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