New York Times

Roston [sic]Is Made a K. B. E. in Delayed Birthday List---48 Other Knights Created
Copyright, 1926, by The New York Times Company
Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES
LONDON, July 2---The King's Birthday honors list, publication of which was postponed owing to the general strike, was issued tonight.

Taken as a whole it is rather an uninteresting list, but there is one honor which will meet with the approval of the general public. Captain Rostron of the Mauretania has been awarded a Knight Commandership of the Order of the British Empire.

It will be recalled it was he who, as Captain of the Carpathia, was responsible for the rescue of the survivors of the Titanic in 1912.

Among the 48 new knights created are Henry Coward, conductor of the Sheffield Musical Union, Stanley Machin, President of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce, John William Fortescue, historian of the British Army and John Murray, the publisher.

Five Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire---the highest honor that can be conferred on a woman---are included in the list. Mrs. Kendal, the actress, receives this title for her services to drama and charity.

Related Biographies:
Arthur Henry Rostron

Relates to Ship:

Mark Baber

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