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Cpl Bob Chinn MM Who served in the 1st Bn The Royal Sussex Regt. What did he do to receive this award, and where was he at the time?

I read bravo two zero and McNab did'nt metion either he or chris ryan getting the MM but id did say that Steve "legs" Lane, and Bob Cosiglio did get MM's

"The obverse bears the crowned effigy of the reigning monarch." In the image, the King isn't wearing a crown, so this needs correction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 135.245.72.35 (talk) 14:09, 27 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Recipients list[edit]

The list of MM recipients is growing, however there are a lot of 'red links' in the list of names. I am proposing to delete all those names they do not have their own page, as non-notable recipients. There is an ongoing discussion at the Silver Star talk page that I believe has some relevance to this article. Rather than a list of recipients, I would prefer to see a list of 'notable' recipients that stand out for a reason other than only the award of the MM. A simple list of recipients is already accessible through Category:Recipients of the Military Medal. Any comments? PalawanOz (talk) 00:41, 28 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Remove the section entirely. Without doubt the men and women who earned this medal acted nobly, however we ought not to lose sight of the fact that in the overall scheme of things the MM ranks as a comparatively junior award with relatively large circulation (easily in the several tens of thousands, though the precise number is not at my fingertips). Stick with a) categorisation, b) comprehensive coverage in the subject's biographical article (if they merit one - I agree with those in the Silver Star discussion who take the view that this level of medal does not automatically confer notability), and c) a by-campaign list of decoration awardees (possibly impractical with the MM, but worth discussion).
The broad spectrum of opinion as to exactly who is 'notable' as a recipient really means that these lists are little more than a free-for-all. I don't really think that they add too much value - best to be rid of them wholesale across all articles.
Xdamrtalk 01:03, 28 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have culled the list, and added the following comment -> "Please do not add additional people to this list unless there is already an article on them, and they are significantly notable in their own respect for reasons other than just the single award of the medal (regardless of other medals also awarded - eg, the VC)" PalawanOz (talk) 12:25, 29 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Chris Ryan[edit]

I edited the script because he was a Sergeant, maybe he was a corporal DURING the time, so if need be, return it back to what it was. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.58.106.2 (talk) 05:35, 1 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Military Medal centenary[edit]

For the centenary of the institution of the Military Medal I've taken a look at various of the documents held at The National Archives (United Kingdom) relating to its creation, and published a post here http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/centenary-military-medal/ (I'm leading a workstream within our First World War Centenary programme covering the theme of Bravery and Courage). Our principal military specialist, William Spencer, also checked over the post before publication. I think some of the points could usefully be added to this article, but obviously someone else should really make that decision. David Underdown (talk) 14:40, 5 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ex rankers[edit]

In the latter stages of WW1 a lot of officers were commissioned from the ranks to make up the shortages, and casualties continued to be huge: iirc a third of Britain's war deaths occurred in the intensive fighting of 1918 (the German Spring Offensives and then the Hundred Days). I'm told there are a significant number of captains, majors and even lt-colonels in the cemeteries with "MM" after their name, showing that they were former NCOs. Might be worth posting if somebody has a source. (My Dad "earned his commission the hard way" in WW2, but was never sent anywhere near the front line.)Paulturtle (talk) 00:56, 24 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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For every DCM awarded there were fifty Military Medals exaggeration[edit]

The statement that after the MM was instituted ‘for every DCM awarded there were fifty Military Medals’ is an exaggeration. I will write a short article in an appropriate online forum which can then be quoted. I have the complete Australian figures which indicate from March 1916 for every DCM awarded to the Australian Army, six not 50 MMs were awarded. I would delete that phase that the MC ‘was the other ranks' equivalent’. The VC, MC, DCM and MM are strictly gallantry awards and the guidelines were tightened up during the First World War to ensure the criteria was gallantry in action. The DSO was for distinguished leadership and although about one in six awards were to junior officers awards for gallantry it was not equivalent to the DCM for NCOs and other ranks where 100% of awards were for gallantry. Anthony Staunton (talk) 06:52, 18 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries, Anthony, thanks for raising this. It should be possible to work in your information to contrast the information attributed to Richards. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 07:35, 18 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]