Victorian Genealogy

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Honours and Awards

 

CIVILIAN HONOURS AND AWARDS


AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET - THE AUSTRALIAN HONOURS SEARCH FACILITY

This includes all honours and awards given out by the federal government. It includes imperial honours and awards, military honours and awards and bravery awards.

https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/search

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIA, GOVERNMENT HONOURS AND AWARDS

This collection contains honours and awards records of individuals from Australia. Records typically include the name of the individual, the residence, the award date and the award type. They are searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-20278/australia-government-honours-awards?s=833891551/?utm_source=partner_Victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=Victoriangenealogy_sep23​_​textlink​&​tr_ad_group=textlinks&​tr_funnel=supersearch

 

GOVERNMENT GAZETTES - HONOURS AND AWARDS

Imperial honours and awards were announced in the London Gazette. Imperial as well as Australian honours and awards were announced in the Commonwealth Government Gazettes. See Government Gazettes.

 

NEWSPAPERS - HONOURS AND AWARDS

Honours and awards are also reported in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITAIN, KNIGHTS OF THE REALM AND COMMONWEALTH INDEX

This includes Australian knights.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/britain-knights-of-the-realm-and-commonwealth-index

 

BENDIGO FAMILY HISTORY GROUP - CIVILIAN BRAVERY AWARDS 1875-1987 (INTERNET ARCHIVE WAYBACK MACHINE)

Bendigo's bravest citizens were recorded on rolls kept by the Royal Humane Society (Victoria) and the Department of Mines, Victoria. To receive recognition for one of these awards a person had to risk their own life in an attempt to rescue another. This snapshot is dated 6 May 2021.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210506150322/https://www.bendigofamilyhistory.org/freeindexsearch.htm

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - REGISTERS OF ISSUED MEDALS AND BADGES 1914/18 WAR AND 1939/45 WAR (MT1384/2)

These include the following:

They have been digitized.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

MILITARY HONOURS AND AWARDS


AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET - THE AUSTRALIAN HONOURS SEARCH FACILITY

This includes all honours and awards given out by the federal government. It includes imperial honours and awards, military honours and awards and bravery awards.

https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/search

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIA, GOVERNMENT HONOURS AND AWARDS

This collection contains honours and awards records of individuals from Australia. Records typically include the name of the individual, the residence, the award date and the award type. They are searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-20278/australia-government-honours-awards?s=833891551/?utm_source=partner_Victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=Victoriangenealogy_sep23​_​textlink​&​tr_ad_group=textlinks&​tr_funnel=supersearch

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - MILITARY HONOURS AND AWARDS

There is an Honours and Awards database on the Australian War Memorial website that details military honours and awards to Australians.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Honours%20and%20Awards&people_roll_type=award


There is also an Honours and Awards (Recommendations) database on the Australian War Memorial website that details recommendations for military honours and awards to Australians.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Honours%20and%20Awards&people_roll_type=recommendation

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIA, MILITARY HONOUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND AWARDS

This collection contains records of Australians who were recommended for military honours for gallant or distinguished conduct or service, and of their subsequent award. Not all recommendations led to an award being given, but the circumstances in which they were warranted can provide great insight into researched individuals. These records are sourced from the Australian War Memorial. They are searchable and free to access.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-20326/australia-military-honour-recommendations-awards?s=833891551/?utm_source=partner_Victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=Victoriangenealogy_sep23​_​textlink​&​tr_ad_group=textlinks&​tr_funnel=supersearch

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - OFFICE OF MILITARY SECRETARY, ARMY HONOURS AND AWARDS CONFIDENTIAL WORKING FILES (AWM119)

There are recommendations from the Second World War to Vietnam. Files are searchable through RecordSearch.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITAIN, CAMPAIGN, GALLANTRY AND LONG SERVICE MEDALS AND AWARDS

This includes Australian gallantry medals. It is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/britain-campaign-gallantry-and-long-service-medals-and-awards

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ARMY, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MILITARY HONOURS AND AWARDS 1935-1990

This collection includes British Army personnel who were recommended for honours and awards from 1935 to 1990 inclusive and it comprises over 79,000 records. This collection also covers men and women who served with British Dominion forces during this period. It is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-recommendations-for-military-honours-and-awards-1935-1990

 

MYHERITAGE - UNITED KINGDOM, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MILITARY HONOURS AND AWARDS 1935-1990

These records include recommendations for military honours and awards between 1935 and 1990 to British Army personnel and army personnel from British dominions. This collection also includes some awards to members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force, and decorations exchanged between British and Allied armies. The content in this collection originates from The National Archives in England. It is searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10800/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FINDMYPAST - ROYAL AIR FORCE AND COMMONWEALTH, MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES 1940-1945

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/royal-air-force-and-commonwealth-mentioned-in-dispatches-1940-1945

 

GOVERNMENT GAZETTES - HONOURS AND AWARDS

Imperial honours and awards were announced in the London Gazette. Imperial as well as Australian honours and awards were announced in the Commonwealth of Australia Government Gazettes. See Government Gazettes.

 

NEWSPAPERS - HONOURS AND AWARDS

Honours and awards are also reported in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.


MILITARY SERVICE MEDALS

Details of the medals that were awarded for military service may be found in service records. See Military Service Records.

