War Office: Meritorious Service Awards, Registers

Reference:
WO 101
Title:
War Office: Meritorious Service Awards, Registers
Description:

This series comprises registers of candidates for, and recipients of, meritorious service medals and awards.

Date:
1846-1919
Related Material:
For the index to this series WO 372
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Secretary-at-War, 1660-1855
War Department, 1855-1857
War Office, 1857-1964
Physical description:
10 bundles and volumes
Access conditions:
Available in microform only unless otherwise stated
Administrative / biographical background:

The Meritorious Service medal and gratuity were instituted by royal warrant of 19 December 1845, for award to warrant and non-commissioned officers above the rank of corporal who rendered distinguished or meritorious service.

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