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The 1918 New Year Honours were appointments by King George V to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of the British Empire. The appointments were published in The London Gazette and The Times in January, February and March 1918.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Unlike the 1917 New Year Honours, the 1918 honours included a long list of new knights bachelor and baronets, but again the list was dominated by rewards for war efforts. As The Times reported: "The New Year Honours represent largely the circumstances of war, and, perhaps, as usual, they also reflect human nature in an obvious form. The list is one of the rare opportunities for the public to scan the names of soldiers who have distinguished themselves in service."[7]

The recipients of the Order of the British Empire were not classified as being within Military or Civilian divisions until following the war.[3][8]

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.

United Kingdom and British Empire

Viscount

Baron

Privy Councillor

The King appointed the following to His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council:

Baronetcies

Knight Bachelor

British India
Colonies, Protectorates, etc.

Victoria Cross (VC)

Riband and medal of the Victoria Cross
Riband and medal of the Victoria Cross

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Civilian star of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Civilian star of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

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

Military Division
Army
Indian Army
Honorary Knight Grand Cross

Knight Cmdr. of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Australian Imperial Force
Canadian Force
New Zealand Force
South African Force
Honorary Knight Cmdr.
Civil Division

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Australian Imperial Force
Canadian Force
New Zealand Force
Indian Army
Civil Division

The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India

Star of a Knight Grand Cmdr. of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India
Star of a Knight Grand Cmdr. of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India

Knight Cmdr. (KCSI)

In recognition of the services rendered by the native States of India during the War

Companion (CSI)

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Star of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Star of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

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

Knight Cmdr. of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)

Australian Imperial Force
Colonial List
Honorary Knight Cmdr.

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

Australian Imperial Force
Canadian Force
New Zealand Force
South African Force
Colonial List
Diplomatic and Overseas Residents
Honorary Companions

The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire

Riband, badge and star of the Knight Grand Cmdr. of the Order of the Indian Empire
Riband, badge and star of the Knight Grand Cmdr. of the Order of the Indian Empire

Knight Grand Cmdr. (GCIE)

Knight Cmdr. (KCIE)

Honorary Knight Cmdr.

Companion (CIE)

Imperial Order of the Crown of India

The Royal Victorian Order

Insignia of a Knight / Dames Cmdr. of the Royal Victorian Order
Insignia of a Knight / Dames Cmdr. of the Royal Victorian Order

Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)

Knight Cmdr. of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)

Cmdr. of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)

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

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, insignia 1917–35
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, insignia 1917–35

Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)

Civil Division
Dominion of New Zealand
British India

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)

Civil Division
Egypt and the Sudan
British India

In recognition of Services rendered by the Native States of India during the War —

Dame Cmdr. of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)

Civil Division
Commonwealth of Australia
Newfoundland

Knight Cmdr. of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

Military Division
Army
Civil Division
British India
Commonwealth of Australia
Dominion of New Zealand
Egypt and the Sudan
Newfoundland
Crown Colonies, Protectorates, etc.
Honorary Knight Cmdr.

Cmdr. of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Military Division

For services in connection with the War in France, Egypt and Salonika —

Civil Division

For services in connection with the War in France, Egypt and Salonika —

British India
Commonwealth of Australia
Dominion of New Zealand
Egypt and the Sudan
Newfoundland
Union of South Africa
Crown Colonies, Protectorates, etc.
Honorary Cmdrs of the said Most Excellent Order

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Main article: 1918 New Year Honours (OBE)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Main article: 1918 New Year Honours (MBE)

Royal Red Cross

First Class (RRC)

Second Class (Associate RRC)

Awarded a Bar to the Royal Red Cross (RRC*)

Medal of the Order of the British Empire

Medal of the Order of the British Empire
Medal of the Order of the British Empire

For services in connection with the War in which great courage or self-sacrifice has been displayed.[13]

Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Riband and Badge of the Distinguished Service Order
Riband and Badge of the Distinguished Service Order
Australian Imperial Force
Canadian Force
Newfoundland Force
New Zealand Force
South African Force

Awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order (DSO*)

Australian Imperial Force
Canadian Force
New Zealand Force

Awarded a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Order (DSO**)

Military Cross (MC)

Main article: 1918 New Year Honours (MC)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

Australian Imperial Force
Canadian Force
New Zealand Force
Newfoundland Contingent
South African Force

Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)

Main article: 1918 New Year Honours (MSM)

Military Medal (MM)

Main article: 1918 New Year Honours (MM)

Indian Order of Merit (IOM)

Second Class

Indian Distinguished Service Medal (IDSM)

King's Police Medal (KPM)

King's Police Medal with the riband for gallantry
King's Police Medal with the riband for gallantry
England and Wales
Police Forces
Fire Brigades
Scotland
Police Forces
Fire Brigades
Ireland
Police Forces
Awarded a Bar to the King's Police Medal
British India
Police Forces
Overseas Dominions
Police Forces

Imperial Service Medal (ISM)

Home Civil Service

References

  1. ^ "No. 30451". The London Gazette (2nd supplement). 1 January 1918. pp. 79–86.
  2. ^ "No. 30460". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 4 January 1918. pp. 365–409.
  3. ^ a b "No. 30460". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 7 January 1918. pp. 365–409.
  4. ^ "No. 30464". The London Gazette (7th supplement). 8 January 1918. pp. 471–481.
  5. ^ "No. 30507". The London Gazette (2nd supplement). 4 February 1918. pp. 1599–1621.
  6. ^ "No. 30576". The London Gazette (5th supplement). 15 March 1918. pp. 3283–3290.
  7. ^ "New Year Honours – The Official Lists, New Peers And Baronets, Long Roll Of Soldiers". The Times. 1 January 1918. pp. 7–8.
  8. ^ "No. 31296". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 15 April 1919. pp. 4975–4990.
  9. ^ a b c d e "No. 30494". The London Gazette. 25 January 1918. pp. 1227–1228.
  10. ^ "Mr. Galsworthy, O.M.". The Times. 1 February 1933. p. 15.
  11. ^ "No. 13225". The Edinburgh Gazette. 19 March 1918. p. 1048.
  12. ^ a b Corrections: "No. 30535". The London Gazette. 13 February 1917. pp. 2211–2212.
  13. ^ "No. 30464". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 January 1918. p. 471.