What can these records tell me?

This record set includes 3,031 transcripts. While information varies, most records include the following:
  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Official number (pertains to R.N.R. Skippers, Civil Staff of the Admiralty, and Naval Other Ranks)
  • Rank (at the time the award was received)
  • Unit or regiment
  • Service branch
  • Foreign award
  • Notes
  • British awards (listed in standard abbreviated format)
  • Death date
  • Cause of death

Discover more about British Royal Navy, Foreign Awards To Officers Index 1914-1922

This is a record set of foreign awards presented to Royal Navy and related officers between 1914 and 1922. These records have been compiled from transcripts held in The National Archives and document Foreign Decorations and Medals awarded to Royal Navy Officers, Royal Marines, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Naval Reserve. A few entries pertain to Naval Other Ranks and Civil Admiralty Staff.

The countries represented by these foreign awards are as follows: Belgium, China, Czecho-Slovakia, Egypt, France and the French Colonies, Greece, Hedjaz, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Portugal, Roumania, Russia, Serbia, Siam, Sweden, Tunis, United States of America, and Zanzibar.

This record set is provided by John Marshall.