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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
Salisbury-Jones, Arthur Guy00-00-189600-00-1985more
Salmon, Harry Leonard Nowell09-02-189429-04-1943
Salwa, Jan  
Samuelson, John Peel Weston13-11-191700-00-1988
Sarbeswar, Rajbangshi  
Sarkar, Prithwish Chandra23-01-191601-01-1998
Sawyer, Peter Ross  more
Scaramanga, George Ambrose 00-00-1988
Schjelderup, Vilhelm Roger16-09-192129-09-1974
Schock, André22-04-191413-10-1973more
Scott, Kenneth Bertram 09-08-1943
Scott-Bowden, Logan21-02-192009-02-2014
Scott-Cockburn, John  
Scotter, William Norman Roy09-02-192205-02-1981
Seaborn, Robert Lowder09-07-191115-02-1993
Sedgwick, James Philip 10-03-1945
Seed, Richard Chippendale 21-12-1983
Sellars, Richard Bartley  
Selwyn, John Jasper11-08-191821-05-1997
Semmerling, Brunon19-10-191909-11-1977more
Shan Lone, Duwa Lahpai "Rusty"00-00-191021-09-2000more
Sharples, Richard Christopher06-08-191610-03-1973
Shaw, David MacKenzie  
Shaw, Edwin E. "Ted"25-01-191517-07-1997
Shaw, John  
Shepherd, David Charles Leonard 25-12-1944
Shore, John Talbot Lovell29-04-191715-03-1950
Silly, Benjamin James28-05-189307-12-1943more
Silvertop, David Arthur Henry10-01-191225-09-1944
Sime, Thomas Durward Hamilton "Durward"14-12-191100-00-1994
Simon, Jean30-04-191228-09-2003more
Simon, Jean Salomon Julien05-06-190811-04-1945more
Simpson, Denis Jackson  
Simpson, James William Albert26-10-189321-01-1917
Simpson, William Cook  
Singh Malik, Ishwar  
Singh, Dungar  
Singh, Girdhari  
Singh, Gurbachan  
Singh, Karam  
Singh, Kartar  
Singh, Mohindar  
Singh, Mohinder  
Singh, Piara  
Singh, Rajpal  
Singh, Sheodan  
Singh, Sheodan  
Singh, Sucha  
Skorczynski, Marian00-00-1907 
Slim, William Joseph, 1st Viscount Slim06-08-189114-12-1970more
Slob, Adriaan05-07-191823-02-1945
Slocock, Sydney Lawrence00-00-189225-01-1947
Smalley, Charles Skelton  
Smethurst, E.H  
Smith, Arthur Britton  
Smith, Donald Edward  
Smith, Edward William20-12-191320-03-1944
Smith, Ralph Beaumont25-07-191802-02-1994
Smith, William Angus Paul  
Smith-Cunninghame, Robert Gordon  
Smorokowski, M.C.  
Smyth, Sidney George Chase  
Smythe, George Henry  
Soltys, Henryk  
Spencer, Egerton Charles  
Spens, Thomas Patrick  
Squires, Ernest Ker18-12-188202-03-1940more
St. Aubyn, Oliver Piers12-07-192024-05-2006
Staden Boswell, van, Marthinus "Martin"00-00-191728-05-1970
Stanier, Alexander Beville Gibbons, 2nd Baronet31-01-189910-01-1995more
Stanley, Oliver Frederick George04-05-189610-12-1950
Stark, Ronald Leslie  
Starr, George Reginald "Hilaire"00-00-190400-00-1980
Starzenski, Aleksander  
Staton, William Ernest27-08-189822-07-1983more
Steel, David Edward Charles  
Steel, Sunley Gordon Hayward 09-07-1941
Steele, James Stuart26-10-189424-07-1975more
Steenberg, Neil Richard  
Stellin, Dion John16-07-191600-00-1975
Steman, Johannes Antonius03-07-192029-05-1995
Stephenson, William Samuel "Little Bill"23-01-189731-01-1989
Stevens, Peter15-02-191916-07-1979
Stevens, Ronald George26-02-191408-06-1944more
Stevenson, Wilfred James Leighton  
Stevenson, William Donald  
Stewart, David Cameron Robertson00-00-191500-00-1963more
Stewart, Gordon 22-08-1981more
Stille, Bo Gunnar Robert  
Stojowski, Leon  
Stone, James Howard  
Stone, James Riley "Big Jim"02-08-190824-11-2005
Storey-Cooper, Edward Samuel19-07-189629-02-1947
Storrs, David Valentine  
Stothers, John Ellis  
Street, Arthur William16-05-189224-02-1951more
Street, Frank Eric00-00-191400-00-1959
Street, Geoffrey Austin21-01-189413-08-1940
Stuart, Edward Francis Ochiltree 11-08-1944
Stuart, John William Brownlow30-05-1917 
Stuart, Kenneth09-09-189103-11-1945more
Studler, Andre "Sylvain"11-03-1912 
Style, Dofydd Carlyle Willoughby  
Suarès, Marcel06-08-191409-12-2004more
Sudbury, The Lord Baron Vernon Cecil Warren20-09-191707-07-2005
Sullivan, George Lansford  
Suminski, Albert  
Surita, Ivan Bernard St. Regis  
Surtees, George00-00-189500-00-1976more
Swayne, Ronald Oliver Carless  
Sweeney, Henry John "Tod"01-06-191904-06-2001more
Sweeny, Charles Raymond Patrick22-11-1917 
Switalski, Jan  
Szczygiel, Stanislaw  
Szeptycki, Jan Leon P.K.M.I.S.31-12-190504-06-1980
Szubarga, Andrzej