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Military Medal Recipients

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  • James Tod (1842 - 1918)
    Born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1863, Worked at Ti Kopanga and Napier, In 1874 purchased land at Otane (then known as Kaikora) and established the sheep farm and homestead kno...
  • Raoul Lufbery (1885 - 1918)
    Gervais Raoul Lufbery March 14, 1885 – May 19, 1918 was a French-American fighter pilot and flying ace in World War I. Because he served in both French aviation, and later the United States Army Air...
  • Maj. The Hon. Alfred Henry Maitland (1872 - 1914)
    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...

(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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