Instituted in March 1916 as an award for NCOs and men of the Army for acts of bravery. Later extended to women who showed bravery under fire. There was also a provision for the award of a bar for each further act of bravery. All MMs issued to British personnel are named, usually in impressed capitals. All issued MMs have a notification in the London Gazette. It is rare to find a citation for the Military Medal in the Gazettes It is possible that the reasons for the award will be found in the war WAR DIARY of the man’s unit. (available on a CD-ROM and in printed book form, from the Naval & Military Press). Also some details can appear in Regimental Histories and very rarely an original Divisional citation document that was given to the recipient will have survived. This register does NOT include Imperial troops, and Navy personnel.
FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD GREAT WAR BRITISH ARMY RECIPIENTS OF THE MILITARY MEDAL 1914-1920 A REGISTER
Lists the British Army recipients of the Military Medal (88,529) and second (4044) and third (129) award bars in the Great War. Detail shown is, Surname; Forename(s); Initial(s); Rank; Number; in most records Battalion or Unit; Regiment or branch of service; In some records (Non-exhaustive) fate of recipient KIA; DOW; Died; MIDs and Foreign awards are shown Officers, non-commissioned officers and men +Ladies