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.

Date: 1845-1996
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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: Open 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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