Category: Mentioned in Despatches

Categories: Military Decorations, United Kingdom | Military Decorations, Commonwealth of Nations | Gallantry Awards, Military Decorations, Australia

This category contains profiles of recipients of the Mentioned in Despatches

A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which is described his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.

In a number of countries, a servicemember's name must be mentioned in dispatches as a condition for receiving certain decorations.

United Kingdom, British Empire, and Commonwealth of Nations
  • In the British Armed Forces, the despatch is published in the London Gazette.
Australia
  • Service personnel are no longer eligible to be mentioned in dispatches. Since 15 January 1991, when the Australian Honours System was established, the MiD has been replaced by the Australian decorations: the Commendation for Gallantry and the Commendation for Distinguished Service.
India
  • A recipient of a mention in a dispatch is be entitled to wear an emblem, in the form of a lotus leaf on the ribbon of the relevant campaign medal
South Africa
  • The award is a multiple-leaved bronze oak leaf emblem, worn on the ribbon of the Victory Medal (Union of South Africa).
France
  • There are two kinds of mentions : mentions with cross, for bravery in presence of the enemy, and mentions without cross, for bravery not in presence of the enemy.
    • a bronze star for those who had been mentioned at the regiment or brigade level.
    • a silver star for those who had been mentioned at the division level.
    • a silver gilt star for those who had been mentioned at the corps level.
    • a bronze palm for those who had been mentioned at the army level.
    • a silver palm represents five bronze ones.
    • a silver gilt palm for those who had been mentioned at the Free French Forces level (World War II only).
Nazi Germany
  • During World War II, the Wehrmacht sometimes mentioned individual soldiers in its daily radio report to the public, after January 1944, inclusion on this list was also sometimes rewarded with an honour clasp, known as the Honour Roll Clasp of the Army

See Wikipedia:Mentioned_in_dispatches


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A

18 Mar 1886 - 09 Sep 1964
13 Sep 1882 Huntsham, Devon, England, United Kingdom - 24 Nov 1943
22 May 1880 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, England - 30 Sep 1915 photo
27 Aug 1915 London, England, United Kingdom - 29 Mar 1945
28 May 1842 Wirral, Cheshire, England - 1905
03 Aug 1842 Kingsthorpe, Yorkshire, England - 11 Oct 1911 photo
06 Sep 1812 - 01 Jan 1898
09 Jul 1900 King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom - 26 Mar 1983
16 Jan 1888 Wembdon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom - abt 22 Feb 1972
10 Mar 1894 Hurstville, New South Wales (Australia) - 25 Jan 1959 photo
23 Apr 1861 Brackenhurst, Nottinghamshire, England - 14 May 1936 photo
1879 Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom - 27 May 1918
25 Jun 1915 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia - 01 Jul 1945
23 Sep 1889 Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada - 08 Mar 1973
06 Aug 1865 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 30 Dec 1940 photo
30 Apr 1893 Petersham, New South Wales, Australia - 1965
23 Sep 1879 Kensington, London, England - 23 May 1954 photo
04 Jul 1881 Fitzroy, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada - 09 Nov 1972
31 Aug 1894 Singleton, New South Wales (Australia) - 10 Feb 1973
09 Sep 1877 Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada - 14 May 1959
23 Aug 1843 Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland - 20 Jan 1927
24 Sep 1885 - 1988
1872 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 01 Sep 1914
11 Jul 1881 India - 08 Mar 1916
abt 01 Apr 1867 India - 31 Mar 1941 photo
03 Sep 1876 Torquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom - 12 Jun 1945 photo
18 Jan 1885 Havant, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 04 Oct 1957 photo
17 May 1875 London, England, United Kingdom - 16 Sep 1950 photo
23 Jul 1873 11 Chichester Terrace, Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom - 25 Apr 1915 photo
26 Nov 1902 Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 27 Mar 1988
08 Oct 1906 County Cork, Ireland - abt 31 Dec 1996 photo
20 Jul 1889 Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada - 09 Apr 1917 photo
26 Oct 1915 Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia
16 Apr 1920 Cheriton Nursing Home, Westlecott Road, Swindon, Wiltshire - 25 Dec 1981
31 May 1905 Nairne, South Australia, Australia - 07 Dec 2002
19 Jan 1890 Queensland, Australia - 27 Aug 1914

