Awards & Decorations of Honour

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Collection Information

Some of the collections in this category include images of records or scanned publication, while others are textual. The information included can range from just the name of the honoree and date of the award, to more detailed entries like those found in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924 (UK). In this collection entries include parents’ names, some grandparents’ names, birth date and place, and highlights, engagements and injuries sustained while in the service.

Recognition for heroism under fire comes in various ways, but often it is in the form of a medal or ribbon.

These records contain the names of war heroes, their acts of bravery and their subsequent awards. You can find out what your ancestor did to be recognized and awarded by the military, and often when and why the award was bestowed.

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