1903 New Year Honours

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The New Year Honours 1903, announced at the time as the Durbar Honours, were appointments to various orders and honours of the United Kingdom and British India. The list was announced on the day of the 1903 Delhi Durbar held to celebrate the succession of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as Emperor and Empress of India. The membership of the two Indian Orders were expanded to allow for all the new appointments.

The list was published in The Times on 1 January 1903,[1] and the various honours were gazetted in The London Gazette on 1 January 1903.[2]

A list of appointments to the Royal Victorian Order was announced in the London Gazette on 30 December 1902.[3] These were not included in the Durbar Honours list, as the individuals had already received their decorations in late 1902. They have been added to the end of this page to show the most complete picture of orders awarded.

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.

Knight Bachelor[edit]

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath[edit]

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

Civil Division

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

Military Divison

Order of the Star of India[edit]

Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India (GCSI)[edit]

Knights Commanders of the Order of the Star of India (KCSI)[edit]

  • Denzil Charles Jelf Ibbetson, Esq., CSI, Indian Civil Service, Member of the Council of the Governor-General of India.
  • Rear-Admiral Charles Carter Drury, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's Naval Forces in the East Indies.
  • Henry Martin Winterbotham, Esq, CSI, Indian Civil Service, Member of the Council of the Governor of Fort St. George.
  • James Monteath, Esq., CSI, Indian Civil Service, Member of the Council of the Governor of Bombay.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Robertson, CSI, Indian Staff Corps, Resident in Mysore, and Chief Commissioner of Coorg.
  • Andrew Henderson Leith Fraser, Esq., CSI, Indian Civil Service, Chief Commissioner of the Central Provinces.
  • Hugh Shakespear Barnes, Esq., CSI, Indian Civil Service, Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department.
  • Surgeon-General William Roe Hooper, CSI, Indian Medical Service (retired), President of the Medical Board at the India Office.
  • Colnel Sir Colin Campbell Scott Moncrieff, KCMG, CSI, Royal Engineers (retired), President of the Indian Irrigation Commission.
  • His Highness Raja Kirti Sah, of Tehri, Garhwal, CSI
  • Kunwar Ranbir Singh, of Patiala

Companions of the Order of the Star of India (CSI)[edit]

  • Sir Edward Fitzgerald Law, KCMG, Member of the Council of the Governor-General of India.
  • Charles Stuart Bayley, Esq, Indian Civil Service, Agent to the Governor-General in Central India.
  • Edward Townshend Candy, Esq, Indian Civil Service, Puisne Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay.
  • Gabriel Stokes, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Chief Secretary to the Government of Madras and an additional Member of the Council of the Governor of Fort St. George for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Major-General Trevor Bruce Tyler, Royal Artillery, Inspector-General of Artillery in India.
  • Harvey Adamson, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Judicial Commissioner of Upper Burma.
  • William Henry Lockington Impey, Esq, Indian Civil Service, Officiating Chief Secretary to the Government of the United Provinces, and a Member of the Council of the Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces for making Laws and Regulations.
  • William Charles Macpherson, Esq, Indian Civil Service, Officiating Secretary to the Government of Bengal, General and Revenue Departments, and a Member of the Council of the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Colonel St George Corbet Gore, Royal Engineers, Surveyor-General of India.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel James Alexander Lawrence Montgomery, Indian Staff Corps, Commissioner of the Rawalpindi Division of the Punjab.
  • Reginald Henry Craddock, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Commissioner of the Jubbulpore Division of the Central Provinces.
  • Colonel Henry Doveton Hutchinson, Indian Staff Corps, Assistant Military Secretary (for Indian Affairs) at the War Office.
  • Major Hugh Daly, CIE, Indian Staff Corps, Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department.
  • Raja Ban Bihari Kapur, of Burdwan.
  • Nawab Mumtaz-ud-Daula Muhammad Faiyaz Ali Khan, of Pahasu, lately a Member of the Council of the Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Sardar Badan Singh, of Malaudh, in the Ludhiana District of the Punjab.

It had been the King′s intention to appoint His Highness Raja Bije Sen Bahadur of Mandi to be a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India, had he not died in December 1902.

Order of the Indian Empire[edit]

Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the indian Empire (GCIE)[edit]

Knights Commander of the Order of the indian Empire (KCIE)[edit]

  • Sir Lawrence Hugh Jenkins, Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay.
  • Herbert Thirkell White, Esq, CIE, Indian Civil Service, Chief Judge of the Chief Court of Lower Burma.
  • Charles Lewis Tupper, Esq, CSI, Indian Civil Service, Financial Commissioner of the Punjab, and a Member of the Council of the Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Surgeon-General Benjamin Franklin, CIE, Indian Medical Service, Honorary Physician to the King, Director-General, Indian Medical Service, and Sanitary Commissioner with the Government of India.
  • Frederick Augustus Nicholson, Esq, CIE, Indian Civil Service, First Member of the Board of Revenue, Madras, and an Additional Member of the Council of the Governor of Fort St George for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Arthur Upton Fanshawe, Esq, CSI, Indian Civil Service, Director-General of the Post Office of India.
  • Walter Roper Lawrence, Esq, CIE, Indian Civil Service (retired), Private Secretary to His Excellency the Viceroy of India.
  • John Eliot, Esq, CIE, Meteorological Reporter to the Government of India, and Director-General of Indian Observatories.
  • Raja Dhiraj Nahar Singh, of Shahpura, in Rajputana.
  • Gangadhar Rao Ganesh, alias Bala Sahib Patwar-Dhan, Chief of Miraj (Senior Branch), in the Southern Mahratta Country.
  • Sardar Ghaus Bakhsh, Raisani, the Premier Chief of the Sarawans, Baluchistan.
  • Maharaja Harballabh Narayan Singh Bahadur, of Sonbursa, Bengal, CIE
  • Maharaja Peshkar Kishn Parshad, Minister to His Highness the Nizam of Hyderabad.
  • Puma Narasingharao Krishna Murti, CIE, Dewan of Mysore.
  • Maharaja Gode Narayana Gajapati Rao, of Vizagapatam, CIE

It had been the King′s intention to appoint Sir John Woodburn, KCSI to be a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire, had he not died in November 1902. It had been the King′s intention to confer a Companionship of the Order of the Indian Empire on Mr. Harry Charles Hill, for his service in the Forest department in India, had he not died in November 1902.

