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Army - Medal Rolls, Campaign, Other Ranks & Officers, including WWI (Military)

Nature of Source

Details of the medals and those awarded a campaign medal whether officer or other rank. For WWI the rolls include most of those who saw active service overseas. The details were recorded on rolls and from the rolls a summary Medal Index Card was created for each person by the Army Medal Office. There were three types medals awarded to those serving in the army namely , campaign, gallantry and good conduct or long service. Royal Air Force, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Navy personnel were eligible for the first four campaign medals listed below as well as the army gallantry medals.

WWI medals are inscribed around the rim with the soldier's surname with first name or initial, rank, regiment and service number. Medals from WWII and campaigns from the 19th century such as the Crimean war are not inscribed with this information.

The six WWI campaign medals are as follows:

The 1914 Star or Mons Star (Issued to men serving between 5 August and 22 November 1914 in France and Flanders/Belgium)

The 1914-1915 Star (Issued to men serving from 23 November 1914 to 31 December 1915 in France and Flanders/Belgium and from 5 August 1914 to 31 December 1915 for men serving in other operational theatres of war. The award was authorised to recognise those who had not received the 1914 Star)

The British War Medal (Issued to soldiers who served overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Service in Russia between 1919 and 1920 also qualified)

The Victory Medal (Issued to all soldiers and civilians who saw service in an operational theatre between 1914 and 1919 but not for those serving solely in India. The medal was never issued alone)

The Territorial Force War Medal (Issued to members of the Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Service who had joined on or prior to 30 September 1914 and had served overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11November 1918)

The Silver War Badge (Issued to officers and soldiers discharged or retired from the military as a result of sickness or injury at home or overseas during the war. The award is particularly useful as recipients had not necessarily served overseas and would therefore not have been awarded a campaign medal. The award provided the recipient with a public means of showing that he had been honourably discharged)

Mentions in Despatches (Mentions in Despatches was the lowest form of gallantry awarded to servicemen and women during the war which was officially announced in the London Gazette. Although the gallantry was only recognised on paper those who were recognised in this way were entitled to wear an oak leaf emblem on the ribbon of the Victory Medal)

The Military General Service Medal was a campaign medal instituted in 1847 to recognise service by officers and men serving in various military campaigns with the British Army. The award retrospectively covered the years from 1793 to 1814 including the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Anglo-American War of 1812. The Royal Navy and Royal Marine equivalent was the Naval General Service Medal 1915-1962. In 1962 both these medals were replaced by the General Service Medal and issued for all campaign across the services.

The index card gives an original reference to the entry in the formal Medal Roll held in series WO 329 which contains the battalion number and possibly other information. No battalion or other information is provided for the rolls of the Royal Artillery and the Royal Engineers and Corps. Only the index cards have been digitised, the rolls remain in hard copy format at The National Archives. Staff at The National Archives will convert the reference into a modern one which is needed to consult the rolls. It is also possible to enter the roll number reference on the index card into the TNA Discovery catalogue to obtain the correct reference. Type the reference into the ‘Keyword’ search box on the opening screen and then click on search. The top result will show the regiment served with and the spread of page numbers. If no results are returned try removing the latter parts of the reference.

TNA Online Collections provides a list of abbreviations used on the index cards which also provides the alphanumeric codes used to indicate each operational theatre. A similar guide can be found at www.1914-1918.net/grandad/mic.htm. Contact the relevant regimental museum to find out if further information exists such as regimental histories and also be aware that war diaries held at TNA in WO 95 can add background information.

If an officer was killed on service, look for his 'Field Service Report' which contains details of the officer's regiment and the circumstances of his death. Wilfred Owen's report can be seen here. For details of a soldier's death consult the 'Soldiers Died in the Great War' publication. First published in 1921, the 81 volumes lists approximately 635,000 Soldiers and 37,000 Officers who died in WWI. The records also deal with Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force casualties. The publication may contain additional information to that on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. The entire collection is published by The Naval & Military Press on CD-Rom and also available online (See below). The paper and CD versions are available at The National Archives, Imperial War Museum, Society of Genealogists and specialist and local reference libraries. Also consult the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register for details of a death and also consider looking through local newspapers which often carried obituaries for those killed in action.

