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Order of Merit

The Order of Merit was instituted by King Edward VII in 1902 to reward eminent service in the armed forces or distinguished achievements in science or art and is limited to 24 persons. The Order can be conferred to both military and civilian persons, male or female and foreigners are designated as "honorary members" The first woman to receive the Order was Florence Nightingale.
The badge portrays a crown with the inscription: "For Merit". The ribbon is 2" wide with two vertical stripes, each 1" wide and coloured blue and crimson.
An Indian Order of Merit was established in 1837 but this has since been abolished.

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Wedgwood, Cicely Veronica* July 20th, 1910
March 9th, 1977

Wood, Edward Frederick L., 1st Earl of Halifax* April 16th, 1881
December 23rd, 1959

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Windsor, Elizabeth II (Queen Elizabeth II)* April 21st, 1926
September 8th, 2022

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Windsor, George VI* December 14th, 1895
February 6th, 1952

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