1913 Birthday Honours

The 1913 Birthday Honours were appointments in the British Empire of King George V to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens. The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of The King, and were published on 3 June 1913 and 6 June 1913.[1][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.

British Empire

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB)

Military Division

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Military Division
Civil Division

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Military Division
  • Captain Price Vaughan Lewes, DSO, RN
  • Major Lewis Stratford Tollemache Halliday, VC, RMLI
  • Surgeon-General Louis Edward Anderson, Deputy Director of Medical Services, Ireland.
  • Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Stuart Peter Rolt, Brigade Commander, 14th Infantry Brigade, Irish Command.
  • Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) William Eliot Peyton, CVO, DSO, Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies.
  • Colonel Edmond Guy Tulloch Bainbridge, General Staff Officer, 1st Grade, Western Command.
  • Colonel John Emerson Wharton Headlam, DSO, half-pay.
  • Colonel George Francis Leverson, half-pay.
  • Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) William Hugh Eric Murray, Commanding Pretoria District, South Africa.
  • Colonel Hubert John Du Cane, MVO, Assistant Quartermaster-General, Aldershot Command.
  • Colonel Guy Percy Wyndham, MVO, half-pay.
  • Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Edmund Gustavus Nicolls, Inspector of Royal Garrison Artillery.
  • Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Spring Robert Rice, Chief Engineer, Aldershot Command.
  • Colonel (local and temporary Major-General) Stanley Brenton von Donop, Master-General of the Ordnance, Fourth Military Member, Army Council.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Brevet Colonel Charles Herbert Philip Carter, CMG, Commanding 2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
  • Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Frederick Archibald Adam, Brigade Commander, Malta.
  • Colonel Frederic Charles Shaw, General Staff Officer, 1st Grade, Scottish Command.
  • Colonel James Bales Gaunter, Assistant Adjutant-General, War Office.
  • Colonel Edward Stanislaus Bulfin, CVO, Brigade Commander, Essex Infantry Brigade, Eastern Command.
  • Colonel John Gunning Hunter, Indian Army.
  • Colonel Percy Holland, Indian Army.
  • Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Gerard Robert Clark Paul, CMG, AdC, Inspector of the Army Service Corps, War Office.
  • Colonel Arthur Robert Dick, Indian Army, Inspecting Officer, Frontier Corps, India.
  • Colonel Robert Henry Twigg, Indian Army.
Civil Division

Order of the Star of India

Knight Commander (KCSI)

Companion (CSI)

  • Lieutenant-Colonel Gerard Godfrey Giffard, MRCP, MRCS, Indian Medical Service, Superintendent, Government Maternity Hospital, Madras.
  • Frederick William Johnston, Esq., CIE, Indian Civil Service, Deputy Secretary in the Finance Department of the Government of India.
  • William Henry Lucas, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Commissioner in Sind. Bombay.
  • Vakhatsinghji Kesrisinghji, Thakor Sateb of Sayla, 3rd Class Chief, Kathiawar.
  • Arthur Leslie Saunders, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Commissioner of Meerut, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, and an Additional Member of the Council of the Governor-General of India for making Laws and Regulations.

