The 1937 New Year Honours were appointments by King George VI to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of the United Kingdom and British Empire. They were the first honours of George VI's reign and were announced on 29 January 1937.[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.

United Kingdom and Colonies

Aide-de-camp appointments

Royal Navy
Personal
Royal Air Force

Viscount

Baron

Privy Councillor

Baronetcies

Knight Bachelor

Dominions
India and Burma
Colonies, Protectorates, etc.

Order of the Bath

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Civil Division

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Royal Air Force
Civil Division

Order of the Star of India

Knight Grand Commander (GCSI)

Knight Commander (KCSI)

Companion (CSI)

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)

Colonies, Protectorates, etc.

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

Order of the Indian Empire

Knight Commander (KCIE)

Companion (CIE)

Royal Victorian Order

Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)

Grand Master of the 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)

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

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

Order of Merit

Order of the British Empire

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)

Colonies, Protectorates, etc.

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Civil Division
Colonies, Protectorates, etc.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division
India
Colonies, Protectorates, etc.
Overseas Residents
Honorary Commanders

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Colonies, Protectorates, etc.
Civil Division
Overseas recipients
Colonies, Protectorates, etc.
India
Honorary Officers

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division
Overseas Residents
India and Burma
Colonies, Protectorates, etc.
Honorary Members

Kaisar-i-Hind Medal

First Class + Bar
First Class

Air Force Cross

Australia

Air Force Medal

King's Police Medal

For Gallantry
England and Wales
Scotland
Australia
India
Colonies, Protectorates and Mandated Territories
For Distinguished Service
England and Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Australia
India
Colonies, Protectorates and Mandated Territories

Imperial Service Medal

British Empire Medal

Military Division
For Gallantry
For Meritorious Service
Civil Division
For Gallantry
For Meritorious Service

Royal Red Cross

First Class
Second Class

References

  1. ^ United Kingdom and British Empire: "No. 34365". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 January 1937. pp. 1–20.