B

25 Feb 1894 Marylebone, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 25 Feb 1965 photo
24 Nov 1878 Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire, England - 15 May 1962
22 Apr 1864 Blithfield, Stafford, England, United Kingdom - 26 Mar 1927
27 Jun 1891 - 12 Jan 1948
24 Feb 1936 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - 09 Jul 2007
29 Jul 1896 Shanghai, China - 09 Sep 1950 photo
29 Apr 1914 Wellington, New Zealand - 23 Oct 1942
05 Dec 1865 - 07 May 1932
03 Nov 1894 Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada - 12 Mar 1930 photo
26 Apr 1911 Petersham, New South Wales, Australia - 24 Apr 1978
31 Jul 1893 Berwick, Victoria, Australia - 21 Oct 1956
23 Jun 1894 Masterton, New Zealand - 04 Mar 1972 photo
17 Mar 1888 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom - 28 Jan 1942
1872 Glympton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom - Apr 1938 photo
05 Jun 1894 Wellington, New South Wales, Australia - 25 Aug 1985 photo
11 Jun 1892 Gunning, New South Wales (Australia) - 28 Apr 1953
abt 1849 - 17 Sep 1925
17 Mar 1889 Maryborough, Queensland (Australia) - 1940
abt 1891 - 05 Jun 1964
25 May 1889 Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia - 22 Aug 1973 photo
29 Mar 1871 England - 17 Nov 1944
16 Nov 1895 Stoke Damerel, Devon, England - 03 Sep 1916
07 Dec 1900 Richmond, Queensland, Australia - 1974
28 Dec 1881 Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada - 29 Jul 1959
15 Jan 1891 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - 01 Oct 1918 photo
15 Apr 1887 Balwyn, Victoria (Australia) - 01 Aug 1962
30 Apr 1879 Hawthorn, Victoria (Australia) - 07 Dec 1946
11 Apr 1894 Geelong, Victoria (Australia) - 28 May 1981 photo
09 Nov 1923 Kent Town, South Australia, Australia - 06 Aug 2020 photo
29 Sep 1886 Wytham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom - 02 Feb 1957
03 Sep 1877 Auckland, New Zealand - 03 Aug 1947
abt 12 Dec 1892 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada photo

B cont.

