Military Medal (MM)

This section provides details of all those men of the Worcestershire Regiment who were awarded the Military Medal during the periods of 1914-20 (World War 1) and 1939-46 (World War 2).

King George V instituted the Military Medal on 25th March 1916 as WW1 generated such a demand for medals. It is awarded to Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and men for individual or associated acts of bravery on the recommendation of a Commander-in-Chief in the field.

A silver, laurelled bar is awarded for a subsequent act or acts of bravery and devotion under fire.

The front of the medal shows the reigning monarch, while the reverse side shows FOR/BRAVERY/IN THE/ FIELD in four lines, encircled by a laurel wreath and topped by the Royal Cipher and Crown.

This Military Medal list is divided in to sections by surname alphabetically.

Those awarded again are indicated as 'bar'.

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Military Medal WW1

WW1 Medal

Military Medal WW2

WW2 Medal

Lance Corporal Clarence Rooke M.M.
(London Gazette 9th July 1917)

Private C. Rooke was one of two stretcher-bearers with 'A' Comapny of the 14th Battalion (the other one was Pte. P. Horkan) who were awarded the Military Medal for bravery during their company's attack on German trenches east of Gavrelle. Private Rooke received a hand written letter from Lieut.-Col. Gascoinge:

"I wish to offer you my sincere congratulations in gaining the Military Medal during the operations at GAVRELLE on April 29th & thus bringing honour to the Battalion. I have much pleasure in enclosing a piece of ribbon for your tunic.

C. H. Gascoigne (Lt-Col)"

CO 14th (S) Battalion Worcestershire Regiment (Pioneers)

May 25th, 1917.

Clarence Rooke promoted to Lance Corporal.

Letter sent by Lieut-Col. C. H. Gascoigne
(with original M.M. ribbon attached)