Medals

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medal

This project aims to identify those people with local connections who were awarded medals for their service during the Great War.

There were two main kinds of WW1 medal awards, campaign medals and gallantry or meritorious service awards.

Campaign medals were conferred for taking part in a military campaign outside of the United Kingdom in a Theatre of War or in a time of war. Included in this group is the British War Medal 1914-1918, the Allied Victory Medal, the 1914 Star and the 1914-15 Star.

Gallantry medals were awarded for distinguished or meritorious service. Included in this group is the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.S.M.), the Military Medal (M.M.), the Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M.) and the Belgian Croix de Guerre.

Although “Mentioned in Despatches” was not an award of a medal, it acknowledged an act of gallantry and has therefore been included in this project. Recipients were issued with a bronze oak leaf to wear on their Victory Medal ribbon.


DSO

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual …

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Legion of Honour

The Legion of Honour, full name, National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur), is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte. The order’s …

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Royal Victorian Order

The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic order of knighthood established in 1896 by Queen Victoria. It recognises distinguished personal service to the monarch of the Commonwealth realms, members of the monarch’s family, or to any viceroy or senior representative …

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CMG

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later King George IV, while he was acting as regent for his father, King George …

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Queen’s South Africa Medal

The Queen’s South Africa Medal is a British campaign medal which was awarded to British and Colonial military personnel, civilians employed in official capacity and war correspondents who served in the Second Boer War in South Africa. Altogether twenty-six clasps …

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Military Medal

Until 1993, the Military Medal (MM) was a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land. The medal …

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Silver War Badge

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the …

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Campaign medals 3

The 1914 Star (also known as ‘Pip’) was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who …

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Campaign Medals 2

The British War Medal (also known as ‘Squeak’) was a silver or bronze medal awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between 5th August 1914 …

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Llewellyn Passant

Personal Details Born 1890 Son of – John & Annie Passant, 4 Sherrymill Hill, Whitchurch Civilian occupation – Shoemaker Military Details Regiment : Monmouthshire Regiment Rank : Corporal Service Number : 226027, 2869 04/09/1914 Enlisted with 1st Monmouthshire Regiment 07/06/1917 …

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Military Medal

Military Medal

The following Whitchurch men were recipients of the Military Medal : 59782 L./C. Charles Williams, Machine Gun Corps Whitchurch, Shropshire – 26 August 1918 192447 L./C. (A. /2nd Cpl.) T. Davies, Royal Engineers Whitchurch, Shropshire – 18 October 1918 57253 Pte. …

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