Awarded to NCOs and men of the Army (including Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Division) for individual or associated acts of bravery not of sufficient heroism as to merit the DCM. In June 1916 it was extended to women, two of the earliest awards being to civilian ladies for their conduct during the Easter Rising in Dublin that year. As a result of the 1993 Review of gallantry awards and resultant changes to the operational gallantry award system, this award has been replaced by the MC which is now available both to officers and other ranks.
John Gordon AYLWARD MM Imperial Service College 1933.3- 1937.3
He was born 1 April 1919. Son of J. A. Aylward, Rhodesian Civil Service. He served in the Southern Rhodesian Forces & the Black Watch. served in WW2 in North & East Africa, India & Burma 1940 - 1945 MM. Rhodesian Civil Service, Department of Native Affairs. Retired 1975. Independence Commemorative Decoration Southern Rhodesia.
Private Frank Darley CROZIER MM & Bar United Services College 1884.2 - 1884.2
He was born 11 July 1872, Son of Major General H. D. Crozier. To Ceylon & Federated Malay States as tea & rubber planter. returned 1913. Great War served in Sportsman's Battalion of Royal Fusiliers in France & Flanders, Mention in Despatches , MM & Bar. Served throughout as a Private Service number 390
Captain Horace Malcolm ELDERIDGE MC MM Haileybury Le Bas 1905.1 - 1907.1
He was born 25 February 1890. Son of W. Elderidge. Solicitor in 1920. Captain Northamptonshire Regiment & RAF . MC. MM Mention in Despatches. Died 14 November 1955.
Lieutenant Sydney Michael HUTH MM Haileybury Batten 1929.3 - 1934.1
He was born 11 September 1915. Son of Sydney Francis Huth, M.R.C.S., and Ruby Huth, of Culmstock, Devon. . Clare College CambridgeB.A. (Cantab.): Lieutenant, Service Number 269304 50th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. who died on Sunday 1 August 1943 . Age 28 . CASSINO MEMORIAL Italy Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 1.
Corporal John Shelly KENNARD - DAVIS MM Haileybury Le Bas 1929.1 - 1933.1
He was born 10 April 1915. Son of L. Kennard - Davis. He was a member of the NZ Expeditionary Force 1940. 8th Army POW 1941 Escaped 1943 MM. Following the Armistice with Italy there was mass escapes from POW camps in Italy, generally with the connivance of the former Italian Guards. "He was one2 of the half dozen or so New Zealanders who were still at Campo PG 52 at the time of the armistice jumped into a ditch unnoticed while being marched to the Chiavari station. With a companion he made his way over the hills to Genoa and along the Riviera to Nice. There he made contact with an underground organisation, which made arrangements for him to go to France and so to Spain. In mid-February 1944 his party crossed the Pyrenees in deep snow and blizzards, and he eventually reached Barcelona and Gibraltar." It is for this exploit he won the MM.
Major Patrick Kenneth MAYHEW MM Haileybury Melville 19315.1 - 1935.2
He was born 8 January 1917. Son of Sir B. Mayhew. Christ Church Oxford BA. 1938. MA 1952. Royal Norfolk Regiment 1939 - 1946. Temporary Major MM BEF, Sicily. Director Pental Division NZ. 1951 Resigned 1960
Captain Charles Derek WOOTTON - WOOLLEY CBE MM Haileybury Le Bas 1935.1 - 1938.3
He was born 22 January 1921. Son of H. C. Wootton - Woolley. Captain Royal Tank Regiment serving in Middle East, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Greece. MM. Mention in Despatches. CBE 1971.