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Mentioned in Despatches

British commanders-in-chief of a theatre of war or campaign were obliged to report their activities and achievements to the War Office in the form of despatches, which were published in The Gazette.
In several occasions also persons were mentioned in these despatches without them having received a decoration for the mentioned action. By adding a specific item to a certified decoration the recipient could show the mentioning.

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Adam, John Rooch   
Adams, Arhur Robert   
Adams, James Allen13-07-1916  
Adams, John Lindley   
Adams, Joseph Hervey Chauncey   
Ainslie, Ralph Murray   
Ainslie, Thomas Edgar Craig00-00-1917  
Ainslie, William John08-11-1915  
Aitkens, Francis Charles   
Akhurst, Edward Carden   
Ali, Abbas   
Allardice, William Dallas   
Allen, Norman George   
Allen, Oliver Alexander   
Allen, William Edward   
Allenberg, William Harry  more 
Allman, John Jacob   
Amell, Harry Lawrence   
Amos, John Arthur   
Anderson, Clifford Arthur Stevenson15-05-1917  
Anderson, Edna Grace05-04-1925  
Anderson, Jack Fenton19-12-1920  
Anderson, Juhl Arthur   
Anderson, Lloyd Harold   
Anderson, Moffat02-10-1921  
Anderson, Philip James   
Andras, Kenneth Bertram   
Angell, Ronald Ford Chapman   
Angers, Joseph Arthur Angus Bruneau   
Anguish, Jack Mills   
Annis, Clare Levi22-01-1912  
Anstes, Trevor   
Anton, George Joseph   
Appleton, Douglas Charles   
Archer, Ernest Leonard  more 
Ashurst, Norman24-11-1920  
Ayling, Charles Henry   
Anderson, Michael Herbert 10-05-1940 
Aspey, Harold Edward00-03-191627-02-1942 
Allison, William George Clifford 24-07-1943 
Ardagh, Patrick Augustine30-08-189106-04-1944more 
Adams, Eric Victor 15-09-1944 
Agazarian, Jack Charles Stanmore27-08-191529-03-1945 
Anderson, Peter Murray "Andy"09-04-192211-04-1945 
Ashton, Basil Cedric 19-06-1945 
Akehurst, Arthur Maurice 30-06-1945 
Anderson, Norman Russell29-04-189331-07-1948 
Archer, Harold Corbin00-00-189200-00-1949 
Aubertin, Pierre Gaston22-03-191507-03-1949 
Atcherley, David Francis William12-01-190408-06-1952more 
Archer, Ernest Russell14-09-189117-12-1958 
Allen, Arthur Samuel "Tubby"10-03-189425-01-1959more 
Anderson, Kenneth Arthur Noel "Sunshine"25-12-189129-04-1959more 
Adkins, Ernest Edward22-06-191216-12-1965 
Arbuthnott, Robert Keith, 15th Viscount21-08-189715-12-1966more 
Arbon, Paul Wade08-02-192121-11-1968 
Alexander, Harold Rupert Leofric George "Alex"10-12-189116-06-1969more 
Atcherley, Richard Llewellyn Roger12-01-190418-04-1970more 
Adams, Ronald George Hinings31-12-189628-03-1979 
Auchinleck, Claude John Eyre21-06-188423-03-1981more 
Adams, John "Jack"26-09-189021-06-1981more 
Allen, Robert Swinton24-07-191400-00-1982more 
Adams, Harrison Staveley 00-00-1984 
Andrews, Arthur Ellis04-07-191714-07-1984 
Armiger, Bertie William21-12-191111-11-1984 
Aitken, John William Maxwell, 2nd Baronet15-02-191001-05-1985 
Aitken, Adam Frederick16-02-191600-02-1986 
Allan, John Watson "Iain"06-05-191809-07-1988 
Adair, Allan Henry Shafto, 6th Baronet03-11-189704-08-1988more 
Abecassis, George Edgar21-03-191310-12-1991 
Acland, Peter Bevil Edward09-07-190200-00-1993more 
Adams, Andrew Alexander05-06-192108-11-1993more 
Ashworth, Arthur03-05-192019-02-1994more 
Alcock, John "Jack"04-03-191801-01-1997 
Annis, Edward Stewart25-11-191709-01-1999 
Andre Agazarian, Francoise Isabella "Francine"08-05-191327-04-1999 
Anstey, John03-01-190706-10-2000 
Arthur, Wilfred Stanley07-12-191923-12-2000more 
Aldwinckle, Robert Morrison28-07-192000-00-2003 
Arbeau, Cyril Walter00-00-191415-01-2004