1903 Birthday Honours

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The 1903 Birthday Honours were announced on 9 November 1903, to celebrate the birthday of King Edward VII that 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 9 November 1903,[1] and the various honours were gazetted in The London Gazette on 6 November 1903[2] and 17 November 1903.[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 divisions (Military, Civil).

Baronet[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

British Empire

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath[edit]

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

Military Division

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

Military Division

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

Civil Division

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

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

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

Royal Victorian Order[edit]

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

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

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

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

For services in securing the safety of His Majesty's Ship Victory when in peril of sinking.
  • Captain Thomas James Henry Rapson, Royal Navy, Staff Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard.
  • William Henry Gard, Esq., Royal Navy, Chief Constructor of Portsmouth Dockyard.
On the occasion of the Presentation of Colours by Her Majesty Queen Alexandra, on behalf of His Majesty, to the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Carteret Walter Carey.
Honorary Member
  • Corvetten-Capitan Rudolf Hitter von Benigni in Müldenberg (Austrian Navy). Attached to Lord Methuen's special mission to Vienna.

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

On the occasion of the Presentation of Colours by Her Majesty Queen Alexandra, on behalf of His Majesty, to the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry.
  • Lieutenant Henry Balfour Fergusson Bryant.
  • Lieutenant Lionel Graham Pringle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthday Honours". The Times (37233). London. 9 November 1903. p. 10.
  2. ^ "No. 27613". The London Gazette (Supplement). 6 November 1903. pp. 6851–6852.
  3. ^ "No. 27617". The London Gazette. 17 November 1903. p. 7015.