First Name: Harold C Surname: Meddings
Resided Town: Portsmouth
M.M. gazetted 14th May, 1919.
Service Number: 57649
This Level 3 Gallantry Medal was established during the First
World War on the 25th March 1916 and introduced in the London
Gazette issue 29535, (back dated to 1914) to personnel of the
British Army and other services, and personnel of Commonwealth
countries, below commissioned rank. It was the other ranks' equivalent
to the Military Cross (M.C.), (which was awarded to Commissioned
Officers and, rarely, to Warrant Officers, who could also be awarded
The military decoration was awarded to H C
Meddings for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire
or for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient
to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Conferment of the medal was announced in the
London Gazette and H C Meddings earned the right to add the letters
M.M. to his name.
Gazette issue 31469. Bar to Military Medal; His Majesty the King
has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to
the Military Medal.
Gazette Date: 22/07/1919
Gazette Page: 9348
Service: British Army
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers