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BRITISH MILITARY MEDAL GALLANTRY GROUP AWARDED TO 40999 BMBR: SGLR: E.W. HYDE R.F.A.
Rare original WORLD WAR 1 MILITARY MEDAL, Geo. V awarded for the highest acts of Gallantry in the face of the enemy German Imperial Forces in WW1.History:
Officially impressed 40999 BMBR: SGLR: E.W. HYDE R.F.A.. Almost in Extra Fine condition, showing nice age darker silver patina in sections. A rare piece of British World War military history not to be missed, ready to add to your military collection.
The Military Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land.
The medal was established on 25 March 1916. It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross, which was awarded to commissioned officers and Warrant Officers (although WOs could also be awarded the MM), although it took precedence below that decoration as well as the Distinguished Conduct Medal, also awarded to non-commissioned members of the Army. Recipients of the Military Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "MM". In 1993, the Military Medal was discontinued, and since then the Military Cross has been awarded to personnel of all ranks.
Obverse of medal and ribbon
Awarded by UK and Commonwealth
British and (formerly) Commonwealth forces
acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire
Discontinued in 1993
25 March 1916 (back dated to 1914)
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal
Air Force Medal
Mention in Despatches
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