The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was instituted in 1833 and issued to other ranks and NCOs for long service with irreproachable character and conduct. The rolls are held at The National Archives in series WO 102 which is also available as part of the Digital Microfilm project. The Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) was awarded to long serving NCOs from 1845. Between 1916 and 1928, the MSM was awarded to warrant officers (sergeant majors), NCOs, and other ranks from the army, Royal Navy, Royal Flying Corp and the Royal Air Force. The rolls up to 1919 can be found at TNA in series WO 101 and were announced in the London Gazette mostly without citation. Records of later awards are kept with the MOD Medals Office. For background information on the history of the Meritorious Service Medal and a list of those awarded the Medal with the London Gazette reference, see Sainsbury, J.D. For Gallantry in the Performance of Military Duty: Samson Books, 1980.

Service records for all ranks who served after 1920 remain with the Ministry of Defence with each military service maintaining its own record office. The Veterans UK web site provides contact details of where to apply for service records for each of the services.

See also
Army - Medal Rolls, Gallantry, Other Ranks & Officers, including WWI
Royal Air Force/Royal Flying Corps - Medal Rolls, including WWI
Royal Navy/Royal Marines/Royal Naval Air Service - Medal Rolls, Ratings & Officers

Where Found

The National Archives (WO 372, Medal Index Cards, 1914-1922: WO 329, Medal Rolls)
The National Archives (WO 100, Army Medal Rolls, 1793-1949. Held on microfilm and arranged under campaigns and military unit, then rank and surname)

Post 1919 and WWII medal records are held at the MOD Medals Office

Period Covered

1914 - 1918

Genealogical Value

Index Cards (WO 372)
Name of soldier. Soldier's corps (regiment), rank, regimental number and medals awarded. Possibly first theatre of war served in as well as other remarks. Always check the back of the card for possible additional comments

Medal Rolls (WO 329)
As above plus the battalion number which could be useful for finding the battalion war diary which are held in series WO 95.

Further References

Medals  
Adler, Michael. British Jewry Book Of Honour 1914-1918 (Two volumes), Naval & Military Press, 2007 Buy Now on Amazon
Bishop, Richard, Hayward, John & Birch, Diana. British Battles and Medals: Spink & Sons, 2006  Buy Now on Amazon
Buckland, Christopher. ed. Waterloo Medal Roll: Naval & Military Press, 2001  Buy Now on Amazon
Duckers, Peter. British Campaign Medals, 1914-2005: Shire Books, 2006  Buy Now on Amazon
Duckers, Peter. British Campaign Medals, 1815-1914: Shire Books, 2004  Buy Now on Amazon
Duckers, Peter. British Gallantry Awards, 1855-2000: Shire Books, 2005  Buy Now on Amazon
Duckers, Peter. British Campaign Medals of the First World War: Shire Books, 2011 Buy Now on Amazon
Duckers, Peter. British Military Medals: A Guide for the Collector and Family Historian: Pen and Sword Books, 2013  
Mackay, James and Mussell, Philip. Medal Yearbook: Token Publishing  
Mullen, A.L.T. Military General Service Medal Roll 1793-1814: Naval & Military Press, 2001  Buy Now on Amazon
Norman, Charles Boswell. Battle Honours of the British Army: London, 1911  Buy Now on Amazon
Purves, Alec A. The Medals, Decorations & Orders of the Great War 1914-1918: Hayward, 1989  Buy Now on Amazon
Purves, Alec A. Collecting Medals and Decorations: Spink & Son, 1978  Buy Now on Amazon
Purves, Alec A. Orders and Decorations: Hamlyn, 1972  Buy Now on Amazon
Sainsbury, J.D. For Gallantry in the Performance of Military Duty: Samson Books, 1980 (The book includes a list of those awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with the London Gazette reference together with background information on the history of the medal)  Buy Now on Amazon
Spencer, William. Medals: The Researcher's Guide: The National Archives, 2008  Buy Now on Amazon


