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Some of the collections in this category include images of records or scanned publication, while others are textual. The information included can range from just the name of the honoree and date of the award, to more detailed entries like those found in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924 (UK). In this collection entries include parents’ names, some grandparents’ names, birth date and place, and highlights, engagements and injuries sustained while in the service.
The records of awards and honorary decorations earned by military men and women typically include details about his or her military service and may contain fascinating biographical details as well.
These collections can be a unique source for discovering the names of parents, spouse, and children.
- Newspapers can be valuable sources of information about military awards. Awards were often mentioned in the local newspapers when they were given. Obituaries may also mention military awards.
- Military awards are sometimes noted on a veteran’s grave marker. For help in locating a burial location, search the Military Casualties page.