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

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

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

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

  • Leonard William Booth, Esq., Acting Colonial Secretary of the Island of Ceylon.
  • James George Aylwin Creighton, Esq., KC, Law Clerk of the Senate, Parliamentary Counsel, and Master in Chancery, Dominion of Canada.
  • Captain Francis Fitzgerald Haworth-Booth, RN, Naval Adviser to the High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Alexander Lang, Esq., formerly Manager in London of the Bank of Montreal; one of the Canadian Representatives on the Pacific Cable Board.
  • Colonel David Miller, ISO, Secretary to the Department of Home Affairs, Commonwealth of Australia.
  • John Rumney Nicholson Esq., Chairman and Chief Engineer, Tanjong Pagar Dock Board, Singapore, Straits Settlements.
  • Henry Otterson, Esq., Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Dominion of New Zealand.
  • Commander Samuel Augustus Pethebridge, RANR (retired), Secretary to the Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Herbert James Stanley, Esq., Private Secretary to His Excellency the Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Union of South Africa.
  • Colonel Edward Peter Strickland, DSO, Commandant in Northern Nigeria, West African Frontier Force.
  • Colonel George Handcock Thesiger, lately Inspector-General of the King's African Rifles.
  • Salvatore Cachia Zammit, Esq., formerly Unofficial Member of the Executive Council and Elected Member of the Council of Government of the Island of Malta.
  • Sidney Barton, Esq., Chinese Secretary to His Majesty's Legation at Peking.
  • Engineer Commander Edmund Edward Bond, RN (retired), DSO (Major-General in the Egyptian Army), Director of the Soudan Steamers Department.
  • Hamilton Edward Browne, Esq., British Commissioner on the European Commission for the Navigation of the Danube.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel James Archibald Douglas, Commandant, 39th King George's Own Central India Horse ; for services in Persia.
  • Captain Henry Charles Barwick Hopkinson (Major-General in the Egyptian Army), Head of the Police at Alexandria.
  • Henry Pottinger Keatinge, Esq., MB, Director, Egyptian Kasr-el-Ainy Government Hospital and Medical School.
  • William Pollock Ker, Esq., Commercial Attache to His Majesty's Legation at Peking.
  • Raymond de Burgh Money Layard, Esq., His Majesty's Consul-General at Kobe.
  • Major Louis Lort Rhys Samson, His Majesty's Consul at Adrianople.
  • Alfred Henry Spurrier, Esq., late Medical Officer of Health at Zanzibar.

Order of the Indian Empire

Companion (CIE)

  • Major George Kemp Walker, Indian Civil Veterinary Department, Professor of Sanitary Science, Punjab Veterinary College, Punjab.
  • Sardar Arur Singh, Sardar Bahadur, Honorary Magistrate and Manager, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Victor North Hickley, VD, Commandant, Bihar Light Horse.
  • Rai Bahadur Sheo Shankar Sahay, Member of the Council of the Lieutenant-Governor of Bihar and Orissa for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Joseph Henry Stone, Esq., MA, Special Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Madras.
  • Major George Standish Gage Craufurd, DSO, Intelligence Officer, Persian Gulf.
  • Major Henry Beauchamp St. John, Assistant Secretary in the Foreign Department of the Government of India.
  • Sardar Appaji Rao Shitole Ankkar, Lieutenant-Colonel in the Gwalior State Troops, Chief Secretary to His Highness the Maharaja of Gwalior, and Member of the State Council of Gwalior.
  • Alexander Phillips Muddiman, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Deputy Secretary in the Legislative Department of the Government of India.
  • Henry Fraser Howard, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Collector of Customs, Calcutta.
  • Lawrence Mercer, Esq., President of the Forest Research Institute and College, Dehra Dun, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
  • Captain William Lachlan Campbell, Assistant Secretary to the Chief Commissioner, North-West Frontier Province.
  • William Charles Michael Dundas, Esq., Superintendent of Police, Assam.
  • Bhupendra Nath Mitra, Esq., MA, Assistant Secretary in the Finance Department of the Government of India.
  • John Henry Lace, Esq., Chief Conservator of Forests, Burma.
  • Patrick Robert Cadell, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Municipal Commissioner for the City of Bombay.
  • Charles Cunningham Watson, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Secretary, Political Department, Bombay.
  • Hugh Lansdown Stephenson, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Secretary to the Government of Bengal, Financial and Municipal Departments, and an Additional Member of the Council of the Governor of Bengal for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Babu Abanindra Nath Tagore, Officiating Principal, Government School of Art, Calcutta.
  • William Henry Heton Arden-Wood, Esq., Principal of the La Martiniere College, Calcutta.
  • James Rae Pearson, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Collector of Meerut, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
  • Major Robert James Blackham, Royal Army Medical Corps, Commanding the State Hospital, Jutogh.
  • William Caldwell Ashmore, Esq., Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, Military Finance Department.

Royal Victorian Order

Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)

Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)

  • John Murray, Esq.

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

  • Major the Hon. George Arthur Charles Crichton
  • Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Francis Lionel Colborne.
  • John Henry Frederick Bacon, Esq., ARA
  • The Rev. John Henry Joshua Ellison.

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

  • E. Chart, Esq.

