British Gallantry Awards of the First World War

In addition to the various campaign medals that were instituted for issue to members of the British Armed Forces for operational service during the First World War, there were also a number of decorations that could be awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry and/or distinguished and meritorious service. These medals were normally awarded to recognise single acts of bravery in the presence of the enemy but could also be granted as part of the New Year's Honours List and King's Birthday Honours List. The award of a gallantry medal was always notified in The London Gazette, although full citations were not published for all medals. The awards are listed below in decreasing seniority.