No military honours other than the 1914 star for my G Uncle who was one of the Old Contemptibles but sadly didn't survive that year dying at the end of October.
My husband's father was an Army Chaplain in WW2 and was in the field in Italy and in the Desert. He was obviously non combatant. He survived to tell the tale (but didn't ) He received an MBE for his part.
But you know when I read the service records of the ordinary young men who enlisted in 1914 and 15, the thing that always strikes is how small they were (height weight chest size ). I suspect many came from very poor backgrounds and were malnourished as children.They responded to the pleas of Kitchener et al 'Your Country needs You' but they hadn't the foggiest idea of why they were fighting nor the horrendous conditions and danger they would encounter,
The young ex grammar and public school recruits who became their officers might have better fed and better educated but they also fell for the 'old lie' .
It doesn't matter in my opinion whether they received the VC or just the ordinary campaign medals ,or (as many did) ended up in an Asylum or even if they were shot for desertion . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shot_at_Dawn_Memorial
They all have their stories and should be remembered.