What Grandad Won in the War, DVD, Token Publishing

TNA Research Guide: British military campaign and service medals

General  
Beckett, James Deuchar (ed). The Beckett Soldiers Index, A-C: Jade Publishing, 2003  
Beckett, James Deuchar (ed). The Beckett Soldiers Index, D-G Jade Publishing, 2009  
Beckett, James Deuchar (ed). The Beckett Soldiers Index, H-K: Jade Publishing, 2009
(Listing of soldiers from 1793 to about 1854 extracted from TNA series WO 120 and WO 116 and other sources such as marriage registers and medal awards. Arranged alphabetically by surname, forename and regiment including whether discharged at either Chelsea or Kilmainham Hospital. These published editions cover more ground than the Beckett Soldiers' Index available at The National Archives)
 

Bevan, Amanda. Tracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives: The National Archives, 2006

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Brereton, J.M. A Guide to the Regiments and Corps of the British Army: Bodley Head, 1985

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Blank, Dr. Stuart. Researching British Military History on the Internet: Alwyn Enterprises, 2007

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Cox. Reginald H. W. Military Badges of the British Empire 1914-18: Ernest Benn, 1982

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Farmer, John, The Regimental Records of the British Army: Grant Richards, 1901 (Free download available at the Internet Archive)

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Fowler, Simon. A Guide to Military History on the Internet: Pen & Sword, 2007

Fowler, Simon. Tracing your Army Ancestors: Pen & Sword, 2006

Fowler, Simon. Tracing Your Army Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians: Pen & Sword Books, 2013

Gaylor, John. Military Badge Collecting: Pen & Sword Books, 2002
Grehan, John & Mace, Martin. British Battles of the Crimean Wars 1854-1856: Pen & Sword Books, 2014  

Kitzmiller, John. In Search of the Forlorn Hope: A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and Their Records, 1640-WWI: Manuscript Publishing Foundation, 1988

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Murphy, Gerry. Where Did That Regiment Go? The Lineage of British Infantry and Cavalry Regiments at a Glance: The History Press, 2009

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Paterson, Sarah. Tracing Your Family History, Army: Imperial War Museum, 2006 Buy Now on Amazon

Pols, Robert. Dating Old Army Photographs: Family History Partnership, 2011

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Saks, David. Boerejode: Jews in the Boer Armed Forces 1899-1902: 2010  

Spencer, William. Family History in the Wars: The National Archives, 2007

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Spencer, William. Army Records: A Guide For Family Historians: The National Archives, 2008

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Storey, Neil. Military Photographs and How to Date Them: Countryside Books, 2009

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Swinnerton, Iain, An Introduction to the British Army: Its History, Traditions and Records: FFHS, 1996

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Swinson, Arthur. A Register of the Regiments and Corps of the British Army: The Archive Press, 1972

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The Great War: A Photographic Narrative: Imperial War Museum: Jonathan Cape, 2013 Buy Now on Amazon

Usher, George. Dictionary of British Military History: A&C Black Publishers, 2006

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Watts, Michael and Watts, Christopher. My Ancestor was in the British Army: Society of Genealogists, 2009

