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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
Hackett, John Winthrop "Shan"05-11-191009-09-1997more
Hague, James Derek Kenyon  
Hair, William Patrick  
Hakewill-Smith, Edmund17-03-189615-04-1986more
Hall, Ronald Francis  
Hallett, Clarence Harry "Chris"24-08-191600-06-1994
Halliday, Corrie Alexander25-08-1918 
Hamilton-Baillie, John Robert Edward "Jock"01-03-191916-04-2003
Hamilton-Russell, John (The Hon.)22-04-191119-08-1943
Hammond, Frank Joseph  
Hansen, James L. "Jim"00-00-192504-02-2006
Hansen, Percy Howard26-10-189012-02-1951more
Hanson, John Philip  
Harding, Geoffrey Clarence  
Harding, Ronald William  
Harding, William Charles 22-07-1942
Hardy, Joseph Stephenson Davidson00-00-191701-01-2005
Hargest, James04-09-189112-08-1944more
Harman, Eric 26-12-1943
Harrington, Charles Henry Pepys05-05-191013-02-2007more
Harris, Bernard Francis Rawson 27-05-1942
Harris, Frank Herbert  
Harris, Stanly William Robert  
Harrison, Charles Anthony  
Harrison, Hugh Eltham  
Harshman, Ernest Theodore  
Haselden, John Edward "Jock"10-08-190314-09-1942
Haugland, Knut Magne23-09-191725-12-2009more
Haukelid, Knut Anders17-05-191108-03-1994more
Hawkes, Geoffrey William00-01-1920 
Hayes, Graham00-00-191413-07-1943
Head, Charles Searle  
Heaps, David 10-06-2000
Heaps, Leo Jack  
Heaslip, John Leonard  
Heath, Wallis Arnot 00-04-2003
Heber-Percy, Cyril Hugh Raymond18-12-190501-08-1989
Henderson, John Patrick Leo 16-01-1944
Henderson, Robert  
Hennessy, Patrick 20-12-1941more
Herbert, William Grant  
Herford, Martin Edward Meakin13-08-190914-07-2002
Herring, Edmund Francis02-09-189205-01-1982more
Hertzberg, Charles Sumner Lund12-06-188610-01-1944
Hesketh-Prichard, Alfgar Cecil Giles "Cahusac"09-05-191603-12-1944
Heslop, John Russel05-09-190700-07-1974
Heyliger, Frederick Theodore "Moose"23-06-191603-11-2001
Hibbert, James Anthony  
Hickey, Raymond Myles12-09-190514-09-1987
Hicks, Philip Hugh Whitley  
Higgins, Alec Wilfred01-11-1914 
Hill, Anthony Champain  
Hill, Norman Gray, 2nd Baronet 24-02-1944
Hill, Roderic Maxwell01-03-189406-10-1954more
Hill, Stanley James Ledger "Speedy"14-03-191116-03-2006more
Hillar, Henryk  
Hillman, Leo30-08-1923 
Hingston, Geoffery Roy00-00-191200-00-1954
Hobart, Percy Cleghorn Stanley "Hobo"14-06-188519-02-1957more
Hobbs, Bruce Robertson00-00-192000-00-2005
Hoddinott, Francis Joseph "Frank"31-05-1914 
Hodge, Francis Vere  
Hodgkin, Adrian Eliot  
Hodgson, George  
Hoey, Charles Ferguson29-03-191417-02-1944
Holden-White, Harold Vere00-00-191700-00-1999more
Holland, Richard Jellicorse04-06-1910 
Holliman, Charles Alexander26-00-191721-01-1945
Home-Hay, Jeffrey Batters02-02-188714-06-1953
Homma, Masaharu27-11-188703-04-1946more
Hone, D.A.  
Hooke, John Christopher  
Hope, John Cecil09-05-191324-04-1945
Hopkinson, George Frederick "Hoppy"00-00-189609-09-1943
Hopson, Donald Charles31-08-191526-08-1974more
Hore, Lawrence Browning "Leslie"08-12-188903-06-1953
Horrocks, Brian Gwynne "Jorrocks"07-09-189504-01-1985more
Houghton, Joseph Blundell Johnson 23-10-1942
Howe, William Artur02-02-191200-00-2005
Hoyer-Millar, Francis Kinglake14-07-191900-07-1993more
Huczko, Tadeusz00-00-1909 
Hudson, James Francis Harrington00-03-1916 
Hughes, Richard Glanville  
Hunter, David McCowan28-08-192221-06-2000
Hunter, David Ronald  
Hunter, Douglas Lee  
Hunter, Henry John Francis29-12-189312-09-1966more
Huskinson, Patrick17-03-189724-11-1966
Hutchison, Joseph Douglas  
Hutton, Arthur Roy 17-07-1943
Hutton, William Renzard  
Huxley, Gervas00-00-189400-00-1971
Hyszka, Michal00-00-1917