1916 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours

The 1916 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours were awards announced on 22 December 1916 to mark the exit of Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, who resigned in early December.[1]

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.



Privy Councillor



  • Arthur Carkeek, an Alderman of the Cornwall County Council and a large employer of labour.
  • Hugh Fraser, LL.D. Reader and Examiner in Common Law to the Inns of Court
  • William Gundry, member of the firm of Ashby, Morris, City Merchants
  • The Very Rev. John Herkless, D.D., Principal of St. Andrews University
  • Edward Smith, Chairman of the Standing Joint Committee of the Justees for London, Member of the L.C.C. and the County of London Appeal Tribunal
  • Evan Spicer, Alderman of the first London County Council and Chairman of the Council in 1906-7

Order of the Bath

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB)

Civil Division
  • The Right Hon. Sir Samuel Evans, President of the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division.

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Civil Division

Commander of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Order of St Michael and St George

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


  1. ^ "Five New Peers. List of Resignation Honours". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 22 December 1916. p. 8.
Edward Partington, 1st Baron Doverdale

Edward Partington, 1st Baron Doverdale (1836 – 5 January 1925) was an English industrialist.Partington was born in Bury, Greater Manchester, the son of Edward Partington, and arrived in Glossop in 1874. He, with his partner William Olive, bought the Turn Lee Mill from Thomas Hamer Ibbotson. He bought it to try out a modern method of paper manufacture using the sulfite process. He expanded rapidly with mills in Salford and Barrow in Furness. He merged with Kellner of Vienna and was created Lord Doverdale in 1914. His factories in Charlestown created nearly a 1000 jobs. He employed a thousand workers in his Charlestown Mill, 1 in 12 of the working population. He was a Unitarian and a Liberal. He was a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire. He was made a Baron in the 1916 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours.He died suddenly a few hours after visiting his mills one afternoon in 1925.

Evan Spicer

Sir Evan Spicer (20 April 1849 – 22 December 1937) was a British Liberal and London Progressive politician who served for 30 years on the London County Council.

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