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Military decoration

From The Great War 1914-1918

Military Decoration: Consist of medals or orders of Knighthood. The medals are attached to the recipient's breast by a distinctive ribbon. When the holder has been through a succession of battles he receives a bar for each battle which is attached to the ribbon. The most honourable decoration is the Victoria Cross, which is awarded for saving life on the field of battle or conspicuous gallantry. The Victoria Cross has been awarded after the death of its recipient. The Order of St. Michael and St. George is a military knighthood, the wearer of which wears a broad saxon blue ribbon, with a scarlet stripe. The Distinguished Service Order entitles the recipient to use the letters D.S.O., and is conferred on officers whose work on the field is of particular merit. The Royal Red Cross entitles the recipient to the use of the letters R.R.C., and is a decoration bestowed upon women for zeal and devotion in providing for and nursing sick and wounded sailors, soldiers, and others with the army in the field, on board ship, or in hospitals. Foreign as well as British subjects are eligible. [1]

See Category:Military decorations for soldiers of the Border Regiment awarded military decorations during the Great War.

References / notes

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.140.
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