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Military Medal (MM)

The Military Medal was established during the First World War by King George V on March 25th, 1916, a year and a half after Britain had declared war on Germany. Its inception was intended to meet the enormous demand for medals during the First World War. The medal was initially awarded to Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and men of the army, including the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Division, for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
A bar could be awarded for subsequent acts of bravery.
The Military Medal, which had to be recommended by a Commander-in Chief in the field, was not restricted to British or Commonwealth subjects, but foreign subjects could be awarded as well. By a warrant dated June 21st, 1916, women also became eligible for the medal for devotion to duty under fire. Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and recipients earned the right to add the letters MM to their names.
The silver medal is round with a diameter of 1,4"; the obverse depicts the head of the reigning monarch; on the reverse, the text: "For Bravery in the Field" is engraved within a wreath of laurels.
The ribbon is dark blue, 1.25 inches wide, with a narrow vertical stripe of white, flanked by two red and those flanked by two white stripes; all stripes being 0.125 inches wide.
As many as 115,600 Military Medals were awarded during the First World War, along with 5,796 first bars, 180 second bars and 1 third bar. A further 15, 000 Military Medals were awarded during the Second World War.

Abraham, Robert Colbert* November 23rd, 1921
† November 27th, 2004

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Bagley, Robert Herbert   
Bak, Wincenty00-00-1914  
Banks, Ronald Douglas 00-00-1976 
Barclay, William John Joseph   
Barr, Thomas   
Barson, Arthur   
Barson, Edward Allen   
Barss, Gordon James29-05-1920  
Bartolacci, Harold Joseph   
Beauregard, René   
Bec, Nikodem   
Beckett, D.   
Bedman, William Arthur   
Bell, Bertie   
Bellefontaine, David Leo01-10-191705-12-1957 
Benc, Nikodem   
Bennett, Raymond Stanely   
Bett, Tom Christopher 07-01-1947 
Bevan, George Reginald   
Beverley, Henry John23-11-191715-03-1990 
Bingham, Geoffrey Cyril06-01-191903-06-2009 
Bingley, George Robert   
Binick, Norman "Sonny"   
Binns, Frank 00-00-1995 
Bishop, Harry Jardin   
Blackburn, George Asa   
Blakely, Harry Wellington 04-07-1944 
Blunden, Charles Harold "Chalky"   
Boettcher, Harold   
Bogdan, Antoni   
Bonaldi, Paul19-03-191713-01-2008more 
Bond, Allan Francis14-06-192316-02-2007 
Bond, Frank Samuel   
Boron, Wladyslaw00-00-1915  
Botha, Thomas Jacobus   
Bouard, Jean29-03-1913 more 
Bouchard, Roland   
Boulay, Horace Joseph   
Boydell, Thomas Peter   
Boylen, James  more 
Braciszewski, Marian   
Bradshaw, Leslie Charles   
Brandon, Joseph Earnest   
Brandreth, Stanley   
Brant, Huron Eldon 14-10-1944 
Bray, Kenneth   
Brayson, Frederick John00-00-190400-00-1960 
Breen, Terence Edward   
Brown, Frederick Harold   
Brown, Harold   
Brown, P.W.S.   
Brown, Robert   
Budzynski, Wladyslaw   
Bullen, Leonard George   
Bulzak, Stanislaw   
Bunda, Wilfred Francis   
Burrows, Charles Wesley   
Butland, Herbert Charles   
Butler, Ronald Herbert 00-00-1998 
Butterick, Sidney Charles   
Butters, Frances   

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