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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. To search for all awards of a type just enter the initials of the award as shown below.

First name(s)

Last name
Exact Soundex
(Soundex overrides Exact)



Service number


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 (RRC)

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