Royal Navy Medal Rolls 1793-1955

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Rolls and lists of officers and men of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines who were awarded or claimed medals and clasps issued to commemorate actions and campaigns. The series contains awards of the British War MedalVictory Medal and 1914-15 Star to men of the Mercantile Marine Reserve and to officers and men of the Royal Naval Reserve.

This series also includes rolls recording the award of the Sudan Medal 1884-88, Baltic Medal 1845-55, Arctic Medal 1875-76, Sea Transport Medal 1899-1902, Delhi Durbar Medal 1911, Naval Gunnery Medal 1903-14, Naval General Service Medal 1909-20 and many more. This is an indexed collection where the record image can be seen.

This collection is reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.

We have other collections where Naval Medal information may be found: Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Roll, Naval Reserve Long Service Medal, Roll of Naval War Medals 1914-1920, Royal Navy Medals 1914-1919, The Crimean War - Naval and Marines Medal Roll, The India General Service Medal (1854) roll, The Men of Trafalgar medal Roll, The Naval General Service Medal Roll, Download our guide ‘How to Search Naval Records’.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Surname
  • First name or initial(s)
  • Rank or Rating
  • Unit
  • Date
  • Medal or Award

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: This collection is stored at The National Archives under the reference ADM 171.

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