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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
Galbraith, Douglas  
Gale, Humfrey Myddelton04-10-189008-04-1971more
Gale, Richard Nelson "Windy"25-07-189629-07-1982more
Galloway, Alexander03-11-189528-01-1977more
Gammon, Richard John  
Gardner, Philip John "Pip"25-12-191415-02-2003more
Garland, Eric Francis00-00-192017-01-2016more
Garner-Jones, John  
Garnett, Edward Douglas00-00-190700-00-1964
Garratt, Richard Lorne25-05-1904 
Garry, Richard Vesey MacKay 14-09-1942
Garstin, Patrick Banniste 09-08-1944
Gartshore, John Blake  
Gates, Ronald Henry Charles  
Geijer, Eric Neville00-00-189414-01-1941
Gibbins, William Edward06-11-191922-01-2006
Gibbon, John Douglas  
Gibson-Watt, James David11-09-191807-02-2002
Gier, de, Pieter Roelof  
Gilbert, Charles Walter Burgess07-08-1915 
Gilders, Edward Charles 22-11-1944
Gillies, James "Jack"00-00-191521-04-1944
Glyn-Hughes, Hugh Llewelyn "Hughie"25-07-189224-11-1973more
Goislard de Monsabert, de, Joseph30-09-188713-06-1981more
Goldstone, Lionel Stanley00-00-190507-11-1943
Gonder, Berthram Harold "Hal"19-05-1909 
Goodman, George Willie James "Benny"00-00-1913 
Gordon, Archibald McGeorge 17-06-1941
Gordon, Robert Wilson03-03-1915 
Gordon, Stanley Edward 17-04-1945more
Gosset, Jean06-12-191221-12-1944more
Gott, William Henry Ewart "Strafer"13-08-189707-08-1942more
Gough, Charles Frederick Howard16-09-190119-09-1977
Gower, Philip Edwin10-05-191509-12-1956
Gradosielski, Jerzy  
Gradowski, Leon Michal "Michael Lis"07-07-190808-08-1994
Graham, Allen Frederic02-10-191524-10-2007
Graham, James Douglas  
Graham, Miles William Arthur Peel14-08-189508-02-1976more
Graham, Norman Ingerfield 19-07-1945
Grant, Donald Gordon  
Grasett, Arthur Edward20-10-188804-12-1971more
Gray, Errol Stewart06-04-192008-07-1944
Gray, Thomas Malcolm16-09-191320-07-1960
Grayson, William David00-00-191800-00-1990
Green, Rhodri Grahame Mortimer  
Griffin, Peter Ryerse00-00-191400-00-1989
Groeninx van Zoelen, Frederik Willem Edzard "Pico"21-04-192101-01-2010
Grosvenor, Lawrence Aubrey29-05-1919 
Grout de Beaufort, Alain03-05-191815-08-1944
Grudzinski, Zenon  
Gruszczynski, Zdzislaw Maciej02-08-1911 
Gubbins, Colin McVean02-07-189601-02-1976more
Gunn, George Ward26-07-191221-11-1941
Gunn, John29-11-191801-11-2005
Gurung, Rabe  
Gurung, Sanbahadur  
Guy, George Ross  
Guyot, Jean "Gallois"04-07-191826-01-2000more
Gwilliam, Sydney Burdett