1902 Birthday Honours

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The 1902 Birthday Honours were announced on 10 November 1902, to celebrate the birthday of Edward VII the previous day. The list included appointments to various orders and honours of the United Kingdom and the British Empire.

The list was published in The Times 10 November 1902,[1] and the various honours were gazetted in The London Gazette on 9 November 1902[2] and on 28 November 1902.[3]

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

Privy Council[edit]


Knight Bachelor[edit]

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath[edit]

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

Military Division
Civil Division (Honorary)

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

Military Division (Honorary)
Civil Division

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

Civil Division
  • Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets Henry Charles Woods, CVO, MD.
  • James Stewart Davy, Esq.
  • Harry de la Rose Burrard Farnall, Esq., CMG.
  • Arthur Wilson Fox, Esq.
  • Walter Jack Howell, Esq.
  • Lieutenant-General John Wimburn Laurie, MP.
  • Gordon William Miller, Esq.
  • George Martineau, Esq.
  • Colonel Charles Wyndham Murray, MP.
  • William Henry Power, Esq., FRS, MRCS.
  • John Struthers, Esq.
  • Arthur Theodore Thring, Esq.
  • John White, Esq.
  • Percy Woods, Esq.

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

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

  • Sir James Lyle Mackay, KCIE, late His Majesty's Special Commissioner and Plenipotentiary for Commercial Negotiations with China.

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

  • Henry Austin Lee, Esq., CB, Secretary of Embassy in His Majesty's Diplomatic Service and Commercial Attaché to His Majesty's Embassy at Paris, and to His Majesty's Legations at Brussels and Berne.
  • Major-General George Arthur French, CMG, late Commandant of the Military Forces of the State of New South Wales.
  • Donald William Stewart, Esq., CMG, Chief Commissioner, Ashanti.
  • His Highness Ahmad Maatham Shah, Sultan of Pahang.
  • Colonel José Joaquim Machado, of the Portuguese Army, late Governor-General of Mozambique.
  • Captain Cornelius Álvaro da Costa Ferreira, of the Portuguese Navy, late Governor-General of Mozambique.
  • Viscount Meirelles do Canto e Castro, Governor of the Mozambique Company.

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

  • Claude Coventry Mallet, Esq., His Majesty's Consul at Panama.
  • Robert William Mansfield. Esq., His Majesty's Consul at Amoy.
  • Edward Marsh Merewether, Esq., Lieutenant Governor of the Island of Malta.
  • Walter Edward Davidson, Esq., Colonial Secretary of the Transvaal.
  • William Henry Williams Strachan, Esq., Chief Medical Officer of the Colony of Lagos.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Craigie Fitz Hardinge Vincent, Commandant of Volunteers in the Island of Ceylon.
  • Claude Delaval Cobham, Esq., MA, BCL, Commissioner of Larnaca, in the Island of Cyprus.
  • Frederic Dudley North, Esq., Clerk of the Executive Council and Under Secretary in the Premier's Department of the State of Western Australia.
For services rendered in connection with Military Operations in South Africa
  • Maurice Smethurst Evans, Esq., Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Colony of Natal, and Chairman of the Invasion Losses Enquiry Commission.
  • Robert Hugh Henderson, Esq., late Mayor of Kimberley.
  • Charles Southey, Esq., of Culmstock, in the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

Royal Victorian Order[edit]

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

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

  • Baron Hermann von Eckhardtstein, CVO, Councillor and First Secretary of the German Embassy.

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


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

Member of the Royal Victorian Order, 5th class (MVO)[edit]

  • Second Lieutenant the Honourable Maurice Vyner Baliol Brett, Coldstream Guards.
  • Rowland Bailey, Esq., of His Majesty's Office of Works.

Royal Red Cross (RRC)[edit]

  • Mrs. Crowlie, in recognition of her services to the sick and wounded seamen and marines who were under treatment in Tientsin Hospital in June and July 1900.


  1. ^ "Birthday Honours". The Times (36921). London. 10 November 1902. p. 10.
  2. ^ "No. 27493". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 November 1902. pp. 7161–7163.
  3. ^ "No. 27499". The London Gazette. 28 November 1902. p. 8253.