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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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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
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Callander, Donald Fraser22-04-191805-04-1992more
Callinan, Bernard James02-02-191320-07-1995
Calvert, Wilfred Sylvester  
Camaret de, Michel18-01-191524-06-1987more
Cameron, Alexander Maurice30-05-189825-12-1986
Cameron, Ralph Alverne Cyril25-08-191807-07-2004
Campbell, Alister Henry 29-08-1945
Campbell, John Charles "Jock"10-01-189426-02-1942more
Campbell, John Davies11-11-192130-07-2015more
Carey, Rex  
Carlisle, John Charles Denton00-00-1889 more
Carrigan, Robert William 12-02-1943
Carter, Thomas LeMesurier  
Casano, Michael Peter07-06-191300-07-2006
Cavanagh, F. 26-09-1918
Cave-Browne, John Raban  
Cavendish, Andrew Robert, 11th Duke of Devonshire02-01-192003-05-2004
Challoner, Robert  
Chandon, Claude29-10-189406-08-1944more
Chant, Stuart Whitemore19-03-192005-07-1991
Chaplinski, Charles W.  
Charlton, John Roger Owen  
Charrington, Harold Vincent Spencer00-00-188600-00-1965more
Charter, Robert Roderick11-04-1918 
Chavanac, Albert19-10-190914-09-1972more
Chavasse , Noel Willinc11-04-192000-00-1974more
Chesshire, James Hugh Cecil28-12-191600-10-2000
Cheverton, Thomas Bird 24-03-1918
Childs, Frederick Harold21-02-1914 
Chisholm, Keith Bruce22-12-191823-08-1991
Chodron de Courcel, Geoffroy11-09-191209-12-1992more
Christian, Alexander Sutherland12-10-191628-01-1996
Church, James Cunningham  
Churchill, John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming "Jack"16-09-190608-03-1996
Clancy, John Anthony27-08-191817-03-2008
Clapham, Edward Eric  
Clare, David Wesley13-01-191511-01-1996
Clark, Percy William19-11-188815-02-1943
Clasper, Harry03-06-191318-04-1945
Clayton, Leslie Sugden  
Clegg, Benjamin Beattie "Peter"07-08-191805-06-1993
Clemens, Warren Frederick Martin17-04-191531-05-2009
Clements, Percy Priestley21-02-191019-10-1998more
Cleminson, James Arthur Stacey31-08-192114-09-2010
Clissold, George William 08-03-2000
Clouët des Pesruches, Jean-François31-03-191811-12-1957more
Cochrane, James Aikman "Peter"12-05-191905-12-2015
Cockburn, Robert Nicol  
Codner, Richard Michael Clinton00-00-192025-03-1952
Cohen, Gaston Armand10-10-191804-05-2007
Cohen, Vincent Oswald00-00-191200-00-1984
Colan, Patrick William Coghlan  
Coldwell-Horsfall, John Henry21-02-191518-12-2006
Coleman, Rowan Corry22-06-191521-09-1996
Coningham, Arthur "Mary"19-01-189529-01-1948more
Constable-Maxwell, Gerald Joseph08-09-189518-12-1959more
Conway, John James  
Cooper, Albert Eric  
Cooper, Leonard Quentin Tyrell  
Cooper-Key, Eric Astley08-12-191705-03-2011
Corbin, Charles Henri Lucien30-07-189406-05-1972
Cork, Arthur George  
Cornes, Eric Kenyon29-08-191100-03-1982
Cornwall, Frederick Charles01-09-1895 more
Corser, Richard George00-00-192000-05-1949more
Cottrell-Hill, Roger Charles00-00-190300-00-1965more
Cotwan, Frank Willoughby John10-02-192001-01-2010
Counsell, John Gibbons 00-00-1965
Couraud, Raymond12-01-192000-00-1977more
Courtney, Godfrey Basil25-10-1914 
Cowan, Leonard Elliot06-06-191002-09-1973
Cowap, Dalton Hayton  
Cowburn, Benjamin Hodkinson "Benoît"13-03-190917-12-1994
Cox, John Howard21-05-1919 
Crabtree, Lorne Walter Kay  
Craggs, Harold Telfer13-08-1919 more
Crankshaw, John Anthony Norman00-00-191800-03-2000more
Cranmer-Byng, John Launcelot18-03-1919 
Crawley, Douglas Edward02-09-192000-00-1986more
Crocker, John Tredinnick04-01-189609-03-1963more
Crockett, Douglas Raymond Vernon 00-00-2007
Croker, Edward James O’Brien21-06-191013-05-1967more
Crosse, Edward Neutride  
Crowder, Herman R., Jr. 14-07-2000
Cumming, Arthur Edward18-06-189610-04-1971
Cumming, Thomas18-03-1919 
Cunliffe-Lister, Philip, 1st Earl of Swinton01-05-188417-07-1972
Currie, John McGill  
Curtis, Henry Osborne "Squeak"18-11-188828-01-1964more
Cybruch, Tadeusz00-00-1918 more
Czernin, Manfred Maria Edmund Ralph Beckett18-01-191809-10-1962more