Treasury: Ceremonial Branch: King's Medal for Service (KMS Series) Records

Reference:
T 339
Title:
Treasury: Ceremonial Branch: King's Medal for Service (KMS Series) Records
Description:

This series comprises citations by governmental and non-governmental sponsors relating to the award of the King's Medal for Service (KMS), subsequent correspondence and administrative papers.

Date:
1939-1949
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order of recipients, by country.

The papers relating to the KMS were kept together, unjacketed on open racking. They were inserted in country files during preparation for transfer to the Public Record Office.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   KMS file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Physical description:
39 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open
Immediate source of acquisition:
Cabinet Office
Custodial history:
Transferred to the Civil Service Department in 1968, the Manpower and Personnel Office in 1981 and the Cabinet Office in 1982.
Accumulation Dates:
Series ran from 1945 to 1946
Selection and destruction information:
All of the awards records have been selected.
Accruals:
No further accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The Sovereign, by royal warrant dated 23 August 1945, instituted a medal, The King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom. Its purpose was to recognise foreign nationals, mainly civilians of allied countries, who had given meritorious service in furtherance of the interests of the British Commonwealth in the allied cause during the Second World War. Two thousand five hundred and thirty nine awards of the King's Medal for Service were made.

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