1916 New Year Honours

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The New Year Honours 1916 were appointments by King George V to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by members of the British Empire. They were announced on 1 January 1916.[1]

A number of the honours were gazetted as being in recognition of the services of officers during the War. These are noted with a # below.

Order of the Garter[edit]

Order of the Bath[edit]

Knight Grand Cross (GCB)[edit]

Civil Division

Knight Commander (KCB)[edit]

Military Division
Civil Division

Companion (CB)[edit]

Military Division


Civil Division

Order of Merit[edit]

Order of the Star of India[edit]

Knight Grand Commander (GCSI)[edit]

Knight Commander (KCSI)[edit]

  • Sir Steyning William Edgerley, K.C.V.O., C.I.E., Member of the Council of India.
  • Harrington Verney Lovett, Esq., C.S.I., Indian Civil Service, Commissioner of the Lucknow Division, United Provinces, and a Member of the Council of the Lieutenant-Governor for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Robert Woodburn Gillan, Esq., C.S.I., Indian Civil Service, President of the Railway Board.
  • Maharaj Sri Bhairon Singh Bahadur, C.S.I., Vice-President and Political Member of the State Council, Bikaner, Rajputana.

Companion (CSI)[edit]

  • Henry Sharp, Esq., C.I.E., Indian Educational Service, Officiating Secretary to the Government of India in the Education Department, and an Additional Member of the Council of the Governor-General for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Ludovic Charles Porter, Esq., C.I.E., Indian Civil Service, lately Secretary to the Government of India in the Education Department.
  • Robert Russell Scott, Esq., Principal Clerk, The Admiralty, late Joint Secretary, Indian Public Services Commission.

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

Knight Grand Cross (GCMG)[edit]

Knight Commander (KCMG)[edit]

Companion (CMG)[edit]

Order of the Indian Empire[edit]

Knight Grand Commander (GCIE)[edit]

  • His Highness Maharaja Sir Ranbir Singh Bahadur, K.C.S.I., Chief of Jind, Punjab.

Knight Commander (KCIE)[edit]

  • Edward Vere Levinge, Esq., C.S.I., Indian Civil Service, an Ordinary Member of the Council of the Lieutenant-Governor of Bihar and Orissa.

Companion (CIE)[edit]

  • Major Cecil John Lyons Allanson, Indian Army, lately Military Secretary to His Excellency the Governor of Madras.
  • Rao Bahadur Chunilal Hari Lai Setalvad, Second Presidency Magistrate, Bombay.
  • John Andrew Turner, Esq., M.D., Executive Health Officer, Bombay Municipality.
  • Suresh Prosad Sarbadhikary, Esq., M.D., Calcutta.
  • John Norman Taylor, Esq., Public Works Department, Officiating Superintending Engineer, Irrigation Branch, Upper Jhelum Canal, Punjab.
  • Khan Bahadur Sardar Din Muhammad Khan, Laghari, late Acting Tumandar of the Laghari tribe in the Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab.
  • Lionel Linton Tomkins, Esq., Indian Police, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, Punjab.
  • Douglas Marshall Straight, Esq., Indian Police, Inspector-General of Police, United Provinces, and a Member of the Council of the Lieutenant-Governor for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Babu Mot-i Chand, a Member of the Council of the Lieutenant-Governor for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Matthew Hunter, Esq., Indian Educational Service, Principal, Rangoon College.
  • John Tarlton Whitty, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Magistrate and Collector of Gaya, Bihar and Orissa.
  • Moses Mordecai Simeon Gubbay, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Finance Department, and lately Wheat Commissioner for India.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Augustus Muspratt-Williams, Royal Artillery, Chief Inspector of Explosives with the Government of India.
  • Raja Bhagwat Raj Bahadur Singh, of Sohawal, Central India.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Charles MacWatt, Indian Medical Service, Chief Medical Officer, Rajputana, and Civil Surgeon, Ajmer.
  • George Paris Dick, Esq., Government Advocate, Central Provinces.
  • Horatio Norman Bolton, Esq., Indian Civil Service, Deputy Commissioner, Peshawar District, North-West Frontier Province.
  • Major William John Keen, Indian Army, Political Agent, Dir, Swat and Chitral, North-West Frontier Province.
  • Major William Magill Kennedy, Indian Army, President of the Assam Labour Board.
  • Khan Bahadur Sheikh Makbul Hosain, United Provinces Provincial Service, Revenue Minister in the Kashmir State.


  • Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Cyril Harcourt Roe, Director of Movements and Quarterings, Quartermaster-General's Branch, Army Headquarters, India. #
  • Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Offley Bohun Stovin Fairless Shore, C.B., D.S.O., Director of Staff Duties and Military Training, Army Headquarters, India. #
  • Lieutenant-Colonel George Sim Ogg, Royal Artillery, Superintendent, Gun and Shell Factory, Cossipore. #
  • Major Charles Hugh Hodges Nugent, Royal Engineers, Inspector of Machinery, Military Works Services, India. #
  • Commander Michael Warren Farewell, Royal Indian Marine, Port Officer and Marine Transport Officer, Karachi. #
  • Major John Bertram Cunliffe, Madras Artillery Volunteers. #
  • Temporary Captain Evelyn Berkeley Howell, Special List, Censor of Indian Mails with the Indian Expeditionary Force in France. #

Royal Victorian Order[edit]

Knight Grand Cross (GCVO)[edit]

Knight Commander (KCVO)[edit]

Commander (CVO)[edit]

Member, 4th Class[edit]


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