War Office: Meritorious Service Awards, Registers

Details of WO 101
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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