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Westlake, Ray. The Territorials 1908-1914: A Guide for Military and Family Historians: Pen & Sword Books, 2011
WWI  
Banks, Arthur. A Military Atlas of The First World War: Pen & Sword Books, 2013
Bridger, Geoff. The Great War Handbook: A Guide For Family Historians & Students Of The Conflict: Pen & Sword Books, 2013
Christopher, John & McCutcheon, Campbell. 1914 the First World War in Old Photographs: Over by Christmas: Amberley Publishing, 2014 Buy Now on Amazon
Doyle, Peter & Foster Chris. British Army Cap Badges of the First World War: Shire Publications, 2010 Buy Now on Amazon
Doyle, Peter. Great War British Tommy Manual: The British Soldier 1914-18 [All Models]-Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals: Haynes, 2013 Buy Now on Amazon
Doyle, Peter & Foster Chris. Remembering Tommy: The British Soldier in the First World War: The History Press, 2013 Buy Now on Amazon
Doyle, Peter & Foster Chris. What Tommy Took to War, 1914-1918: Shire Publications, 2014 Buy Now on Amazon
Doyle, Peter. The First World War in 100 Objects: The History Press, 2014 Buy Now on Amazon
Forty, Simon. Mapping the First World War: Battlefields of the Great Conflict from Above: Anova Books, 2013 Buy Now on Amazon
Fowler, Simon. Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Somme: A Guide for Family Historians: Pen & Sword Books, 2015
Fowler, Simon. Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Gallipoli: A Guide for Family Historians: Pen & Sword Books, 2015
Gregson, Keith. A Tommy in the Family: First World War Family History Tales and Research Tips: The History Press, 2014 Buy Now on Amazon
Hadaway, Stuart. Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns: A Guide for Family Historians: Pen and Sword Books, 2017
Holding, Norman, More Sources of WWI Army Ancestry: FFHS, 1998 Buy Now on Amazon
Holding, Norman & Swinnerton, Iain. WWI Army Ancestry: FFHS, 2004 Buy Now on Amazon
Holmes, Richard. Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front 1914-1918: Harper Perennial, 2005 Buy Now on Amazon
Holmes, Richard. Shots from the Front: The British Soldier 1914-18: HarperPress, 2010 Buy Now on Amazon
Holmes, Richard. The First World War in Photographs: Andre Deutsch, July 2014 Buy Now on Amazon
James, Brig. E. A. British Regiments 1914-18: Naval and Military Press, 2009 Buy Now on Amazon
Maddocks, Graham. Liverpool Pals: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th Service Battalions The King's Liverpool Regiment: Pen and Sword Books, 2015
Paterson, Sarah. Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors: The First World War: Pen & Sword, 2012
Rawson, Andrew. The British Army 1914-1918: The History Press, 2014 Buy Now on Amazon
Spencer, William. First World War Army Service Records: The National Archives, 2008 Buy Now on Amazon
Swinnerton, Iain. Identifying Your World War One Soldier from Badges and Photographs: Federation of Family History Societies, 2001 Buy Now on Amazon


