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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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Tatterson, Leslie Vincent 04-08-1943
Taylor, Clive Shackleton08-09-192021-03-2012
Taylor, Georges Louis William25-08-192408-04-1945more
Taylor, Graham Cecil Gordon00-00-191801-06-1941
Taylor, Henry Jefferys Leigh 23-09-1944
Taylor, John Thurlow  
Terry, Antony Frederic Aimé Imbert00-00-191301-10-1992
Thomas, Herbert Samuel Griffiths15-04-191224-08-1980
Thomas, Walter Babington "Sandy"29-06-191822-10-1917more
Thomson, George  more
Thomson, Reginald Gresham 18-09-1918
Thomson, Sydney Wilford14-11-191408-11-2008
Thorburn, Douglas Glendinning 10-07-1943more
Thornburn, Urwin11-06-191422-12-1994
Thornthwaite, Francis 13-08-1940
Tighe, Henry Dolphin Patrick  
Timothy, John  
Tirrell, Thomas Joseph "Jack"00-10-190900-01-1995more
Todd, Andrew William Palethorpe 15-03-1942
Toler, David Arthur Hodges13-09-192019-11-2009
Tomlinson, Albert05-06-191400-02-1985more
Townsend, Albert Anthony29-12-190226-02-1943
Trench, Arthur Richard 07-10-1942
Trollope, Frederick Joseph  
Trudeau, Maurice Joseph  
Trzecielski, Emil  
Trzecieski, Emil15-02-191822-08-1944
Tupët-Thomé, Edgard Alphonse19-04-192009-09-2020more
Turck, Gilbert Charles Georges03-09-191111-12-2012
Turnbull, John Hugh Stephenson10-01-191626-06-2004more
Turner, Arthur James Dillon19-09-190708-10-1959more
Turner, Reginald Thomas Frederick00-00-191100-00-1995
Turrall, Rupert Guy27-10-1893 
Tutaj, Jan  
Twardowski, Feliks Henryk  
Tyszko, Józef30-01-191917-01-1965more