30 Jan 1899 Kent Town, South Australia, Australia - 27 Jan 1993 photo
24 Jan 1867 Khadki, Mahārāshtra, India - 14 Apr 1945
11 Feb 1865 - 03 Apr 1932
17 Mar 1872 - 06 Jan 1951
17 Mar 1910 - 27 Nov 1971
28 Sep 1869 Hutton Park, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania, Australia - 14 Jan 1930 photo
12 Dec 1877 Beremboke, Victoria (Australia) - 11 Apr 1917
20 Jun 1886 Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 16 Mar 1964
03 Nov 1884 Geeveston, Tasmania (Australia) - 25 Jun 1967 photo
10 Nov 1887 Prospect, New South Wales, Australia - 06 Mar 1965
24 Jan 1884 Lake Albert, New South Wales (Australia) - 27 May 1951 photo
05 Mar 1922 Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia - 11 May 2012
28 Apr 1866 Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom - 13 Jun 1936
25 Feb 1876 Paddington, Greater London, England - 21 Oct 1955 photo
04 Feb 1908 Rotorua, Waikato, New Zealand - 29 Apr 1982
23 May 1876 Canning, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada - 16 Jul 1900 photo
07 Aug 1881 Borung, Victoria (Australia) - 07 Feb 1968 photo
17 Nov 1885 Llanwarne, Herefordshire, England - 01 Jul 1916 photo
04 Apr 1881 Pootilla, Victoria (Australia) - 16 Dec 1937 photo
28 Nov 1885 Kensington, Middlesex, England - 29 Aug 1958 photo
21 Nov 1881 South Brisbane, Queensland (Australia) - 08 Mar 1959
22 Jun 1893 Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England - 17 Apr 1960 photo
04 Feb 1894 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 29 Nov 1978
26 Oct 1880 Forest Gate, London, England - 19 May 1967 photo
31 May 1881 Balmain, New South Wales (Australia) - 23 Mar 1970 photo
31 Mar 1890 Adelaide, South Australia (Australia) - 01 Jul 1971 photo
04 Sep 1873 Ipswich, Queensland (Australia) - 31 Jul 1961 photo
29 Jan 1869 - 04 Sep 1958
13 Jul 1866 Bideford, Devon, England - 04 May 1915
05 Jun 1905 Petersham, New South Wales, Australia - 25 Aug 1997
14 Mar 1924 St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 2006
14 Sep 1894 Alnwick, Northumberland, England. - Nov 1970 photo
24 Dec 1905 Perth, Western Australia, Australia
18 Feb 1861 Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland - 18 May 1915 photo
10 Jan 1915 Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia - 08 Mar 1994 photo
09 Jun 1888 County Fermanagh, Ireland - 18 Aug 1973
28 Oct 1873 - 15 May 1942
27 Sep 1912 Bristol, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
13 Jul 1856 Appin, New South Wales, Australia - 09 Nov 1943 photo
20 Oct 1896 Kensington, London, England - 14 Mar 1965 photo
11 Jun 1888 - 26 Aug 1964
06 Mar 1873 North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - 28 Apr 1961 photo
25 Mar 1882 Tabulam, New South Wales (Australia) - 28 Mar 1970 photo
10 May 1877 Newry, County Down, Ireland - 11 Dec 1916
19 Feb 1916 Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland - 13 Nov 2014 photo
22 Dec 1829 Heydon, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom - 08 Dec 1910
29 Mar 1867 Ontario, Canada - 09 Feb 1949
31 Oct 1894 Reigate, Surrey, England, United Kingdom - 17 Jan 1967 photo
21 Mar 1888 Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) - 21 Aug 1960
24 Apr 1915 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia - 14 Jul 2015
22 Dec 1876 Nazeing, Essex, England, United Kingdom - 15 Jan 1954
26 Oct 1920 Windsor, Queensland, Australia - 19 Jul 1985 photo
15 Jul 1918 Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom - 01 Sep 2009
08 Nov 1889 - 28 Oct 1945

C

16 May 1909 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia - 1960
19 Nov 1879 Brisbane, Colony of Queensland (Australia) - 19 Nov 1960 photo
17 Jul 1871 Aldershot, Hampshire, England - 27 Aug 1908
16 Oct 1827 Paris, France - 02 Mar 1913
17 Oct 1885 Wee Waa, New South Wales (Australia) - 04 Sep 1963
23 Mar 1900 Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia - 31 Oct 1997
bef 1880
03 Jul 1870 St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England - 02 Jan 1951 photo
29 Aug 1882 Townsville, Queensland (Australia) - 23 May 1976 photo
04 Jul 1915 - 07 Feb 1994
06 May 1869 - 13 May 1947
02 Sep 1872 Rawal Pindi, Bengal, India - 22 Jan 1951
Living Carroll photo

C cont.

