This database goes a step beyond medal rolls by providing researches access to more than 25,000 citations for recipients awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, Great Britain’s second highest military honor for noncommissioned officers and enlisted personnel, in the years surrounding the Great War. These citations, which often appeared in the London Gazette, give a short summary of the actions that resulted in the award’s being given.
The citations include awards given to forces from throughout the British Empire: Australia, the British West Indies, Canada, India, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Rhodesia, and South and East Africa.
Using the Records
Records can be searched by name and regiment, corps, or unit. However, the citations typically include initials rather than first name.