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.

 

6th Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Maj Paul Barnett

Recce Regiment

-

Capt William Frank Eardsley Bennett

5th Para Brigade HQ

-

Maj Archibald John Bookless

8th Battalion

-

Maj Charles Brewis

Divisional HQ

-

Lt Owen Edward Brownlow-Wray

53rd Light Regiment

-

Lt Douglas Campbell

22nd Ind Para Coy

-

Capt Bryan Douglas Carey

12th Devonshires

-

Lt Hugh Clark

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Lt Ellis Dean

13th Battalion

-

Maj Tony Dyball

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Maj Bob Flood

8th Battalion

-

Maj Robert Gordon

3rd Para Brigade HQ

-

Lt Kenneth Gunter

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Capt/Rev John Gwinnett

3rd Para Brigade HQ

-

Capt Sidney Mooney

No.2 FOU

-

Maj Clifford Clarence Norbury

Divisional HQ

-

Capt Aiden Francis Michael O'Hanlon

Recce Regiment

-

Lt Colin O'Hara-Murray

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

RSM Arthur George Parsons

8th Battalion

-

Lt Harry Pollak

13th Battalion

-

Capt Alfred Ian Douglas Prentice

7th Battalion

-

Lt Guy Reakes

12th Devonshires

-

Maj Derick Rowland Reid

7th Battalion

-

Capt Robin Rigby

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Maj Gerald Ritchie

12th Battalion

-

Maj John Rogers

12th Devonshires

-

Lt Peter Ian Phillip Scott-Martin

Recce Regiment

-

Maj Clarence Stephens

12th Battalion

-

Capt Patrick Robert Nesbitt Stewart

53rd Light Regiment

-

Capt David Keith Thomas

53rd Light Regiment

-

Maj John Watts

Divisional HQ

-

Capt Thomas Wilson

12th Battalion

-

Capt Peter Warburton Wood

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Capt Eric Woodman

7th Battalion

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