Companions of the Order of the indian Empire (CIE)[edit]

  • Colonel Ernest De Brath, Indian Staff Corps, Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Military Department.
  • Pratul Chandar Chattarji, Rai Bahadur, Judge of the Chief Court of the Punjab.
  • Frederick Gurr Maclean, Esq, Director-General of Telegraphs in India.
  • Walter Bernard de Winton, Esq, Chief Engineer and Secretary to the Government of Madras in the Public Works Department.
  • Colonel Trevredyn Rashleigh Wynne, Agent and Chief Engineer of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway, Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Viceroy of India, and Commandant of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps.
  • Algernon Elliott, Esq, Officiating Commissioner of the Hyderabad Assigned Districts.
  • Major (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel) Charles Arnold Kemball, Indian Staff Corps, Officiating Political Resident in the Persian Gulf.
  • Herbert William Cameron Carnduff, Esq, Indian Civil Service. Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Legislative Department.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel William Loch, General List Infantry, Principal of Mayo College, at Ajmer.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Bomford, MD, Indian Medical Service, Principal of the Medical College, Calcutta.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel John Hodding, VD, Commandant of the Behar Light Horse.
  • Edward Giles, Esq, Director of Public Instruction, Bombay.
  • Henry King Beauchamp, Esq, Sheriff of Madras, Editor of the " Madras Mail."
  • Harjibhai Manekji Rustamji, Esq, Sheriff of Calcutta.
  • Havilland Le Mesurier, Esq, Indian Civil Service, lately Magistrate and Collector of Patna, and Chairman of the Patna Municipality.
  • Robert Nathan, Esq, Indian Civil Service, late Under Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department, and Secretary to the Indian Universities Commission.
  • Major Alfred William Alcock, MB, FRS, Indian Medical Service, Superintendent of the Indian Museum.
  • Arthur Hill, Esq, Executive Engineer. 1st Grade, Bombay Presidency.
  • Douglas Donald, Esq, Commandant of the Border Military Police and Saniana Rifles, Kohat.
  • Jagadish Chandra Bose, Professor of the Presidency College at Calcutta.
  • Nawab Muhammad Sharif Khan, Khan of Dir.
  • Mehtar Shuja-ul-Mulk of Chitral
  • Mir Muhammad Nazim Khan, Mir of Hunza.
  • Raja Sikandar Khan, of Nagar.
  • William Dickson Cruickshank, Esq, Secretary and Treasurer of the Bank of Bengal.
  • Thomas Jewell Bennett, Esq, of the "Times of India", Bombay.
  • John O'Brien Saunders, Esq, Proprietor and Editor of the "Englishman", Calcutta.
  • Henry Wenden, Esq, Agent of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway.
  • Charles Henry Wilson, Esq, Manager of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and Vice-President of the Rangoon Municipal Committee.
  • Khan Bahadur Maulvi Khuda Bakhsh, of Patna.
  • Rao Bahadur Shyam Sundar Lai, Dewan of Kishangarh in Rajputana.
  • Rao Bahadur Muushi Balmakund Das, Dewan Bahadur, Member of the Alwar State Council.
  • Robert Herriot Henderson, Esq, Superintendent of the Tarrapur Tea Company's Gardens in the Cachar District, Assam.
  • Nawab Hafiz Muhammad Abdulla Khan, Alizai, of Dera Ismail Khan, Honorary Commandant of the 15th Bengal Cavalry.
  • Kun Kyi, Sawbwa of Mong Nai, in the Southern Shan States.
  • Mir Mehrulla Khan, Raisani, Nazim of Mekran, Baluchistan.
  • Nawab Fateh Ali Khari, Kaziltash, of Lahore.
  • Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Gangu Dhar Shastri, Professor of the Sanskrit College at Benares.
  • Faridoouji Jamshedji. Esq, Private Secretary to His Highness the Nizam's Minister at Hyderabad.
  • Charles Henry West, Esq, Personal Assistant to the Adjutant-General in India.

Kaisar-i-Hind Medal[edit]

Honorary military ranks and Salutes[edit]


Royal Victorian Order[edit]

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

Honorary
  • His Excellency the Marquis de Sovoral, G.C.M.G. (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the King of Portugal at the Court of St. James's).

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

Honorary
  • Rear-Admiral Guilherme Augusto de Biito Capello (Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty the King of Portugal.

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

Honorary
  • Dr. Friedrich Ilberg, M.V.O. (Physician to His Imperial Majesty the German Emperor and King of Prussia.

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

  • Major David Phelips Chapman, late Cheshire Regiment (Director of Accounts Department, Ministry of the Interior, Egypt).
  • Major James Henry L'Estrange Johnstone, Royal Engineers (President of the Egyptian Railway Administration).
  • Captain George Edward Wickham Legg (Secretary of the Soldiers* and Sailors' Families' Association).
  • Stapleton Charles Cotton, Esq. (on his retirement from the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms).


References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Year Honours". The Times (36966). London. 1 January 1903. p. 8.
  2. ^ "No. 27511". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1903. pp. 1–4.
  3. ^ "No. 27510". The London Gazette. 30 December 1902. pp. 8967–8968.