Companions of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)

Home Civil Service
  • William Henry Bray, Esq., Staff Clerk and Acting Head of Section, Board of Education.
  • William Patrick Joseph Connolly, Esq., Principal Clerk, Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle.
  • William Henry Godfrey Deacon, Esq., Superintendent of Mercantile Marine, Board of Trade.
  • Alfred James Hiscock, Esq., Superintendent the Registry, Treasury.
  • Alfred James Mundy, Esq., Superintendent Accounts, Registrar-General's Department
  • Samuel Renard, Esq., Principal Clerk, Supreme Court Pay Office.
  • John Skinner, Esq., General Inspector of Sea Fisheries, Fishery Board for Scotland.
  • Henry Turing, Esq., His Majesty's Consul, Rotterdam.
  • Herbert Maxwell Warne, Esq., First Class Clerk, Department of the Solicitor to the Treasury and King's Proctor.
  • James Frank Andrews, Esq., Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Dominion of New Zealand.
  • William Bathfield, Esq., Chief Clerk in the Master's Office, Supreme Court, and Acting Accountant in Bankruptcy, Colony of Mauritius.
  • William Bazett Goodwin Blenkins, Esq., lately Resident Magistrate, King William's Town, Union of South Africa.
  • William Cochrane Bowles, Esq., Chief Clerk of English Votes and Proceedings, House of Commons of Canada.
  • Maurice William Holtze, Esq., Director of the Botanic Garden, Adelaide, State of South Australia.
  • Walter Colin Liddell, Esq., Surveyor-General of Jamaica.
  • William Joseph Lynch, Esq., Chief of the Patent Office, Department of Agriculture, Dominion of Canada.
  • Captain Archibald Roger, District Magistrate, Island of St. Christopher, Colony of the Leeward Islands.
  • Charles Robert Scrivener, Esq., Director of Commonwealth Lands and Surveys, Commonwealth of Australia.
  • William Hawkins, Esq., Registrar, Education Department, Punjab.
  • M. R. Ry. Rao Bahadur Annu Chidambara Pranathar-Thihara Aiyar Avergal, BA, Inspector of Schools, Madras.
  • Thomas Fisher, Esq., Superintendent, Government Press, Madras.
  • Khan Bahadur Kutub-ud-din, Superintendent of the Nandgaon State, Central Provinces.
  • John Dufour Shapcott, Esq., Registrar, Revenue and Agricultural Department of the Government of India.
  • Maung Pe (2), KSM, Judicial Extra Assistant Commissioner and Additional Judge of the Court of Small Causes, Rangoon, Burma.
  • Charles Patrick O'Rielly, Esq., Indian Telegraph Department, Deputy Superintendent and Honorary Assistant Superintendent, Allahabad, United Provinces.
  • Rao Bahadur Ramchandra Narayan Joglekar, Deputy Collector and Native Assistant to Commissioner, Central Division, Bombay.
  • Bertram Lemoine Allard Laville, Esq., Superintendent in the Finance Department of the Government of India.
  • Babu Khagendra Nath Mitter, Deputy Magistrate and Deputy Collector, Hooghly, Bengal.
  • George Hamilton Maflin, Esq., Chief Inspector, Customs, Preventive Service, Calcutta, Bengal.
  • Munchersaw Framji Oonvala, Esq., Registrar, Financial Department, Government of Bengal.

Imperial Service Medal (ISM)

  • Doorga, Peon, Army Department.
  • Chinnah, Peon, Army Department.
  • Lakshmana Row, 1st grade Daffadar, Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Salt, Abkari, and Customs Department, Southern Division, Madras.
  • Pathan Kasim Khan, Amin, District Court, North Malabar, Madras.
  • Haji Hamid Ali, Government Serang, Kawarchar, Backergunge, Bengal.
  • Behari Singh, Jemadar of Chaprassis at Sehore, Central India.
  • Din Dayal, Head Peon to the Deputy Commissioner, Jubbulpore, Central Provinces.

Royal Red Cross (RRC)


  1. "No. 28724". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1913. pp. 3903–3908.
  2. "No. 12570". The Edinburgh Gazette. 6 June 1913. pp. 598–603.

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