Why Does SIR William James Cole's Name have SIR in it.

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The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals' personal bravery, achievement, or service to the United Kingdom and the British Overseas Territories. The system consists of three types of award: honours, decorations and medals:

  • Honours are used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service.
  • Decorations tend to be used to recognise specific deeds.
  • Medals are used to recognise bravery, long and/or valuable service and/or good conduct.
William Cole was knighted - which permitted him to add "Sir" before his name.
 
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Ann Carmel
by Ann Carmel G2G6 Mach 3 (31.3k points)
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His father was the 2nd Earl of Enniskillen and William became the 3rd Earl of Enniskillen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cole,_3rd_Earl_of_Enniskillen
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