1883 Birthday Honours

The 1883 Birthday Honours were appointments by Queen Victoria to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of the British Empire. The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of the Queen, and were published in The London Gazette on 24 May 1883.[1][2][3]

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 EmpireEdit

Knight BachelorEdit

  • Jacobus Petrus de Wet, formerly Recorder of Griqualand West and Chief Justice of the Transvaal, and lately Acting Chief Justice of the Island of Ceylon
  • Roderick William Cameron, Commissioner for Canada to the Australian International Exhibitions
  • Alfred Roberts, honorary secretary and consulting surgeon to Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint GeorgeEdit

Star of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

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

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)Edit

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

  • Michael Henry Gallwey, Attorney-General of Natal
  • Major-General Saverio Gatt, late of the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery
  • Colonel Edward Osborne Hewett, Royal Engineers, Commandant of the Royal Military College in the Dominion of Canada
  • The Honourable Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson, Chief Secretary to the Government of Malta
  • John Francis Julius Von Haast FRS Member of the Senate of the University of New Zealand
  • Edward Laborde, Colonial Secretary and Administrator of the Government of the Island of Tobago
  • Macnamara Dix, Colonial Treasurer of Saint Lucia
  • Charles Brownlee, Chief Magistrate, Griqualand East
  • John Frederick Dickson, Government Agent and Fiscal for the North Central Province of the Island of Ceylon
  • Charles Bright, of the Colony of Victoria


  1. ^ "No. 25233". The London Gazette. 24 May 1883. p. 2731.
  2. ^ "Court Circular". The Times. 25 May 1883. p. 9.
  3. ^ "Birthday Honours". Launceston Examiner. 28 May 1883. Retrieved 2 September 2016.