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British Decorations conferred on the allied and associated Armies as at

15 May 1920

MM

France 3288

Russia 862

Italy 1294

Belgium 462

Japan 70

Montenegro 6

Serbia 276

Roumania 184

Portugal 76

Greece 140

USA 417

Czech. 320

Total 7389

medal from my collection

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Just as a point of interest, a flurry of unnamed DCMs & MMs came onto the market in Britain a few years ago, sold as original & "thought" to be unnamed as issued to foreigners. About the same time though good quality repros of WWI medals & stars were also coming on the market......

(I'm not suggesting that tthe ones shown here are not genuine).

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As these were not routinely gazetted, numbers are imprecise. The best information from Abbot and Tamplin (the best source) is:

DSO

France - 678

Italy - 251

Belgium - 134

U.S.A. - 83

Greece - 43

Serbia - 38

Rumania - 29

Japan - 21

Portugal - 21

Czechoslovakia - 20

Arab Army - 6

China - 2

Montenegro - 1

Russia - 1

Slavo-British Aviation Corps - 1

MC

France - 1423 (plus one bar)

Italy - 575

U.S.A. - 320 (plus 4 bars)

Belgium - 232

Romania - 69

Serbia - 68 (plus one bar)

Greece - 65

Czechoslovakia - 60

Portugal - 37

Japan - 34

Arab Army - 12

Russia - 6

China - 3

Montenegro - 2

Slavo-British Aviation Corps - 1

Verdun - 1

Ypres - 1

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As these were not routinely gazetted, numbers are imprecise. The best information from Abbot and Tamplin (the best source) is:

DSO

Russia - 1

Slavo-British Aviation Corps - 1

MC

Russia - 6

Slavo-British Aviation Corps - 1

From Kew -

BRITISH DECORATION AWARDED TO RUSSIAN ARMY

DSO - 135

MC - 420

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Interesting, Igor. Do you have the reference to this?

These seem to be wartime awards, not Civil War. We need to separate the two sets of numbers.

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Yes, I saw that. This is why I said what I did and it is part of what makes the document so interesting. This is part of what makes me want the reference so I can see this the next time I'm at the PRO. Presumably, similar sheets exist for other allied countries.

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