Gallantry awards

This guide was last updated in 2009

Many army doctors won awards for heroism in defending and treating their patients.

You can find the citations for these gallantry awards, such as the Victoria Cross and Military Cross, in the official journal The London Gazette. There are indexes to this at the National Archives and online at Gazettes Online.

You can also find more details of the action for which the medal was awarded in the official unit war diaries held by the National Archives (WO 95 for the First World War and WO 167-179 for the Second World War) once you have the basic details from The London Gazette.

The AMS Museum has an index for gallantry awards and in what London Gazette they appeared. It also has citations for many. The British Medical Journal and the Lancet published citations for many gallantry awards during the First and Second World Wars; the AMS Museum has a complete set of these.

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