TNA Research Guides

Websites

Medals
www.gov.uk/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility (Ministry of Defence Medal Office: Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility)
www.gov.uk/the-ministry-of-defence-medal-office (Ministry of Defence Medal Office: Details of medal qualifying criteria and applying for medals)
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/records/abbreviations-in-world-war-one-medal-index-cards-rank.pdf
(The National Archives: Abbreviations used in the First World War medal index cards. These abbreviations are taken from The Collector and Researcher's Guide to the Great War by Howard Williamson, with kind permission of the author)
www.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1262 (Information on the Medal Rolls Index Cards)
www.1914-1918.net/grandad/mic.htm (Interpreting campaign medal index cards)
www.1914-1918.net/grandad/medals.htm (Campaign medal records)
www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/wwi_medals.htm (UK Medals - Campaign - The First World War)
www.forces-war-records.co.uk/medals (Forces War RecordsMedals: List below of campaign medals that were awarded during military conflicts. Click on a medal link to view the full details)
http://firepower.org.uk/research/researching-medal-recipients
(The Royal Artillery Museum: Researching Medal Recipients)
www.britishmedals.us (Information and transcriptions from medal rolls)
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-subject/medalsanddecorations.htm?WT.lp=rg-3067 (TNA Guide: Looking for records of medals and decorations)
www.petergh.f2s.com/medals.htm (British Gallantry, Orders, Decorations, and Campaign ribbons)
www.greatwar.co.uk/medals/ww1-campaign-medals.htm (A Guide to British Campaign Medals of WW1)
www.iwm.org.uk/history/first-world-war-service-medals (Imperial War Museum: British First World War Service Medals)
www.iwm.org.uk/research/tracing-your-family-history/tracing-your-army-history/medal-records (Imperial War Museum: Army Family History Medal Records)
http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=WO_7/40_Military_General_Service_Medal_:_Appeals (TNA 'Your Archives' Military General Service Medal)
www.militaryarchiveresearch.com
(Military Archive Research, by Dr Stuart C Blank)
WWI
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/firstworldwar/index.htm (TNA online WWI exhibition)
www.1914-1918.net (The Long, Long Trail - The British Army in the Great War of 1914-1918: A resource for military historians, genealogists and others with an interest in the Great War of 1914-1918 with information on the soldiers, units, regiments and battles of the British Army. The site includes a section on 'Researching a soldier')
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/first-world-war (The First World War - The National Archives: Web portal dedicated to WWI with collections featuring letters, diaries, podcasts and videos, maps and photographs. Also discover online collections, research guides and educational resources to learn about the history behind the war)
www.operationwardiary.org
(Operation War Diary: Crowdsourcing partnership project between The National Archives, Imperial War Museums and Zooniverse which aims to unlock the details from within the WWI unit war diaries such as individual named individuals and place names)
www.bl.uk/world-war-one (World War One - The British Library: Explore over 500 historical primary sources from across Europe, together with new insights by World War One experts. Highlights include trench photographs, soldiers’ personal diaries, censored mail and propaganda posters)
www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search (IWM’s collections. Photographs from the First World War Q series - 115,000 photographs; Photographs from the WWI Bond of Sacrifice series - 14,000 photographs)
www.forces-war-records.co.uk/ww1-troop-movements (Forces War Records. WW1 Troop Movements. Interactive maps that allows you to track your WW1 army ancestor’s troop movements)
www.westernfrontassociation.com
(The Western Front Association: The Association was formed with the aim of furthering interest in The Great War of 1914-1918 and to perpetuate the memory of all those on all sides who served during The Great War. The site includes a section on Research and Family History with articles providing help and guidance for your research into The Great War)
https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org (Imperial War Museum: Lives of the First World War: Digital memorial to the 8 million men and women from across Britain and the Commonwealth who made a contribution during the First World War. Each person will have their own Life Story page. Developed in Partnership with DC Thomson Family History. For the latest developments and additions see http://blog.livesofthefirstworldwar.org)
www.illustratedfirstworldwar.com
(Illustrated First World War: Online access to the First World War pages of The Illustrated London News and the wartime years of The Sphere, The Sketch, The Tatler, The Bystander, The Graphic and The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News)
www.cwgc.org/discover1418 (The Discover 14-18 microsite is designed to enable the public to visit the CWGC memorial sites more easily and enhance their understanding of the historical context of the cemeteries and memorials. The site features a timeline and events calendar for WW1 and content themed around major battles and the different roles of the Army, Navy and Air Force)