28 May 1901 Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia - 1970 photo
01 Feb 1875 Geelong, Victoria, Australia - 30 Jul 1943
11 Jan 1882 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 04 Jul 1944
29 Aug 1890 Brisbane, Queensland (Australia) - 17 Jun 1976 photo
28 Nov 1921 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - 29 Mar 1944 photo
11 Aug 1917 Balmain North, New South Wales, Australia - 30 Mar 2007
27 Nov 1876 Hammersmith, Middlesex, England - 18 Apr 1957
04 Jan 1881 Hobart, Tasmania (Australia) - 25 Mar 1943 photo
21 Dec 1881 Weddington, Warwickshire, England - 02 May 1963 photo
24 Sep 1860 Madras, India - 03 May 1920
14 Nov 1840 Calcutta, West Bengal, India - 12 May 1926
18 Jul 1848 France - 03 Dec 1900
16 Apr 1865 Tabulam, New South Wales, Australia - 04 Mar 1945 photo
23 Dec 1876 Avoca, Victoria, Australia - 30 Oct 1965
17 Apr 1868 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 17 May 1931
15 Jun 1909 Foxton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand - 1974
1917 Foxton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand - 28 Jul 1961
04 Feb 1880 Phoenix Park, County Dublin, Ireland - 23 Feb 1947
03 Mar 1879 Dunskay, Ayrshire, Scotland - 25 Oct 1961
11 Sep 1906 Haywards Heath, Sussex - 23 Aug 1943
03 May 1890 Lapley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom - 07 Mar 1968
17 Aug 1892 London, England - 09 May 1970
20 Nov 1909 Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand - 04 Jan 2011
27 Jan 1886 Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand - 29 Nov 1917 photo
13 Aug 1867 - 11 Sep 1916
abt 1873 London, Middlesex, England - 04 Apr 1918
17 Mar 1869 County Clare, Ireland - 18 Jun 1960
26 Aug 1894 Prahran, Victoria (Australia) - 11 Nov 1955 photo
03 Oct 1896 Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia - 1955
08 Jan 1885 Scotland - 16 Apr 1958
24 Feb 1895 Springfield, Fife, Scotland - 17 Dec 1977
23 Jul 1896 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - 20 Sep 1951
12 Nov 1877 Saint Peter Port, Guernsey - 15 Aug 1947
20 Jun 1887 - 12 Nov 1948
12 Nov 1877 Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland - 18 Jan 1955
21 May 1917 Clydesmuir, Braidwood, Lanarkshire Scotland - 02 Oct 1996 photo
24 Apr 1883 Jamberoo, New South Wales (Australia) - 20 Aug 1966 photo
27 Jun 1919 Walthamstow St Mary, Essex, England, United Kingdom - 13 Dec 2001
19 Aug 1892 London, England, United Kingdom - 15 Apr 1915
1918 Lewisham, London, England - 24 Jun 1944
05 Jul 1891 Old Junee, New South Wales, Australia - 08 Dec 1963
18 Aug 1873 Lucknow, Bengal, India - 13 Sep 1952
15 Oct 1898 - 26 May 1975
03 Apr 1867 Rathdrum, Ireland - 04 Jan 1916
14 Nov 1866 Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand - 30 Apr 1944
08 Apr 1912 England, United Kingdom - 07 Aug 1996
04 Jul 1885 London, England - 05 Oct 1977
02 Nov 1893 Chelsea, London, England - 24 Jan 1986
08 Mar 1878 Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 07 May 1915
01 May 1887 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland - 30 Jan 1983
25 Nov 1826 Meerut, bengal, India - 11 Jul 1891
11 Aug 1869 Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales - 23 Jan 1946
21 Jul 1876 Melsetter, Natal - 27 Sep 1915
18 Jan 1913 Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany - 06 Oct 1962

D

24 Sep 1749 - 01 Jun 1821
06 Jul 1866 London, England, United Kingdom - 01 Apr 1954 photo
19 Mar 1913 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia - 05 Jan 2004 photo
1884 Coburg, Victoria (Australia) - 1968
15 Oct 1901 London, England, United Kingdom - 1996
06 Sep 1880 Dunedin, New Zealand - 10 Dec 1946 photo
03 Oct 1828 Southsea, Hampshire, England - Mar 1896 photo
30 Aug 1916 Reading, Berkshire, England - 20 Sep 1944
25 Apr 1854 London, England, United Kingdom - 20 Jan 1933
14 Jan 1823 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England - 04 Apr 1883
09 Aug 1879 Nether Broughton, Leicestershire, England - 09 Mar 1969
 
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