Search in United Kingdom, Index of Merchant Seamen’s Campaign Medals, 1939-1945
United Kingdom, Index of Merchant Seamen’s Campaign Medals, 1939-1945
<p>This collection lists the medals awarded to merchant seamen for their service in the Second World War (1939-1945), with the exception of the Arctic Star. The medals were claimed and issued from 1946 to 2002. Medals were not automatically issued, but had to be claimed by the merchant seaman. The indexed records may include the first and last name of the seaman as well as the date of birth.</p><br><p>The content in this collection originates from <a href="https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/" target="blank">The National Archives</a> and contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.</p><br><br>Nine types of medals were awarded to British merchant seamen who served in the Second World War and who met the qualifications for each medal. Eight of the medals are included in this collection. The Arctic Star was not awarded until 2012 and records of its award do not exist in this collection. Each full record may also include the seaman’s discharge book numbers, place of birth, and medals, ribbons and clasps issued.