-General, Canada.
  • Colonel (Brigadier-General) George Crawford Hogg, Bombay Cavalry, commanding a Second Class District in India.
  • Colonel Elphinstone Waters Begbie DSO Madras Infantry.
  • Colonel Henry Fyers Turner, Deputy Inspector-General of Fortifications.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel Douglas Mackinnon Baillie Hamilton, Earl of Dundonald. 2nd Life Guards.
  • Colonel Patrick Douglas Jeffreys, Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters, India.
  • Colonel Robert Patch, Indian Staff Corps.
  • Colonel Pelham James Maitland, Indian Staff Corps, Deputy Secretary, Military Department, Government of India.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel Robert Hunter Murray, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
  • Major and Brevet Colonel Arthur Gethin Creagh, Royal Artillery.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Alphonsus Dunne, Army Service Corps, Deputy-Assistant Adjutant-General, North-Eastern District.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Marcus Edward Read Rainsford, Army Service Corps, Deputy-Assistant Adjutant-General, Egypt.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Willis Duncan Ward, Army Service Corps, Deputy-Assistant Adjutant-General, Home District.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Robert Prevost Woodgate, the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster).
Civil Division

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]

Companion (CSI)[edit]

  • James Fairbairn Finlay, Secretary to the Government of India in the Finance and Commerce Department.

The Royal Victorian Order[edit]

Insignia of a Knight / Dames Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)[edit]

Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)[edit]

  • Colonel the Hon. William James Colville CB Her Majesty's Master of the Ceremonies.

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)[edit]

Member of the Royal Victorian Order, 4th class (MVO)[edit]

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]

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

  • The Hon. Hugh Muir Nelson, Premier Chief Secretary, and Colonial Treasurer of the Colony of Queensland.
  • The Hon. Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Quebec, in the Dominion of Canada.

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

  • Somerset Richard French, Postmaster-General of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire[edit]

Companion (CIE)[edit]

  • Henry O'Connell Cardozo, Superintendent of Revenue Survey, Madras.
  • Brigade-Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Higham, Chief Engineer and Secretary to the Government of the Punjab in the Public Works Department, Irrigation Branch.
  • Major John Shakespear DSO Leinster Regiment.
  • Sardar Ratan Singh, President of the Council of Regency of the Jind State.
  • Raja Bhup Indra Bikram Singh, of Piagpur.
  • Major James John Macleod, Officiating Commandant, Bihar Light Horse.
  • Captain Norman Franks
  • Arthur Henry Plunkett
  • Rao Bahadur Chunilal Venilal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 26741". The London Gazette. 20 May 1896. pp. 3053–3054. 
  2. ^ "No. 26743". The London Gazette. 26 May 1896. pp. 3123–3124. 
  3. ^ "Birthday Honours". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 20 May 1896. p. 11.