1887 Golden Jubilee Honours

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The Golden Jubilee Honours for the British Empire were announced on 21 June 1887 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria on 20 June 1887.[1]

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.

Order of the Indian Empire[edit]

Knight Grand Commander (GCIE)[edit]

Extra Knights Grand Commander

Order of St Michael and St George[edit]

Knight Grand Cross (GCMG)[edit]

Knight Commander (KCMG)[edit]

Companion (CMG)[edit]

Order of the Bath[edit]

Knight Grand Cross (GCB)[edit]

Honorary (Civil Division)
Military Division
Additional Members (Military)
Civil Division
  • Honorary General the Right Honourable Sir Henry Frederick Ponsonby KCB, Private Secretary and Equerry (Extra) to The Queen.
Additional Members (Civil)

Knight Commander (KCB)[edit]

Military Division
Additional Members (Military)
  • Vice-Admiral William Graham CB
  • Vice-Admiral Nowell Salmon CB VC
  • Major-General (Honorary) George Hutt CB
  • Inspector General of Hospitals William Mackenzie MD CB CSI, Indian Medical Service, Honorary Physician to The Queen.
  • Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets James Jenkins CB, Royal Navy.
  • Major-General Martin Dillon CB CSI, Commanding a Division, Bengal.
  • Major-General George Byng Harman CB, Military Secretary, Headquarters of the Army.
  • Rear-Admiral George Tryon CB
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel Donald Matheson CB, 1st Lanarkshire Engineer Volunteer Corps.
Civil Division
Additional Members (Civil)

Companion (CB)[edit]

Military Division
Additional Members
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel George Stewart, Bengal Staff Corps.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel Alexander George Ross, Bengal Staff Corps.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel Kennett Gregg Henderson, half-pay.
  • Colonel Hugh Pearce Pearson, Regimental District.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel Frederick Hammond, Bengal Staff Corps.
  • Lieutenant - Colonel and Colonel Eustace Beaumont Burnaby, the King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel Charles Richard Pennington, Bengal Staff Corps.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel Arthur Chichester William Crookshank, Bengal Staff Corps.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel Charles Wolfran Nugent Guinness, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's),
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel Matthew William Edward Gosset, the Dorsetshire Regiment.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel George Armand Furse, half-pay, Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General, Southern District.
  • Deputy Commissary-General and Honorary Colonel Emilius Hughes CMG, Commissariat and Transport Staff.
  • Major and Colonel Coleridge Grove, the East Yorkshire Regiment.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel John Crosland Hay, the Gordon Highlanders.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel William Yesey Brownlow, Assistant Commandant and Superintendent Riding Establishment, Cavalry Depot.
  • Deputy Commissary - General and Honorary Colonel Clifford Elliott Walton, Commissariat and Transport Staff,
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Long Grant, Madras Invalid Establishment.
  • Assistant Commissary-General of Ordnance and Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert James Mills, Ordnance Store Department.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant and Honorary Colonel Charles John Reed, 3rd Brigade, Northern Division, Royal Artillery.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant and Honorary Colonel Charles Thomas John Moore, 4th Battalion, the Lincolnshire Regiment.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant and Honorary Colonel Thomas Coningsby Norbury Norbury, 3rd and 4th Battalions, the Worcestershire Eegiment.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel John Scott, 1st Renfrew and Dumbarton Artillery Volunteer Corps.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel David Gamble, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Prince of Wales's Volunteers, South Lancashire Regiment.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel Henry. Acland Fownes Luttrell, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, the Prince Albert's (Somersetshire Light Infantry),
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel Walter Spencer Stanhope, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, the York and Lancaster Regiment.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel Sir William Henry Humphery Bt, 1st Volunteer Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel Henry Eyre, 4th (Nottinghamshire) Volunteer Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment).
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant and Honorary Colonel Robert Peter Laurie, 3rd London Rifle Volunteer Corps.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel John Lowther du Plat Taylor, 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps.
Civil Division
  • Godfrey Lushington Esq, Under-Secretary of State, Home Office.
  • The Right Honourable The Earl of Iddesleigh, Deputy Chairman, Board of Inland Revenue.
  • John Molmeux Esq, Chief Inspector (Excise), Inland Revenue.
  • William Henry Cousins Esq, Secretary (Stamps and Taxes), Inland Revenue.
  • Algernon Turner Esq, Financial Secretary, General Post Office.
  • Samuel Seldon Esq, Principal of the Statistical Department, Board of Customs.
  • Alexander John Finlaison Esq, Actuary, National Debt Office.
  • Samuel Usher Roberts Esq, Commissioner, Board of Works, Ireland.
  • John Malcolm Ludlow Esq, Barrister-at-Law and Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies.
  • Professor William Henry Flower LLD FRS, Director, Natural History Department, British Museum.
  • Charles George Barrington Esq, Auditor of the Civil List and Assistant Secretary, Treasury; and Gentleman Usher of the Red Rod, Order of the Bath.
  • Carey John Knyvett Esq, Principal Clerk, Home Office.
  • George Thomas Brown Esq, Professional Officer Committee of Council for Agriculture.
  • Henry Longley Esq BCL, Chief Charity Commissioner for England and Wales.
  • Henry George Calcraft Esq, Permanent Secretary, Committee of Privy Council for Trade.
  • George John Swanston Esq, one of the Assistant Secretaries, Committee of Privy Council for Trade.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Lyons Otway Pearson, one of the Assistant Commissioners Metropolitan Police.
  • Colonel and Honorary Major-General Henry Schaw, late Royal Engineers, and Deputy Director of Works for Fortifications.
  • The Honourable Slingsby Bethell, Reading Clerk and Clerk of Outdoor Committees, House of Lords.
  • Reginald Francis Douce Palgrave Esq, Clerk of the House of Commons.
  • Samuel Butler Pro vis Esq, one of the Assistant-Secretaries, Local Government Board.
  • William Cospatrick Dunbar Esq, Assistant Under Secretary, Office of Secretary for Scotland.
  • John Skelton Esq LLD, Advocate, Secretary Board of Supervision, Scotland.
  • Captain Antoine Sloet Butler, Divisional Magistrate in Ireland.
  • Sir William Kaye QC LLD, Assistant Under Secretary for Ireland.
  • Henry Craik Esq LLD, Secretary Scotch Education Department.
  • Honorary General The Lord Alfred Paget, Clerk-Marshal.
  • Lieutenant-General and Honorary General Henry Lynedoch Gardiner, Royal Artillery, Equerry to The Queen.
  • Evan Colville Nepean Esq, Director of Army Contracts, War Office.
  • George West Esq, late Her Majesty's Consul, Suez.
  • Robert William Arbuthnot Holmes Esq MA, Treasury Remembrancer in Ireland.
  • Frederic Holmwood Esq, Her Majesty's Consul, Zanzibar.
  • Principal Veterinary Surgeon George Fleming, Head Quarters Staff of the Army.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25712. p. 212. 5 Jan 1888. Retrieved 15 September 2012.