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Military Medal Recipients

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  • Maj. The Hon. Alfred Henry Maitland (1872 - 1918)
    The Hon. Alfred Henry Maitland Birth: 9 Dec 1872 at Nowgong, Bengal, India Death: 14 Sep 1914; missing in action in France Address: 23 Cable Road, Hoylake Occupation: Regular army officer Unit: 1st...
  • Major Charles Andrew Hamilton Palairet (1877 - 1941)
    Major, 1st Royal Fusiliers of West Hill. Warden of this church for eight years. Served in the South African War 1900-2. Tibet Expedition 1904. Great War 1914-18. Mons Star He applied for the Oak Lea...
  • Lieutenant Edward Osborne Brice Killen (1893 - 1917)
    Ireland, Casualties of World War I, 1914-1918 Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 Name: Edward Osborne Brice Killen Death Date: 15 Jan 1917 Rank: 2nd Lieutenant Regiment: Corps of Royal Enginee...
  • Tamati Piripi Haereone (Sidney) (1883 - 1947)
    Service number: WWI 16/590 NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Campaign: Egyptian - Gallipoli & Mudros, Egyptian E F & Western European Medals: 1914-1915 Star; British War & Victory Medals; The Military Meda...
  • Clarence Walter Mitchell, WW I Vet. (1895 - d.)
    My Grandfather Clarence Walter Mitchell. Joined the CEF: August 22, 1915 at 20 years old in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Job Before Joining the Army: Labourer Next of Kin: Father: Charles Mitchell of 302 Dund...

(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.).

Source: http://www.greatwar.co.uk/medals/ww1-gallantry-awards.htm#MM

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.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Medal

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