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    British Recipients of the Military Cross

    Records: 37,176Complete: 100%

    Instituted in 28th December 1914 as an award for junior and warrant officers of the Army “Whose distinguished and meritorious service have been brought to or notice.” There was also a provision for the award of a bar for each further act of bravery. All Great War MCs are issued unnamed. All issued MCs have a notification in the London Gazette. It is possible to find a citation for the Military Cross in the Gazettes. The majority of awards for the Great War are accompanied by citations. Frequently the award and the citation are separated and it then necessary to search in later indices to find the citation. Detail shown is surname; given name; Cross; bar(s); rank; battalion or sub unit; regiment or branch of service; fate of recipient KIA, DOW, Died; London Gazette reference(s), supplement date(s) and confirmation of existence of LG. citation(s). In some records (non-exhaustive) concise biographical details.

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    Publication Title
    British Recipients of the Military Cross
    Total Records
    37,176Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    Naval and Military Press logoNaval and Military Press
    Published on Fold3
    17 Feb 2017
    Last Updated
    17 Feb 2017
    Register of recipients of the Military Cross 1914–1920: Army, Sea, and Air.