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - REGISTERS OF ISSUED MEDALS AND BADGES 1914/18 WAR AND 1939/45 WAR (MT1384/2)

These include the following:

They have been digitized.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

VICTORIA CROSS

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, VICTORIA CROSS MEDALS, 1857-2007

Victoria Cross Medals. East Sussex, England: Naval and Military Press. This database lists names, gravesites, and other details for recipients of the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for valour “in the face of the enemy.” It is searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2483

 

MYHERITAGE - VICTORIA CROSS RECIPIENTS, 1854-2006

This collection contains details on recipients of the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy". It is searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10252/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, VICTORIA CROSS MEDAL RECIPIENTS 1857-2007

This database contains details on all the medals awarded since the Victoria Cross was introduced on 29th January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1365/uk-victoria-cross-medal-recipients-1857-2007

 

MILITARY CROSS

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 1, RECIPIENTS OF THE MILITARY CROSS, 1914-1920

Register of recipients of the Military Cross 1914–1920: Army, Sea, and Air.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/975/uk-wwi-recipients-of-the-military-cross-1914-1920

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, RECIPIENTS OF THE MILITARY CROSS, 1914-1918

The United Kingdom Military Cross (MC) was created on 28th December 1914 for commissioned offers of the substantive rank of Captain or below and for Warrant officers.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1226/uk-recipients-of-the-military-cross-1914-1918

 

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, CITATIONS OF THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, 1914-1920

Walker, R. W., and Chris Buckland, compilers. Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920. 4 sections. Uckfield, East Sussex, United Kingdom: Naval and Military Press, 2007. This database provides citations for recipients awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, Great Britain's second highest military honor for noncommissioned officers and enlisted personnel. It is searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1913

MYHERITAGE - DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL CITATIONS, 1914-1920

This collection lists the full citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the Great War. Awarded to non-commissioned officers, it is regarded as second only to the Victoria Cross in prestige. It is searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10242/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 1, RECIPIENTS OF THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, 1914-1920

Awards given to forces from throughout the British Empire during World war 1.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/931/uk-wwi-recipients-of-the-distinguished-conduct-medal-1914-1920

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 2, RECIPIENTS OF THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, 1939-1945

A comprehensive list of the British soldiers who received the second highest award for gallantry during WWII.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/981/uk-wwii-recipients-of-the-distinguished-conduct-medal-1939-1945

 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, COMPANIONS OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER, 1923-2010

A comprehensive list of the recipients of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) from the British Navy and Royal Marines.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/979/uk-companions-of-the-distinguished-service-order-1923-2010

 

DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 2, RECIPIENTS OF THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL, 1939-1945

A listing of approximately six thousand British recipients of the Distinguished Flying Medal from World War 2.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/980/uk-wwii-recipients-of-the-distinguished-flying-medal-1939-1945/description

 

ROYAL RED CROSS

FINDMYPAST - REGISTER OF THE ROYAL RED CROSS 1883-1994

The Royal Red Cross is a military decoration awarded in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth for exceptional services in military nursing.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/register-of-the-royal-red-cross-1883-1994

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL RED CROSS DECORATION, 1883-1994

The Royal Red Cross was instituted as a decoration by Queen Victoria by royal warrant of 23 April, St George’s Day, 1883 for award to ladies who showed special devotion while nursing the sick and wounded of the Army and Navy. The Royal Warrant said that it be bestowed ‘upon any ladies, whether subjects or foreign persons, who may be recommended by our Secretary of State for War for special exertions in providing for the nursing of sick and wounded soldiers and sailors of our Army and Navy’. The decoration was specifically extended to the Nursing Services of the Royal Air Force in 1920 and to men in 1977. The award is now restricted to members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces and properly constituted Auxiliary Nursing Services working under Armed Forces control.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1269/uk-royal-red-cross-decoration-1883-1994

 

SILVER WAR BADGES

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - REGISTERS OF ISSUED MEDALS AND BADGES 1914/18 WAR AND 1939/45 WAR (MT1384/2)

These include the following:

They have been digitized.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, SILVER WAR BADGE RECORDS, 1914-1920

In September 1916, King George V authorized the Silver War Badge (SWB) to honour all military personnel who had served at home or overseas since 4 August 1914 and who had been discharged because of wounds or illness.The award was not confined to Britons: servicemen or women from anywhere in the Empire were entitled to it. Any British ancestor who served in the Great War, survived, but was discharged from the forces before 31 December 1919 may well be on the rolls of the SWB contained in this database.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2456/

 

MYHERITAGE - BRITISH SILVER WAR BADGE RECIPIENTS 1914-1918

This collection includes records of British soldiers who survived the World War I and were discharged from the ranks for honourable reasons of illness or injury. In September 1916 such men were honoured by King George V with the institution of a special award, the Silver War Badge. The collection is searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10239/british-silver-war-badge-recipients-1914-1918?s=833891551/?utm_source=partner_Victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=Victoriangenealogy_sep23​_​textlink​&​tr_ad_group=textlinks&​tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, SILVER WAR BADGE 1914-1920

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness during World War 1.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1166/silver-war-badge-1914-1920

 

BRITISH MILITARY SERVICE MEDALS AND AWARDS

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, MILITARY CAMPAIGN MEDAL AND AWARD ROLLS, 1793-1949

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/1686/

 
NAVAL MEDALS

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, NAVAL MEDAL AND AWARD ROLLS, 1793-1972

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/1687/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, NAVAL GOLD MEDAL RECIPIENTS, 1793-1815

This collection covers claimants of the Naval Gold Medal, which was awarded between 1793 and 1815 to senior officers of the Royal Navy for specified actions.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1394/uk-naval-gold-medal-recipients-1793-1815

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVY MEDAL ROLLS, 1793-1955

Rolls and lists of officers and men of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines who were awarded or claimed medals and clasps issued to commemorate actions and campaigns.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1368/uk-royal-navy-medal-rolls-1793-1955

 

 

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