The Official Lists
New Peers and Baronets
Long Roll of Soldiers
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 on service, and a long roll, which is headed by General Plumer, includes among many others General Trenchard, who commands the Royal Flying Corps in France, General Haldane, General Milne, General William Lambton, and Lord Cavan, together with such well-known officers from the dominions as Sir Arthur Currie, General Monash, Sir Andrew Russell, and General Lukin.
There are four new peers, who will represent both land and industry with great experience. Sir Frederick Cawley is a large landowner in Herefordshire and Cheshire, and is well known in the House of Commons. Sir John Lonsdale shares his reputation as a personality in Parliament who has strong and respected views on the Irish situation. Mr. Americ Paget has had great experience in commerce and has been a munificent benefactor of hospitals. At a time when the effective use of our railway system is essential the knowledge and scientific skill of Sir James Woodhouse have been opportunely recognized.
The Privy Councillorships include Lord Hugh Cecil, Sir Henry Craik, Sir Gordon Hewart, the Solicitor-General, Sir Henry Norman, Mr. Tom Richards, and Lord Edmund Talbot. The list of 20 baronetcies includes Mr. Justice Barton, Mr. James Craig, M.P., Mr. Ellis Griffith, K.C., M.P., and the Attorney-General. Art and letters are placed in the category of Knighthoods. Such well-known names as those of Mr. John Galsworthy, Professor Hadow, "Anthony Hope," Mr John Lavery, Dr. Scott Keltie, and Mr. Leslie Ward are to be found in a list of no fewer than 52 gentlemen to receive the accolade.
The London Gazette announces a large number of war honours and, in addition to these, commanders in the field have conferred on officers and men the following awards:— D.S.O., 701; Military Cross, 7,377; D.C.M., 3,865; Military Medal, 22,395; Meritorious Service Medal, 115.
The loyalty of the Indian Empire receives a tribute in an appropriately picturesque form. The King has conferred on the Nizam of Hyderabad the special title of "Faithful Ally of the British Government" and the style of "His Exalted Highness."
The Gazette of the Order of the British Empire will be published on January 7.
The King has been pleased to make the following Appointments:—
His Majesty has been please to confer the honour of Knighthood upon:—
Professor W. H. Hadow, M.A.
Principal of Armstrong College, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Hon. Fellow Worcestor College, Oxford. Born in 1859 at Ebrington, Gloucestershire, and educated at Malvern and Worcester College, Oxford. Member of the Council of the Royal College of Music. Edited, and wrote one volume of the Oxford History of Music. Member of the Commission on Welsh Education. Leading figure in the educational life of the North of England.
John Morris Jones.
Professor of Welsh at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, since 1895. A member of the Carnarvonshire Education Committee and the Angelesey County Council. Adjudicated at Welsh National Eisteddfod of Jesus College, Oxford. Has written extensively on Welsh languages and literature.
John Scott Keltie, Esq., F.R.G.S., F.S.S.
The well-known geographer. Born in 1840; educated at Perth and the universities of St. Andrew and Edinburgh. Holds Swedish and Norwegian Orders, and is an hon. member of the geographical societies in several European capitals. For several years sub-editor of Nature, and joint editor of the Geographical Journal, 1915-17. President of the Geographical Section of the British Association in 1897; awarded the Cullum Gold Medal of the American Geographical Society, and the gold medals of the Paris and Royal Scottish Geographical Societies. Received the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1917).
John Lavery, Esq. A.R.A.
One of our best known artists. Member of the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and the Sécessions of Berlin, Munich, and Vienna. Chevalier of the Crown of Italy and of Leopold of Belgium. Born at Belfast in 1856; married in 1910 Hazel Martin, of Chicago. Studied in Glasgow, London, and Paris. his works appear in the National Galleries of Dublin, Rome, Berlin and Brussels, and in the Corporation Galleries of Glasgow, Manchester, and Bradford.
Herbert Nield, Esq. K.C. M.P.
M.P. (U.) for the Ealing Division since 1905; Deputy Chairman of Middlesex magistrates; Chairman of Middlesex Appeal Tribunal. Has served on Middlesex County Council and on Lee Conservancy Board. A member of Council and Executive National Union of Conservative Associations. Is second son of the late W. R. Nield, of Midge Hall, Saddleworth, Yorks. Married, as second wife, Mabel Owen, second daughter of Sir Francis Cory-Wright.