GREAT WAR GALLANTRY November 1918

GREAT WAR GALLANTRY November 1918

Throughout the First World War, many announcements of British and Commonwealth gallantry awards appeared in the various issues of The London Gazette. Concluding our major monthly series that covered the period of the Great War commemorations, we examine some of the actions involved and summarise all of the awards announced in November 1918, prior to the signing of the Armistice.

Major Barker visiting the Canadian War Painting Exhibition in London, February 1919. Evidence of the wounds he suffered during his VC action can be seen.
(DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE/ LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA)

Our rolling review of gallantry awards announced in the pages of The London Gazette comes to an end with the Armistice and, with only 11 days of the month having passed, this final list is considerably shorter than those that have preceded it. Of interest, also, is the fact that roughly half of the awards in this period were made to RAF personnel or related to the fighting in the air.

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