PORTUGAL

 

Portugese Order of Aviz

The Portugese Order of Aviz is believed to originate from sometime after 1166. The Order had been abolished by the Portugese Republic but was re-established in 1918 to reward military service. The Order has five classes.

Bt-Colonel H.L.N BEYTON C.M.G. Haileybury

Commander of the Order of Avis

Major C.U CORBETT D.S.O. Haileybury

Commander of the Order of Avis

Major Richard Charles Gordon DARTFORD MC    Haileybury Melville 1909.2 - 1914.2

Order of  Avis. Great War.

Brigadier General Arthur Frank Umfreville GREEN CMG DSO       Haileybury Thomason  1890.3 - 1894.3

Grand Officer of Order of Avis

Lieutenant Colonel C.L.C HAMILTON C.M.G., D.S.O Haileybury

Commander of the Order of Avis

Brigadier General Gerald Hedley OVENS C.B.          Haileybury   Colvin 1893.2 - 1900.2

Grand Officier Order of Avis. Great War.

Brigadier General H.O VINCENT C.B., C.M.G. Haileybury

Grand Officer of Order of Avis

 

Founded in 1318, the Military Order of Christ (Ordem dos Cavaleiros de Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo) was the heritage of the Knights Templar in Portugal, after the suppression of the Templars in 1312. Under heavy influence from Philip IV of France, Pope Clement V had the order annihilated throughout France and most of Europe on charges of heresy, but King Denis of Portugal re-instituted the Templars of Tomar as the Order of Christ, largely for their aid during the Reconquista and in the reconstruction of Portugal after the wars. King Denis negotiated with Pope Clement's successor John XXII for the new order's recognition and right to inherit the Templar assets and property. Grades The Order of Christ, as awarded by the Portuguese government today, comes in five classes: Grand Cross , which wears the badge of the Order on a sash on the right shoulder, and the star of the Order in gold on the left chest; Grand Officer (GOC), which wears the badge of the Order on a necklet, and the star of the Order in gold on the left chest; Commander , which wears the badge of the Order on a necklet, and the star of the Order in silver on the left chest; Officer , which wears the badge of the Order on a ribbon with rosette on the left chest; Knight  or Dame , which wears the badge of the Order on a plain ribbon on the left chest.

William Gilbert ALLEN    Haileybury Batten 1907.3 - 1910.3

Commander of Military Order of Christ (Portugal)

 

 

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