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Military Cross (MC)

The Military Cross was instituted on December 31st, 1914 as a recognition of distinguished and meritorious service in battle in situations not sufficient to merit the Victoria Cross. The Military Cross can be awarded to commissioned officers of the substantive rank of Captain or below or Warrant Officers. In 1920, the terms were altered to clearly state the award was for gallant and distinguished services in action and that RAF officers could be awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services on the ground as opposed to flying. On performing a second or subsequent action, the recipient will be awarded a bar to the Military Cross to be worn on the ribbon.

On each arm of the silver-coloured Military Cross is an Imperial Crown and in the centre of the award is the ‘Imperial’ and ‘Royal Cypher’ of the reigning sovereign, GV, GVI or EIIR. The reverse of the award is plain with the year of the award engraved on the lower arm. The white ribbon is 1.375 inches wide with a central vertical purple stripe (0.5 inches wide). The bar is made of silver with a crown in the centre.

During the Second World War, so far as known up till now, a total of 10.776 MC's were awarded to British and Commonwealth military. Among these are 10.271 first awardings, 485 first bars and 20 second bars. It is unknown how many were awarded to foreign military, but until now more then 2.000 are known.
A total of 3,727 Military Crosses have been awarded to Canadians, with 324 first bars and 18 second bars.

Alexander, Harold Rupert Leofric George "Alex"* December 10th, 1891
† June 16th, 1969

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Acland, Peter Bevil Edward* July 9th, 1902
† 1993

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Adair, Allan Henry Shafto* November 3rd, 1897
† August 4th, 1988

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Adams, John "Jack"* September 26th, 1890
† June 21st, 1981

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Adams, John Alan† December 23rd, 1942
Plot: 3 Row: F Grave: 12

Addington, Raymond Thomas Casamajor* January 27th, 1919
† October 28th, 2011

Alderson, John† April 8th, 1945
Plot: 13 Row: B Grave: 1

Alexander, Harold Rupert Leofric George "Alex"* December 10th, 1891
† June 16th, 1969

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Allard, Jean-Baptiste* April 25th, 1904
† 1984

Allen, Athole Jack† March 21st, 2011

Anderson, Charles Groves Wright* February 12th, 1897
† November 11th, 1988

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Anderson, John MacMorran* February 19th, 1913
† January 2004

Anderson, Kenneth Arthur Noel "Sunshine"* December 25th, 1891
† April 29th, 1959

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Antonowicz Andrault de Buy, Graf, Mikolaj* January 15th, 1915
† April 3rd, 2000

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Appleyard, John Geoffrey "Geoff"* December 20th, 1916
† July 13th, 1943

Arbuthnott, Robert Keith, 15th Viscount* August 21st, 1897
† December 15th, 1966

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Ardagh, Patrick Augustine* August 30th, 1891
† April 6th, 1944
Plot: 8 Row: A Grave: 15

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Ash, John Garton* April 16th, 1919
† June 25th, 2014

Atkinson, George Eaton† August 4th, 1943
Plot: D Row: D Grave: 440

Aubin, Raymond* 1909
† 1991

Ayral, Jean Robert* December 30th, 1921
† August 12th, 1944

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