Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920
About the Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll
These records are a transcription of The National Archives document classes ADM/171/89 to ADM/171/93 (inclusive) and ADM/171/139, which comprise the complete WW1 Campaign Medal Rolls to 53,000 Officers of all branches of the Royal Navy. Added to the transcript are service details for a large number of Officers, particularly those killed in action or died of wounds during WW1 and in many cases post-war deaths and WW2 deaths are noted.
The medals covered by the rolls are: The 1914 Star, the Clasp to the 1914 Star, the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Each Officer's entry is linked to display the original Medal Roll page image. For recipients of the 1914 Star, two or more images are provided, from the original handwritten 1914 Star Roll (ADM/171/139) and the later typewritten Rolls.
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Known problems and errors
Aside from the Clasp entitlement already referred to, the compilation of such a large listing in the late 1920s, without the benefit of our modern computer aids, was an awesome task. It is, therefore, understandable that many errors and omissions crept in. All identified errors in names and ranks are corrected in the transcript, with an accompanying note of the error correction in the text notes. The medal entitlement column, however, is listed exactly as is given in the Rolls, even if in error, and the correct medal entitlement is shown in the text notes.
Captain Roy SWALES R.N. as representative of the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, who provided many hours of his time investigating and checking queries, thereby enabling accurate corrections in this project.
Mary LEONG, of The National Archives, in providing a very efficient and conscientious service of document copying and supply.
Jack Marshall © 2010
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