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  • Reginald Cundall, MM (1894 - 1949)
    WW1 Service Record # 98539 223rd Field Company Royal Engineers Plumber Age 20y 10m Mother and Father - Harry Cundell and Frances Annie Attested Sapper 3-5-1915 Appointed L. Corp 22-6-19...
  • Thomas Darling, MM (1916 - 1951)
    Lance-Corporal Thomas Darling - Awarded Military Medal 1940 First Name: Thomas Initials: T Surname: Darling Nationality: British Rank: Acting Captain Service Number: 2928278 Gallantry A...
  • Pvt. Norman Orr, MM (1891 - 1956)
    One of six brothers who served in WW1, two died. ORR Private Norman ORR, severely wounded on 21 July, is the fourth son of J W Orr, Kaitangaweka, King Country. He left with the 8th Reinforcements and...
  • Sgt. Peter Michael Gaffaney, MM (1892 - 1918)
    Rank: Serjeant Service No: 24/431 Date of Death: 05/04/1918 Age: 24 Regiment/Service: New Zealand Rifle Brigade 2nd Bn. Awards: M M Grave Reference: Plot 1. Row D. Grave 21. Cemetery: LOU...
  • Sgt Arthur Charles Goodhue, MM (1893 - 1955)
    Served in WWI and was awarded the Military Medal for acts of Gallantry in the field. Source: Auckland Star, Volume XLIX, Issue 100, 27 April 1918 Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : Dec...

(Level 3 Gallantry Award)

Instituted on 25th March 1916 (and backdated to 1914).

The Military Medal was awarded to other ranks of the British Army and Commonwealth Forces. It was an award for gallantry and devotion to duty when under fire in battle on land.

On the reverse of the medal is inscribed “For Bravery in the Field”. Recipients of the medal are entitled to use the letters M.M. after their name.

The Military Medal is the British Army equivalent of the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.), the Distinguished Flying Medal (D.F.M.) and the Air Force Medal (A.F.M.).


Over 115,000 awards were made for actions during the First World War. Additionally, over 5,700 bars were awarded, as well as 180 second bars. There was one instance of a third bar being awarded; this was made to Private Ernest Albert Corey, who served as a stretcher bearer in the Australian 55th Infantry Battalion, which served on the Western Front. During the Second World War, over 15,000 awards of the MM were made.


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