British Recipients of the Military Cross

Records: 37,176 · Complete: 100%


The British Military Cross (MC) was instituted on December 28, 1914 for junior and warrant commissioned officers of the Army whose distinguished and meritorious service was worthy of an award of honor and distinction. In 1916, Bars were added to the MC for further acts of gallantry meriting the award. The Bars were worn above the ribbon. Recipients of the MC are eligible to use “MC” as post-nominal letters after their name. In 1931 the award was extended to include Majors and members of the Royal Air Force for actions on the ground.

This collection contains records for recipients of the Military Cross during WWI. The collection is alphabetized and includes name, rank, and battalion or sub unit and other biographical details. Military Crosses are cited in the London Gazette and those citations are included.