First World War Medals and Awards


These records contain the details of British and Commonwealth forces who were cited, in the London Gazette, for acts of gallantry, or for service, during the First World War, including citations where available. Some of the citations are of a general nature, for a group of individuals, and not a detailed one for the specific awardee.

Note: Most awards only give the initials of the first names, and not the names in full. To search for these just enter each initial separated by a space.

You can see a list of the Surnames currently in the database.

First name(s)

Last name

Year of Award

Regt., Corps, Unit

Service No.

Award Type

More information:

We have initially only included the awards of:

Victoria Cross (VC)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Military Cross (MC)
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)
Royal Red Cross

The record set currently contains most awards that were gazetted from the commencement of the War in August 1914 up to November 1915.