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Chartres, Richard John Carew (born 1947), PC 1995; Prelate of the Order of the British Empire, since 1995; Dean of the Chapels Royal, since 1995

PAGET, Arthur (Henry Fitzroy) (1851 - 1928), PC Ireland, 1912; King at Arms, Order of the British Empire, 1918

HERTZ, Joseph Herman (1872 - 1946), Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Empire since 1913; Commander of the Order of Leopold II and Columbia University medal for outstanding service

MORTON, Anthony (Storrs) (1923 - 2006), DL; King of Arms, Order of the British Empire, 1983–97; Vice Admiral of the United Kingdom, 1990–94

SULLIVAN, Martin Gloster (1910 - 1980), Dean of St Paul’s, 1967–77, Dean Emeritus since 1977; Dean of the Order of the British Empire, 1967–77, of the Order of St Michael and St George, 1968–77

Duncan Bell. The Idea of Greater Britain: Empire and the Future of World Order, 1860–1900. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2007. Pp. x, 321. $45.00

MOSES, Dr John Henry (born 1938), Dean of St Paul’s, 1996–2006, now Emeritus; Dean, Order of St Michael and St George, and Dean, Order of the British Empire, 1996–2006

MATTHEWS, Walter Robert (1881 - 1973), Dean of St Paul’s, 1934–67; Dean Emeritus since 1967; Dean of Order of the British Empire, 1957–67; Hon. Bencher, Gray’s Inn

LEIGH-WOOD, James (died 1949), a Governor of Christ’s Hospital; Vice-President Royal Empire Society; Chairman British Empire Games Federation; Vice-Pres. Boy Scouts Association; Vice-President, Gordon Boys School; Governor, St Bartholomew’s Hospital; Knight of Grace of Order of St John of Jerusalem; one of HM Lieutenants for the City of London; a liveryman of the Goldsmiths’ Company; South African War (despatches twice, Queen’s medal, CMG); European War, General Staff, War Office, 1916–19 (despatches, KBE, CB, Commander of Order of Leopold II)

TURNER, Edward Beadon (1854 - 1931), Consulting Physician Princess Helena College and the Home of Rest, Paddington; Visiting Apothecary, St George’s Hospital, SW; Physician St Mary’s College, Lancaster Gate, W2; Inspector (late Chief Medical Officer F Division) special constabulary; medallist of the Order of the British Empire

KENYON, Frederic George (1863 - 1952), Fellow of Winchester College, 1904, Warden, 1925–30; Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, 1888; Hon. Fellow, 1906; Hon. Fellow, New College, Oxford, 1913; President of British School of Archæology at Jerusalem since 1920; of the Bibliographical Society, 1924–26 (Gold Medal, 1935); of the Navy Records Society, 1924–48; Chairman of Soc. for Protection of Science and Learning, 1938–44; Pres. Surrey Record Soc. 1943–50, and of Surrey Archæological Society, 1944–50; Chairman of Friends of the National Libraries, 1931–50; of National Central Library; Trustee of War Museum, 1920–46; Gentleman Usher of the Purple Rod of the Order of the British Empire, 1918–52

 

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This was the first democratic or meritocratic order and was established in June 1917 in the darkest days of the First World War. Though far less aristocratic than previous orders, it was nevertheless divided into five sections—the Knights Grand Cross, the Knights Commander, Commanders, Officers, and Members. Of equal significance was that a large number of women were, for the first time, admitted to honours.

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