Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Immediate and other gallantry awards


Recommended Posts

Posting this thread here as I couldn't find a more suitable place

I am slowly researching the commanders and drivers of the first tanks; have now got most christian names sorted and am following up their early and later lives.

Many seem to have gained galantry awards in later actions - some are listed as immediate (and the citiations for these are normally available) - other seem to have gained awards which were not gazetted until after the end of the war and have no citation.

What made an medal award "immediate" - can some kind pal point me in the right direction

Merry Christmas to one and all

Link to comment
Share on other sites

An Immediate award was one generally awarded for a single salient action of Gallantry @ one specific time on a particular day,awards awarded for Periods of gallantry & distinguished Service covered periods of time where possibly the gallantry aspect was not so spontaneous but more of a calculated nature,requiring diligenge,application & stoicism,a more measured clinical type of gallantry,as performed by Aircrew,Naval recipients working under extreme pressure for continuous periods,as with many of the DCMs to Warrant Officersgiven for continued Distinguished Service,rather than a one off storming of a Trench,or Capturing of a MG Nest,etc;

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...