The Military Cross was founded in December 1914 and may only be awarded to officers ranked Captain or below (though it would be awarded to senior ranks if their promotion was not yet confirmed and their higher rank was listed as acting / temporary) and to Warrant Officers (Sergeant-Majors) for gallant and distinguished services in action. The cross is of silver, with the Royal Cypher in the centre and the Imperial Crown fashioned onto the ends of each arm of the cross, which is hung from a purple and white ribbon.

 

att. = Attached

DFC = Distinguished Flying Cross

KIA = Killed in Action

KW = Krzyz Walecznych

MBE = Member of the British Empire

MC = Military Cross

MiD = Mentioned in Despatches

POW = Prisoner of War

 

1st Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Lt Hugh Ashmore

Independent Company

Evacuated

Lt James Eric Blackwood

11th Battalion

-

Capt Bernard Briggs

HQ, 1st Para Brigade

POW

Capt Henry Brown

4th Para Squadron

-

Maj Alan Bush

3rd Battalion

Evacuated

Capt Benjamin Clegg MC

10th Battalion

Wounded

Lt Jimmy Cleminson

3rd Battalion

Wounded, POW, MiD

Lt Frank Willoughby John Cotwan MC

-

-

Capt John Cranmer-Byng

250 Light Composite Company

-

Maj Doug Crawley MC

2nd Battalion

Wounded, POW

Maj Tony Deane-Drummond MC

Divisional Signals

POW, Escaped, MiD

Maj Mervyn Dennison

3rd Battalion

Wounded

Lt John Drake

HQ, 1st Airlanding Brigade

-

Lt David Eastwood

Independent Company

Evacuated

Lt Donald Edwards

2nd South Staffords

-

Lt Douglas Galbraith

Reconnaissance Squadron

-

Lt Richard John Gammon

-

-

Lt Joe Hardy

1st Border

Evacuated

Capt Tony Harrison

Light Regiment

-

Lt Leo Heaps

att. to 1st Battalion

POW, Escaped

Maj Tony Hibbert

HQ, 1st Para Brigade

POW, Escaped

Capt Francis Hoyer-Millar

2nd Battalion

POW

Capt Alexander Lipmann-Kessel

16th Para Field Ambulance

POW, Escaped, MBE

Capt James Livingstone

7th KOSB

Evacuated

Lt Colin Macduff-Duncan

7th KOSB, att. Div HQ

-

Rev Daniel McGowan

HQ, 4th Para Brigade

POW

Maj Francis Anthony Stoddard Murray

Glider Pilot Regiment

Wounded, POW, Escaped

Maj Geoffrey Powell

156th Battalion

Evacuated

CSM William Robinson

2nd South Staffords

-

Lt Edward Shaw

1st Airlanding A/T Battery

POW

Lt Denis Simpson

1st Para Squadron

Wounded, POW, MiD

Lt The Hon. Piers St. Aubyn

156th Battalion

Evacuated

Lt David Storrs

HQ, Royal Engineers

-

Maj John Timothy MC

1st Battalion

-

Capt / Rev Robert Talbot Watkins

1st Battalion

-

Maj John Winchester

9th Field Company

Evacuated

 

1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Capt Piotr Budziszewski

Engineer Company

Wounded, KW

Lt Mieczyslaw Mikulski

Anti-Tank Battery

Evacuated, KW

 

4th Dorsets

 

Name

Remarks

Capt Dennis Edward McDermott

Evacuated

Capt Ronald Francis Hall

Evacuated

 

Other

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Lt Alan Bevan

260th Field Company

-

Lt Russell Jordan Kennedy

23rd Field Company

-

 

Royal Air Force

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

F/Lt Reg Turner DFC

299 Squadron

-