Catalogue description War Office: Meritorious Service Awards, Registers

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

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

Selected records within this series are available to download as digital microfilm .

Date: 1845-1996
Related material:

For the index to this series WO 372

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Secretary-at-War, 1660-1855

War Department, 1855-1857

War Office, 1857-1964

Physical description: 30 bundles and volumes
Access conditions: Available in digital format unless otherwise stated
Accruals: Series is accruing
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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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