http://maps.nls.uk/ww1/trenches (British First World War Trench Maps, 1915-1918 - National Library of Scotland. Maps of the Western Front in the Great War depicting British and German trenches. Users can browse individual sheets using a zoomable map or view zoomable overlays of each map on a modern Google or Bing map)
www.historypin.org/en/explore/first-world-war-centenary (Historypin: First World War Centenary Hub: A home for local community groups running First World War commemorative activities and projects in the United Kingdom and from around the world)
www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War (British Red Cross: First World War Volunteers: Search over 90,000 people who volunteered for the British Red Cross at home and overseas during the war. Groups of volunteers were organised into Voluntary Aid Detachments)
www.everymanremembered.org (Every Man Remembered: The Royal British Legion initiative allows members of the public to commemorate with a personal dedication every individual man and woman from across the Commonwealth who fell in the First World War)
www.findmypast.co.uk (Welsh Guards 1914-1918. These records contain 4,060 names of officers who served with the Welsh Guards, and nominal rolls of Warrant Officers and NCOs)
www.military-researcher.com (Guide to WW1 research including causes of discharge)
http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk (TNA podcast: Tracing battalions or regiments of the British Army during the Great War)
www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa (The Great War Archive: WWI digital photographs, audio, film, documents, and stories submitted by the general public. The initiative was run by Oxford University between the 3rd March and the 30th June 2008. Users can now share First World War objects on the The Great War Archive Flickr Group)
www.europeana.eu/portal/en/collections/world-war-I (Europeana 1914-1918. Explore the untold stories and official histories of World War I in items from across Europe including postcards, letters, diaries, images and other memorabilia)
www.pals.org.uk/research.htm (Guide to researching service records)
http://ww1-lost-photos.livejournal.com (Blog covering the WWI photographs of the unknown soldiers)
www.ww1photos.com
(World War One Photos: Thousands of identified photos & obituaries of First World War officers, soldiers, sailors, nurses, airmen and civilian workers)
www.flickr.com/photos/imperialwarmuseum/sets/72157627910530369/with/6279131985 (IWM Collections: Faces of the First World War)
www.1914.org (First World War Centenary: The site highlights centenary events and resources from across the globe with details of projects and events. The project is led by led by Imperial War Museums [IMW])
http://cymru1914.org
(Cymru 1914. The Welsh Experience of the First World War. Online access to digitised primary sources relating to the First World War from the Libraries, Special Collections and Archives of Wales)
www.inflandersfields.be/en (In Flanders Fields Museum. The museum presents the story of the First World War in the West Flanders front region and is located in the famous Cloth Hall in the centre of Ypres)
www.inflandersfields.be/en/namelist (Flanders Fields Museum: The Name List: The project aims to assemble all fatalities of the Great War who died or were mortally wounded in Belgium, both civilian and military, and whatever their nationality. The Name List will be launched on 4 August 2014 and includes the digitised Ireland’s Memorial Records which commemorates the memory of the thousands of Irishmen who died during the war)
www.inflandersfields.be/en/knowledge-center/casualty-database/introduction (Flanders Fields Museum: Casualty Database: The databases from the official war grave committees can be searched individually or across all databases. The individual databases include Belgian, French, Commonwealth, German and American soldiers, Belgian civilians and Ireland’s Memorial Records)
www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/britain-remembers (Britain Remembers: The First World War Project Map: The aim of the Britain Remembers map is to showcase First World War projects run principally by volunteers)
www.stepshort.co.uk (Step Short: Folkestone Harbour Canteen Visitors' Books: Online collection of 42,000 names of soldiers, nurses and other individuals who passed through the town of Folkestone on their way to the Western Front between 1914 and 1919)
www.ljmu.ac.uk/merseyside-at-war (Merseyside at War 1914-1918: Memories and memorabilia of people from Merseyside who lived, worked or fought during the World War 1 period. Items include letters, photographs, birth certificates and records, posters and medals)
www.findmypast.co.uk
(Surrey, Military Tribunals 1915-1918. These records are registers and letter books from local military service tribunals at Woking, Dorking and Haslemere and papers kept by the chairman of the appeal tribunal at Guildford, produced in association with the Surrey History Trust)
www.findmypast.ie (Ireland's Memorial Record: World War 1: 1914-1918: Online access to transcribed  volumes of Ireland's Memorial Records, created to preserve and commemorate the memory of the thousands of Irishmen who died during the war)

