Order of the Companions of Honour

order in the UK system of knighthoods

The Order of the Companions of Honour is an order of the Commonwealth realms. It was founded on 4 June 1917 by King George V as a reward for outstanding achievements and is "conferred upon a limited number of persons for whom this special distinction seems to be the most appropriate form of recognition, constituting an honour disassociated either from the acceptance of title or the classification of merit."Founded on the same date as the Order of the British Empire, it is sometimes regarded as the junior order to the Order of Merit. Now described as "awarded for having a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time", the first recipients were all decorated for "services in connection with the war" and were listed in The London Gazette. The Chapel Royal at Hampton Court is now the Chapel of the Order.
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award received: Order of the Companions of Honour

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Author

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John Buchan

British politician and author (1875-1940)

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The Thirty-Nine Steps

adventure novel by John Buchan

author: John Buchan

1915

John Macnab

book by John Buchan

author: John Buchan

1925

Castle Gay

book by John Buchan

author: John Buchan

1930

Greenmantle

book by John Buchan

author: John Buchan

1916

Huntingtower

book by John Buchan

author: John Buchan

1922

Author

Steven Runciman

British historian

Author

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David Attenborough

British broadcaster and naturalist

Author

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Vita Sackville-West

English writer and gardener

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