Sir john french 4th despatch, 1st battle ypres 2711 1914. Sister miss e, smithies was mentioned in a despatch from lieutenant general sir w. This list of despatches available on the long, long trail is work in progress. If you have forgotten your password, please enter your email address below and we will send an email containing a link that will allow you to reset it. Example of a victory medal 191418 with mention in despatches british oak leaf spray.
Chief petty officer william john adams d s m and bar. The mention in despatches being sought is an award without a despatch. Search records of soldiers awards from the london gazette search this collection the london gazette is one of the official journals of record of the british government, and the most important among such official journals in the united kingdom, in which certain statutory notices are required to be published. If a subordinate officer or soldier performs a noteworthy action included in the report, heshe is said to have been mentioned in despatches soldiers who are mentioned in despatches, whilst not awarded a medal, receive a certificate and are entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf on the ribbon of the service medal issued to soldiers who served in a conflict.
Miss needham received her training at the bristol royal infirmary, was a ward sister, and. The issue or supplement number, title and date of publication are listed below. In some cases the available records will do little more than confirm that the. A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches or despatches, mid is one whose. British forces in salonika, for distinguished service, is acting captain william e. The example of the mentioned in despatches letter from the secretary of state for war from world war one reads. Before the war commenced, whilst a lance corporal with the 2nd bn. From the largest naval battle, and the longest battle, to the most painful and infamous battle, and the battle that marked the end of mobile warfare on the western front, discover 10 significant battles of the first world war that took place between 19141918. The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches for services in destroyer and torpedo boat flotillas during the period ending 31st december, 1917. Royal naval division casualties of the great war, 1914. Activities and achievements of the war were detailed, with individuals mentioned in despatches mid. Details of soldiers performing gallant acts might be mentioned by name in these despatches. The mentioned in dispatches records are now available to view for all diamond subscribers. List of military engagements of world war i encompasses land, naval, and air engagements as well as campaigns, operations, defensive lines and sieges.
Continuing its extensive addition of military records in 2014. Campaigns generally refer to broader strategic operations conducted over a large bit of territory and over a long period of time. Search records of soldiers awards from the london gazette. The gallantry award medal index cards are all in wo 37223 or wo 37224. Researching canadian soldiers of the first world war. Mentioned in dispatches wwii citation army rumour service. Royal navy medals mid, mentions in despatches, world war 1. List of military engagements of world war i wikipedia.
Forces war records is the sister site of forces reunited, the leading british military community on the web with more than one million members and reuniting vet. The references below will help you locate soldiers mentioned in despatches. The mid is a special clasp to signify a mention in despatches from the front. Record of the battles and engagements of the british armies in france and flanders 1914. Soldiers mentioned in dispatches are now available online. B dated 7th february 1919 for gallant and distinguished services in the field.
It was instituted during world war 1 and continued being awarded for active service right up until 20 aug 1920. The mention in despatches is the most junior form of recognition that was announced. Hms iron duke, battleship and british fleet flagship. How to research a mention in despatches the long, long. British army ww1 medal rolls index cards, 19141920. Mentioned in despatches for distinguished services in the successful landing operations in sicily, the messina straits, salerno and normandy 3. Newfoundland regiment in the first world war mentioned in despatches. British army medal index cards 19141920 the national. He was killed in action along with 10 other crew at kuso bay at the battle of. Conduct recognises acts of bravery carried by soldiers not directly fighting the. The range of reasons for awarding a mention in despatches was immense. The mention in despatches is the most junior form of recognition that was announced in the london gazette. Commandersinchief in the field submitted periodical lists of officers and soldiers who were mentioned in despatches.
Soldiers and other personnel australians in world war 1. The long, long trail is pleased to recommend battle honours, the uks. A soldier mentioned in dispatches or despatches mid is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high. Soldiers of the british empire or the commonwealth of nations who are mentioned in dispatches but do not receive a medal for their action, are nonetheless entitled to receive a certificate and wear a decoration. Every individual who served in a theatre of war on active service between 1914 and 1920 was eligible for the award of a campaign medal. Soldiers mentioned in dispatches are now available online for the first time online, leading british genealogy research website thegenealogist has released over 81,000 records of records of mentioned in dispatches from the first world war, linked to citations from the london gazette. I am converting the despatches for other theatres of war into the new site format. If you do not know the military unit of the person you are tracing you should if the records are available be able to find out by searching the ww1 casualty records of death in service, medal records or service records. They cover awards granted between about 1909 and 1931.
The british gallantry and bravery awards of the first world war. Mentioned in despatches bernard newman pprune forums. A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches or despatches, mid is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described in some countries, a service members name must be mentioned in dispatches as a condition for receiving certain decorations. Newly online ww1 records can help trace a soldiers career, as this example shows. Mentioned in despatches, 19481968 imperial war museums. British field commanders despatches the long, long trail. Sometimes erroneously called an oak leaf, the mid for service in this period, is worn on the victory medal and consisted of a single broad spray of oak leaves.
For information about the medal records and where you can view them go to our page at. Honours for services in destroyer and torpedo boat flotillas. It has been several years since i was looking at that file, and at the time i was interested chiefly in awards to canadians, but by chance i had copied a few noncanadian awards likely they were on the same pages as recommendations respecting. British commandersinchief of a theatre of war or campaign were obliged to report their activities and achievements to the war office. Please note this must be the email that you used to register your account. British army ww1 medal records 19141920 replacing british ww1 medals. For 19141918 and up to 10 august 1920, the decoration consisted of a spray of oak leaves in. Battle of the somme 1916 from the 1st of july until the 18th of november in 1916, a massive joint. Soldiers who were mentioned in dispatches mid did not receive a medal for. Despatches during world war 2, submitted by commandersinchief, were published in the gazette from 1941 until 1951.
World war 1 list of names referred to in despatch dated. Example of mentioned in despatches letter from the. Armyterritorial army service records british genealogy. Though not a medal, for actions during ww1, soldiers were entitled to receive a. How to research a mention in despatches the long, long trail. During ww1, reports from commandersinchief were published in the gazette, as the bearer of official war office and ministry of defence events. Chief petty officer william john adams d s m and bar, mentioned in despatches. Sir john french 4th despatch, 1st battle ypres 27111914. If your name appeared in these lists you were said to have been mentioned in despatches. Royal navy medals mention in despatches, mid, world war 1. It was and is an honour granted with a symbol usually an oak leaf appended to a campaign ribbon without a specific medal of its own. During the first world war, commanders issued despatches outlining military operations. Worcester lady mentioned sister e b needham, a daughter of mr w b needham of worcester, is among those nurses mentioned in sir douglas haigs despatches for distinguished services. The british first world war victoria cross recipient john vereker, later field marshal.
The site was created approximately five years ago upon the request of some forces reunited members who were looking for information on their ancestors but had come up against dead. The commandersinchief of each theatre of war infrequently submitted a despatch to the war office, outlining the events since the previous despatch and listing those men who had been nominated as worthy of a mention. Honours for services in minelaying submarines between the 1st july and 11th november, 1918 the following officer has been mentioned in despatches. These records are index cards created by the army medal office towards the end of the first world war. To be mentioned in despatches can be a condition of receiving certain decorations. Battles generally refer to short periods of intense combat.97 1562 121 374 676 699 511 1214 1280 705 697 1543 1563 1551 1012 571 761 1078 385 776 643 399 1575 179 345 1477 598 428 151 1055 373 1029 750 1284 144 881