Online Databases

TNA Online Collections (Medal Rolls Index Cards, front of card only; Silver War Badge: Officers, extracted from WO 329/3247; Waterloo Medal Book, extracted from MINT 16/112; Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Register, 1901-1919 extracted from WO 102/18. Online Collections is produced by The National Archives and contains online access to indexes, transcriptions and digital images of some of the TNA's most important holdings. Searches are free but a fee is levied for each downloaded item. However downloads are free if used at TNA or the Society of Genealogists)
www.ancestry.co.uk (British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920. The Medal Index Cards collection is the most complete listing of individuals who fought in the British Army in WWI, containing approximately 90% of soldiers’ names. The Index Cards were created in order to keep in one place details about a soldier’s medal entitlement)
www.ancestry.co.uk
(UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920. This collection contains records of men and women who served in WWI and were entitled to medals and awards. Records include details such as name, rank, unit and possibly other service details. Most pieces concern those serving in the Army)
www.ancestry.co.uk
(Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949. This database contains lists of more than 2.3 million officers, enlisted personnel and other individuals entitled to medals and awards commemorating their service in campaigns and battles for the British Army not including WWI or WWII medal and award rolls)
www.findmypast.co.uk (Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards. Collection of records for those who were recognised for their service, courage, and accomplishments in times of war and conflict from the British Army, Royal Marines, Royal Navy and Merchant Navy. The awards include Military Medals, Distinguished Conduct Medals, Waterloo Medals, Merchant Navy Medals, and the Victoria Cross Award, the premier award for gallantry. You can search by a specific medal type)
www.findmypast.co.uk
(World War One British Army Medal Index Cards. The collection includes the 4.5 million campaign medal index cards and silver war badge cards of soldiers. Each record includes a partial transcription only of the original Medal Index Card)
www.ancestry.co.uk (Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920)
www.findmypast.co.uk (Royal Fusiliers Collection 1863-1905: Data extracted from campaign medal rolls)  
www.findmypast.co.uk (Waterloo Medal Roll, 1815)
www.findmypast.co.uk (Register of the Second Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 including Official Casualty Rolls, Medal Rolls and the Anglo-Boer War Memorials Project)
www.familyrelatives.com (The Iberian Peninsular Medal Roll 1808-1814)
www.militaryarchive.co.uk (The Military Archive: The site incorporates three extensive sets of resources: 'Murphy's Register' which has an index of records and photographs of individuals who served in British and Allied Forces from 1880's through to 1935, with a particular emphasis on the Great War: 'The Rolls' which can identify and confirm details from official records with regards to medals awarded: ‘The Library’ is a large, searchable online collection of divisional and regimental histories, and rolls of honour)
www.dnw.co.uk/medals/resources/medalrolls/militarygeneralservice (Military General Service Medal Roll, 1793-1814, Compiled by Colin Message)
www.theoriginalrecord.com (Zulu War Medal Roll, 1877-1879 extracted from TNA series WO 100/46-50)
www.forces-war-records.co.uk (Military Genealogy Forces War Records: Military records of over two million British Armed Forces personnel cross matched with over 4000 Regiments including Rolls of Honour, Crimean and Boer War Databases, Medal Rolls and Casualties Lists. The site also has a facility to access information on specific units or bases including regiments, ships, airfields)
www.findmypast.co.uk (Armed forces & conflict records, including Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919)
www.military-genealogy.com/productHome.php?gproduct=gww1 (Military Genealogy: World War 1 Records including Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919)
www.britishmedals.us/index.html (The Asplin Military History Resources: Medal roll transcriptions and information that may be of interest to the Victorian military historian and researcher)
www.familyrelatives.com (Military Records including Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-1918)
www.genesreunited.co.uk (WW1 death Records including Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919)
www.ancestry.co.uk (WWI British Army Service Records including Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919)

CD Roms

www.my-ancestryuk.com/archives.html (Includes Crimea War Medal Roll 1854 - 1855 and the Battle of Waterloo 1815 Medal Roll)
www.officialhistoryofthegreatwar.co.uk (Official History of The Great War: A complete record of the war on the Western Front, 1914-1918)
Naval & Military Press
(Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919)
Naval & Military Press (Silver War Badge 1914-1918)
Naval & Military Press (First World War Campaign Medals. Listing of arguably every British Army serviceman and woman who served their King and Country during WWI. The information recording soldiers serving with British Forces and their eligibility for campaign medals is contained in the Medal Rolls 1914-1920. The original documents are held by The National Archives, Kew, London under the reference WO 329. The Medal Rolls were the source material for the Medal Index Cards and unlike the cards will show the Battalion or Sub Unit served with)